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Tag: Western Australia

Shoemaker Impact Structure Seen From Space {Photo of the Day}

This astronaut photograph shows the Shoemakr (formerly Teague) Impact Structure in Western Australia, a massive impact site approximately 30 kilometers (19 miles) in diameter and easily discernible from the surrounding landscape by concentric ring structures.

Southern Australia to Experience Fewer Storms

According to new research presented Tuesday to the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics in Melbourne, Australia, decreasing autumn and winter rainfall across southern Australia is linked to a 50-year decrease in the average intensity of storms in the region, and is expected to continue into the 21st century.

Tropical Cyclone Carlos From Space

This beautiful yet still terrifying image of Tropical Cyclone Carlos, off the western coast of Australia, was taken by the The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite around 2:15 p.m. local time on February 24, 2011.