New clues to the Milky Way’s age

By studying star-quake vibrations, scientists have a new estimate for the age of the Milky Way’s ‘thick disc’.

This short easy to read article has obvious links to year 5, 7 and 10 Earth and Space Sciences curriculum, with a focus on explaining just how we ‘see’ things in space using ever-evolving technology.

Word Count: 473

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Years: 5, 7, 10

Topics:

Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space