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Warrigal greens or Australian bush tomatoes might soon be on the menu to tantalise the tastebuds of space travellers.
Today’s researchers in astronomy and space science have access to a remarkable array of tools, including state-of-the-art telescopes both in space and on the ground. Less obvious to the casual onlooker, though, is their access to computing facilities that earlier generations of scientists could only dream of – and Australia boasts supercomputers that are the envy of the scientific world.
The new Huntsman Telescope can see deep into the darkness where faint celestial structures hide.
Over the next month, NASA will launch three rockets from the Arnhem Space Centre in the Northern Territory on the Dhupuma Plateau, near Nhulunbuy. The rockets are 13 metre “sounding” rockets that will not reach orbit but will take scientific observations.
The effects dingoes have on the environment have been captured in 32 years of NASA satellite imagery along Australia’s 5600km dingo fence.
As the Perseverance rover lands on Mars, there’s a lot we already know about the red planet from meteorites found on Earth.