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A cosmic event captured by NASA.

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.

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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.

Aerial photo of smoke clouds over Australia's coastline

Research story | 12 Nov 2019

ANU research helps firefighters on the front line

Dr Marta Yebra is using remote sensing techniques to advise fire authorities about where to deploy firefighting resources.

A wheat crop

News | 8 Nov 2019

Killer wheat disease spreads without sex

Clever detective work by an international team of scientists has uncovered how a deadly fungus came about through unusual breeding habits.

A red deer with her calf

News | 6 Nov 2019

Red deer evolving to give birth earlier in warming climate

Red deer on a Scottish island are evolving to give birth earlier in the year as the climate warms.

Brooke Roy, an apprentice at the Earth Sciences Engineering Workshop.

Research story | 5 Nov 2019

Fitting and turning for world-class research

Where does an ANU researcher go when they need to get a meteorite cut?

Student profile | 4 Nov 2019

A chance encounter leads to the dark side

A chance meeting changed Lachlan McKie’s direction unexpectedly towards the study of nuclear physics and dark matter.

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 | 30 Oct 2019

Genetic history of endangered Australian songbird could inspire an encore

The genetic history of a critically endangered songbird shows its best chance of survival is to protect its rapidly disappearing habitat.

News | 24 Oct 2019

New project to track Australia’s butterflies takes flight

A first-of-its-kind citizen science project will put amateur butterfly-watchers at the forefront of research and conservation for the insect.

News | 23 Oct 2019

ANU student startups share $50,000 InnovationACT grant pool

Five student startups from ANU were recognised at the InnovationACT 2019 Awards Night ceremony over the weekend, sharing $50,000 worth of grants.