James Webb Space Telescope
The great mystery of interstellar chemistry
University of Melbourne researchers are replicating the cold vacuum of space to study how interstellar molecules are produced and what they’re made of.
Sky hopping with Australia’s first space telescope
The University of Melbourne is combining innovative design and new, low-cost nano-satellite technology to build Australia’s first space telescope, Skyhopper.
Getting it right: The most complex space telescope ever built
The James Webb Space Telescope has been beset by problems, but astronomers understand that there is no room for failure, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Planet search more than a numbers game
The Kepler Space Telescope has identified 1,284 new planets, but searching for life forms on them will be more challenging and complex.