Research

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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International team discovers major supercluster of galaxies hidden by Milky Way

An international team of astronomers has discovered a previously unknown major concentration of galaxies in the constellation Vela, which they have dubbed

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Higher Degree Research Information Days

RSAA runs a number of bachelors and higher degree research programs, including honours, PhD and a new Masters of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Advanced).

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The research interests of RSAA staff cover the length and breadth of astronomy and astrophysics, ranging from planetary science to cosmology, instrumentation to theory. Explore the range of topics studied and examples of our research work through the research themes, projects, and highlights.

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