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This image shows the bright light of a solar flare on the left side of the Sun and an eruption of solar material shooting through the Sun's atmosphere, called a prominence eruption. Credit: NASA/Goddard/SDO

Earth is a less volatile version of the Sun, study finds

ANU scientists have found that Earth is made of the same elements as the Sun but has less of the volatile elements such as hydrogen, helium, oxygen and nitrogen.
This artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the so-called habitable zone. Credit: NASA/Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech

Thank Earth's magnetic field for water that gives you life

A study by scientists at ANU on the magnetic fields of planets has found that most planets discovered in other solar systems are unlikely to be as hospitable to life as Earth.

Translational Fellowship Scheme

The ANU Translational Fellowship Program aims to break down the barriers between universities, society and industry by providing enhanced opportunities for outstanding early and mid-career researchers to pursue diverse career pathways within the University alongside Government, Civil Society and Industry.

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Mount Stromlo Observatory Site Tour

9.30–11am 26 May 2019
Take a walking tour of the Mount Stromlo Observatory and learn about one of Canberra’s oldest sites.

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night

7–9pm 7 Jun 2019
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2019.

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night

7–9pm 12 Jul 2019
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2019.

Mount Stromlo Observatory Site Tour

9.30–11am 14 Jul 2019
Take a walking tour of the Mount Stromlo Observatory and learn about one of Canberra’s oldest sites.

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night

7–9pm 16 Aug 2019
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2019.

Mount Stromlo Observatory Site Tour

9.30–11am 18 Aug 2019
Take a walking tour of the Mount Stromlo Observatory and learn about one of Canberra’s oldest sites.

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night

7–9pm 27 Sep 2019
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2019.

Mount Stromlo Observatory Site Tour

9.30–11am 28 Sep 2019
Take a walking tour of the Mount Stromlo Observatory and learn about one of Canberra’s oldest sites.

Mount Stromlo Observatory Site Tour

9.30–11am 10 Nov 2019
Take a walking tour of the Mount Stromlo Observatory and learn about one of Canberra’s oldest sites.