Top 5 stories this month

Here were the five most popular stories on our website this July.
By AG Staff July 28, 2016 Reading Time: 2 Minutes

ALL THINGS OUTERSPACE and underwater captured our readers’ imaginations this month. From star gazing opportunities to amazing creatures of the deep, these were our five most-read online stories in July 2016.

1. Best images from the Marianas Trench expedition

NOAA

Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas

On 13 July, we shared our pick of the best images to surface from a three-month expedition exploring the depths around the Marianas Trench.

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2. Meteor shower to shine in late July

shooting stars

Image credit: Jeff Berkes Photography

In late July, the Delta Aquarid meteor shower reached its peak, with star-gazing at its best from 27 to 29 July – however, you’ll still be able to spot sporadic shooting stars until mid-August.

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3. The planets are about to align…again!

planets

Image credit: Stellarium

Keep watching the skies after sunset next month for the chance to see all five bright planets at once – this is your last chance until October 2018.

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4. Great white shark deterrent almost 100 per cent effective

planets

Image credit: University of Western Australia

A new study found the wearable ‘Shark Shield’ to be almost 100 per cent effective at deterring great white sharks.

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5. White whale makes appearance off Byron Bay

migaloo white whale

Image credit: Craig Parry/diimex.com

Migaloo, is that you? A rare white humpback whale made an appearance off the coast of Byron Bay on the NSW north coast on 26 July.

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