Artist’s impression showing a Neptune-sized planet in the Neptunian Desert. It is extremely rare to find an object of this size and density so close to its star. Credit: © University of Warwick/Mark Garlick The newly discovered exoplanet TOI 849 b offers the unique opportunity to peer inside the interior of a […]

Artist’s impression of black hole collision. Credit: Alex Andrix. NB: The streams and lensing around the compact objects are an artistic impression. A black hole around 23 times the size of the Sun has swallowed a mysterious, much smaller astrophysical object, according to new research announced today by the LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave observatories, including scientists from The Australian National University (ANU). The gravitational […]

Exploration Ground System teams are processing the Artemis I booster segments and preparing to stack them with forward and aft assemblies at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket booster segments arrived on June 15 by trains traveling from Utah near Northrop Grumman’s facility where […]

Artist’s impression of the multiplanetary system of newly discovered super-Earths orbiting nearby red dwarf Gliese 887. Credit: Mark Garlick An international team of researchers has found multiple planet systems orbiting red dwarf star Gliese 887. The international “RedDots” team – joined by Australian astronomers at UNSW Sydney, Macquarie University and […]

Galaxy NGC 2775 as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Lee and the PHANGS-HST Team. Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla). The spiral pattern shown by the galaxy in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is striking because of its delicate, feathery nature. These “flocculent” spiral arms indicate […]

The new observations show that the stellar equator (right) is aligned with the orbital plane of the planet Beta Pictoris b (middle) and the plane of the extended disc of debris material that surrounds the system (left). Credit: ESO/A.M. Lagrange; ESO/A.M. Lagrange/SPHERE consortium. Credit: Stefan Kraus Astronomers have made the […]

The Deep Space Atomic Clock may change the way spacecraft navigate in space. Descendants of the technology demonstration could be a key component of a self-driving spacecraft and a GPS-like navigation system at other worlds. Credit: General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Smart phone apps provide nearly instantaneous navigation on Earth; the […]

This artist’s concept shows a hypothetical planet covered in water around the binary star system of Kepler-35A and B. The composition of such water worlds has fascinated astronomers and astrophysicists for years. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech A team of researchers simulated conditions on water-rich exoplanets in the laboratory and learned something surprising […]

Artist’s depiction of a black hole about to swallow a neutron star. Credit: Carl Knox, OzGrav ARC Centre of Excellence For decades astronomers have been puzzled by a gap that lies between neutron stars and black holes, but a major new discovery has found a mystery object in this so-called […]