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

GMT’S first giant mirror segment starts journey south

The first of seven 27-foot mirrors that together assemble into the world’s largest telescope, the Giant Magellan Telescope, has left the Richard F.

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ANU scientists produce best estimate of Earth’s composition

Scientists at ANU have produced the best estimate of Earth's elemental composition which will help them understand how the Earth formed 4.6 billion years ago

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Earth. Image: NASA/JPL

Far-away planet systems are shaped like the Solar System

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found that far-away planet systems are shaped like the Solar System, with multiple planets align

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