Too much heavy metal stops stars producing
Stars are giant factories that produce most of the elements in the Universe – including the elements in us, and in the Earth’s metal deposits. But what stars produce changes over time.
Astronomers find clue to solar system formation through well-known star
An international study led by Monash University astronomers focusing on an infamous star in Orion may help to shed light on how the solar system formed.
Scientists present largest number of gravitational wave detections to date from black holes and neutron stars
An international team of scientists, including Australian researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), have collaborated on a study released today, presenting the largest number of gravitational wave
New study highlights stellar contradiction
How common is our Solar System? Less common than we might think.
Monash University alumnus wins Astronomical Society of Australia Award
Congratulations to Monash School of Physics and Astronomy alumnus Dr Colm Talbot on being one of six Australian astronomers to be recognised by the Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA), the country’s professional body for the field.
Two neutron star-black hole collision discovery — the two most extreme objects in the Universe
The first observation of the neutron star-black hole merger was made on 5th January 2020 when gravitational waves -- tiny ripples in the fabric of space and time -- were detected from the collision event by LIGO and Virgo.
Intriguing new result from the LHCb experiment at CERN
The Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at CERN has announced new results which, if confirmed, challenges the Standard Model of particle physics.
New research to help Australia remain a key player in quantum hardware development
Australia has made substantial investments in the development of quantum technologies.