Sunday, July 5, 2020

QUIZ: What’s your perfect space career?

Are you an aspiring astrophysicist or a wannabe space flight controller? Take our quiz to find out the best space career for you!
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Meet two tech visionaries helping computers see

Two computer scientists from the University of Adelaide are helping computers see – with applications out of this world.
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Australian innovators are using space data to tackle the planet’s problems in national challenge

Australia’s brightest young innovators have come together to tackle some of the planet’s most-pressing problems as part of GRAVITY Challenge that kicked off last week.

From NZ to NASA: Space scholarships

Hammond Pearce was one of four New Zealanders to take part in the first ever NZ Space Scholarship.
Scientists search ancient rocks for traces of life in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia

Scientists are training for Mars 2020 in the Aussie outback

Scientists from NASA and the ESA have joined UNSW astrobiologists in the remote Aussie outback in preparation for Mars 2020 missions.
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Inspiring space careers that don’t involve leaving Earth

If jetting off on real-life missions isn’t for you, there are a stack of space careers that don’t require trips to Mars and not touching the ground for months on end.
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6 cool ways the world celebrated the 50th Moon landing anniversary

From cookies to coins, here are some cool ways to celebrate 50 years since humans first set foot on the Moon, on 20 July 1969.
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Climate and moon landing conspiracy theories debunked

We're revisiting popular science and moon landing conspiracy theories to find out what they can tell us about scientific evidence and critical thinking.

Scientists think we’re almost certainly going to discover alien life, and possibly soon

"A discovery, if it came, could turn the world of biology upside down."

Goodnight, sweet bot: NASA’s Opportunity Rover ends its Mars mission

After a 15 year mission to Mars that was expected to last only 90 days, NASA says goodbye to its longest serving Opportunity rover. We take a look back at some of Oppy's greatest achievements.
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Your career with NASA can start at the University of Adelaide

Building a minituarised satellite launched by NASA shows University of Adelaide Engineering students that the sky isn't the limit! See how you can get involved with space careers at the University of Adelaide.
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How to land the Aerospace career of your childhood dreams

If your childhood astro-obsession is not just a fleeting infatuation, aerospace engineering jobs might be your calling. Here’s how you can break into space and aerospace engineering careers, whether that’s at university, in your spare time, or with your feet planted firmly on the ground!

Kicking goals: Pathology careers in footy

There are so many exciting off-the-field medical science careers in sport, and a pathway in pathology is just one of them.  

Winning formula: How one school is using the Bragg science writing prize to challenge gifted students

Preethika Mathan and Ms Rachele Rugiero Santa Sabina College UNSW Bragg Student Prize
Santa Sabina College first entered the UNSW Bragg Prize in 2018 – coming away with the winning and a runner-up essay that year. We spoke to the teacher driving the school's participation about how they use the competition to challenge and enrich their gifted student cohort.

5 quizzes that’ll help narrow down your Uni preferences

Stumped on what to study after high school? Welcome to Planet Overwhelmed. Population: all of us.