Australians will have their best opportunity in years to watch the annual Geminid meteor shower due to a near-ideal combination of conditions.
India has landed a spacecraft safely on the moon, making it only the fourth country to achieve such a feat, after a similar attempt by Russia failed.
In a blow to Russia's space prestige, its Luna-25 mission has failed after the craft crashed into the moon.
The countdown is on to a total solar eclipse that will turn day into night as the sun vanishes from the sky in WA's remote Ningaloo region.
Analysts say an asteroid known as 2023 BU, only discovered on the weekend, will have one of the closest approaches by a known near-earth object ever recorded.
A total lunar eclipse where the moon will turn blood red is on the cards in a rare astronomical phenomenon that will not been seen again until 2025.
Anne Green is one of several women scientists given the country's highest recognition for her work, which has included a pioneering role in physics.
Astronomers have revealed an image of the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy for the first time.