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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center on Jan. 18, 2024 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Four private astronauts make their way to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Space exploration is not a luxury, it’s a necessity

Space exploration is not a waste of resources, but a source of technological and medical advances, a tool for climate monitoring and a source of educational inspiration for youth.
Existing models have over-estimated the role of north Africa as the primary source of global dust emissions for nearly 30 years. GizemG/Shutterstock

Why we need to rethink what we know about dust

New research reveals our understanding of dust’s role in the environment is far from settled.
Satellite radar data shows the complete destruction of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. Xu et al. (2024)

War in Ukraine at 2 years: Destruction seen from space – via radar

Satellite photography of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut shows block after block of destroyed buildings. Satellite radar provides a different view – a systematic look at the destruction of the whole city.
NASA rocket launched from the Arnhem Space Centre in NT on June 26 2022. NASA Wallops/Brian Bonsteel

The first-ever survey on Australian attitudes towards space is out. So, what do we think?

Despite what you may think, Australia has a long history of space activities. But this is the first time the Australian public has been asked its opinions on space.
As the number of satellites in orbit increase, so will the possibilities of space debris. There are currently 8,000 satellites in orbit, but hundreds of thousands more are being proposed. (Shutterstock)

Over the past six years, governments proposed launching over one million satellites, but where will they all go?

Countries have submitted applications for hundreds of thousands of new satellites to be launched. The scale poses challenges for overcrowding orbit, with environmental and safety challenges.

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