Space Exploration

  • 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...

    Engineering March 1, 2021
  • Cosmos Briefing: Building Australia’s Space Industry

    Experts discuss Australia’s future in space.

    Australia’s Space Agency is young, but that doesn’t mean we should be underestimated in space: that’s the message fro...

    Space Exploration February 25, 2021
  • Video

    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...

    Space Exploration February 23, 2021
  • Mars news all good

    Data indicate all systems fine and helicopter Ingenuity working as expected.

    Less than a day after NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed, the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in...

    Space Exploration February 22, 2021
  • Perseverance pays off

    NASA rover successfully down in Jezero Crater on Mars.

    NASA's perseverance rover- It started with the type of chatter you might hear from someone setting up a complex sound...

    Space Exploration February 19, 2021
  • Throwback: When Perseverance launched

    Three missions, three countries, one destination.

    With the Mars rover Perseverance ready to touch down on the surface of Mars in less than 24 hours, here is a throwbac...

    Space Exploration February 18, 2021
  • Explainer

    Explainer: Titan’s chemistry

    Atomic-force microscopy allows new understanding of Saturn’s moon.

    New research from the Astrophysical Journal has identified some of the intricate molecules and reactions happening on...

    Chemistry February 13, 2021
  • Conversation

    New probes on Mars

    Here’s what we know so far from trips to the red planet.

    By Tanya Hill, Museums Victoria Three new spacecraft are due to arrive at Mars this month, ending their seven-mont...

    Space Exploration February 11, 2021
  • Moon work

    Humans’ looming return to the lunar surface has set scientists thinking.

    With NASA gearing up for a possible return to the Moon as soon as 2024 (and other countries not far behind), scientis...

    Space Exploration February 8, 2021
  • ’Roid reward

    Is this most valuable five grams on the planet?

    There’s nothing quite as pleasurable as exceeding expectations. Japanese scientists have peeked inside the sample ...

    Space Exploration January 31, 2021
  • Swinburne aims high

    Australian university joins space race with new technology and industry institute.

    Specialists at Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology are already working on an interplanetary refuelling sta...

    Space Exploration January 29, 2021
  • To orbit… and beyond?

    South Australia to be first Australian state to send a satellite into space.

    South Australian Premier Steven Marshall today announced a $6.5 million partnership with the growing South Australian...

    Space January 20, 2021
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