Time to gear up for a meteor shower
Dust from Halley’s comet will light up the sky later this month.
Sky-watchers are in for a visual feast during second half of April and most of May, when the annual Eta Aquariid mete...
Astronomers react to black hole images
First image of black hole has amazed Australian experts.
In one of the biggest scientific announcements of recent times, an international collaboration of astronomers and ast...
The doughnut around a black hole
Critical part of ‘unified model’ confirmed.
The blue-to-green approximate oval in the centre of this image is a phenomenon long theorised but never before direct...
In search of the ghosts of dead galaxies
Ivo Labbé helped discover odd dead galaxies.
Associate Professor Ivo Labbé is hunting dead galaxies from the dawn of time. These cosmic relics passed their active...
How to scout a cosmic monster
A distant galaxy is making stars at a truly astronomical rate.
A gigantic galaxy 12.4 billion light years from Earth is forming stars at 1000 times the rate of the Milky Way and is...
5 questions answered about the solar eclipse
An astronomer answers common questions about a solar eclipse.
Editor’s note: A total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on Monday, August 21. Shannon Schmoll, director ...
Detailed Pluto images keep on coming from New Horizons
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced colour view of Pluto that combines blue, red an...
See the Moon crossing face of the Earth
Quite a sight from 1 million miles away.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMdhQsHbWTs&feature=emb_title The DSCOVR project, the deep space climate observat...