False colour image of the carbon monoxide gas in the Orion molecular cloud observed using HARP.

Hunting for protostars

01 Sep 2007

Looking deep inside the swirling dust clouds that make up stellar nurseries – the birth place of stars – can help unravel mysteries of the birth and evolution of galaxies like our own.

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Mosaic of the Arctic

Polar science: IPY and SPRI

01 Jun 2007

The largest coordinated programme of international polar activities in 50 years – International Polar Year (IPY) – kicked off globally on 1 March 2007. Building on a 125-year history of previous polar events in 1882–1883, 1932–1933 and 1957–1958, the aim of IPY is to promote even greater international scientific collaboration to address issues of global importance within the Arctic and Antarctic.

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