Astronomers are hot on the search for new exoplanets – planets that lie beyond our Solar System – which might show potential for sustaining life.
We know going back to the Moon is expensive. Here’s how we could use metals extracted from Moon dirt to save millions of dollars.
In Western Australia, the first of a series of little satellites just burned up in the sky – exactly as planned.
Listening for events like black hole collisions is important in astronomy research – and the technology is only getting better.
One of the objects is a ‘fossil’ radio source – a leftover from the death of a supermassive black hole that once shot out huge jets of plasma.
The unusual planetary system has a host star orbited by two giants. One has an incredible odd route around its star. And the other (unlike our own gas giants) is hellishly hot.
Why is the universe 13.8 billion years old, but 93 billion light-years across? It’s all about how light travels through the cosmos.
There are many bodies in the solar system we can’t easily access. But observations of their winds and sediments reveal a surprising amount.
There’s a lot of technological progress required before off-Earth mining operations can be considered feasible.
The pulsar PSR J0523-7125 is more than ten times brighter than any other radio pulsar outside the Milky Way.
The future of Australia’s space efforts will hinge on coordination between defence, industry and universities.
The telescopes primary mirror segments are now working together to provide a single, sharp image.
There has never been a dedicated mission sent to the “ice giants”, Uranus and Neptune. But there may be one on the horizon.
The students produced 33 experiment vials, which were boarded on the SpaceX Crew Dragon 24 and launched in December.
How will they bring the structure back safely? And where will the surviving components crash?
The zircon crystal was found in the NWA 7034 meteorite, dubbed ‘Black Beauty’ – uncovered from the desert of northwest Africa.
A mysterious repeating signal from our galactic backyard is a reminder the universe is full of unexpected surprises, if only we should look.
An expert says Nigeria’s capacity to access space support for development and security will be affected if its satellite goes down.
Later this year I will spend time with former NASA astronaut instructors, before receiving high-G training, crew resource management training and spacesuit training, among other skills.
The black hole is part of a binary star system within our Milky Way galaxy. It orbits a colossal supergiant companion star.