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  • Solar Orbiter captures coronal mass ejection

    The dramatic space weather has been captured on tape.

    The Solar Orbiter has captured its first coronal mass ejection (CME) from the Sun, as Australia’s Bureau of Meteorolo...

    Astronomy May 24, 2021
  • Snapshot

    The Flinders Ranges look incredible from space

    The incredible folded mountain ranges of the Flinders Ranges.

    The many colourful curves and folds of the northern Flinders Ranges are a feature of this false-colour image captured...

    ASC Edits August 5, 2020
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    Pilbara rocks hold clues to life on Mars

    Learning the secrets of our ancient rocks.

    NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) scientists have spent a week in the remote outback of Australia for specialist t...

    ASC Edits September 2, 2019
  • Red and very dead

    But an attractive burst of gas and dust, nonetheless.

    This is Abell 24, a planetary nebula located in the constellation of Canis Minor (The Lesser Dog).It is a burst of ...

    Astronomy July 16, 2019
  • An engaging piece of space art

    Image brings together 17 years of X-ray sources.

    The purple lines and blotches in this image show all of the X-ray sources that were serendipitously detected – that i...

    Astronomy July 11, 2019
  • Green desert project

    A bird’s eye view of a massive project for change.

    The Great Green Wall project, launched a decade ago, aims to improve life in Africa’s desert regions by planting a be...

    Sustainability June 25, 2019
  • Scientists put comet mission on fast track

    Bold plan to intercept a comet as it approaches the sun given high priority. Richard A Lovett rep...

    Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) are working on a new “fast” mission to make the first flyby of a pristi...

    Space Exploration June 24, 2019
  • Ceramics in space

    Nano-materials used to explore radiation exposure.

    These are called “nanoceria” – tiny ceramic particles which mimic the behaviour of biological enzymes.In a recent exp...

    Space Exploration June 5, 2019
  • Close up with a comet

    67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko images placed online.

    This is a picture of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken by a camera system known as OSIRIS on board the Europ...

    Astronomy April 22, 2019
  • Space agency ups risk of asteroid-Earth collision

    Assessment pushes new rock up the danger list, but possibility remains very remote.

    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="882"] A close-up of Bennu's North Pole region, captured by Osiris Rex in Dece...

    Space February 6, 2019
  • Home sweet home: a 3D printed moon base

    The first lunar houses are likely to be made on site.

    The European Space Agency has released this image, depicting one possible scenario for life on the moon.In line with ...

    Space November 26, 2018
  • Take a virtual tour of the International Space Station

    Using Google Street View you can now have an interactive, zero-gravity wander around inside the ISS

    Ever wondered what it’s like to be an astronaut aboard the International Space Station? Now, thanks to the French ast...

    Space July 21, 2017
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