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Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Red rover

The Australian astrobiologist leading NASA’s search for life on Mars

Image showing detail of a 1965 Soviet Union stamp commemorating the first spacewalk. Image via Wikimedia Commons

What does Russia’s war in Ukraine mean for collaborative space exploration?

Since the first human forayed beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, politics has never left space

An photograph of the spacewarping effect, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and depicting GAL-CLUS-022058s, located in the constellation of Fornax.

Founding NEMO

Gravitational waves and the secrets of the universe

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Echidna poo has changed our understanding of human evolution

Citizen science is not only helping echidna conservation, but changing how we think about evolution

Image of Supermoon over Footscray. Image © Tim McCartney 2015

Lunar orbit

The strange paths taken by the mind when overwhelmed by fear

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

The shed that contains the future

A green hydrogen project in South Australia aims to demonstrate zero-emission energy production

Alien renaissance

A revived interest in alien visitation only underscores how little we know about the universe

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Countdown to iBlastoids

Breakthroughs in embryo science may lead to replacement human organs, if we can agree on the ethics

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Brain waves

Brain–computer interfaces promise communication capabilities for those paralysed by neurological dysfunction

Image of Earth from the Moon

Pale blue dot

The myth of the ‘overview effect’, and how it serves space industry entrepreneurs