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  • Interstellar space probe to boldly go even further

    NASA scientists to unveil planning for an interstellar space probe at the EGU General Assembly

    A new interstellar space probe, currently in its planning phase, will boldly go where no probe has gone before accord...

    News April 28, 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...

    News February 11, 2021
  • Voyager 2 set to follow its sister into the void

    Mission control says evidence indicates the 40-year-old probe is about to leave the solar system....

    NASA’s Voyager 2 probe, launched just over 40 years ago, looks set to become the second human-made object ever to lea...

    Space October 9, 2018
  • NASA sets the controls for the heart of the sun

    Parker space probe due for launch this weekend.

    Barring any unforeseen circumstances, NASA is set to launch the Parker Space Probe – a vehicle designed to get closer...

    Space August 8, 2018
  • Cassini sees Titan glow just before destruction

    Useful right until the last minute, NASA’s Saturn probe sent data about the planet’s moon just be...

    In its dying hours, as it plunged towards fiery oblivion on Saturn, NASA’s Cassini probe captured the dawn of spring ...

    Space November 21, 2017
  • Australia sprints into the space race

    Multiple announcements reveal Australia’s plans to invest heavily in its own space industry, writ...

    In a rare show of Federal, state, academic and business cooperation, Australia this week declared its intention to bu...

    Space September 25, 2017
  • Kamikaze missions: spacecraft that met their doom – on purpose

    We have a long history of crashing spacecraft into various celestial bodies after we’re done with...

    Comet-chaser Rosetta's mission comes to an end next week – with a literal bang. More than 12 years after launch, the ...

    Space September 21, 2016
  • Dawn arrives on Ceres

    After a stopover at an asteroid, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft reached its final destination. Alan Duffy...

    An artist's impression of the Dawn spacecraft making its way through the asteroid belt, where it has been sent to inv...

    Space March 9, 2015