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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.

Analysis and opinion | 9 Dec 2020

The Hayabusa2 spacecraft is about to drop a chunk of asteroid in the Australian outback

Scientists hope samples of asteroid Ryugu may reveal traces of the chemical ingredients that formed life on Earth.

Satellite above earth

News | 16 Nov 2020

Historic ‘Satellite Selfie’ captures distinct moment in time

Australia's largest ever selfie has captured some incredible images from the ACT and the Northern Territory.

News | 11 Nov 2020

Scientists see the dark side of our galaxy

An international team of astronomers has challenged a popular theory that mysterious dark matter dominates gravity in the inner parts of spiral galaxies such as our Milky Way.

Supergiant star Betelgeuse

News | 16 Oct 2020

Supergiant star Betelgeuse smaller, closer than first thought

Lately the supergiant star has been behaving strangely.

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.

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