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The Big Bang; not how it sounds

Did you know we offer a Winter School course in Communicating Science? If you’re interested in science writing for both specialist and non-specialist audiences, presenting to communicate science and the use of emerging online social media in science communication, this is a great course for you. If you’re interested, check out “Communicating Science” in course […]

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Two University of Adelaide Science students win DSTO scholarships

Congratulations to Nicola Bilton, Bachelor of Science (Laser Physics and Technology) and Emily Filmer, Bachelor of Science (Space Science and Astrophysics) who have both won scholarships with DSTO!
Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences student Vanessa Glenny was the third recipient of the scholarship.
The scholarship program was introduced last year for female undergraduate students at the University of […]

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10 BQ – Secrets revealed in waves

Q: How did the universe begin?
A: In a previous ‘Can You Believe It?’ article (The Advertiser, March 22) talked about cosmic microwaves, which are an echo left over from the early days of the universe. By using radio telescopes, astronomers can learn about how the cosmos has changed during its 14 billion […]

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10 BQ – Chance for Discovery

How did the universe begin? The universe began 13.75 billion years ago in a massive explosion called the “Big Bang”. Presently, our best efforts using microwave radiation background observations tell us what the universe was like approximately 379,000 years after the Big Bang.
To observe even closer to the beginning requires using a […]

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10BQ – Biggest Bang of All

The scale of the universe is mind-boggling. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, contains about 100 billion (thousand-million) stars.
As you contemplate the 100 billion galaxies, containing 100 billion stars, think about how many habitable Earth-like planets there may be out there.
A bit more on the Big Bang theory, look into The […]

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