Archive for September 27th, 2017:

Nasa’s mission to ‘touch the sun’

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Australia joins UK space radar mission

Image copyright AIRBUS DS Image caption Radar satellites traditionally are much bigger and much heavier Australia is to be a 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 launch on an Indian rocket early next year. Australia’s main

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Botanic gardens ‘best hope’ for saving endangered plants

Image copyright Cambridge University Botanic Garden Image caption Botanic gardens like this one in Cambridge, UK, are a haven for rare plants The world’s botanic gardens contain about a third of all known plants and help protect 40% of endangered species, a study has found. Scientists say that with one in five of the world’s

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