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Australian researchers have found the ideal position for qubits in silicon - a development that will help them to scale up atom-based quantum computers.

Starry night sky with tree silhouettes in foreground

A faraway galaxy with almost no dark matter has threatened to break our theory of galaxy formation. New evidence suggests the galaxy isn’t an anomaly – but a victim of theft.

Day and night at the Anglo Australian Telescope

The Australian-led GALAH project has released chemical information for 600,000 stars.

Close-up of solar flare and coronal mass ejection on the Sun

Scientists have trained an artificial intelligence (AI) to help understand the evolution of young stars and their planets – a new benchmark in the use of AI in astronomy.

Astronaut and aliens seated in a space bus

It’s not rocket science – or is it? A UNSW Sydney astronomer explains how the right sci-fi watchlist can make physics easier to understand.

Artist’s impression of the thin stream of stars torn from the Phoenix globular cluster, wrapping around the Milky Way

Scientists find remnant of strange dismembered star cluster at Galaxy’s edge

South Pole

Stars viewed from a place called Dome A in Antarctica can finally be seen without their twinkle – which means in much greater detail.

Spin-orbit coupling of an electron in a lattice structure

A team led by UNSW scientists have significantly increased the coherence time of a spin-orbit qubit in silicon, allowing them to preserve quantum information for longer. These results open up a new pathway to scale silicon quantum computers.

Astrophysicist Kirsten Banks

An astrophysicist shares tips on how to make the most of the Winter Solstice this weekend – and you don’t even need equipment to start exploring the sky. 

An artist’s impression of the ring galaxy

An unusual galaxy is set to prompt a rethink on how structures in the Universe form.

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