Ocean worlds in the solar system
Earth isn’t the only planet with liquid oceans – we examine some others.
Once upon a time, the only world known to have an ocean of water was Earth. Now, planetary scientists think there are...
Mars and Moon geology: past, present and future
Mars landers and Moon rocks star at this year’s LPSC.
One month after it landed on Mars and beamed back its first “I made it” messages, NASA’s Perseverance rover is limber...
Unpopular space launch fees
Proposed Australian launch fees are receiving criticism from the commercial space sector.
Rocket launch companies are firing up about federal government plans to charge them for take-offs and landings. They ...
Aboriginal star names recognised
The stories behind Aboriginal star names recognised by the International Astronomical Union.
Milky Way star map by Bill Yidumduma Harney, Senior Wardaman Edler. Bill Yidumduma Harney, CC BY By Duane Hamacher...
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Australians have a place at the table of future space exploration.
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Space debris? SCOOP it up!
An innovative proposal might make all the difference to de-junking near-Earth space.
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W boson spotted in Antarctica
IceCube observatory spots elementary particle needle in a galactic haystack.
On 6 December 2016, a high-energy particle hurtled from outer space and through an Antarctic ice sheet, where it slam...
Newton in the pilot’s seat
How to land a Mars rover when you’re many, many millions of kilometres away.
It takes a lot of thought and a lot of work to land a rover on Mars. It’s not as if you’re on Earth, where you can ch...
Rotating rocket science
Australian engineers complete successful test of new rocket engine.
As Australia’s space industry gears up, a team of Australian researchers has successfully tested a new type of engine...
Cosmos Briefing: Building Australia’s Space Industry
Experts discuss Australia’s future in space.
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Rover’s eye view
NASA releases thrilling film of Perseverance landing.
In a staggering series of images that allow viewers to relive landing day from a new perspective, NASA’s Perseverance...