Brines on Mars not habitable, study says

Brines are common on Mars, but not ‘special’. As the search for life beyond Earth continues, this article could be used with students to discuss what the needs would be for life to exist and how scientists narrow their search. … Continued

A vampire star has been spotted sucking the life from its victim

A white dwarf star in the middle of a feeding frenzy sheds new insight into vampire star systems. Suitable for Earth and Space Sciences delivery for years 7 or 10. Word Count: 424 A vampire star has been spotted sucking … Continued

New clues to the Milky Way’s age

By studying star-quake vibrations, scientists have a new estimate for the age of the Milky Way’s ‘thick disc’. This short easy to read article has obvious links to year 5, 7 and 10 Earth and Space Sciences curriculum, with a … Continued

Fireball over SA could have been a rarely seen “Minimoon”

It’s the Moon Mk2 – a minimoon orbiting Earth was spotted as it exploded in the atmosphere in 2016. This article has clear links to the Earth and Space Sciences curriculum for years 5, 7 and 10. Word Count: 719 … Continued

Columbia: NASA blew it

Word Count / Video Length: 379 / 10:00 mins NASA’s return to space after the Columbia disaster was “ugly” and fraught with internal arguments and mistrust, says Charles Camarda – a NASA astronaut who flew on the mission. This gripping … Continued