Fireballs from Halley’s comet are lighting up the Australian night sky this week as the Orionid meteor shower reaches its peak, putting on a show we can see without a telescope
NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir have completed a seven-hour spacewalk to do important repairs, leaving the four male astronauts back in the ISS
Scientists have found 20 new moons around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82. The finds put Saturn ahead of Jupiter’s 79 moons — though none as massive as Ganymede
Astronauts have grown beef in a laboratory up on the International Space Station by 3D printing meat from cells harvested on Earth and sent up into orbit on a rocket
During an official state visit with US President Donald Trump, PM Scott Morrison has revealed our new national space agency will help NASA in its mission to land on the moon and Mars
Scientists have discovered water on a distant super-Earth known as K2-18b, which has temperatures suitable for life. It’s the first time water vapour has been detected on an exoplanet
For the first time, scientists have a clear picture of the day the giant asteroid crashed into Earth, wiping out dinosaurs with fires, tsunamis and a sky full of vaporised rock
Designs have been revealed for the Von Braun Rotating Space Station, a low-orbit, wheel-shaped hotel for 100 space tourists a week that could be open for guests by 2025
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has taken an amazing new photo of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, a massive storm wider than the Earth, with furious winds reaching speeds of up to 684kmh
Thousands of cuddly looking animals called tardigrades — sometimes called “moss pigs” or “water bears” — have been left on the Moon by a lunar lander that crashed on impact
Astronomers have found a new solar system with three new planets, one of which is in the “Goldilocks” zone — not too hot and not too cold but just right to support life
The Royal Australian Mint has released a special coin series to celebrate 50 years since Neil Armstrong took “one giant leap for mankind” onto the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969
It’s time for incredible revelations, reunions and replays as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and moon landing
Never-before-heard audio tapes reveal Neil Armstrong’s biggest fear ahead of the Apollo 11 trip wasn’t dying on the moon. It was failure to complete the mission and damaging the US’s reputation
Using a drone called Dragonfly, NASA will have a good look around Titan to see if microbial life or even humans could live on Saturn’s large, icy moon
UPDATED A student working at NASA in the 1970s bought a heap of junk film and carried it around for 43 years before discovering it was the only surviving original film of the moon landing
Scientists are practising with mock equipment and pretend rocks and dirt for the day they open the vaults containing treasures collected on the moon 50 years ago
It’s time to rug up and look up at the night sky for a spectacular view of Jupiter, our solar system’s biggest planet. It’s as close as it gets to Earth and you don’t need a telescope to see it
The International Space Station is about to become the latest holiday destination with the first tourists blasting off next year. A ticket will cost about $83 million, air included
It is 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. Learn all about this historic event and the space race in our digital inquiry kit
The moon is our nearest neighbour in space. We look at its birth, its surface, its history, its eight phases and how it has helped keep our daily lives on track since ancient times
In the early days of space exploration, the US and Russia sent rockets, animals and finally humans into the great unknown of our universe in the search for answers about what exists out there
The trio that led the Apollo 11 mission were Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins — three brave astronauts willing to risk their lives for space exploration
The astronauts were prepared to handle any problem imaginable on their moon mission. But trying to find ways to copy conditions on the lunar surface meant using some strange training techniques
NASA built a special-purpose rocket called Saturn V to launch man into orbit and walk on the moon. It was the most powerful of its kind ever built. We take a look at all its components
It took three days for Apollo 11 to reach the moon. There wasn’t much to do in the tiny module apart from eating rehydrated food, exercising and keeping the ship running smoothly
One of the greatest feats in history was realised when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon and uttered the famous words: ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’
Australia played an unexpected important role in the moon landing by broadcasting the historic moonwalk to more than 650 million people across the world
Conspiracy theories that NASA faked landing on the moon have been popular since 1969. We look at some of the arguments and what the Americans say about them
It’s been more than 40 years since man last stepped on the moon after the high cost of space travel took its toll. But now several companies are racing to take humans back to the lunar surface
Scientists have discovered a planet the size of Neptune that could instantly vaporise humans. It’s in the Neptunian Desert, where it shouldn’t be able to survive
A fireball that lit up the night sky and created a rumble like and earthquake in recent days has been confirmed as a high-energy meteorite exploding in Earth’s atmosphere
The world’s richest person has unveiled his plans to colonise space with huge, floating, rotating habitats holding cities, farmland and even national parks
A team of more than 200 scientists has worked together to capture the world’s first photograph of a black hole, a phenomenon never-before seen by humans
The Parker Solar Probe is on a groundbreaking mission to ‘touch the Sun’ and has now come closer to our nearest star than any other man-made object in history
It’s been a big week for our quest to live on Mars, with the confirmation of a “burp” of methane gas and NASA’s release of designs for human housing on the red planet
Scientists have discovered a fossilised snapshot of the day a huge asteroid slammed into Earth 66 million years ago, clearing the way for humans to thrive
Two NASA astronauts took a walk out in space for more than six hours to change some batteries on Friday. They finished early, so had time for some cleaning and sightseeing
If humans land on Mars or walk on the Moon again, Australians could watch it live at a state-of-the-art mission control centre, which the government plans to build in Adelaide
NASA has photographed supersonic waves from jets, which brings it a step closer to building a new plane that doesn’t produce a sonic boom when it breaks the sound barrier
World stargazers have enjoyed the sight of the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year. But if you missed it, don’t worry, there’s another one coming very soon
A new NASA spacecraft to launch in 2023 will peer into the beginning of time to explore how the universe began and help in the search for alien life
The Mars rover due to launch next year has been named after scientist Rosalind Franklin, who unlocked the secrets to human life
Australian scientists have helped make a 3D map of the Milky Way, using information sent back from a NASA space telescope. The results have surprised the world
Australian researchers have moved their focus to space to learn more about how to foresee and manage future droughts and bushfires on Earth
Elon Musk sent Christmas dinner to astronauts on the ISS via a SpaceX cargo capsule. The festive menu sounds delicious, but no one will want to eat the other special items on board
After 41 years in space, Voyager 2 has finally left the Sun’s heliosphere. As it moved into interstellar space, Earth received its farewell messages via Australia’s very special radio telescope and antenna
Scientists have detected the biggest known collision between black holes, creating a new, supermassive black hole. We look at what a black hole is, how they are made and if Earth is in danger
Australia’s deep-space experts are an important communication link between NASA and a far-off spacecraft about to arrive at the asteroid Bennu. And this important mission has only just begun!
After more than six months and hundreds of millions of kilometres, NASA’s InSight spacecraft made a perfect touchdown on Mars early on Tuesday morning, ready for its two-year mission
The International Space Station turned 20 this week, incredible in an era when people replace their smartphone every two years. We celebrate the ISS’s contribution to science and world harmony
Scientists predict that astronauts travelling to faraway planets such as Mars could be put into an artificial deep freeze, inspired by hibernating animals. Do you fancy hibernating through space?
A bold plan to launch a giant artificial moon into orbit around the Earth to light China’s night sky has lots of people pretty excited. But can it really work?
The three astronauts aboard the International Space Station need a lift after a relief flight failed and their own capsule has a hole in it. Now they are waiting to see if they will make it back for Christmas
Meet Yusaku Maezawa, punk drummer, fashion designer, art lover and now ticketholder for a trip to the moon. Would you go on a rocket into orbit around the moon?
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s famous moon landing, a former NASA investigator is hunting for several missing lunar rocks donated to US states
Japan has begun a mission to test ideas for a giant elevator into space. The equipment is on its way to the International Space Station. Do you think it’s possible?
Scientists are hunting for the crash site of a large meteor that flashed across the West Australian sky this week
A NASA spacecraft has zoomed towards the sun on a quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before
Einstein was a genius whose ideas of light, energy, time, space and gravity were so advanced scientists are still trying to test them now by watching black holes
If there’s life on Mars, a 20km-wide lake will be the place to look. This huge body of water could also hold the key for cheaper, safer space travel
There are so many amazing things to see in the night sky this week it will be a wonder if anyone gets any sleep. Are you planning to get up to look?
The latest test flight of a passenger rocket brings us closer to being able to book a joy ride into space. Would you buy a ticket?
Look up in the night sky near Sagittarius right now and you can see a glowing, yellow sphere that’s a very big and very near asteroid. Can you see it?
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has released a stunning close-up image of Jupiter showing swirling cloud belts and whirlwinds of air and gas within its northern hemisphere
A new scientific report claims the octopus, which is like no other animal on earth, could be an alien that arrived here from outer space
Astronauts can feel isolated while spending months in space, but technology is helping them stay entertained and connected with loved ones back on Earth
An Australian robot designed and built by students could one day work on Mars alongside humans, helping us learn more about this harsh, hot planet
After years of studying the clouds around Uranus, scientists have finally solved the mystery of what’s in the seventh planet’s atmosphere and find it’s the awful-smelling rotten-egg gas
UPDATE Everyday Australians and amateur stargazers have set a new world stargazing record for the most people looking at the night sky at once
The Chinese space station Tiangong-1 is falling to Earth and will appear as a fiery streak in our skies this weekend
A set of three-fingered mummies found in a Peru cave look like humans but a scientist thinks they may be aliens. Or are they fake?
SpaceX successfully launches world’s most powerful rocket and sends a car into space in the hope it will reach Mars. VIDEO
Last night Australians had a front row seat to a rare super, double blue, blood Moon.We asked observational cosmologist Dr Christian Reichardt why it was so special
US President Donald Trump has directed NASA to send American astronauts to the Moon for the first time since 1972. And the next stop? Mars
NASA captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of our home planet. VIDEO
Astronomers have beamed 33 songs towards GJ 273, a planet believed to be a prime candidate for life. But will any aliens tune in?
International space agency NASA admits the mysterious world called Planet Nine does exist on the edge of our solar system. VIDEO
NASA astronauts spent hours walking around in space while working on the International Space Station. VIDEO
An American documentary filmmaker has urged Australian authorities to find the answers to one of the world’s most mysterious UFO cases
The Cassini unmanned robotic spacecraft will embark on its last journey on Friday and NASA is relying on Canberra’s help. VIDEO
This NASA astronaut gets himself into some bubble trouble on the International Space Station when using a straw in his drink. VIDEO
Astronauts’ poor diet prompts a German company to develop a way to bake bread in space
Scientists’ bold attempt to understand more about the star at the centre of our solar system. VIDEO
Shipwreck discoverers have found a Christopher Columbus-era anchor in the Caribbean
A groundbreaking formula could benefit astronauts on the International Space Station. VIDEO
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