Space

  • 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
  • Video

    Cosmic neutrino blast

    Tidal disruption event gives birth to travelling neutrino.

    A little bit more is now known about the cosmos, thanks to research involving a neutrino space odyssey, a black hole ...

    Astrophysics 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
  • More massive, more problems

    Heavy black hole may change astronomers’ understanding of their formation.

    The first black hole ever discovered is more massive than we thought, according to an international team of astronome...

    Astrophysics 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
  • Conversation

    Missing matter

    5 twinkling galaxies help astronomers uncover baryonic mystery.

    By Yuanming Wang, University of Sydney and Tara Murphy, University of Sydney We’ve all looked up at night and admi...

    Astronomy February 8, 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
  • Baby galaxies born big

    Faint, distant fossil galaxy has massive dark-matter halo.

    The first galaxies in the universe were likely more massive than previously thought, according to new research from M...

    Astrophysics February 2, 2021
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