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

Venus keeps teasing us about life

Phosphine gas has been detected in the atmosphere of Venus. This fascinating article is well suited to year 4-12 students who are studying any science and are interested in the needs for life and the search for life in the … Continued

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

ET ‘habitable zone’ much smaller than previously thought

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems, The Body, Living Things Chemical Sciences - Chemical Reactions, Solids/Liquids/Gases Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System Physical Sciences - Forces, Energy Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering. Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence … Continued