space exploration

  • Where is the edge of space?

    From billionaires to astronomers to aviation experts, it depends on who you ask.

    Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered: how far away is space? What distances can we climb to in our a...

    News January 19, 2022
  • Space outlaws

    Australia is sending mining robots to the Moon – but they may have to navigate a legal and diplom...

    Back in October, the Australian Space Agency (ASA) announced plans to build a rover which will search for and collect...

    Space Exploration December 17, 2021
  • Did Earth get its water from… the Sun?

    Solar winds could have helped provide the water in our oceans.

    Where did the Earth’s oceans come from? For the past few years, astronomers have theorised that asteroids and comets ...

    Astronomy November 30, 2021
  • Heading for Mars? Not until a lot of work on novel space materials is completed

    Flying to the Moon is one thing. Could recent advancements in nifty space materials help us get t...

    “This is space. It does not cooperate.” This quote – by stranded astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian – encapsulates ...

    Space Exploration November 26, 2021
  • New insights into the Moon’s evolution

    The results from China’s Chang’e 5 lunar sample return mission are in.

    The Moon rocks from China’s Chang’e 5 lander have been analysed, adding to the story of the Moon’s thermal and chemic...

    Space Exploration October 19, 2021
  • You may have missed…

    Fishy friends, William Shatner in space and the future of our Solar System – here’s what went on ...

    Fish camouflage better without friends watching Like chameleons of the sea, gobies change colour to hide from pred...

    Marine life October 18, 2021
  • Planets that can vaporise rock (and other stories)

    The 2021 annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences is over, and as always it produced...

    October is planetary science month. That’s when the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences h...

    Astronomy October 15, 2021
  • History

    Sergei Korolev achieves lift-off

    Meet the man at the forefront of the Soviet space program.

    On 20 July 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon, speaking the now ...

    Features September 12, 2021
  • Video

    Finding alien lava tubes

    How will they help humans live on the moon?

    In order to learn more about worlds beyond Earth, scientists are currently developing cutting-edge tools to attach to...

    Astronomy August 3, 2021
  • The search for ET is getting (a little) more serious

    A new report into possible UFO sightings has prompted important debate among intelligent lifeform...

    A new report into possible UFO sightings has prompted important debate among intelligent lifeforms here on Earth. ...

    Space June 18, 2021
  • What risks do humans face in space?

    Aerospace medicine expert chats about the challenges of interplanetary travel.

    It was quite the job ad when NASA started looking for astronauts for its Moon to Mars mission. They’re searching for ...

    News May 22, 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...

    News March 19, 2021
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