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Computer model showing the spiral pattern generated by a newborn planet orbiting in a disc of gas around a young star. Credit: Pinte et al 2018.

Monash astrophysicists discover new ‘baby’ planet

Monash astrophysicists using the ALMA telescope in Chile have a made a world-first discovery with the sighting of a new planet inside a protoplanetary disc.

Physics and Astronomy 14 June, 2018
Stars

Stargazing world record

Break a world record with us on Wednesday 23 May by joining the largest stargazing session with thousands of other Australians.

Physics and Astronomy 4 May, 2018

New computer simulations uncover the cause of mystery cosmic ‘horseshoe’ dust

Since 2013 astronomers have been wondering about giant dust shaped in a horseshoe surrounding a young star named ‘HD142527’.

Physics and Astronomy 14 March, 2018
Study the new science unit

New science unit on Galileo to be delivered in Prato, Italy

Where better to learn about Galileo than in Italy – the home of the astronomer who is a central figure in science, astronomy, physics, philosophy and mathematics, to name but a few disciplines.

Education 7 March, 2018
Thin film of NABI

Electronically-smooth ‘3D graphene’: a bright future for trisodium bismuthide

Researchers have found that the topological material trisodium bismuthide (Na3Bi) can be manufactured to be as ‘electronically smooth’ as the highest-quality graphene-based alternative, while maintaining graphene’s

Physics and Astronomy 23 December, 2017
X-ray image of the chest of rabbit kitten

Physics breakthrough a game changer for global healthcare with potential to reduce radiation from x-rays

An international study led by a Monash physicist could pave the way for radically reducing medical radiation dose from x-rays and CT scans.

Physics and Astronomy 5 December, 2017
Dr Eric Thrane and Dr Paul Lasky

What gravitational waves can teach us about the universe

Two collapsed stars collide in a galaxy 130 million light years away. The explosion caused a wobble in space-time called a gravitational wave that travelled across the universe, and was recorded by three supersensitive

Features and Opinion 23 November, 2017
Prof MacFarlane and Dr Lasky

Monash Chemist and Astrophysicist win prestigious 2018 Academy of Science Medals

Professor Douglas MacFarlane and Dr Paul Lasky have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to research with the Australian Academy of Science awarding them the David Craig Medal, and the Pawsey Medal, respectively.

Science 17 November, 2017
Galaxy

Reaching for the stars

Take a look up at the night sky, just after sunset, and there’s a good chance you will see a satellite pass overhead. Perhaps you’ll see the International Space Station, a Russian spy satellite or an old rocket stage. However,

Features and Opinion 26 October, 2017