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Australians will be able to observe a very short total lunar eclipse on Wednesday evening.

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New research from Australia’s Curtin University has revealed how pairing satellite images with an existing global network of radio telescopes can be used to paint a previously unseen whole-of-planet picture of the geological processes that shape the Earth’s crust.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 10:56

NASA releases striking book of earth photography

Available either as a hardcover book or via free download, the NASA book "Earth" presents some of the most dramatic images captured from space.

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Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is investing $35 million in frontier research in space technology and artificial intelligence.

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Sunday, 04 December 2011 23:14

Total lunar eclipse this coming weekend

For the night-owls, look up in the northern sky a little after midnight on Sunday December 11th and the moon which ought to be blazing down will be strangely dim.

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Australia had plenty of moon units gazing up at Earth's major orbiter early this morning, as a red, dead moondemption eclipsed the threat of ash - but wasn't able to overcome view-marring cloudy weather for some.

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Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:19

Drink in the lack of moonshine: tomorrow

Tomorrow morning, the 16th of June, the moon will turn red thanks to Chilean volcanic ash as it goes through a major celestial event: a lunar eclipse.

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Tuesday, 30 November 2010 16:12

Google Earth 6 - with added trees

The latest version of Google Earth integrates Street View and includes 3D species-specific models of trees. It also provides more convenient access to historical imagery.

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Tuesday, 15 June 2010 06:37

Spectacular layers of Earth's atmosphere

Space.com highlights an image of the Earth's atmosphere, with its various distinct layers, as taken by astronauts onboard the International Space Station while passing over the Indian Ocean at sunset.

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Friday, 02 April 2010 02:28

TIROS-1: First weather satellite 50 years ago

Fifty years ago, on April 1, 1960,  the first weather satellite was launched from the United States. Called TIROS-1, the Earth observation satellite saw a typhoon forming east of Australia. Today, NASA and NOAA celebrate the milestone in the history of weather observation from space.


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Tuesday, 30 March 2010 01:03

Venus helps with hard-to-see Mercury

Usually the planet Mercury is difficult to see on Earth, but for the rest of March and into April 2010, it will be highlighted just below and to the right of the planet Venus in the northern latitudes.

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Thursday, 04 March 2010 00:55

NASA says Chile earthquake moved us

NASA geophysicists and other scientists stated that the Chile earthquake was so powerful that it changed the axial tilt of the Earth and, consequently, shortened the length of a day'”each, however, by only a very tiny amount.

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Friday, 12 February 2010 03:28

NASA launches Solar Dynamics Observatory

NASA's newest probe to study the Sun was launched on Thursday, February 11, 2010, after the winds subsided and the weather cleared over the Florida launch pad at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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Thursday, 11 February 2010 03:46

NASA scrubs SDO solar probe because of wind gusts

On February 10, 2010, NASA did not launch its Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) for its mission to analyze the Earth's star: the Sun. The spacecraft was not able to launch due to wind gusts that went beyond mission requirements for safety.

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Wednesday, 27 January 2010 20:07

2010: Mars gets brighter and closer to Earth

On Wednesday night, January 27, 2010, Mars will be only 99 million kilometers (60 million miles) away from Earth. But, on Friday the viewing might be an even better for seeing Mars and the full Moon. So, take a look up in the sky and see a brighter and closer Red Planet.

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It must be so easy being a climate change believer.  After all, based on the antics of the IPCC, you never have to do any real science; never actually have to travel to far-off places to collect data.  All you need do is wait for unverified data to roll in from “scientific publications”, and then scour through it seeking whatever snippets can be twisted to your purpose, without ever checking its veracity.

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January 15, 2010 goes down in astronomy history as the day the longest annular eclipse will occur in the third millennium. The solar eclipse was seen in much of central Africa, Maldives, southern India, northern Sri Lanka, and parts of Myanmar and China.

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Astronomers have shown keen interest in an object that will fly past Earth on Wednesday, January 13, 2010. What has peaked their interest are the facts that it has an orbit of exactly one year and astronomers are not really sure what it is.

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Tuesday, 29 December 2009 19:45

WHO says H1N1 is with us for another year

The leader of the World Health Organization (WHO) stated on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, that the pandemic called H1N1 influenza (flu) virus will likely remain a major health problem into 2011.

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