If it wasn’t for Dick Koos, it seems certain that the 20 July, 1969, Apollo 11 Moon landing would have been aborted just 10 minutes from completing the assignment announced by President John F. Kennedy eight years earlier.
Mars is a barren and inhospitable place, however, scientists think there is a chance that simple lifeforms such as microbes may still exist on the planet. But if they are out there – what are they eating?
Monash University Master of Environment and Sustainability students, Luke Richards and Ridwanur Rahman have won highly competitive scholarships to attend the prestigious International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) in New York.
To make a calendar, it’s necessary to define a “year”. That sounds easy enough – we all know that it takes about 365 days for the Earth to make one complete revolution about the sun. But what does that really mean? And where should we begin counting the days? It turns out that making a useful calendar isn't as simple as it seems.