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Potential asteroid impact identified in western Queensland

17 March 2015

Researchers have identified a roughly circular structure west of Winton in western Queensland that may have been created by an asteroid impact around 300 million years ago.

Mapping the deep ocean: Geoscience Australia and the search for MH370

23 February 2015

Geoscience Australia has been applying specialist marine geoscience knowledge and capability to assist in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

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New airborne electromagnetic data reduces mineral exploration risk

20 February 2015

The recent release of the southern Thomson Orogen VTEMplus® airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey dataset will provide better context for understanding the mineral potential of this relatively data-poor region of central and eastern Australia.

Australian continent uncovered by new 3D model

19 February 2015

Models derived from geophysical properties of rocks are an important source of information about the geological structure hidden below the Earth's surface. Australia is fortunate to be the sole occupant of a single continent and provides the perfect laboratory for continental-scale studies of these geophysical properties.

Latest editions of Magnetic Anomaly Grid and Radiometric Map released

17 February 2015

Australia will now be able to lay claim to the best geophysical data coverage of all the continents on Earth following the release of the sixth edition Total Magnetic Intensity (TMI) Anomaly Grid of Australia and the third edition Radiometric Map of Australia datasets.

Future scientists take on Australia's water security challenge

20 January 2015

Australia's top Year 12 science students are gathering in Canberra as part of the National Youth Science Forum to learn first-hand about a major challenge for Australia - how to find and secure future water resources for the nation.

Australia-China science exchange improves CO2 monitoring technique

08 January 2015

A recent science exchange hosted by the Chinese Geological Survey has given Australian and Chinese researchers a chance to share expertise in greenhouse gas monitoring technologies. 

Adelaide Hills fires image captured by Landsat 8 satellite

07 January 2015

Fires continue to burn across parts of South Australia as the heatwave emanating from central Australia raises temperatures in the region.

Geoscience Australia welcomes RV Investigator

12 December 2014

Australia's marine geoscience capability is today strengthened by the official commissioning of RV Investigator, the nation's newest scientific research vessel.

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Exploring the icy waters of Casey station

01 December 2014

This summer, a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers are heading to Antarctica to uncover the secrets of the icy waters adjacent to Casey station.

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