Discover the latest astronomy news about Swinburne’s research and expertise.
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot shrinking
Fri 16 May 2014
NASA has revealed that the Great Red Spot on Jupiter has shrunk to its smallest size ever and astronomers are unsure why.
Reaching for the stars in Australia
Tue 13 May 2014
Astronomer Alan Duffy has found amazing star-gazing opportunities after moving to Australia from Northern Ireland.
Most accurate recreation of the Universe created
Thu 08 May 2014
Dr Duffy explains that this research demonstrates our basic picture of the Universe dominated by dark matter and dark energy is correct.
First measurement of a day on alien planet
Thu 01 May 2014
The first measurement of a day on an exoplanet may confirm a pattern in the way planets spin in Solar Systems.
Partial solar eclipse at sunset around Australia
Mon 28 Apr 2014
Dr Alan Duffy explains three ways to see the partial solar eclipse.
NASA’s Ladee crashes ‘Dark’ side of the Moon
Sat 19 Apr 2014
NASA spectacularly ended the successful Ladee (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) spacecraft’s 100-day exploration.
Swinburne debuts new 3D film - Telescope
Wed 09 Apr 2014
The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing's newest high-definition 3D short feature makes its debut this month.
Black hole makes 'String of Pearls' clusters
Tue 01 Apr 2014
Swinburne researchers have discovered huge young star clusters resembling a string of pearls around a black hole in the centre of a distant galaxy.
Creating virtual universes
Fri 28 Mar 2014
Swinburne has launched a free online astronomy virtual laboratory that allows scientists to build customised views of the Universe.
Astronomer Alan Duffy joins Swinburne
Mon 24 Mar 2014
Alan Duffy will be involved in research while also generating overall awareness of astrophysics and other science-related topics through community outreach.