El casquete polar sur de Marte, visto desde el Mars Global Surveyor. Ahora sabemos que debajo hay un lago de agua líquida.
Los investigadores han encontrado un gran lago de agua salada enterrado a 1,5 kilómetros bajo el casquete polar sur de Marte. ¿Qué significa eso para la vida en el planeta rojo?
Mars’ south polar cap, as seen from Mars Global Surveyor. Buried beneath, we now know, is a lake of liquid water.
Researchers have found evidence of a large lake of salty water, buried 1.5 kilometres beneath the southern polar ice cap on Mars. So what does that mean for life on the red planet?
A moon shadow on Jupiter, the red planet now has a dozen more moons added to the list or such orbiting bodies.
Jupiter now has at least 79 moons, the most for any known planet. But where did these newly discovered moons come from?
People take shelter during the floods in Mozambique.
While disaster insurance would go a long way in averting losses, demand for cover is still lower than expected.
Common beliefs include finding a spiritual essence in nature.
Around 14% of Australians identify as spiritual. It is time they were given the same rights as those belonging to organised religions.
More and more people are being drawn into slums in Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
Self-organisation initiatives taken by slum residents across Africa can help urban development.
Eleni Foureira performs Cyprus’s 2018 Eurovision entry, Fuego, in the first semi-final in Portugal.
Jose Sena Goulao/EPA
Since it began in the 1950s, Eurovision has embraced everything from metal to the global juggernaut of Scandi-pop, and of course the Eurodance and disco synonymous with Eurovision.
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9.
The new planet-hunting telescope TESS was successfully launched today by NASA, and Australia will play a key role in checking out any new worlds it discovers.
Australian captain Steve Smith hits the pitch after being caught off balance from a delivery during the Australia v England Ashes Test in January 2018.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
Australia's cricketers were once known as tough but fair, but the latest ball tampering scandal has many asking how some of the leading players could have stooped so low.
British theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Professor Stephen Hawking in 2014.
Stephen Hawking inspired people with his work on black holes and other mysteries of the universe. Many were quick to pay tribute to the theoretical physicist who died today in the UK, aged 76.
The 2017 Geminids as seen from Ecuador, against the backdrop of the splendid Milky Way (centre) and the Large Magellanic Cloud (right).
Your guide to some of the best meteor showers for 2018. Where to look and when in both the northern and southern skies to catch nature's fireworks.
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.
An artist’s impression of the exoplanet in close orbit to a star.
ESA, NASA, G. Tinetti (University College London, UK & ESA) and M. Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble)
A solitary planet in an eccentric orbit around an ancient star may help astronomers understand exactly how such planetary systems are formed.
Most of the jobs in regional Queensland’s mega projects are only temporary.
The big ticket resources projects of the past decade have not delivered as hoped for regional Queensland. New approaches are needed.
Tiny and very faint, this fast moving object (centre) was captured by astronomers as it passed through our Solar system.
Queen's University Belfast
The mystery object seen moving through our Solar system shows the void between the stars is far from empty. So can we expect more interstellar visitors?
REUTERS/Jason Reed/File photo
In the push to lower emissions and reduce energy prices, agricultural waste could be Australia's secret weapon.
Cow’s milk … blamed for autism.
We need to stop playing the blame game.
John Fead, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, 1851.
The first recorded performance of the theatre company that Shakespeare co-founded was at a playhouse south of the Thames, but was lost to historians for centuries. Now we know where it lies.
Jarvis Cocker in the film clip for Common People.
Screenshot from Youtube
In Different Class, Pulp got fans singing and dancing to searing commentaries on class and privilege.
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.