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.
May 19, 2017
One of the big questions often asked of R&E networking is why? Why, when commercial internet networks are so large, is there still a need for dedicated research networks? Surely organisations can simply buy commercial off-the-shelf network connectivity,with commercial service providers now offering 10 and even 100Gbit/s network connections. In February...
May 4, 2017
The Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) is a unique computing resource allowing researchers to make sense of the masses of data that they are now having to deal with related to the urban settlements (cities) of Australia. Making Big Data deliver Researchers at the world-famous Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in...
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...