A stellar finding about shapes in space
Unique observations reveal colour and diversity.
Astronomers have proposed a new explanation for the varied shapes of planetary nebulae, based on a unique set of obse...
White dwarf's surprise companion
Astronomers discover an exoplanet near a dead star.
A giant intact exoplanet has been found orbiting close to a white dwarf star for the first time. The discovery sug...
Welcome, all, to Solar Cycle 25
Experts expect it will be a lot like the last one.
Solar Cycle 24 has officially ended, solar physicists say, and Solar Cycle 25 is expected to be another mild one, wit...
Origin of the elements reviewed
Study suggests neutron stars not such big players.
Colliding neutron stars do not create as many of the chemical elements in the Universe as has been assumed, according...
Venus keeps teasing us about life
Phosphine gas has been detected in its atmosphere.
Scientists studying the atmosphere of Venus have found traces of a rare chemical that on Earth can only be produced b...
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...
SpaceWatch: A matter about dark matter
Active Bennu and hot moons, but no aliens.
Dark matter theories may lack something Astronomers suspect something is missing in current theories of how dark m...
Ruby Payne-Scott stood out in the crowd
The short but remarkable career of a pioneering astronomer.
Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) maintains a rich and lively online p...
The Moon’s rusting and it’s Earth’s fault
Iron oxide shouldn’t form on the lunar surface, yet it does.
Rust requires three ingredients – water, oxygen, and iron. And yet the Moon, where water and oxygen are famously in s...
Massive haloes explain a massive gas stream
Astronomers get to grips with the great Magellanic mystery.
The Magellanic Stream is hard to ignore. The enormous stream of gas stripped from the two dwarf Magellanic galaxies t...
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...
Grains of dust revise Solar System history
Scientists study the chemical composition of meteorites.
Asteroids that formed far out in the Solar System appear to contain dust grains that themselves condensed from the in...