Recently in the Australia Category


On July 1st the Australia Space Agency officially started operations.

Sometimes on a dark night near the poles, the sky pulses a diffuse glow of green, purple and red. Unlike the long, shimmering veils of typical auroral displays, these pulsating auroras are much dimmer and less common.

Mapping the World's Largest Coral Reef

Scientists have used satellite observations to create a set of high-resolution 3D maps of the entire Great Barrier Reef - a critical step towards identifying, managing and protecting what lies beneath the waters.

Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

The Great Sandy Strait is an estuary that separates the mainland coastline of the state of Queensland, Australia, from neighboring Fraser Island.

Launch of Australia's Space Policy

Australia's first ever space policy - Australia's Satellite Utilisation Policy - has been released today, providing certainty and strategic direction for Australian users of satellite technology. Launching the policy at ANU's Stromlo Observatory, Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation Senator Kate Lundy said on-going, cost effective access to satellite capabilities was essential to Australia's future.