The dark matter detective
The University of Melbourne's Professor Elisabetta Barberio is leading groundbreaking Australian research in the hunt for elusive dark matter.
Where next for space exploration?
As the world marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, University of Melbourne experts explore what the next ‘giant leap’ might be in space exploration.
Echoes in the void
A University of Melbourne expert explores the sounds of space as NASA releases a collection of space sounds to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.
Four important things that this picture tells us
The first picture of the black hole M87*, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope, reveals a trove of information, says a University of Melbourne researcher.
Finding dark matter in the dark
University of Melbourne physicists are working in a laboratory 1000 metres below ground in a gold mine, to confirm the existence of mysterious dark matter
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.
A quiet Sunday night discovering a supermassive black hole
How two University of Melbourne astronomy students played a key role in one of the greatest space discoveries of 2018 – a fast-growing high redshift quasar.
Getting sick in space on the way to Mars
On the long, deep-space journey to Mars, humans will face unique health risks - but a University of Melbourne expert says the solutions are closer than we think
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.
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