• It’s Return Of The Dish

    Parkes telescope back with the Moon five decades after relaying “one small step” to the world.

    The Parkes radio telescope – made famous by the Australian film about the Apollo Moon landings – will be helping anot...

    Space Exploration March 25, 2021
  • Magnetic fields mapped around black hole

    World-spanning telescope gives new view of supermassive black hole.

    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has just snapped a new image of the massive object lurking at the centre of the Mes...

    Astronomy March 25, 2021
  • 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...

    Astronomy March 24, 2021
  • 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...

    Space March 19, 2021
  • 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 ...

    Space Exploration March 19, 2021
  • Conversation

    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...

    Astronomy March 16, 2021
  • You may have missed...

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Off-switch for alcoholism? Australian-led research has potentially discovered a way to treat alcohol addiction wit...

    Astronomy March 15, 2021
  • Magazine

    A shot at the Moon

    Australians have a place at the table of future space exploration.

    by Tory Shepherd The idea of shooting for the moon started with US President John F Kennedy, as NASA grew, the Col...

    Space Exploration March 12, 2021
  • Space debris? SCOOP it up!

    An innovative proposal might make all the difference to de-junking near-Earth space.

    A network of mobile observatories deployed across Australia’s vast expanse could be a new weapon in the battle agains...

    Astrophysics March 12, 2021
  • 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...

    Astrophysics March 11, 2021
  • 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...

    Physics March 2, 2021
  • 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
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