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Can you spot the asteroid? News

by David, 23 December 2020 | 0 comments

By Jacinta Bowler The Hubble Space Telescope has been floating above us for 30 years and has made more than a million observations, so it makes sense that an asteroid occasionally gets in the way of a good photo.

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International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies Activity

by David, 3 September 2020 | 0 comments

Girl takign a photo of the clouds at the beach

By Bill Flynn Whether you are at school, at home or self-isolating you can be a part of the United Nations International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on Monday 7 September. How? By contributing to NASA’s citizen science global database! Download the GLOBE Observer app and photograph the cloud cover from your window,…

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Turtles in trouble News

by Sarah, 4 April 2014 | 0 comments

Written by Neha Karl When waste isn’t disposed of carefully, it can find its way into rivers and oceans. This human made litter can be very harmful for marine animals, including sea turtles. There are seven threatened species of marine turtle and we have six of them here in Australia.

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Gravity cavity News

by Sarah, 24 January 2014 | 0 comments

Galaxy Centaurus A in comparison to the full moon.

Written by Neha Karl Can you imagine a force so powerful that it can pull in light? It may seem unreal, but this force exists in our Universe as a black hole, and nothing can escape its pull!

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Science by the people News

by Pat, 9 November 2012 | 0 comments

Rainbow lorikeets feeding.

Citizen science is on the rise. More and more, amateurs, or ‘citizen scientists’ are given opportunities to help scientists.

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