Imagined view from Kepler-10b, a planet that orbits one of the 150,000 stars that the Kepler spacecraft is monitoring.
NASA/Kepler Mission/Dana Berry
When NASA first started planning the Kepler mission, no one knew if the universe held any planets outside our solar system. Thousands of exoplanets later, the search enters a new phase as Kepler retires.
Kelly having a carrot snack in space.
It's been reported that astronaut Scott Kelly no longer has the same DNA as his twin brother after spending a year in space.
Pentagon of vortices. Mosaic of infrared images of Jupiter’s south pole.
Surprising new results from the Juno mission may us help work out what's going on at Saturn and other gas giants, too.
Artist impression of Kepler-90i, the eighth planet discovered orbiting around Kepler-90.
Google's artificial intelligence has been taught to look for planets around other stars. It's already making new discoveries that scientists have missed.
A new trajectory means the mission to uncover core facts about the asteroid belt will happen sooner than planned.
Who’s rushing? The Chinese Long March 5 rocket lifts off.
Dreams of new footprints on the moon are more about domestic politics than foreign policy.
Artist’s illustration of two merging neutron stars.
National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet.
The discovery of tiny ripples in space from the violent collision of dense stars could help solve many mysteries – including where the gold in our jewellery comes from.
Off to court…
Future Mars colonists may want to form their own legal system. What would stop them?
Olympus Mons, biggest volcano in the Solar System.
They erupted for billions of years and make Earth's volcanoes look like molehills. Here's what we know and what we don't know about them.
Without satellites, modern technologies such mobiles phones and GPS would not exist.
Flickr/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
We've all seen videos of satellites being blasted off into space - but once they're locked in orbit around the earth, how do we bring them back down?
A girl takes a close look at the world’s first artificial.
satellite, the Soviet-made Sputnik I.
Our fascination with space shows no signs of slowing down, 60 years after the Soviet Union launched the world's first satellite, Sputnik.
Private companies are increasingly challenging national space agencies in a new space race, which comes with great opportunities but also huge risks.
Space inspires, and the establishment of a Space Agency in Australia is well positioned to drive engagement in STEM.
An illustration of Cassini as it plunges into Saturn’s atmosphere.
The last signals from Cassini space probe before it burns up in Saturn's atmosphere will tracked by the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.
Cassini makes the first radio occultation of Saturn’s rings producing this simulated image with green for particles smaller than 5cm and purple where particles are larger.
The Cassini space probe took us up close and through the beautiful rings of Saturn. It captured some amazing images, and even the sound of the rings during its mission.
A Cassini portrait of five of Saturn’s moons. Janus (179km across) is on the far left, Pandora (81km across) orbits between the A ring and the thin F ring, Enceladus (504km across) is centre, Rhea (1,528km), is bisected by the right edge of the image and the smaller moon Mimas (396km) is seen beyond Rhea also on the right side of the image.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
The Cassini space probe discovered several new moons on its mission to Saturn, and revealed fresh views of the moons we already knew about.
An illustration of Cassini diving between Saturn and the planet’s innermost ring.
With only days to go before NASA's Cassini space probe ends its two-decade mission to explore Saturn, what has it revealed about the ringed planet, the second largest in our solar system?
Lasers being shone from the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile.
These lasers help remove the twinkles in the night sky and help astronomers see stars clearer on Earth than ever before.
How exactly do the stars twinkle in the night sky? As it turns out, the answer is full of hot air... and cold air.
Both Voyager spacecraft are only in communication with Earth via a Canberra tracking station.
The Voyager space probes sent back some amazing images of the planets in the outer Solar System, and they're still talking to Earth every day via Australia's tracking station.
What message would you send to outer space?
Humanity is the real target for these recordings which continue to inspire us to better understand ourselves and our place in the cosmos.