James Van Allen was known for his belts
Apollo astronauts can thank the would-be sailor.
A January 2017 article in Popular Mechanics magazine, with the headline “How NASA got Apollo astronauts through the d...
How’s the weather in Proxima Centauri?
Stellar flares with a chance of radio bursts, it seems.
Wild space weather may mean most of the exoplanets in the Milky Way are uninhabitable, according to new research. ...
Hayabusa2 capsule and cargo are back
Outback light show, then scientists leap into action.
A little bit of outer space is temporarily in South Australia. A team from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agen...
Deep inside the Milky Way
New Gaia data release looks back and forward
Scientists working with brand-new data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia space telescope have mapped the precise ...
Rolling out the red dirt carpet
South Australia ready to welcome home Hayabusa2.
In the dusty red heart of the South Australian outback, a small town with an explosive past is waiting for a delivery...
Glaciers may answer a Martian mystery
New study offers new theory on faint young Sun paradox.
Rather than flowing across its surface during a warm, wet phase early in its history, the water that carved the river...
A new way of making oxygen on Mars
Breakthrough process is about more than Perseverance.
In a discovery that may someday help astronauts on Mars, scientists have found a new way of making oxygen under Marti...
New and detailed atlas of the skies
Telescope maps three million galaxies in 300 hours.
A new radio telescope in outback Western Australia has just created an atlas of the southern sky in record-breaking t...
Was Earth once a bit more like Venus?
Researchers create magma to model our old atmosphere.
The degassing of early Earth’s magma ocean may have produced an atmosphere similar to that found on Venus today – ric...
Shining light on the Sun’s source of power
New class of neutrinos ends a chapter of physics.
Scientists working with $AU60 million instrument in Italy have found a new class of neutrinos coming from the Sun tha...
Zooming in on space
Lots of pixels and our second minimoon.
When trying to find things in space, it helps to have technology on your side. And the technology keeps getting bette...
‘Fossil galaxy’ found deep in the Milky Way
Astronomers suggest they collided when our galaxy was young.
Astronomers say they have discovered a “fossil galaxy” hidden in the depths of the Milky Way that may alter thinking ...