Australian Radio Telescope Spots Possible "Polar Ring" Galaxy

A radio telescope in Australia recently captured a stunning image of NGC 4632, a galaxy some 56 million light-years from Earth. The image reveals a halo of cool hydrogen orbiting perpendicular to the galaxy itself.

Giant Structure Deep in Australia May Be Largest Asteroid Impact on Record

The Deniliquin structure spans up to 520 kilometres in diameter. This exceeds the size of the near-300km- wide Vredefort impact structure in South Africa, which to date has been considered the world's largest.

Millions of dead fish are washing up in Australia

The mass fish death is the latest illustration of how climate change is combining with mismanagement to blight Australia’s fragile environment. 

Construction starts in Australia on the world's largest radio telescope

Astronomers are now closer to a major technological upgrade. Australia has started construction of its portion of the Square Kilometer Array, a system that should become the world's largest radio telescope.

A Black Hole Jet 50 Times Larger Than Its Galaxy Discovered

Australian astronomers have discovered one of the biggest black hole jets in the sky. Spanning more than a million light years from end to end, the jet shoots away from a black hole with enormous energy, and at almost the speed of light.

Australia Environment Report That Nobody Should Ignore

The overall conclusion of the report is that climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, and resource extraction have pushed Australia's environment into a serious and severely deteriorating state.

4-Billion-Year-Old Ancient Piece of Earth's Crust Discovered

Australian researchers have discovered evidence of an approximately four billion-year-old piece of the Earth’s crust that exists beneath the South-West of Western Australia

Fish on Australia's Great Barrier Reef are losing their colour, study finds

Fish on Australia's Great Barrier Reef are losing their colour as coral reefs degrade and die during bleaching events, a new study shows.

World's largest plant discovered in Australian waters

At 20,000 hectares, the sprawling seagrass (Posidonia australis) is larger than the quaking Aspen trees in Utah, which have been referred to as the largest living plant on earth.

World's biggest clean energy project to power Singapore from Australia

A colossal US$22-billion infrastructure project will send Australian sunshine more than 5,000 km to Singapore, via high-voltage undersea cables. 

Breakthrough In Quantum Computing - A Cryogenic Chip

Australian scientists and Microsoft Corporation invented a single chip that can generate control signals for thousands of qubits, when the world’s biggest quantum computers currently operate with just 50 or so qubits.

Coral Reef Taller Than Empire State Building Discovered

A "massive" detached coral reef has been discovered in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Measuring almost 500 m in height, the reef is taller than the Empire State Building and many of the world's other skyscrapers.

More Than 50% of Great Barrier Reef Corals Are Lost

Since the mid-1990s, coral in the Great Barrier Reef has declined by more than 50%. The research spanned the entire 2,300 km of the Great Barrier Reef and found a disturbing loss at pretty much every level.

Sydney switches to 100 percent renewable energy

The City of Sydney in Australia is powering all its operations with 100 percent renewable electricity generated from wind and solar farms in the New South Wales (NSW) region.

Australia's horrific fires were made worse by logging

the researchers conclude that the logging of native forest increases the risk and severity of fire. And in the case of the devastating 2019-20 fire season, logging likely had a profound effect.