Australians will be treated to a spectacular meteor shower with streaking lights of shooting stars on display from early morning this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.
Canberra skywatchers are readying their telescopes for the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, last seen in the Middle Ages.
A new study led by Dr Meridith Joyce from the ANU shows the giant red star Betelgeuse is both smaller and closer to Earth than previously thought.
Astronomers have witnessed a star being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole in what they say is a “rare phenomenon”.
New research led by the Australian National University (ANU) has shown just how enormous the fastest-growing black hole in the Universe actually is.
Streaking-light shows from the Eta Aquariids meteor shower, which are bits of rock and ice from Halley’s Comet that will burn up in Earth’s atmosphere, would happen from early morning on Wednesday and Thursday, 6 and 7 May.