Artist’s impression of the Mars 2020 rover.
Collecting samples from Mars and brining them back to Earth will be a hugely complicated task, but it may be our best bet of finding alien life.
NASA's Europa Clipper mission just got the green light - here's what it could achieve.
On June 5-6, 2012, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory collected images of one of the rarest predictable solar events: the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun.
This hot, acidic neighbor with its surface veiled in thick clouds hasn't benefited from the attention showered on Mars and the Moon. But Venus may offer insights into the fate of the Earth.
European Space Agency astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain in the Zvezda Service Module on the International Space Station in October 2003.
On the 50th anniversary of man's historic moon landing, Pedro Duque remembers how every child wanted to be an astronaut in 1969.
Methane detected at Mars’ Gale Crater (the centre picture).
For the first time, an instrument orbiting Mars and a rover on the surface have detected methane simultaneously – raising hopes for finding life on the red planet.
Opportunity in Endurance Crater.
Rovers including 'Rosalind Franklin' will pick up where Opportunity left off – trying to answer the question of whether there is, or ever has been, life on Mars.
Zambezi river delta, snapped by Landsat 8 in March 2018.
Satellites hundreds of miles overheard are helping scientists to predict drought, track floods and see how climate change is changing access to water resources.
The 35 m-diameter dish antenna of ESA’s deep-space tracking station at New Norcia, Western Australia.
Australia occupies a unique location vital for supporting NASA and ESA deep-space missions.
The spacecraft will cruise for years before it reaches Mercury.
Operating the two spacecraft that make up BebpiColombo will be harder than rocket science, says a member of its science team.
Changes to the benefits system delve into the pockets of the poor and will lead to more families and disabled people needing to use food banks.
A rocket carrying the NBN’s Sky Muster II satellite. Perhaps one day Australia might have more direct involvement in space activities.
AAP Image/National Broadband Network
An Australian Space Agency could capitalise on our history working with NASA and the ESA and boost our entry into the expanding commercial space industry.
Mars seen by the Viking oriter.
Funding has been agreed for ESA's ExoMars rover, giving new hope that Europe could find life on Mars.
Robotic construction of Lunar and Martian infrastructure using 3D printing.
Why carry building materials from Earth into space, when we can build structures by 3D printing using materials found out there?
Space scientists have a busy decade ahead with plans to visit Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and other interplanetary bodies all on the cards.
In space, no one can appreciate your artistic spacecraft rendering.
The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to land on comet 67P was one of the most audacious in space history. The idea of landing on a small chunk of icy rock 300m kilometres away from Earth and hurtling…
We have lift-off.
After a 24-hour delay due to bad weather, the first test launch of the Orion spacecraft by NASA is underway with the ultimate goal of putting human beings on Mars. Weeks after the landing on a comet by…
The new ancient Egypt.
What’s the betting that Agilkia makes it into the baby name charts in 2015? This romantic, lyrical word is the name of an island in the Egyptian Nile, but it’s also just been given to the patch of Comet…
The Rosetta mission reaches a defining moment on Wednesday November 12, when its lander, Philae, is released. After about seven hours of descent, Philae will arrive on the surface of Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko…
Now whizzing through space, 1.5 million km from Earth.
ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG - G. Barbaste
After its successful launch in December, European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia has now taken up its position in space and is ready to survey the skies. With the help of two onboard telescopes focused onto…