Discover the latest astronomy news about Swinburne’s research and expertise.
Has dust clouded the discovery of gravitational waves?
Wed 04 Jun 2014
It’s almost three months since polarised light was detected from the afterglow of the Big Bang. But did cosmic dust cloud the discovery?
Swinburne takes out third prize in national online education awards
Fri 30 May 2014
Swinburne's postgraduate online astronomy program has won third prize in the 2014 NOVA awards for online learning excellence.
Cosmic explosion spotted in neighbouring galaxy
Wed 28 May 2014
NASA has spotted a HUGE explosion in our neighbouring galaxy, Dr Alan Duffy explains that it could be a rare gamma-ray burst.
Heavens above! What made the cosmic flash that lit Earth today?
A titanic eruption in our neighbouring galaxy, Andromeda, has sent shockwaves through the astronomical community here on Earth, Dr Alan Duffy explains.
Exploring space from Hawthorn via Hawaii
Mon 26 May 2014
From its Hawthorn campus, Swinburne astronomers are successfully steering the world's largest optical telescopes in Hawaii.
Monster black holes supersize their galactic greed
Thu 22 May 2014
Universe breaks its 'fever'
Mon 19 May 2014
Researchers have found evidence that the Universe broke its rising 'fever' about 11 billion years ago.
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.