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Space and physics

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Planetary science

Organic compounds in asteroids formed in colder regions of space: study

Analysis of organic compounds – calledpolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) – extracted from the Ryugu asteroid and Murchison meteorite has found…

Planetary science

Curtin ready to analyse rare asteroid rocks from epic NASA mission

Curtin University researchers are standing by to be among the first in the world to analyse precious asteroid samples due…

Planetary science

Argyle study reveals crucial third clue to finding new diamond deposits

Curtin University researchers studying diamond-rich rocks from Western Australia’s Argyle volcano have identified the missing third key ingredient needed to…


Historic MWA milestone reached as we go ‘back to the future’ in the cosmos

A world-class telescope in outback Western Australia is on the verge of unlocking more secrets from the start of the…

Planetary science

Asteroid findings from specks of space dust could save the planet

Curtin University-led research into the durability and age of an ancient asteroid made of rocky rubble and dust, revealed significant…

Data science

Curtin-developed machine learning ‘phones home’ for famous Martian rock

New Curtin-led research has pinpointed the exact home of the oldest and most famous Martian meteorite for the first time…


Curtin astrophysicist named among nation’s leaders in her field

A Curtin astrophysicist has been recognised by the country’s professional body for astronomical research for her significant contribution to advancing…

Data science

Consistent asteroid showers rock previous thinking on Mars craters

New Curtin University research has confirmed the frequency of asteroid collisions that formed impact craters on Mars has been consistent…

Planetary science

A rock solid theory, now muddied?

It’s long been accepted that all large objects in the solar system formed as a result of cosmic dust and…

Planetary science

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s OSIRIS-REx!

In just a few days, a NASA spacecraft is going to perform a gravitational slingshot around the Earth to rendezvous…

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