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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Amateur stargazers find supernovas in distant galaxies

Amateur stargazers find supernovas in distant galaxies

More than 40,000 amateur astronomers have classified two million unidentified heavenly bodies found by the SkyMapper telescope at The Australian National Uni

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Mt. Stromlo Observatory with the Milky way
Mt Stromlo Observatory World Record Night

Mt Stromlo Observatory World Record Night

Mt Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to participate in the attempt at the Guinness Worl

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Astronomers see star explode four times

Astronomers see star explode four times

Astronomers have glimpsed a far off and ancient star exploding, not once, but four times.

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Far from home: wayward cluster is tiny & distant

Far from home: wayward cluster is tiny & distant

Like the lost little puppy that wanders too far from home, astronomers have found an unusually small and distant group of stars that seems oddly out of place

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Astronomers find impossibly large black hole

Astronomers find impossibly large black hole

An international team of astronomers has found a huge and ancient black hole which was powering the brightest object early in the universe.

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