UNSW scientists have led the launch of a revolutionary new Australian instrument to detect small planets orbiting sun-like stars.


The galaxy is rich in grease-like molecules, according to an Australian-Turkish team.


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.

Horsehead nebula

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.