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National approach “urgently needed’ for smoke pollution

Experts are calling for an independent national expert committee on air pollution and health protection to be urgently established.

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News | 28 Jan 2020

Astronomers spot ‘vampire’ star sucking life from victim

Astronomers have found a 'vampire' star in the midst of a feeding frenzy, with the help of an automated program that is sifting through archived data.

News | 8 Jan 2020

The curious case of a star crash in a galaxy far, far away

The detection of two neutron stars colliding in space about five billion trillion kilometres away has left a team of scientists scratching their heads.

News | 13 Dec 2019

A quantum leap that’s been decades in the making

Improving the sensitivity of laser interferometers that can detect ripples in space and time from violent smashes in the Universe.

Analysis and opinion | 11 Dec 2019

The X17 factor: a particle new to physics might solve the dark matter mystery

The so-called X17 particle could help to explain dark matter.

Analysis and opinion | 9 Dec 2019

Science needs true diversity to succeed - and Australian astronomy shows how we can get it

To make the most of the next wave of stargazing technology, we will need true diversity in our astronomical community.

News | 7 Dec 2019

Pear shaped nuclei solve a nuclear fission mystery

Things go pear-shaped when you split the atom, nuclear physicists have found.

Student blog | 25 Nov 2019

The supersonic recipe for a big star

Astronomy and Astrophysics Masters student, Donghee Nam, shares his research into star formation.

Artist impression of S5-HVS1 ejection by Sagittarius A

News | 13 Nov 2019

Milky Way’s big black hole hurls star to infinity and beyond

A star is travelling at more than six million km/h through the Milky Way after being flung from the centre of our galaxy by a supermassive black hole.

News | 31 Oct 2019

Researchers apply the squeeze to better detect stellar-mass black holes

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have found a way to better detect all collisions of stellar-mass black holes in the Universe.

News | 25 Sep 2019

New telescopes to help students reach for the stars

Budding astronomers from across the Canberra region now have greater access to high-quality telescopes at Mt Stromlo Observatory.

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