Recent high-profile disappointments make it tempting to this our efforts to explore Mars are cursed. But landing anywhere in space is hard – not least on the Red Planet.
How can companies brought low by scandal or failure remember the lessons they should be learning?
Whatever happens next in new space race will happen quickly. The opportunity is there for Australia to be involved, but it won’t be there for long.
Scientists are hoping to collect 100g of material from asteroid Bennu.
The latest data from the Dawn space probe points to underground ice flows and a water vapour atmosphere.
Atmospheric, marine, environmental, biological and medical scientists join in calling for more focus on the damage being wrought by climate change.
Juno’s visit to Jupiter promises to pick up on many of the unsolved mysteries that still remain in understanding of the Jovian system.
The perilous Juno mission could help reveal how Jupiter formed, whether it has a rocky core and even whether it influenced life on Earth.
NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission has had its funding cut. Here's why politicians should think again.
Researchers got 128 students at a middle school to use Twitter to further their science learning. And what happened? These students learned how to connect science to real life.
A leading NASA scientist has asked CSIRO to stay in its global network that monitors atmospheric dust and pollution. The data are vital to understand the effects on weather and climate.
Why carry building materials from Earth into space, when we can build structures by 3D printing using materials found out there?
After half a century of trying, scientists have finally caught a glimpse of the magnetic process that fuels space weather and the northern lights.
Inflatable space habitats, like the one installed on the International Space Station this week, could see wide application in space and planetary exploration.
We're on the cusp of being able to consistently launch and land rockets, greatly reducing the cost of space travel. But how long before there's a Millennium Falcon in every garage?
Soviet space station Mir hosted astronauts from a significant number of countries – laying the foundation for the ISS. But how long will this collaborative spirit last?
We should honour the dead by striving to go further.
Dawn's mission director and chief engineer describes his 'dream come true' job – and how the new data coming back from Ceres could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of our solar system.
No Star Wars movie would be complete without the Universe's two favourite droids. But now the race is on to turn them into fact.
Think our Sun's big? Prepare to be dazzled by the real galactic heavyweights.