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.
Aug 15, 2017
REGISTER NOW FOR GLIF 2017 - the 17th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop, hosted by AARNet at Sydney University 25-27 September This event brings together leading network experts from around the world to collaborate and exchange knowledge on new networking technologies, pathfinding, middleware and applications. The workshop has a specific focus on how global...
Aug 4, 2017
Technologists working on networking and networked technologies at AARNet-connected universities and research institutions gathered in Melbourne on 22 & 23 June 2017 for Networkshop. Watch the video to hear what some of the highlights were for delegates. Networkshop 2017 was a two-day technical community-building event with an emphasis on technical...
Jul 27, 2017
Technologists working on networking and/or networked technologies at AARNet-connected universities and research institutions gathered in Melbourne on 22 & 23 June 2017 for Networkshop. Watch the video to find out what some of the highlights were for delegates. This was a terrific technical community-building event with an emphasis on...