Chatting to ABC's The Drum about the water on Mars with the implications that has for our chance to explore it, and the importance of doing so for our future on Earth.Read More
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On Earth, where there's water there's life so "follow the water" has been NASA's scientific guide in exploring Mars. That effort paid off today with the confirmation that liquid water is flowing on the surface right now. This has implications for both the possibility of life and habitability by human explorers.Read More
Are we alone? It's a fundamental question that haunts us as we look up into a cold, dark sky and (so far as we know!) the answer is yes, but perhaps for not too much longer. With $100m from the Breakthrough Listen project Australia will be leading the search for ET's signals. This is something that everyone is fascinated by, including politicians! Myself and a group of distinguished scientists gave a briefing at Parliament House to, amongst others, then Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane and Minister for Science Karen Andrews (seen above with me politely trying not to be bored by my awful ramblings).
You can watch the interview at the National Library of Australia hosted by 666 ABC Canberra's Genevieve Jacobs, Nobel Laureate Prof Brian Schmidt, Prof Naomi McClure-Griffiths, Laureate Fellow Prof Matthew Bailes, Prof Paul Davies and yours truly (completely out of my depth!)Read More
Astoundingly discovery that the moon of Jupiter known as Ganymede has more water below the surface than all of our oceans combined. Also a quick chat about science funding.Read More