If you've ever wondered why you can look at a solar eclipse and why it can harm your eyes, the answer is in the sun's rays.
More than 2,000 years ago, the Babylonians understood the cycle of eclipses. They also regarded them as signs that could foretell the death of a king.
An astronomer explains how and why – and when – eclipses happen, what we can learn from them, and what they would look like if you were standing on the moon.
We could learn a lot from any mission to send people to Mars, such as whether there's life elsewhere in the universe or even the technology for new household appliances.
To get us to Mars and beyond, a team of students from around the world has a plan involving lunar rovers mining ice and a space station between the Earth and the moon.
The Moon belongs to all of us. Let's share in its beauty from afar without splashing around $100 million on a showy space trip.
Scientists first started disagreeing about whether the moon should be a planet in Galileo's day.
The moon may be slightly older than previously thought, suggests a new study.
The full moon is stunning – and this month it'll be larger than normal. Do make it a reason to embrace the darkness and have a look.
Full moons are good reason to look up – and the one on Nov. 14 is no exception. But here’s why you likely won’t see something shockingly different from other full moons you've observed over the years.
New study suggests a 64km diameter body travelling at 15km per second created the Orientale Basin on the moon.
The story of how water got inside the moon could also help us understand the origin of water on Earth.
From inflatable space stations to trips to asteroids and maybe even Mars, the next decade of human spaceflight will include many exciting firsts.
Inflatable space habitats, like the one installed on the International Space Station this week, could see wide application in space and planetary exploration.
The Last Man on the Moon is much more than a biographical documentary – it is a gripping account of human endeavour.
A new theory could change our understanding of the moons in our solar system – and the genesis of life itself.
A six degree change in the moon's tilt could help us understand the origin of water in the inner solar system, and help us mine our staellite for it, too.
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.
The 50th anniversary of Luna 9's first soft moon landing reminds us how difficult landing a spacecraft is.
Great discoveries await.