Big galaxies get bigger by merging with smaller ones, modelling has shown.
At only 1 per cent the age of the Sun, the DS Tuc binary system shows us how a planet might naturally develop before its orbit is disturbed by external forces.
Astronomers have spotted something they weren't expecting – a star that has been travelling at 6 million kilometres an hour for 5 million years.
A discovery led by UNSW Canberra scientist Ivo Seitenzahl opens the door on a new way of studying supernovae.
UNSW astronomers have shown that binary stars – two stars locked in orbit around each other – reflect light as well as radiating it, revealing new ways for their detection.
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.