Mars

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There’s a lot of technological progress required before off-Earth mining operations can be considered feasible.

Mars

Off-earth mining will be crucial if the dream of building cities in space is to become a reality.

Illustration of Luyten 3D Printer on the Moon

A team from UNSW wants to use Luyten 3D printing technology to build a house on the Moon. 

Mars colony

Robotic mining that can provide water and fuel is the key to developing a colony on the red planet within the next 30 years.

Robinson Ridge in the east Antarctic

UNSW researchers have found their previous discovery of bacteria living on air in Antarctica is likely a process that occurs globally, further supporting the potential existence of microbial life on alien planets.

Luke Steller teaching students how to find fossils

As Perseverance prepares to launch for Mars, two UNSW PhD students look back on a field trip that gave Indigenous high school students a behind-the-scenes look at the rover’s upcoming mission.

Mars

Scientists have used the same methods that will soon be used to search for evidence of life on Mars to look for evidence of the earliest forms of life on Earth at a location in South Australia.

Mars mission

From solar sail-powered spacecraft, to laser communications, to asteroid detection systems, there is no shortage of Australian ideas and expertise to help NASA explore the Moon and Mars.

Scientist examining rocks

UNSW scientists have shown a group of Mars specialists the secrets of the remote Pilbara's ancient rocks - all in preparation for NASA's and ESA's Mars 2020 missions.

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