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  1. 24 October 2023 - Science Matters

    The great mystery of interstellar chemistry

    University of Melbourne researchers are replicating the cold vacuum of space to study how interstellar molecules are produced and what they’re made of.

  2. 21 September 2023 - Science Matters

    You can’t explore the solar system on an empty stomach

    Australian research could provide vital fresh, nutritious and delicious meals for astronauts on Moon and Mars missions, says University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 21 August 2022 - Science Matters

    Digging deep for dark matter

    A lab down an Australian gold mine may make one of the biggest scientific discoveries ever – proving dark matter exists, says University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 13 May 2022 - Science Matters

    Q&A: Seeing a ‘cosmic monster’

    Scientists have captured the first direct images of a giant black hole at the centre of the Milky Way – and it's cool, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. Podcast25 March 2021 - Eavesdrop on Ideas

    Picturing the Event Horizon

    Eavesdrop on Ideas asks when science becomes art. The first image of a black hole, an Event Horizon, now sits in Museum of Modern Art – but is it actually art?

  6. 22 October 2020 - Science Matters

    The science behind life in space on ‘Away’

    Artificial gravity and space disease feature on Netflix’s series ‘Away’ – a University of Melbourne experts looks at how much of the action is true to life.

  7. Podcast22 July 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Launching the SpIRIT satellite

    University of Melbourne researchers describe plans to build the SpIRIT satellite– to be launched in space by 2022, with Australian and Italian Space Agencies.

  8. 15 January 2020 - Science Matters

    Putting the Universe under the telescope

    The 2020s will use increasingly complex technology to ramp up efforts to understand more about the Universe, explains a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 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.

  10. 19 July 2019 - Science Matters

    Where next for space exploration?

    As the world marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, University of Melbourne experts explore what the next ‘giant leap’ might be in space exploration.