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.
Exploring the most unknown universe
Exhibitions in the NGV Triennial explore how around 95 per cent of the universe is still a mystery awaiting discovery, says a University of Melbourne expert.
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
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.
Four important things that this picture tells us
The first picture of the black hole M87*, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope, reveals a trove of information, says a University of Melbourne researcher.
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.
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.
What’s the heaviest thing in the universe?
If you have always thought it's lead you're wrong - and you will be surprised how such a small quantity of this stuff can weigh so much.