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Latest news: Space

ANU discovers fastest-growing black hole ever

The black hole is 17 billion times more massive than our sun, and the fastest-growing black hole ever recorded.

To the red planet: ANU will help NASA reach Mars

The ANU Quantum Optical Ground Station will communicate with NASA-crewed missions beyond low-Earth orbit, from the Moon to deep space.

Canberra solves Voyager 2’s lost in space odyssey

While NASA was scrambling to locate Voyager 2, which it accidentally lost contact with last week, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex was quietly listening intently to a carrier signal from the spacecraft almost 20 billion kilometres away. We found it.

Canberra astro-photographer captures incredible image in our night sky

An award-winning astro-photographer from Canberra has captured an incredible image of an object in the night sky, which moved west to east for about 10 minutes before disappearing. An internationally well-respected photographer...

NASA enlists Canberra to listen out for Voyager 2

NASA says its huge dish antenna in Canberra is on the lookout for any stray signals from Voyager 2 after losing contact with the spacecraft.

Hello Canberra, it’s gravity calling

The Australian National University (ANU) has weighed in on the global hunt for gravitational waves with a remote control to the best gravitational wave observatory on the planet

Canberra crew in space race pit-stop

When the bearings in your car are worn you need a service but when the bearings happen to be one tonne and a metre wide, you’re going to need a bigger jack. A...

Australian Space Agency takes one giant leap for womankind

The Australian Space Agency has just committed to a diversity and inclusion statement for the space industry..

Enlighten bangs and stomps its way into Canberra City, and beyond

You may not think dinosaurs and the big bang have much in common, however, creatures from both periods have made their way to Canberra’s city centre for City Illuminations as part of this year’s Enlighten Festival.

Apollo 7 astronaut Walter Cunningham dies

Walter Cunningham, one of three astronauts aboard NASA's 1968 Apollo 7 mission that paved the way for the first moon landing, has died aged 90.

NASA’s Orion capsule flies over moon, heads home

NASA's Orion capsule and its test dummies have swooped one last time around the moon, flying over a couple of Apollo landing sites before heading home.

Canberra team to help return man to the moon

A team of space trackers in the ACT will play a key part in NASA's mission to return a human to the moon, helping provide 24/7 coverage in its first stretch.