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Glitch in neutron star reveals its hidden secrets

Neutron stars are not only the most dense objects in the Universe, but they rotate very fast and regularly.

Until they don’t.

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Second baby planet found using technique pioneered by Monash astrophysicists

Velocity kink

Monash astrophysicists using the ALMA telescope in Chile have made a world-first discovery with the sighting of a second new ‘baby’ planet (two to three times heavier than Jupiter) inside a gas and dust gap.

Physics and Astronomy 13 January 2019

Koos control: The man who made the Apollo 11 Moon landing possible

If it wasn’t for Dick Koos, it seems certain that the 20 July, 1969, Apollo 11 Moon landing would have been aborted just 10 minutes from completing the assignment announced by President John F. Kennedy eight years earlier.

Physics and Astronomy 1 January 1970

Order from chaos: Monash vortex study first proof of decades-old theory

A Monash study published today offers the first proof of a 70-year-old theory of turbulence.

Physics and Astronomy 1 January 1970
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New lens design is set to revolutionise electron microscopes

Understanding the connection between atomic structure and the magnetic structure it produces could enable designing magnetic materials and devices, like computer memory, from the atomistic scale.

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