Giant Convecting Mud Balls of the Early Solar System

When Prof Phil Bland’s new paper hit the internet with a title of “Giant Convecting Mud Balls of the Early Solar System” published in Science Advances , you know all the science blogs got excited! Give a google of “bland mud balls” and you’ll see just how many ways they tried to describe it pop-sci style… (spoiler alert: it involves “mud” “balls” […]

Taking the (space) rocky road to Mars

Congratulations to Associate Professor Gretchen Benedix for the $1 million grant as a 2017 Australian Research Centre Future Fellow to learn more about past potential for habitability on Mars as well as to select future landing sites! Gretchen is one of the Desert Fireball Network’s rockstars – she gets first dibs on sample analysis and classification of the meteorites recovered – so […]