The students who built Australia’s first satellite
The surprising story of a group of University of Melbourne students who in 1970 built and launched Australia's first satellite, Australis OSCAR 5, into space.
Supermassive black holes feed on cosmic jellyfish
A University of Melbourne astronomer joined an international team observing jellyfish galaxies 'feed' supermassive blackholes - watching our Universe evolve.
Alien life as we know it
Science is showing that the discovery of life on another planet - the premise of the movie Life - is becoming more likely. Our scientist / reviewer explains why
Supermassive black hole controls star birth
A supermassive black hole 5.7 billion light years away is producing hundreds of stars every year by apparently regulating bursts of hot gases
To infinity and beyond
The past 18 months has seen incredible developments in our understanding of the universe. Here Pursuit revisits five of the biggest and previews what to expect.
Countdown to spaceshot
University of Melbourne engineering, law, education and business students are focusing on launching an innovative satellite network.
What happened to Mars’ atmosphere?
Nasa says the MAVEN spacecraft reveals Mars' atmosphere is blowing in the solar wind, and the stronger the wind is, the more dramatic the loss.
Running water = possibly life on Mars
Discovering liquid water on the Red Planet is a big step towards finding life forms, but don't get too excited just yet - definitive proof is still years away.
An astrophysicist meets The Martian
Does Ridley Scott's new movie pass the science test? Mars-obsessive and astrophysicist Dr Katie Mack finds out.