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Wednesday’s eclipse of the Moon

Stargazers across Australia are gearing up for a total lunar eclipse on the evening of Wednesday, October 8.

Mysterious dance of dwarfs may force a cosmic rethink

The discovery that many small galaxies do not ‘swarm’ randomly around larger ones, is forcing astronomers to reconsider some aspects of how the universe formed and evolved.

Watch NASA’s celebrations of the Apollo 11 landing

As NASA celebrates the 45th anniversary of the first crewed lunar landing, it is taking steps along the part to its next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.

Hubble to search for worlds beyond Pluto

The Hubble Space Telescope is being pressed into service to find new targets for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft to explore beyond Pluto.

Spotting the stars that eat Earths

Some Sun-like stars are ‘earth-eaters’, ingesting large amounts of the kind of material from which planets like Earth and Mars and are made.

Partial eclipse of the Sun on Tuesday

Australians will be treated to a partial solar eclipse on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 29.