An update of 50-year-old regulations has kickstarted research into the next generation of rockets. Powered by nuclear fission, these new systems could be the key to faster, safer exploration of space.
US and international law conflicts about who would be in charge if a private company established a Moon base or colonized Mars.
From the Moon's size to the first calculator, the ancients made some jawdropping discoveries without modern technology.
The Earth and the Moon were long thought to be virtually identical in composition. Now we know they are not.
Earth currently has a second moon - but it won't stay long.
Sex technologies and 'erobots' could help address issues related to human desire, and physical and emotional needs of astronauts in space.
The Earth's shadow does not cause the Moon's phases.
Astronomy and astrology do not agree on the dates of the zodiac constellations.
On December 26 a solar eclipse will be visible from northern Australia, southern Asia and parts of the Middle East.
Many people are still upset that Pluto was demoted from being a planet. But definitions of various celestial objects are fairly fluid. So whether it is an asteroid or moon or planet is up for debate.
From solar sail-powered spacecraft, to laser communications, to asteroid detection systems, there is no shortage of Australian ideas and expertise to help NASA explore the Moon and Mars.
Are India and China engaged in a new space race? India's increasingly ambitious space ventures, including its Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission, are evidence of the country's interest in space exploration.
How is NASA preparing astronauts for high-stress living on the Moon? Turns out the answer is by living in undersea bases just off the coast of Florida in a lab known as Aquarius Reef Base.
Current plans for lunar exploration may end up destroying ancient, genetic samples from Earth that have ended up on the moon.
Scientists have discovered how the wise old barn owl is so good at catching rodents.
NASA and the European Space Agency are planning a series of lunar missions using tiny 'CubeSats' to map the moon for resources.
This hot, acidic neighbor with its surface veiled in thick clouds hasn't benefited from the attention showered on Mars and the Moon. But Venus may offer insights into the fate of the Earth.
An Israeli spacecraft carrying tardigrades crashed into the moon. Whether they will survive is irrelevant.
Why wait for parts and equipment to arrive from Earth when you can print your own from moondust?
Australia should be involved in any new mission to the Moon: we have the interest and the expertise so let's be part of the race.