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Nasa to land on asteroid in search for origin of life
Nasa to land on asteroid in search for origin of life

Two-year-long mission will see spacecraft rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018 in search of samples.

5 days ago
NASA launches $1m Mars robot challenge
NASA launches $1m Mars robot challenge

Space agency opens competition to design robots to assist astronauts with expeditions to Mars.

7 days ago
China launches “hack-proof” satellite
China launches “hack-proof” satellite

World’s first quantum satellite will transmit “uncrackable” keys between space and the earth.

36 days ago
MeerKAT stands tall for local science
MeerKAT stands tall for local science

MeerKAT has been hailed as a breakthrough and once completed will be the world's most powerful radio telescope.

36 days ago
Some locals not feeling benefit of SKA
Some locals not feeling benefit of SKA

In Carnarvon life continues as normal and feels no real benefit from the SKA project, say locals.

36 days ago
SpaceX blasts off to Space Station
SpaceX blasts off to Space Station

Falcon 9 blasted off just before 5am this morning on its journey to take supplies to the ISS.

37 days ago
Baby MeerKAT exceeds expectation
Baby MeerKAT exceeds expectation

As astronomers discuss MeerKAT, the telescope produces its first image writes Sarah Wild.

40 days ago
Juno sends back first Jupiter photo
Juno sends back first Jupiter photo

The first spacecraft to arrive at Jupiter has sent back images from its pioneering journey.

46 days ago
Astronomers spy odd celestial ballet
Astronomers spy odd celestial ballet

With three stars in its system, this massive planet would experience triple sunrises and triple sunsets during one season and all daylight in another.

47 days ago
Multinational crew blasts off for ISS
Multinational crew blasts off for ISS

A three-member multinational crew blasted off aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket for a two-day trip to the International Space Station.

48 days ago
Mission to Jupiter: ‘Now the fun begins’
Mission to Jupiter: ‘Now the fun begins’

Now that the Juno spacecraft is settled in orbit around Jupiter after a five-year journey, the real work’s about to begin.

49 days ago
‘We're in orbit. We conquered Jupiter’
‘We're in orbit. We conquered Jupiter’

Nasa's Juno spacecraft capped a five-year journey to Jupiter with a do-or-die engine burn to sling itself into orbit. [VIDEO]

50 days ago
China eyes hunt for alien life
China eyes hunt for alien life

The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope will be used to explore space and help in the hunt for extraterrestrial life.

50 days ago
Juno preps for cosmic date with Jupiter
Juno preps for cosmic date with Jupiter

The Juno spacecraft is spinning toward Jupiter for the closest encounter with the biggest planet in our solar system.

23 June 2016, 12:07pm
Human trips to Mars still 15 years off
Human trips to Mars still 15 years off

The European Space Agency says the first step would be to build a base on the Moon before heading to Mars