Musk’s audacious plan to blast people to Mars by 2024 glosses over some important social and political challenges that SpaceX will need to successfully navigate to get off the ground.
Space inspires, and the establishment of a Space Agency in Australia is well positioned to drive engagement in STEM.
Planetary protection protocols try to make sure we don't seed places like Mars with life from our planet. An astrobiologist argues they're misguided – especially with human astronauts on the horizon.
Star Trek Discovery is the latest offering in the 50-year-old science fiction franchise beloved by scientists — but it isn't about science.
Australia could benefit from more jobs and exports if it boosted its space industry.
From cheap prosthetic arms for landmine victims in Sudan to the promise of surgery on astronauts in space — 3D printing is sparking a healthcare revolution.
Imagine the Earth pulling everything it is made up of, all of its mass, towards its centre. This happens evenly all over the Earth, causing it to take on a round shape.
If you want to live on Mars, you're going to need to grow food. Seeds are naturally equipped to handle challenging Earth environments, but how well can they survive what they'll encounter off-planet?
At a time in the sun's cycle when space weather experts expect less solar activity, our star is going bonkers with solar flares and coronal mass ejections. What effects will Earth feel?
How exactly do the stars twinkle in the night sky? As it turns out, the answer is full of hot air... and cold air.
With the wealth of data being created nowadays, new forms of artistic collaboration with scientists are emerging.
While we on Earth are familiar with our own star, the Sun, the European Space Agency's PLATO mission will explore solar systems similar to ours as well as those that are more exotic.
In five or seven billion years time, the Sun's life will come to an end. And it will be really spectacular - if you're watching from far enough away.
In this episode of The Anthill podcast we are off exploring: land, sea and space.
Even if alien life is never discovered, all is not lost.
It promises to be one of the brightest objects in the night sky once the Mayak satellite unfolds a giant pyramid reflector. But what is it going to do?
What caused the Big Bang is still a mystery. And that's just one of the many unanswered questions, in spite of everything we do know about the birth of the Universe.
In the current commercial space race, the idea of reusing rockets is gaining momentum.
Who is responsible for space debris? What laws should apply to humans living on another planet? Who has rights to mine asteroids? The Outer Space Treaty needs an update to address such questions.
Studying mysterious neutron stars could uncover the secrets of exotic physics – and a way to navigate the stars.