Cosmic bursts find all that missing matter

Mysterious explosions emitting radio waves in space help solve a longstanding mystery.

This resource is suited to students in years 8, 9, and 10 studying Earth and Space, Chemical and Physical sciences. It discusses Australia’s contribution to the detection of radio waves that explain the whereabouts of half of the matter from The Big Bang – a mystery that’s challenged astronomers for decades.


Word Count: 532

Cosmic bursts find the Universe’s missing matter

Cosmic bursts find the Universe’s missing matter

Years: 8, 9, 10

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Chemical Sciences – Atoms

Earth and Space Sciences – Big Bang Theory

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space

Physical Sciences – Energy