Patience can be rewarded as with this composite of the 2016 Geminids meteor shower, seen over Mt Teide volcano on the Canary Islands, off Spain.
2017 is looking to be a spectacular year for meteor showers. So here's what to look out for in both the northern and southern skies.
In part two of our podcast on rebooting, we explore what would happen if humanity was wiped out, take a look at a political comeback in France, and get a taste of a revamped US institution.
Artist’s conception of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at Bennu asteroid.
Scientists are hoping to collect 100g of material from asteroid Bennu.
How to save the Earth from an asteroid strike.
Large asteroid hits on Earth have the potential to wipe out humanity so knowing how to detect and deflect them is vital. But we know very little about the interior make up of many asteroids.
Ceres’ Haulani Crater shows evidence of landslides from its crater rim.
The latest data from the Dawn space probe points to underground ice flows and a water vapour atmosphere.
New research suggests the Chicxulub asteroid impact threw up billions of tons of oil soot that blocked out the sun for a decade.
The early Earth may have been shaped by asteroid bombardment.
The discovery of the second oldest known asteroid impact site in the world can give us tantalising hints of the Earth's early crust.
NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission has had its funding cut. Here's why politicians should think again.
NASA’s Orion spacecraft will be able to take humans further away from Earth than ever before.
From inflatable space stations to trips to asteroids and maybe even Mars, the next decade of human spaceflight will include many exciting firsts.
The idea that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a giant asteroid was ridiculed – until the remains of a giant crater were found deep underground.
How would people react to mining on the moon?
No one nation should be allowed to go it alone and develop a mining industry in space. It needs an international effort and Australia, with a long history in mining, can play its part.
A highlight of 2015 was the number of weird and wonderful exoplanets that were found.
From a flyby of Pluto to the search for extrasolar planets and gravitational waves, 2015 was a monumental year for space news.
A composite image of the Geminid Meteors.
Phil Hart/Tanya Hill
A darkened moon is promising to allow us to see one of the best meteor showers of the year, so long as the skies are clear.
Ceres: a bright spot in planetary exploration.
Is it a dwarf planet, an asteroid or a comet? All of the above? Well, with the latest results about Ceres, researchers aren't entirely sure anymore.
TB145 will miss. But Earth has been hit by countless asteroids in the past.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab/flickr
An asteroid will flash by the Earth at the weekend. What do we know about it? And what would happen if a such an object did hit us?
When the asteroid struck the dinosaurs departed, leaving the planter
Space scientists have a busy decade ahead with plans to visit Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and other interplanetary bodies all on the cards.
Our solar system is far from empty. A rogue asteroid or comet may have been responsible for the largest impact site yet discovered in Warburton in central Australia.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
The largest meteorite impact site in the world may be right here in central Australia.
Get your telescopes ready for a rare close encounter with an asteroid this Australia Day.
Clear skies this Australia Day could give observers a rare look at a giant asteroid flying past Earth at 56,000kmh. The asteroid…
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…