New galaxy survey to precisely measure the expanding Universe

ANU will play a major role in the Taipan galaxy survey, which will for the first time measure the current expansion rate of the Universe with one per cent pr

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ANU appoints new Director for Siding Spring Observatory

The Australian National University (ANU) has appointed astronomer Dr Chris Lidman as the first Director of the ANU Siding Spring Observatory.

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New research sheds light on Milky Way's turbulent past

Stars around our galaxy previously thought to be from merged dwarf galaxies are likely to have once been part of the Milky Way before being pulled away by an

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New study challenges popular theory about dwarf galaxies

A new international study involving ANU has found a plane of dwarf galaxies orbiting around Centaurus A in a discovery that challenges a popular theory about

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Astronomers create most detailed radio image of nearby dwarf galaxy

Astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU) have created the most detailed radio image of nearby dwarf galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud, reveal

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Gravitational waves detected for first time from two stars colliding

Scientists from ANU and around the world have detected for the first time ripples in space and time, known as gravitational waves, from the collision of two

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An artist's impression of the two neutron stars colliding. Image: LSC / Sonoma State University / Aurore Simonnet

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