Solar System Knowledge of the First Australians

For at least 65,000 years, First Nations Australians have understood Earth’s place in the solar system and the universe, write Kirsten Banks and Duane Hamacher. This extended resource and activity are best suited to Year 5 Earth and Space students … Continued

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

Explainer: Landing Rovers With Newton’s Laws

How to land a Mars rover when you’re many, many millions of kilometres away. This resource explains each of Newton's laws and how they are used to land rovers, like Perseverance, on Mars. It is best suited to Year 7 … 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