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A Success in Perseverance

12 Mar 2021

After a 6-month, 480,000,000-kilometre journey through deep space, NASA’s Perseverance rover... Read more

Humans Persevere to Mars

4 Feb 2021

Mark your calendars! February 19 will be a day to remember, as NASA’s most advanced rover ever... Read more

Landing on an asteroid

November 9, 2020

Why has a team from NASA just spent more than two years looking for the ideal parking spot on an asteroid called Bennu? Find out why the OSIRIS-REX mission is so important and what scientists are...Read More

Mars is ready for its close-up in 2020!

October 2, 2020

Mars Opposition 2020 In the skies above us, the planets orbit at different rates. Sometimes those orbits align to give us a close-up view of something special and over the next couple of months...Read More

Busy month for Mars missions

September 1, 2020

Did you know Mars has a busy season? In July three new Mars missions, from different countries, launched from Earth in just 11 days. The United Arab Emirates launched its Mars Hope mission on 19...Read More

The Sun is Exploding!

April 29, 2020

Or so went the theories of an enthusiastic band of pre-schoolers as reported by their teacher.   Were they correct? Well, yes! And no. The Sun is indeed exploding - in fact it is...Read More

String of UFOs over New Zealand?

February 28, 2020

Recently there have been many sightings, here in Aotearoa and around the world, of strange lights in the sky... Are they UFOs or something more easily explained?   These sightings have been...Read More