About SAO astro news

Welcome to SAO astro news, with the latest and greatest astronomy news of the week, brought to you by Swinburne Astronomy Online (SAO).

This site contains SAO’s “astronomy news of the week” – as least during the semester it will contain weekly astro news stories! News items are prepared weekly by Sarah Maddison and guest contributors. SAO is Swinburne Astronomy Online, a fully online graduate degree program in astronomy, run by the Swinburne University Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, in Melbourne, Australia.

About our logo:

The SAO astro news logo contains a Hubble Space Telescope image of the Orion nebula taken with the Advance Camera for Surveys. The image was released in December 2009 and contains many protoplanetary disks or “proplyds” which are highlighted in the zoomed boxes.