Top 5 stories this month
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.