Mars is an out-of-this-world immersive experience. Gaze up at our huge Mars globe – created by artist Luke Jerram using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter – and discover its strangely familiar landscape. Mars will bring you up close and personal with the planet’s red surface, from the solar system’s deepest canyon to its tallest volcano.
Today, Mars is a cold, dry desert. But missions to the planet have revealed it was once much more like our own warm, wet Earth. Will we find evidence that life once existed on Mars?
With new international missions launching, we will be able to delve even deeper into the mysteries of Mars. The more we learn about Mars, the more we learn about ourselves and our own place in the universe.
There is so much about space that intrigues us. Space and its wonders have captured the imagination of people all over the world. There is still so much we have yet to discover! Hear from leading space industry experts as they share their thoughts about Mars and space in a series of special videos.
At first glance, Mars seems utterly and completely inhospitable. There is deadly cosmic radiation, low pressure and freezing temperatures. But in other ways, Mars is not too different from Earth – both have dry land, frozen water, and Mars even has traces of ancient rivers. Could these conditions potentially support life? At Questacon, we had the pleasure of asking the experts themselves: Do you think there is life on Mars?
We are very close to having the technology to send humans to the red planet, but there’s a lot to consider beforehand. What would it be like to live on Mars? Could humans survive, and could we stay healthy? And should we even be sending humans to another planet at all, when we already have our own planet right here on Earth? At Questacon, we had the pleasure of asking the experts themselves: Should we be sending humans to Mars?
Imagine how incredible it would feel to be the first person to set foot on another planet. But what if you had to stay there for years, or decades… or could never come back to Earth. Would you want to go? At Questacon, we had the pleasure of asking the experts themselves: Would you go to Mars?
There is something about space that truly captures the imagination. Since the start of human history, the stars have intrigued us, sparked myths and legends, and inspired interplanetary voyages. At Questacon, we had the pleasure of asking the experts themselves: What is it about space that captures our imagination?
We all share a fascination of the stars, the planets, and the magnificent, expansive beauty of the universe. But what does it take to go from interest to expertise? At Questacon, we had the pleasure of asking the experts themselves: What led you to pursuing a career in space?
Human space exploration won’t stop at Mars. One day, we might be able to travel to other planets, and moons, and even beyond our solar system! At Questacon, we had the pleasure of asking the experts themselves: If you could go anywhere in the universe, where would you want to go?
Questacon acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Custodians and first scientists, makers and innovators of this land and their continuing connection to Country.
We pay our respect to the Elders past, present and emerging.