Space

  • Mysterious object unlike anything astronomers have seen before

    What to make of a newly discovered pulsing radiation source?

    An Australian-led team scanning the cosmic melee for radio waves has discovered a mysterious object unlike anything a...

    Astronomy January 27, 2022
  • What will extraterrestrial life look like?

    Will we ever discover extraterrestrial life, and, if so, what form will it take? Six experts give...

    What would aliens look like? It's a more serious question than it sounds at first. Would we even be able to recognise...

    Astronomy January 25, 2022
  • Martian water nothing but a mirage

    Hope for groundwater on the red planet dries up

    A wave of excitement rippled through the scientific community in 2018, when researchers announced they had found evid...

    Space January 25, 2022
  • Wiggling stellar jets seen in high resolution

    Gemini South telescope catches bright matter snaking across the galaxy.

    Stellar jets – bursts of ionised matter, shooting out from opposite sides of a star – can be the subject of some rema...

    Astronomy January 25, 2022
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    Deepest-dwelling squid, 40 quintillion black holes, superbug treatment and other science you miss...

    World’s deepest-dwelling squid caught on camera When a team of underwater explorers descended to the world’s deepe...

    News January 24, 2022
  • Past present: archaeology's giant leap onto the International Space Station

    As the historic craft drifts towards its inevitable end, archaeologists will combine traditional ...

    It’s been a beacon of hope in the night sky – a testament to humanity’s ingenuity. Even a symbol of the end of the Co...

    Space Exploration January 21, 2022
  • Call for Australian eyes in the sky

    Australia doesn’t have enough space. And that’s a severe national security risk, warns the Austra...

    Storms, drought, fish stocks, volcanic ash – their behaviour can only be accurately tracked and predicted with regula...

    Space Exploration January 19, 2022
  • Where is the edge of space?

    From billionaires to astronomers to aviation experts, it depends on who you ask.

    Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered: how far away is space? What distances can we climb to in our a...

    News January 19, 2022
  • Of local bubbles, and star birth and death

    New discovery adds to knowledge of how stars are made, and how they die.

    Almost all of the young stars within hundreds of light-years of Earth are on the fringe of a giant “local bubble” in ...

    Astrophysics January 17, 2022
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    Goldfish driving, Moon mysteries, stellar fly-bys and other science you may have missed this week.

    Teaching a goldfish to drive Israeli scientists have taught a goldfish how to drive, and it’s probably the best th...

    Astrophysics January 17, 2022
  • Have we spotted the birth of a black hole?

    Two new observed supernovae are special: they’re partial blasts that mark the birth of a black hole.

    Astronomers using a small telescope on top of California’s Mt Palomar, outside of San Diego, have detected not one bu...

    Astrophysics January 14, 2022
  • Dark energy survey creates largest 3D map of the universe

    New instrument has already mapped more galaxies than all other 3D surveys combined.

    On a mountaintop near Tucson, Arizona, a telescope is changing our view of the cosmos. The Dark Energy Spectroscopic ...

    Astrophysics January 14, 2022
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