Astronomers at Australian National University have discovered the oldest known stars, dating from before the Milky Way Galaxy formed, when the Universe was just 300 million years old. Watch the video to learn more. This is a great example of the amazing research discoveries coming from universities and scientific instruments connected to AARNet.
The stars, found near the centre of the Milky Way, are surprisingly pure but contain material from an even earlier star, which died in an enormous explosion called a hypernova.
“These pristine stars are among the oldest surviving stars in the Universe, and certainly the oldest stars we have ever seen,” said Louise Howes, a PhD student at the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics and lead author of the study published in the latest issue of Nature.
Apr 21, 2017
North Atlantic network collaboration announces deployment of record-breaking 740 Gbps links, building the foundation for Global Network Architecture for research and education. Research and education networks worldwide, including Australia’s national research and education network AARNet, are participating in the Global Network Architecture (GNA) initiative. Scientists around the world are increasingly collaborating...
Apr 6, 2017
NOAH (Nationwide Assessment of Hazards) is an advance warning service developed by the Phillipines to manage the risk of natural disasters such as typhoons, floods, landslides, and volcanos – the Philippines is a country that has it all. Ranking 3rd place on the World Risk Index, behind Vanuatu and Tonga, the Philippines...
Apr 6, 2017
Jakarta, Singapore, Sydney, 6th April 2017 – AARNet, Google, Indosat Ooredoo, Singtel, SubPartners, and Telstra today announced they have entered into an agreement with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to build a new international subsea cable system that will connect Singapore, Indonesia and Australia. Once completed, the INDIGO cable system (previously...