An August 2011 research project from CSIRO in Australia has found that the Universe is forming fewer stars than in the past because galaxies has less gas in which to make stars.
At the age of 21 years, the Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its birthday with a close up image of a pair of interacting galaxies that together are called Arp 273. The smaller galaxy has shown so much affection to the larger one that a rose shape has formed.
Australia’s national government body for scientific research in Australia, the CSIRO, has decided it wants to “acknowledge and celebrate journalists alongside CSIRO’s scientists and researchers” for the first time, offering a $5000 travel grant to the journalist judged by the CSIRO’s judging panel that best used “exceptional reporting” that promotes the awareness and impact of science to Australia
In a project carried out out by an international team of astronomers with a telescope in New Zealand , a new class of planets has been found out in the universe: planets that do not orbit stars, but float freely out in space.