Using a pocket rocket to explore distant planets

Researchers have adapted a miniature rocket, called the Pocket Rocket, to replicate the conditions of distant planets’ atmospheres. This article could be used with students in years 8, 9, and 10 who are studying Physical, Chemical or Earth and Space … Continued

Hubble turns 30 – The images that changed our view of the universe

As the Hubble Space Telescope turns 30, astrophysicist Alan Duffy shares his favourite images and how they changed the way we understand the universe. Use these beautiful images and video to open a discussion with students about the incredible technological … 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