South Australia steps up pitch to become the home of nation’s new space agency

South Australia steps up pitch to become the home of nation’s new space agency

Posted July 14, 2018 14:40:26 South Australia has pitched the former Royal Adelaide Hospital as the best site to house the nation’s new space agency, with a commitment that the agency could be set up there within six months. Premier Steven Marshall met with the director general of the newly …

Avant-garde work by Joseph Beuys takes space occupied by Blue Poles at National Gallery

Avant-garde work by Joseph Beuys takes space occupied by Blue Poles at National Gallery

Posted July 10, 2018 10:33:36 Photo: Joseph Beuys’ installation deals with themes of redemption and transformation. (ABC Radio Canberra: Louise Maher) German avant-garde artist Joseph Beuys suffered a near-death experience during World War II that changed his life and served as the foundation myth for his art. In 1943, Beuys’ …

Camera partly developed by Melbourne researchers fired into space will monitor bushfires, Great Barrier Reef

Camera partly developed by Melbourne researchers fired into space will monitor bushfires, Great Barrier Reef

Updated June 30, 2018 17:12:27 A high resolution camera which was partly developed in Melbourne and fired into space on Friday will be used to fight bushfires and monitor the health of the Great Barrier Reef. The earth sensing imaging spectromoter, built at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus in Melbourne, …

News quiz: What did we learn about space mysteries and new species this week?

News quiz: What did we learn about space mysteries and new species this week?

Posted June 29, 2018 04:43:04 This week we heard about space mysteries, new species and a botched restoration attempt that started off with good intentions. Let’s hope you have better luck with our news quiz. Topics: human-interest Source link

Milky Way saturated in ‘space grease’, astronomers discover

Milky Way saturated in ‘space grease’, astronomers discover

Posted June 28, 2018 18:55:32 Photo: Astronomers were able to work out how much “space grease” was contained in the Milky Way. (ABC Open contributor Joshua Milne) The Milky Way contains about 10 billion trillion trillion tonnes of greasy matter — or enough for 40 trillion trillion trillion packs of …

Russian billionaire declares himself leader of new ‘space nation’ Asgardia at lavish castle ceremony

Russian billionaire declares himself leader of new ‘space nation’ Asgardia at lavish castle ceremony

Updated June 26, 2018 16:04:01 Related Story: Scientists unveil proposal for independent ‘space nation’ Asgardia A Russian billionaire has held a lavish ceremony at a castle in Austria to declare himself the leader of a new, independent “space nation” called Asgardia. The self-funded event was held at the opulent Hofburg …

Lake Eyre from space: From 705 km above Earth, you get a spectacular view of central Australia

Lake Eyre from space: From 705 km above Earth, you get a spectacular view of central Australia

Updated June 26, 2018 06:09:16 Photo: The spectacular transformation of Lake Eyre as captured by the Landsat 8 satellite. (USGS: Landsat 8) It’s one of the great desert water systems of the world. Spanning three states and a territory, the Lake Eyre basin is a marvel. But it’s also one …