Murchison Widefield Array

Astronomers Scan the Center of the Milky Way for Any Sign of Intelligent Civilizations. Nothing but Silence.

Are there civilizations somewhere else in the Universe? Somewhere else in the Milky Way? That's one of our overarching questions,…

6 months ago

Searching for the End of the Universe’s “Dark Age”

According to the most widely accepted cosmological theories, the first stars in the Universe formed a few hundred million years…

2 years ago

This is the Milky Way’s Magnetic Field

The Milky Way galaxy has its own magnetic field. It's extremely weak compared to Earth's; thousands of times weaker, in…

3 years ago

Astronomers Are About to Detect the Light from the Very First Stars in the Universe

A team of scientists working with the Murchison Widefield Array (WMA) radio telescope are trying to find the signal from…

3 years ago

Whoa. That’s the Milky Way, Bouncing off the Moon in Radio Waves

The universe wasn't always such a well-lit place. It had its own Dark Ages, back in the days before stars…

4 years ago

The Closest Supernova Since 1604 Is Hissing At Us

By examining faint radio emissions from a local supernova remnant, astronomers are learning more about how stars behave before they…

6 years ago