Augmented reality technology could help recreate familiar sensory experiences from Earth.
Elon Musk may be disappointed by recent studies threatening his plans to go to Mars, but planetary scientists are breathing a sigh of relief.
If humans are to live on Mars they will need a stable supply of food. Earth plants are not suited to the Mars climate but we can engineer plants that are.
Each meteorite is a piece of the puzzle to understanding our solar system.
Nearly 50 years since the first man walked on the moon, our morals are still stranded on Earth.
The Outer Space Treaty has guided global exploration and use of outer space since 1967. Trump's 'Space Force' may not be a good fit.
Proposed changes to Australia's space activities legislation do little to inspire confidence in the government's approach to a commercial space industry.
We could find evidence of life on Europa within a couple of decades.
The first step to mining an asteroid is finding a suitable candidate. Scientists estimate there should be some ten nearby targets.
NASA and ESA have signed a letter of intent to collect samples from Mars and return them to Earth.
With any type of human exploration, there are risks as we push boundaries, and there are inevitably mishaps and fatalities as a result. Space tourism is no exception.
The InSight Lander mission to Mars is preparing for launch in May 2018. But there are seven (or eight) other planets to explore: why have we such a hang up on Mars?
In the early 20th century a Russian scientist – regarded as the father of rocketry – made some novel predictions on where we would be in space in the 21st century. So how accurate was he?
No human has been to the moon since 1972. But India, China and Russia would like to change that, and soon.
Dreams of new footprints on the moon are more about domestic politics than foreign policy.
Scientists used to think that the ocean on Enceladus would be transient, perhaps freezing after a few million years. A new study suggests this isn't the case.
Private companies are increasingly challenging national space agencies in a new space race, which comes with great opportunities but also huge risks.
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.
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.
Space exploration is exciting - but there are barriers for humans hoping to visit and even stay on planets. Buried ice on Mars could be a water source for interplanetary visits of the future.