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Black hole surprise in ancient star cluster

Astronomers have made the unexpected discovery of two black holes inside an ancient cluster of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. The research, published today in the prestigious journal Nature, describes the detection of two black holes that are about 10 to 20 times heavier than our Sun in the globular cluster named M22. Read More

Curtin researchers to contribute new knowledge about the solar system

Curtin University planetary scientists have been selected by the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) to undertake geochemical analysis of two of the largest and most precious grains that it recovered from the asteroid Itokawa. The scientists hope to uncover the formation of the asteroid’s age and ultimately contribute new knowledge about the history of the solar Read More