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Matt Canavan suggested the cold snap means global warming isn’t real. We bust this and 2 other climate myths

One cold winter doesn't negate more than a century of global warming. We need the political leadership to set the world on a safer path. Ill-informed tweets by government senators won't help.

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One cold winter doesn't negate more than a century of global warming. We need the political leadership to set the world on a safer path. Ill-informed tweets by government senators won't help.

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Telescopes and night sky showing Milky Way

News | 2 Jun 2021

Australia leads project that will burst the Hubble bubble

Australian scientists will help construct one of the world's most powerful ground-based telescopes that promises to see further and clearer than the Hubble Space Telescope and unlock mysteries of the early Universe.

News | 28 May 2021

Gravitational wave search no humdrum hunt

The hunt for the never before heard "hum" of gravitational waves caused by mysterious neutron stars has just got a lot easier, thanks to an international team of researchers.

Blood red coloured full moon in night sky

News | 24 May 2021

Super blood moon to get the heart pumping

If you cast your eyes to the skies this Wednesday night you're in for a celestial surprise - a rare Super Blood Moon.

Night sky showing meteor shooting through sky.

News | 6 May 2021

Meteor shower to light up the sky

Australians will be treated to a spectacular show of streaking lights with shooting stars on display from early morning this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Professor Lisa Kewley standing in front of telescopes.

News | 28 Apr 2021

Stellar researcher recognised with leading science honour

One of Australia's leading space experts and ANU astronomer, Professor Lisa Kewley, has been named a foreign member of the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Milky Way stars in the night sky.

News | 26 Apr 2021

ANU astronomers help Tassie kids reach for the stars

Tasmanian students will get a better view of the southern night sky, with astronomers from The Australian National University (ANU) delivering powerful telescopes as well as lessons on how to use them.

Asteroid

News | 23 Apr 2021

Scientists retrace asteroid’s long one-way trip to Earth

An international team of scientists has reconstructed the 22-million-year journey of an asteroid through the Solar System to its impact on Earth.

Woman looking through mirrors inside telescope.

News | 12 Apr 2021

New laser to help clear the sky of space debris

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have harnessed a technique that helps telescopes see objects in the night sky more clearly to fight against dangerous and costly space debris.

Telescope image of a spiral galaxy surrounded by white stars.

News | 15 Jan 2021

Project maps “astronomical” number of celestial objects

Nearly 700 million astronomical objects have been carefully catalogued and made public as part of a major international collaboration involving researchers from ANU.

Jupiter showing colourful cloud swirls.

News | 11 Dec 2020

Summer space shows set to bring cheer in a tough year

Stargazers are in for a summer treat with three out-of-this-world events over the next week, ranging from shooting stars to a great planetary "romance" in the night-sky.

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