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Wallaby And Dingo Telescopes Set To Find 700,000 New Galaxies In 2013
2012-12-31 06:55:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Australian astronomers are expecting two sky surveys will be on par to discover some 700,000 new galaxies in 2013. The sky surveys, named Wallaby and Dingo, were officially opened earlier this year as part of the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (Askap). The $105 million Askap is located in a remote desert region of Western Australia, roughly 200 miles from Geraldton. Askap consists of 36 dishes, each 39 feet wide,...

Apple Redraws Australian Maps
2012-12-11 08:33:35

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In truth, there are worse situations than having the words “Life Threatening” associated with your company´s product...but not many. Yesterday, Apple´s Maps (already a bruise on Apple´s reputation) was called out for threatening the lives of Australian motorists who make the trek to Mildura. Ever since iOS 6 and Apple´s new Maps were released, local police officials noticed a trend in...

2012-12-07 05:04:00

Within the newly minted PEA are some highlights of note that include a focus on the pivotal first three years of production. (PRWEB) December 06, 2012 Gone are the days of the entire province of British Columbia being seen as Canada's largest National Park. Friendlier treatment of miners has led to a more bullish tone in BC, with the added confidence of a government willing to welcome more mines. The current BC Liberal Party government announced earlier this year a target of creating up to...


Latest States and territories of Australia Reference Libraries

Hakea macraeana
2014-10-06 13:31:06

Hakea macraeana is a shrub species endemic to eastern Australia. It is most commonly referred to as the Willow needlewood of Macrae's hakea. It is a member of the Proteaceae family. The species name is in reference to George Macrae, who assisted the original collector William Baeuerlen. H. macraeana is observed as a shrub or a small tree that grows in a wide array of different heights, anywhere from 4 to 35 feet tall. It possesses drooping branches and needle-like leaves. The pointy leaves...

Hakea gibbosa
2014-10-06 13:17:52

Hakea gibbosa is a shrub species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Hairy hakea or the Rock hakea. The shrubs belong to the Proteaceae family. H. gibbosa grows naturally in southeastern Australia. H. gibbosa trees may grow anywhere from 3 to 9.8 feet tall. Its thin leaves come to a sharp point and are fuzzy, covered in a thin hair layer. The species forms flower clusters, known as inflorescences. These flowers appear cream or ivory colored and consist of 2-6 individual...

Grevillea alpina
2014-10-06 12:31:17

Grevillea alpina is an Australian shrub from the family Proteaceae. It is referred to by several common names: Mountain grevillea, Alpine grevillea, and Cat's claws. G. alpina is an interesting specimen visually. There is a large variation in the form, leaves and flowers of the plant. They usually measure between 1 and 6 feet in height. Its leaves can appear linear, oblong or elliptic. They are usually around .5 to 2 centimeters long and 1.5 to 4 millimeters wide. The upper and lower...

Burrunan Dolphin, Tursiops australis
2013-09-19 11:08:29

The Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis) is one of three recognized species of bottlenose dolphin. It can be found in two areas of Victoria, Australia. One population can be found in the Gippsland Lakes, where about 50 reside, and one in Port Phillip, where about 100 individuals reside. Haplotypes of the Burrunan dolphin have been discovered in an area extending from the Spencer Gulf waters west to St. Francis Island. Because of its low numbers, it is thought to deserve protection from the...

Quokka, Setonix brachyurus
2012-10-27 16:53:56

The quokka (Setonix brachyurus) is the sole member of its genus, Setonix, and is a marsupial in the macropod family. It is native to Australia, holding a fragmented range that includes coastal islands like Bald Island and Rottnest Island. There is a small population in continental Australia located in Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve. On Rottnest Island, its preferred habitat includes areas in cultivated gardens to semiarid scrublands. The quokka was first discovered by Europeans, and in 1696,...

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Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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