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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.

Artist's interpretation of a protoplanetary disk

At only 1 per cent the age of the Sun, the DS Tuc binary system shows us how a planet might naturally develop before its orbit is disturbed by external forces.

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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