Exoplanet atmosphere hints it formed far from star

Chemical fingerprint of the exoplanet Osiris shows unexpectedly high carbon. Find out how astronomers have used spectroscopy to analyse the chemical composition of the atmosphere of Osiris. This resource is best suited to Chemistry, Earth and Space and Physics students … Continued

Aboriginal star names are finally recognised

The stories behind Aboriginal star names now recognised by the world’s astronomical body. This article is best suited to Year 7 and 10 Earth and Space Science students. It describes the stars that have just been formally named and the … Continued

Studying the red planet

As new probes reach Mars, here’s what we know so far from trips to the red planet. This resource covers science outcomes across all sciences from Years 5-10. It may be of particular interest to students learning about the needs … Continued

Windows to the Stars

For seven decades, the world worked to map the heavens – a massive endeavour that ran from the 19th century to the era of manned space flight, taking in two world wars and vast social change. In this article, we … Continued

Hayabusa2 capsule and cargo are back

Here's what you need to know about Hayabusa2 landing in South Australia. This article describes what happened after the Hayabusa2 capsule landed and why it is so exciting for scientists. It is best suited for students in Years 5, 7 … Continued

How to live in space: what we’ve learnt from 20 years of the International Space Station

November 2 marked 20 years since the first residents arrived on the International Space Station. The orbiting habitat has been continuously occupied ever since. This fascinating article describes 20 years of life on the ISS and its importance on society. … Continued

Gravitational Waves

In 2015, astronomers shook the world of science when they made the first ever detection of gravitational waves. This feat – which won them the Nobel Prize – recorded the ripples in spacetime created by a colossal crash between two … Continued