In the fourth episode of our podcast series, we look at the practical, legal and ethical questions about going to set up base on the moon – and mining its resources.
Yes, the Sun absolutely spins. In fact, everything in the universe spins. Some things spin faster than the Sun, some are slower and some things spin 'backwards'.
Australia played a vital role in beaming the Apollo 11 Moon landing to the world. But since then we've passed up the opportunity to cement our place in exploring outer space.
The future of lunar exploration and space travel will be possible only through advances in robotic design and implementation.
The new era of space exploration is characterized by an emphasis on diversity and international cooperation. But there's a lot of work to do before there's gender equality in STEM fields and at NASA.
Luxembourg is creating a business environment to service the growing number of space start-ups.
Americans need a new multi-decade Moonshot that will inspire several generations to shoot for the stars and pursue careers in space engineering and exploration.
The first humans to land on the Moon, and the team that got them there, get all the glory. But what about the people who laid the foundation for this effort by mapping the Moon? Who were they?
When you look at the squiggly lines on Joy Division's famous album cover, you're seeing a record of lightning in outer space.
The very hottest stars actually glow blue.
NASA has made significant steps in making explicit appeals to women to support space exploration, but it might not be doing enough to gather needed political support.
The technologies behind weather forecasting, GPS and even smartphones can trace their origins to the race to the Moon.
Asteroids have played a key role in our history and will continue to do so in the future.
A new podcast series from The Conversation exploring the last 50 years of space exploration and the 50 years to come.
It is always exciting to discover new planets beyond our Solar System. Now a planetary astrophysicist is using a star's chemistry to predict which ones are likely to host giant planets.
This are looking up when it comes to launching things into space from Australia. The rules on what can be launched are currently under review and open for comment.
Every day about 50 tons of rocks from space fall on Earth. An examination of these meteorites has inspired a new theory about how exactly these rocks formed.
Layers of rock provide a historical record of variations in the Earth's orbit, revealing information about the planet's climate billions of years ago.
All the buildings and the cars and the restaurants, and the phones and even everything that's inside of you... it all started with an exploding star, billions of years ago.
How do you train space engineers? You enable college students to build mini satellites, called CubeSats, launch them into space and help them collect the data.