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Cash boost for world’s most powerful telescope

The Giant Magellan Telescope project has received US$17.5 million from the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

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An artist's impression of the Giant Magellan Telescope. Produced by M3 Engineering

The Giant Magellan Telescope project has received US$17.5 million from the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

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News | 14 Sep 2020

Science ANU Virtual Open Week sessions

If you missed ANU Virtual Open Week or any of the Science sessions you had wanted to attend, you can watch them here.

The cover of the Adelaide Surveyor General's Weather folios. Credit: National Archive of Australia - Adelaide

News | 8 Sep 2020

Help complete Australia’s longest daily weather record

We are launching a new citizen science project to create Australia's longest daily weather record, beginning 1838.

New York city

News | 4 Sep 2020

People power key to getting through COVID-19 pandemic

The strength of connections, be it human connections within cities, or collaborative networks between cities, has been a key factor in determining how effectively the world's biggest cities have been able to navigate the COVID-19.

Artist impression of two black holes colliding in space.

News | 3 Sep 2020

Mammoth collision of `impossible’ black holes detected

The most massive black hole collision ever detected has been directly observed by the LIGO and VIRGO Scientific Collaboration, which includes scientists from ANU.

Wind turbines

News | 3 Sep 2020

Australia is leading the world in deploying renewable energy

Australia continues to lAustralia continues to lead the world in the per capita roll out of energy generated by solar and wind, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions and falling electricity prices, according to a new analysis fromead the world in the per capita roll out of energy generated by solar and wind, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions and falling electricity prices, according to a new analysis from ANU.

Analysis and opinion | 27 Aug 2020

Need a mood lift? We’ve tracked 4 ways Australia’s environment has repaired itself in 2020

Researchers have collated measurements made by satellites, field sensors and people, to get a picture of the nature's recovery while we've been in lockdown.

Milky Way

News | 25 Aug 2020

Ancient star explosions revealed in the deep sea

A mystery surrounding the space around our solar system is unfolding thanks to evidence of supernovae found in deep-sea sediments. 

Group of students (8) undertaking science experiments in laboratory.

News | 21 Aug 2020

meriSTEM helps ensure the flow of Australian science grads

This year, over 1,000 senior high school students across the country are getting crash courses in the sciences straight from leading experts using meriSTEM, an initiative of The Australian National University (ANU).

Telescope at night with stars in background

News | 20 Aug 2020

Mystery gas discovered near centre of Milky Way

An international team of researchers have discovered a dense, cold gas that's been shot out from the centre of the Milky Way "like bullets".

News | 17 Aug 2020

Juvenile survival of world’s rarest parrot more than halves

New research shows one of the world's rarest birds, the orange-bellied parrot, remains at severe risk of extinction.

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