Off-earth mining will be crucial if the dream of building cities in space is to become a reality.
A UNSW researcher says we can improve our ability to detect dangerous asteroids from the Southern Hemisphere.
Large asteroid hits on Earth have the potential to wipe out humanity so knowing as much about them, including how to detect and deflect them, is vital, writes Michael Dello-Iacovo.
As gazes turn skyward for International Asteroid Day, a team of engineers from UNSW are completing their start-up mission to bring you more information about near-Earth space rocks.
From autonomous mining to missions to capture asteroids for fuel – all will be discussed this week at the 3rd International Future Mining Conference in Sydney.
In a video interview, the famous American astrophysicist discusses time and asteroids, city life and selfies – and the latest discoveries about Tim Tams.
It won't be easy, but in future astro-archaeologists may be able to glean that life once existed on Earth from the stellar remnants of our sun, writes Dr Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer.