15 January 2014 I am up in FNQ (Far North Queensland) for a weeks holiday. Given it is the wet season, there is very little chance of seeing anything in the sky – apart from cloud and rain. It is a really nice time to be here – given how green everything is […]
Update (4.29 pm AEST): Reports are emerging out of the Urals region of Russia of a meteor being shot down by an air defense unit in the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk. This story has video from a variety of sources showing what can only be described as a spectacular fireball streaking across the […]
Send to Kindle(Posted 29 January 2013) Thanks to Astronaut Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station, we can see how big the Maryborough floods are thanks to the below photograph. Image courtesy Astronaut Chris Hadfield Canadian Space Agency.
It is only from space that you can really appreciate how big Cyclone Yasi is. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released the below infrared (heat) image of Cyclone Yasi taken by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite. The image was taken this morning Australian time at 1.17am AEST. A […]
The lead scientist for the Mars Rover camera team Professor Jim Bell, who is the lead scientist on the Mars Rover camera team, will speak on the challenges the team faced in getting the project approved, and what information the rovers have collected during their time on the red planet. The talk is […]
On the night of May 22-23, 2010 Brisbane amateur astronomer Brendan Downs discovered a supernova in the galaxy IC 4854. The discovery image of SN 2010dc was taken from Brendan’s backyard observatory ‘Thunderchild’. This is Brendan Down’s second supernova discovery. The first was in 1997. More information can be found on Brendan’s website. […]