Discover the latest astronomy news about Swinburne’s research and expertise.
Last chance to see Lunar Eclipse in Australia until 2018
Thu 02 Apr 2015
The weekend will be the last total lunar eclipse that Australia will witness for three years.
Galactic dinosaurs not extinct
Fri 27 Feb 2015
Swinburne astronomers have discovered the missing compact massive galaxies of the early Universe.
A faster response needed to see Fast Radio Bursts in the Universe
Fri 06 Feb 2015
Astronomers are trying to improve their hunt for rapid bursts of radio emission in the Universe writes Swinburne PhD student Emily Petroff.
Black holes toe the line
Tue 27 Jan 2015
Massive black holes seem to follow a predictable rule in relation to the physical properties of the galaxy in which they are located.
Cosmic radio burst caught red-handed
Mon 19 Jan 2015
Using CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope, a Swinburne student has discovered a short, sharp flash of radio waves up to 5.5 billion light years from Earth.
Gravitational wave discovery still clouded by galactic dust
Mon 05 Jan 2015
New data reveals no evidence of gravitational waves in the early universe.
Swinburne astronomy alumnus named NSW Young Tall Poppy
Mon 17 Nov 2014
Astronomy alumnus Dr Lee Spitler has been recognised among New South Wales’ best young scientists at the 2014 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.
Historic landing on a comet
Wed 12 Nov 2014
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will attempt to make soft landing on comet.
On Interstellar and 'real physics'
Mon 10 Nov 2014
Blockbuster movie Interstellar "went half way towards physics realism," says Swinburne Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Matthew Bailes.
Rocket explodes just seconds after launch
Wed 29 Oct 2014
An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket has exploded seconds into a resupply mission to the International Space Station.