Archive for September 26th, 2017:

Australia to create national space agency

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Australian government has committed to creating a national space agency Australia will establish a national space agency, the government has said. Although its space industry employs about 11,500 people, Australia is one of the few major developed countries that do not have a space agency. Industry Minister Michaelia

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Panda’s habitat ‘shrinking and becoming more fragmented’

Image copyright BinBin Li Image caption The giant panda has evolved to live on a diet of bamboo Despite signs that numbers of giant pandas are rising, suitable habitat has shrunk, according to satellite data. The forests where the panda lives are in worse shape than in 1988, when it was first listed as endangered,

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Australia joins space radar mission

Image copyright AIRBUS DS Image caption Radar satellites traditionally are much bigger and much heavier Australia is to be the third launch partner on the UK’s innovative new small radar satellite, NovaSAR. The spacecraft, which will track shipping and forestry change from orbit, is due to go up around the end of the year, possibly

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