Aurora australis stuns from the Space Station

Aurora australis stuns from the Space Station

THESE IMAGES of the aurora australis or ‘southern lights’ were taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, orbiting at an altitude of 438 kilometres above ground level. The aurora australis (and its Northern Hemisphere sibling, the aurora borealis) is...
Here’s what’s in our Sep/Oct issue

Here’s what’s in our Sep/Oct issue

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL FIND in the Sep/Oct 2021 issue of Australian Sky & Telescope magazine — out now. Pick up a copy at your local newsagent, or grab the digital issue. You can also save some money by subscribing to the print or digital editions. Features: Mystery...
Panoramic images from new Mars rover

Panoramic images from new Mars rover

ABOVE: Part of Perseverance’s new high-definition panoramic image of its landing site on Mars. NASA has released a new high-definition panoramic image from the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, as the wheeled craft prepares to start exploring its new home. Perseverance...