To confirm life on other planets, we need to detect far more molecules in their atmospheres than we currently do to rule out non-biological chemical processes.
A rocky planet discovered in the Virgo constellation could change how we look for life in the universe.
Researchers have long suspected there's water - or ice, to be precise - on the Moon. New research now confirms it, and suggests it lurks in sun-starved nooks and crannies called 'cold traps'.
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.
Internationally acclaimed architect, urban designer, UNSW alumna Zhizhe Yu explores a multi-planetary and people-centric approach to high-rise urbanism.
The galaxy is rich in grease-like molecules, according to an Australian-Turkish team.
New jobs and investment for Australia's growing space industry are promised with the backing of the new space agency. It's hoped that all states and territories will benefit from a national approach.
Space and military law experts from around the world have joined forces to understand how our Earth-bound laws will be applied in times of armed conflict in outer space.
Australia’s first national space mission design facility was officially opened today at UNSW Canberra.
Two UNSW Canberra astrophysicists have played a role in helping scientists witness a cataclysmic event for the first time – the merging of two neutron stars, resulting in a kilonova explosion.