Space

Viewing tropical storms and other natural disasters from space

Australia receives an average of 13 cyclones a year, while the US might see up to 20. Every one of these destructive storms¬†varies in their life cycles, intensity, movement, size and impacts such…

Birth of a planet

Researchers use 3D models to better our understanding of how planets are formed. 

The Milky Way has a twin

Or maybe even two…scientists have found a group of galaxies that look just like ours.

In memory of Neil Armstrong

Explosions in space

A new era (Dreaming of Mars, part 3)

Setting up a permanent base on Mars may no longer be a dream. The plans are already there, we only need funding. Will we reach Mars by 2030?

How do astronauts sleep in space?

After a long day’s work, you’re ready for a good night’s sleep. But it’s a little different if you’re weightless.

The fate of our Universe

Doomsday is still a long way away, but this is what might happen.

6U CubeSat: Australia’s opportunity for a national space program

UNSW researchers have developed a new system design for a nano-satellite, which could lead the way into a sustainable Australian space program.

Dreaming of Mars, part 2

When the Mariner 9 space probe entered into its orbit around Mars in November 1971, it was met with cheers from the control centre in California, in the US. The probe had been…

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