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Penguins will have the best seat in the house as a total solar eclipse passes over Antarctica on December 4. Australia and New Zealand will experience a minor partial eclipse, but not a noticeable one.
The International Space Station is a great example of how space has, for the most part, been a peaceful and collaborative international arena.
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Activities in space today are far more numerous and complicated compared to 1967, before humans had landed on the moon or Elon Musk had been born. Two experts explain the need for better laws to keep space peaceful.
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A partial lunar eclipse during moonrise will let viewers in most Australian capitals see the Moon partly shrouded in Earth’s shadow, while the “Moon illusion” makes it look larger than life.
A new tool to detect hidden layers of the surface of the far side of the Moon could provide vital information about what lies beneath and how Earth’s satellite evolved.
The next big frontier in space exploration is finding ways to effectively harness oxygen contained within Moon dust. What will it take?
A 10kg rover, due to land on the Moon by 2024, will be fitted with an advanced robotic arm design and manufactured in Australia.
Building a moon base will require extensive resources and infrastructure.
There are vast quantities of water ice on the moon that represent the potential for extraction and use in rocket fuel. But there are no practical reasons to mine this water.
A key goal of the Chang'e-5 mission was to find evidence of some of the youngest volcanic eruptions on the Moon.
It’s important to understand sex and eroticism in space.
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As space exploration takes off, it will become increasingly important to study and understand sex, intimacy, desire and pleasure off-Earth.
The Binar-1 mission is the first in a series that will hopefully culminate in a mission to the Moon, with satellites developed using know-how gained from designing tough instruments for the WA outback.
Both Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson successfully rode to space on rockets made by their private companies Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, respectively.
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According to a new poll, people across political and demographic lines think the private space race is good for the future but still just an ego trip for the billionaires involved.
Scientists have been studying lunar samples brought back from Apollo missions to understand the geologic history of the Moon.
Without a magnetic field, the Moon’s surface is exposed to solar wind. These could have been depositing resources like water and potential rocket fuel on the Moon’s surface for billions of years.
The triple whammy of the moon’s wobble, sea level rise and more intense storms will bring worse tidal floods into coastal communities in the 2030s. This includes in Australia.
Mars, Venus and the crescent Moon will all come together in the sky just after sunset on Tuesday.
Test out scientific ideas, connect with your ancestors or just marvel at the beauty of nature.
Eugene Cernan on the Moon, December 13, 1972, during the Apollo 17 mission, the last manned flight to the Earth’s natural satellite.
Several current programs aim at sending humans back to the Moon. What would be the purpose, and what are the real prospects?
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A total lunar eclipse will be visible from parts of Australia, Asia and the western parts of North and South America on May 26.
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This Wednesday night, everywhere in Australia will have a box seat for a spectacular total eclipse of the Moon.
A red blood moon is caused by sunlight passing through the Earth’s atmosphere.
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In the early morning of May 26, 2021, there will be a super blood-red lunar eclipse. The show will be spectacular and can all be explained by the orbits of the Earth and Moon.
A permanent Moon colony could become a reality in a few decades.
In the coming decades, governments and private companies will set up permanent bases on the Moon and Mars. And at some point, the first galactic baby will be born.