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Step up Australia, we need a traffic cop in space

Right now there are more than 20,000 objects in space. NASA

Step up Australia, we need a traffic cop in space

Step up Australia, we need a traffic cop in space Right now there are more than 20,000 objects in space. NASA Duncan Blake, University of Adelaide Right now there are around 21,000 artificial objects being tracked in Earth orbit (and many millions too small to […]

Mysterious ‘geomagnetic spike’ 3,000 years ago challenges our understanding of the Earth’s interior

The Earth has a powerful magnetic field. NASA

Mysterious ‘geomagnetic spike’ 3,000 years ago challenges our understanding of the Earth’s interior

Mysterious ‘geomagnetic spike’ 3,000 years ago challenges our understanding of the Earth’s interior The Earth has a powerful magnetic field. NASA Christopher Davies, University of Leeds The Earth’s magnetic field, generated some 3,000km below our feet in the liquid iron core, threads through the whole […]

Satellites are giving us a commanding view of Earth’s carbon cycle

Carbon dioxide flux over China, measured by NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite. NASA

Satellites are giving us a commanding view of Earth’s carbon cycle

Satellites are giving us a commanding view of Earth’s carbon cycle Carbon dioxide flux over China, measured by NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite. NASA Pep Canadell, CSIRO; Alex Held, CSIRO; Cathy Trudinger, CSIRO; Peter Rayner, University of Melbourne, and Vanessa Haverd, CSIRO The job of […]

Technique developed in Kenya offers a refined way to map tree cover

Each year satellite images and maps show patterns linked to land use/cover change. Flickr/NASA

Technique developed in Kenya offers a refined way to map tree cover

Technique developed in Kenya offers a refined way to map tree cover Each year satellite images and maps show patterns linked to land use/cover change. Flickr/NASA Michael Marshall, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, recently pioneered a new […]

NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth’s Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike

The last El Nino in 2015-16 impacted the amount of carbon dioxide that Earth’s tropical regions released into the atmosphere, leading to Earth’s recent record spike in atmospheric carbon dioxide. The effects of the El Nino were different in each region Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth’s Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike

NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth’s Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years. Scientists suspected the 2015-16 El […]

Curious Kids: How do satellites get back to Earth?

Without satellites, modern technologies such mobiles phones and GPS would not exist. Flickr/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, CC BY-SA

Curious Kids: How do satellites get back to Earth?

Curious Kids: How do satellites get back to Earth? Without satellites, modern technologies such mobiles phones and GPS would not exist. Flickr/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, CC BY-SA Alice Gorman, Flinders University This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation […]

Sixty years after Sputnik: taking stock and looking to the future

A girl takes a close look at the world’s first artificial. satellite, the Soviet-made Sputnik I. China Photos/Reuters

Sixty years after Sputnik: taking stock and looking to the future

Sixty years after Sputnik: taking stock and looking to the future A girl takes a close look at the world’s first artificial. satellite, the Soviet-made Sputnik I. China Photos/Reuters Keith Gottschalk, University of the Western Cape It’s been 60 years since the Soviet Union fired […]

There’s a parking crisis in space – and you should be worried about it

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There’s a parking crisis in space – and you should be worried about it

There’s a parking crisis in space – and you should be worried about it bluebay / Shutterstock.com Chloe Billing, University of Birmingham For many, locating a parking spot is the bane of city living. Apparently motorists spend an average of 90.5 hours (four days) over […]

A RAVAN in the Sun

On Aug. 21, 2017, RAVAN observed the sun during the solar eclipse. Here, an artistic rendering depicts RAVAN’s view just prior to the event. Credits: NASA

A RAVAN in the Sun

A RAVAN in the Sun While people across the nation gazed at August’s total solar eclipse from Earth, a bread loaf-sized NASA satellite had a front row seat for the astronomical event. The Radiometer Assessment using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes, or RAVAN, CubeSat was developed to […]

Collecting satellite data Australia wants: a new direction for Earth observation

NovaSAR-S will image Earth in all weather conditions, both day and night (computer generated image). SSTL, Author provided

Collecting satellite data Australia wants: a new direction for Earth observation

Collecting satellite data Australia wants: a new direction for Earth observation NovaSAR-S will image Earth in all weather conditions, both day and night (computer generated image). SSTL, Author provided Alex Held, CSIRO Australia – for the first time – will soon have the power to […]