QUT's PSE Group Receives Further Federal Government Funding for Innovative Space Research

The Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan has announced the outcomes for the Australian Research Council Linkage Projects for funding starting 2020 and Discovery Projects for funding starting in 2021. QUT has been awarded $1,200,955 for three ARC Linkage Projects and $4,917,549 for 13 Discovery projects, including $501,000 for a QUT…

The Curiosity Rover Takes a Selfie in Gale Crater, Mars

QUT PSE Researcher Awarded Federal Funding for Mars Work

Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced $84 million in funding for university research projects under the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme through the Australian Research Council (ARC). Dr David Flannery, from QUT’s School of Earth and Atmospheric Science, was awarded $367,000 to study ancient rocks…

PIXL Performs Element Mapping

NASA Commissions QUT to Develop Mars Rover Software

NASA has commissioned QUT to develop software to analyse scientific data that will be captured by the Perseverance Rover during its mission to search for ancient life on Mars. The project, which involves QUT developing software to crunch complex geochemical data captured by the rover’s scientific instruments, extends QUT’s…

Students in hunt for ancient life on Mars

QUT students will soon be looking for early life in ancient Australian rocks to help guide the NASA Perseverance Rover in its mission to find ancient life on Mars. QUT students and staff will be studying ancient Australian rocks to help guide the Mars Perseverance rover mission This is the first Mars mission to have the key task of…

Perseverance Rover Launch

Perseverance Launches to Mars!

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Mission to Mars has successfully launched from Florida! QUT researchers will be receiving data from the mission and participating in rover operations. Dr David Flannery is a Long Term Planner for the mission and a Co-Investigator for the PIXL instrument on the rover’s arm, which is led by Dr Abigail Allwood, a…