UNSW Canberra researchers are closer to understanding how stars evolve and explode as supernovae, producing elements necessary for forming life on Earth.


UNSW scientists will co-lead the fastest ever survey of stars in our galaxy, following the launch of a revolutionary Australian instrument that can observe more than a million stars a year.


What is our universe? Where did it come from? Associate Professor Sarah Brough studies rare mega-galaxies - thousands of times the size of the Milky Way - which she likens to interviewing elders about our past community.


A study of the internal sound waves created by starquakes, which make stars ring like a bell, has provided unprecedented insights into conditions in the turbulent gas clouds where stars were born 8 billion years ago.

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A new telescope built in one of the most remote regions of our planet is letting us see cosmic carbon in a new light, writes Michael Burton.


An international team of astronomers has used a new UNSW Australia telescope to help discover a large rocky object disintegrating in a death spiral around a distant white dwarf star.


An accidental find of a collection of young red dwarf stars close to our solar system could give a rare glimpse of slow-motion planet formation. 

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The Mopra telescope at Siding Spring Observatory is a frontline facility charting a new atlas of our galaxy. But who is going to pay for it, asks Michael Burton.


After nine and a half years in flight, the New Horizons spacecraft will sweep past the dwarf planet Pluto on Tuesday night, bringing its journey to a thrilling climax, write Jonathan P. Marshall and Jonti Horner.


UNSW astrophysicists will search for habitable planets outside our solar system using the world’s most powerful optical telescope, which is to be constructed in Chile.