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An artist’s depiction of the heliosphere, the Sun’s region of influence in space. Little is known of the actual shape of the heliosphere. NASA

Scientists call the region of space influenced by the Sun the heliosphere – but without an interstellar probe, they don’t know much about its shape

An interstellar probe could help scientists answer fundamental questions about how the Sun influences Earth, space and other planets in the solar system.
NASA rocket launched from the Arnhem Space Centre in NT on June 26 2022. NASA Wallops/Brian Bonsteel

The first-ever survey on Australian attitudes towards space is out. So, what do we think?

Despite what you may think, Australia has a long history of space activities. But this is the first time the Australian public has been asked its opinions on space.
Nothing demonstrates our reliance on each other like a highly contagious disease. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

COVID-19 upended Americans’ sense of individualism and invited us to embrace interconnectedness – an idea from Greek philosopher Epicurus

A British literature scholar explains how philosopher John Locke’s theory of selfhood will not help the pandemic recovery, if individuals fail to see themselves as interconnected.

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