Philae Lander's intended landing site

ESA Probe Philae to Land on Comet on 12th of November

Posted Monday 10th of November 2014

For the past few months an ESA probe named Rosetta has been orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The comet is consists of two lobes connected by a narrow dusty neck. It’s about 6km from end to end. Now a small lander named Philae that has been carried by Rosetta is set to embark on a mission to land…

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uRADMonitor kit

Monitor Global Radiation Levels with uRADMonitor

Updated Thursday 25th of September 2014

Did you know there is radiation passing through you right now? It’s a little known fact that Earth naturally has a certain level of radiation in the environment. It comes from radioactive elements naturally occurring, plus releases from nuclear testing and major accidents in the past. Don’t worry, the level is low enough to not have…

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Three Waterspouts

Bribie Island Waterspouts Earlier this Year

Updated Monday 15th of September 2014

Today we look back at a day that saw Bribie Island struck by a waterspout that did significant damage on Sunday April 6th, 2014. Winds reached in excess of 100km/h and brought down a number of trees. Here’s a few cool videos from that day. There are a few different ways waterspouts can be formed.…

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Our thin atmosphere

Ozone Layer Heading for a Recovery

Posted Monday 15th of September 2014

According to a new study, the ozone layer is on it’s way towards recovering from the damage done by CFCs and other industrial chemicals. The report indicates that ozone levels in the upper atmosphere are on track to recover to pre 1980s levels by the middle of the century in mid-latitudes and the arctic. The…

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