Space

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…

Dreaming of Mars, part 1

Since the 1960s, humans have been tested in preparation for a journey to Mars. Subjects have been crammed into sealed steel containers of only a few square metres, with minimal water, food and…

Star ejects bubble of gas

Near the North Celestial Pole, in the constellation of Camelopardalis (The Giraffe), a star shines. The celestial body is a prime example of a carbon star (it contains more carbon than oxygen), but…

Telescope buried in Antarctic ice

Scientists are using a giant block of ice to detect neutrinos.

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