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Analysis and opinion | 20 Apr 2022
Thousands of satellites are polluting Australian skies, and threatening ancient Indigenous astronomy practices
The modern-day space race has led to thousands of satellites being scattered through Earth’s outer orbits. If left unchallenged, these companies risk overpopulating an already crowded space environment – potentially pushing dark skies to extinction.
Media release | 1 Apr 2022
Volcanic activity beneath the surface of Mars could be responsible for triggering repetitive marsquakes, which are similar to earthquakes, in a specific region of the Red Planet, researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) suggest.
News | 15 Mar 2022
One of the world's leading astrophysicists, Professor Lisa Kewley, has been appointed as the new director of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA).
Research story | 10 Jan 2022
Australia’s unique geography and world-leading expertise in robotics technology in harsh and remote climates make it an ideal candidate to put a rover on the moon.
Media release | 17 Dec 2021
A stunning image captured by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) and Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, shows one of the Milky Way's closest neighbours in new detail.
Media release | 9 Dec 2021
The chemical in moth balls, naphthalene, will be tested in space in a new satellite rocket propulsion system, Bogong, developed at The Australian National University (ANU).
Media release | 7 Dec 2021
An international team of astronomers from Australia, the United States and Europe has for the first time unlocked the interior structure of Beta Crucis - a bright blue giant star that features on the flags of Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Samoa.
Media release | 1 Dec 2021
The hunt for gravitational waves, ripples in space and time caused by major cosmic cataclysms, could help solve one of the Universe's other burning mysteries - boson clouds and whether they are a leading contender for dark matter.
News | 16 Nov 2021
Imagine working on a project for 20 years before seeing any concrete outcome or results. That was Distinguished Professor Susan Scott's experience before making a huge discovery with her research team.
Media release, News | 8 Nov 2021
A team of international scientists, including researchers from The Australian National University (ANU), have unveiled the largest number of gravitational waves ever detected.
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