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  1. Podcast19 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Catching sight of dark matter

    One the biggest challenges in research this century is to understand the nature of dark matter, explains University of Melbourne's Professor Elisabetta Barberio

  2. 9 September 2019 - Under the Microscope

    The dark matter detective

    The University of Melbourne's Professor Elisabetta Barberio is leading groundbreaking Australian research in the hunt for elusive dark matter.

  3. 15 July 2019 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Echoes in the void

    A University of Melbourne expert explores the sounds of space as NASA releases a collection of space sounds to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.

  4. 5 October 2018 - Science Matters

    Sky hopping with Australia’s first space telescope

    The University of Melbourne is combining innovative design and new, low-cost nano-satellite technology to build Australia’s first space telescope, Skyhopper.

  5. 21 August 2018 - Science Matters

    Getting it right: The most complex space telescope ever built

    The James Webb Space Telescope has been beset by problems, but astronomers understand that there is no room for failure, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 7 August 2018 - Science Matters

    A quiet Sunday night discovering a supermassive black hole

    How two University of Melbourne astronomy students played a key role in one of the greatest space discoveries of 2018 – a fast-growing high redshift quasar.

  7. 17 August 2017 - Science Matters

    Supermassive black holes feed on cosmic jellyfish

    A University of Melbourne astronomer joined an international team observing jellyfish galaxies 'feed' supermassive blackholes - watching our Universe evolve.

  8. 13 December 2016 - Science Matters

    Finding a needle in a space haystack

    A University of Melbourne student has been given rare access to use the Spitzer Space Telescope, which she is using to explore early galaxies in the universe.