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RSAA professor awarded Australian Laureate Fellowship

RSAA professor awarded Australian Laureate Fellowship

ANU continues to strengthen its reputation as the nation's leading research institution with three academics awarded new Australian Research Council Australi

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Professor Brian Schmidt AC and ANU Chancellor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC. Image: Stuart Hay
Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt to lead ANU

Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt to lead ANU

RSAA astronomer, Professor Brian Schmidt AC has been appointed the next Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU).

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The crowded centre of the Omega Centauri globular cluster.  Credit: Hubble Space Telescope, NASA
Astronomers explain why a star is so hot right now

Astronomers explain why a star is so hot right now

Astronomers have solved a mystery over small, unusually hot blue stars, 10 times hotter than our Sun, that are found in the middle of dense star clusters.

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Australia and the Giant Magellan Telescope

Australia and the Giant Magellan Telescope

On the 3rd June the Giant Magellan Telescope Organisation announced that the GMT was beginning construction.

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Australia to play a key role in Giant Magellan Telescope

Australia to play a key role in Giant Magellan Telescope

Australian scientists and industry will play a key role in an international collaboration to build the world's most powerful optical telescope after the Gian

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Shaking Things Up at the AITC

Shaking Things Up at the AITC

Over the next few years the AITC will perform the launch certification for a number of Australian satellites.

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Supernova ignition surprises scientists

Supernova ignition surprises scientists

Scientists have captured the early death throes of supernovae for the first time and found that the universe's benchmark explosions are much more varied than

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New exoplanet too big for its star

New exoplanet too big for its star

Researchers at ANU have helped discover a strange exoplanet orbiting a small cool star 500 light years that away is challenging ideas about how planets form.

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