Australian astronomers track down the source of elusive fast radio burst

Topics:

Chemical Sciences – Atoms, Solids/Liquids/Gases, Particle Models

Earth and Space Sciences – Solar System, Big Bang Theory

Physical Sciences – Forces, Energy

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Change of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion, Energy

Years: 5, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Word Count / Video Length: 892 / 1:11 mins

Using the astronomy equivalent of a live action replay, an Australian team have tracked the source of a one-off fast radio burst to a galaxy 3.6 billion light years away. This scientific article demonstrates the importance of technology in science and Australia’s contribution to science understanding. It would be well suited to Earth and Space, Physical and Chemical Sciences for years 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 and Senior Sciences.

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