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Here are some very nice Australia pics. You can turn any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then right-click and choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
This photo provides an amazing view of the Spider Crater located in the Western Australia. It was taken in August 11, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) onboard NASA’s Terra satellite.
Here’s an image of the Shark Bay situated in Australia. This image was taken from the International Space Station by an Expedition 10 crew member. Shark Bay is just one of the many sites being maintained by the International World Heritage Programme.
Here’s an image of the Great Barrier Reef taken from space during the STS-108 mission of the space shuttle Endeavour on December 2001. Great Barrier Reef is a natural breakwater that protects the coasts of Queensland, Australia from the strong Pacific Ocean waves.
Here’s the view of Australia’s Port Pirie city. This image was captured from space on March 4, 2003 during the Expedition 6 mission to the International Space Station.
This image of the forest fire that happened at the Northern Territory in Australia was obtained on June 17, 2009 using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument flying aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite.
We have written many articles about Australia for Universe Today. Here’s an article about the giant iceberg still heading for Australia, and here’s an article about the huge river of dust over Australia.
We’ve also recorded related episodes of Astronomy Cast about the Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.