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Young scientists blooming with Tall Poppy Award

Four academics, including Dr Tristan Reekie from the Research School of Chemistry, have been recognised with prestigious ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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Dr Anna Olsen in front of graffiti wall

Four academics, including Dr Tristan Reekie from the Research School of Chemistry, have been recognised with prestigious ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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An illustration of a star experiencing spaghettification

News | 13 Oct 2020

Star spotted being ripped apart by Black Hole

Astronomers have spotted a rare phenomenon - a star being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole in a process called "spaghettification".

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".

National Science week 2020

News | 12 Aug 2020

Get your space face on and strike a pose for the satellite selfie

Canberrans and Northern Territorians are being encouraged to beam a message to Australia and the globe via space for the world’s largest ever Satellite Selfie

Dr James Gilbert next to telescope.

News | 9 Jul 2020

Lead engineer of Australia’s planet hunter receives national award

ANU researcher, Dr James Gilbert has been named one of Australia’s most innovative engineers.

Analysis and opinion | 6 Jul 2020

Why outer space matters in a post-pandemic world

Australia's space industry is booming despite the impact of coronavirus.

Illustration of a quasar surrounded by a dusty donut shape (torus) and clumps called 'clouds'.

News | 1 Jul 2020

Hungry black hole among the most massive in the Universe

We now know just how massive the fastest-growing black hole in the Universe actually is, as well as how much it eats, thanks to new research led by ANU.

Artist's impression of a black hole collision.

News | 24 Jun 2020

Black hole swallows much smaller mysterious object

A black hole around 23 times the size of the Sun has swallowed a mysterious, much smaller astrophysical object.

A cosmic event captured by NASA.

News | 26 May 2020

New infrared telescope to help find Universe’s “hidden treasures” in real time

A new infrared telescope built by ANU will monitor the entire southern sky in search of new cosmic events as they take place.

A meteor shower.

News | 4 May 2020

Big shooting star show set to light up our self-iso lives

Shooting stars will provide a little bit of joy to all Australians over the coming days while we stay home, according to ANU astronomer Dr Brad Tucker.

Prof Nerilie Abram holds up a coral core in the lab.

News | 1 May 2020

ANU and ABC partner to promote science for the public good

Scientists across Australia will get the chance to show the nation how their work is for the public good, under a new partnership between ANU and the ABC.

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