‘WTF?’: Newly Discovered Ghostly Circles in the Sky Can’t Be Explained by Current Theories, and Astronomers Are Excited

In September 2019, His colleague Anna Kapinska gave a presentation showing interesting objects she’d found while browsing our new radio astronomical data. She had started noticing very weird shapes she couldn’t fit easily to any known type of object. Among them, labeled by Anna as WTF?, was a picture of a ghostly circle of radio […]

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We’ve mapped a million previously undiscovered galaxies beyond the Milky Way. Take the virtual tour here.

Astronomers have mapped about a million previously undiscovered galaxies beyond the Milky Way, in the most detailed survey of the southern sky ever carried out using radio waves. The Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey (or RACS) has placed the CSIRO’s Australian SKA Pathfinder radio telescope (ASKAP) firmly on the international astronomy map. While past surveys have […]

Read More We’ve mapped a million previously undiscovered galaxies beyond the Milky Way. Take the virtual tour here.