The discovery of a piece of geyserite found in hot springs environment has changed our thinking our thinking about the origins of life on earth - and has implications for the search for life on Mars.
As part of National Science Week, a panel of leading scientists including Paul Davies and UNSW's Martin Van Kranendonk will address some of space exploration's biggest questions at the Sydney Opera House.
Fossils discovered by UNSW scientists in ancient hot spring deposits in the Pilbara have pushed back by 580 million years the earliest known evidence for microbial life on land.
Australian researchers have found fossils dating back 3.7 billion years in a remote area of Greenland, demonstrating that life emerged rapidly during the planet’s early history.
When the next Mars Exploration Mission is launched in 2020, UNSW's Martin Van Kranendonk will have helped select the site where the expedition’s robotic rover will touch down.