Space isn’t the place to run out of fuel
A clever new gauge may help keep track of things.
Keeping an eye on your fuel levels in space can be tricky – and that can be costly. Let a satellite's tank run dry...
How to live up there in space
What we’ve learned from 20 years of the ISS.
By Alice Gorman, Flinders University, and Justin Walsh, Chapman University November 2 marks 20 years since the fir...
What happens when you hit an asteroid
OSIRIS-REx shows how to collect samples at a distance.
NASA has just released this short video of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s brief but all important contact with the aster...
Cheers as spacecraft tags asteroid
OSIRIS-REx touches down for a sample of Bennu.
In a brief moment that its principal scientist Dante Lauretta described as “transcendental”, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacec...
Poised and ready for a date with Bennu
OSIRIS-REx has hopes, dreams and contingency plans.
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is poised to make a daring landing on asteroid 101955 Bennu, briefly touching down in a tin...
A taste of James Webb’s potential
Research shows it will overcome the blinding glare of quasars.
How good will NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope be? Good enough to uncover things never before seen by humanity, ...
The sky is not the limit
World Space Week the perfect time to look forward and up.
Space is a part of our daily lives here on Earth: think multi-day weather forecasts, directions on your smartphone fr...
It’s safer inside the ISS than out
Scientists estimate radiation exposure on the Moon.
Chinese and German scientists have used data from China’s 2019 Chang’E 4 lander mission to predict the amount of radi...
Australia re-enters the space race
SA-based Southern Launch begins rocket test program.
South Australia’s west coast will roar with the sound of rocket launches this week, as start-up Southern Launch begin...
What spaceflight does to body and brain
Two new studies look at the impact on astronauts.
Two new studies have analysed the impact of space travel on humans – and one could be of benefit here on Earth. US...
Can the Moon be a person?
Lunar mining might require a change of thinking.
By Alice Gorman, Flinders University Everyone is planning to return to the Moon. At least 10 missions by half a do...
How can satellites and telescopes co-exist?
Astronomers discuss life with a growth industry.
Astronomers worried about having their observations affected by the bright trails of satellites streaking through the...