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Research story | 6 Mar 2020

Why aren’t women in science applying for grants?

If you look at the list of ANU College of Science research projects receiving funding in the 2020 round of ARC Discovery Grants, something stands out.

News | 4 Mar 2020

Eyes in space to spot bushfire danger zones

ANU will lead the development of the first Australian satellite designed to predict bushfires and their behaviour.

Shanae King is standing outside with remains of telescopes in the background.

Career story | 28 Feb 2020

For the next rendition of how A Star is Born, ANU is preparing an emu for spaceflight

Shanae King builds systems that are literally out of this world – or they will be, one day.

News | 30 Jan 2020

Big, old space junk on collision course above Earth

An old space telescope, IRAS, will potentially collide with a decommissioned satellite, GGSE-4, raining debris in Earth’s orbit.

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.

Donghee Nam

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 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.