NASA

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.

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A mapmaking app created by UNSW scientists harnesses the power of Google and NASA to empower ecologists to create a view on ecosystems without any specialist equipment.

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The successful launch of NASA’s planet-hunting satellite TESS will allow UNSW scientists to study the properties of nearby stars from their internal ringing sounds.    

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A Women on Mars event at Sydney Opera House will give female high school students the opportunity to meet NASA scientists as part of UNSW's participation in the Sydney Science Festival next week.

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UNSW Photovoltaics PhD Martha Lenio completed eight months on board a Mars simulation mission. She now has a much deeper understanding of what's involved on such a mammoth interstellar trip.

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Renowned British primatologist Jane Goodall and American physicist Brian Greene are among leading international scientists who will give talks in Sydney this year through UNSW Science partnerships.

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CSIRO’s reported decision to withdraw from a NASA-led global network of aerosol monitoring has alarmed climate scientists and economists alike, and for good reason, write Surya Karthik Mukkavilli and Merlinde Kay.

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Solange Cunin is making space history thanks to her innovative start-up Quberider and hundreds of high schoolers who are designing experiments to be tested by NASA astronauts.

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Now that NASA has stopped funding Australia for near-Earth asteroid research, we’ll watch on as the rest of the world takes the next step in space exploration, writes Duncan Steele.

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