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When a hunk of space junk smashes into the Moon in a few weeks, it will join a long history of lunar collisions.
We have only sent people to the Moon six times so far.
A space station on the Moon could be built out of lunar concrete.
A 10kg rover, due to land on the Moon by 2024, will be fitted with an advanced robotic arm design and manufactured in Australia.
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.
The only six sites on the farside of the Moon suitable for telescope arrays of around 200km across.
Companies and space agencies alike will have to compete for very few useful sites on the Moon.
Researchers have long suspected there’s water - or ice, to be precise - on the Moon. New research now confirms it, and suggests it lurks in sun-starved nooks and crannies called ‘cold traps’.
Two new studies significantly advance our understanding of water on the Moon and where to find it.
Illustration of a future Moon base by the European Space Agency, which hasn’t signed the Artemis Accords.
ESA; RegoLight, visualisation: Liquifer Systems Group, 2018
Some nations are concerned the Artemis Accords represent a US power grab.
There is no shortage of ideas for how Australia can help NASA fly to Mars.
Mick Tsikas/AAP Image
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.
India’s launch vehicle carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifted off from Sriharikota, India, in late July 2019.
Indian Space Research Organization via AP
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.
In the fourth episode of our podcast series, we look at the practical, legal and ethical questions about going to set up base on the moon – and mining its resources.
One giant leap for robotkind? Future space travel will only be possible through extensive advances in space robotics.
The future of lunar exploration and space travel will be possible only through advances in robotic design and implementation.
Mars should be the next destination for humankind.
Americans need a new multi-decade Moonshot that will inspire several generations to shoot for the stars and pursue careers in space engineering and exploration.
When (if) we go back to the Moon we need some rules on behaviour.
Tourism, mining and new settlements are possibilities for our Moon. But what rules and regulations should govern our behavior there?
The far side looks a lot like the near side.
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
The far side of the Moon sees its share of sunlight – it’s dark only in the sense that it’s mysterious because it’s never visible from Earth. Here’s why.
Canada’s involvement - beyond the Canadarm 3 -in lunar exploration and development is crucial.
Compared to other governments’ support of lunar business and technology, Canada needs to be more strategic and active in lunar exploration or we will be left behind.
Far side of the moon, as seen from Apollo 16.
Great discoveries await.
What can what’s on the moon tell us about our home planet?
The moon might harbor bits of the Earth that blasted off our planet billions of years ago. These lunar time capsules could hold secrets about conditions here at home back when life was first emerging.
To date, all human economic activity has depended on the material and energy resources of a single planet; understandably, perhaps. It is conceivable though that future advances in space exploration could…