Pictures of Australia

Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Northern Territory, Australia

Here are some pictures of Australia, taken from space. You can make any of these images into your computer wallpaper. Just click on an image to make it larger, then right-click and choose “Set as Desktop Background”.

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This is a photograph of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, an isolated region in Australia’s Northern Territory. It’s famous for these isolated mountains known as inselbergs.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Here’s an image of the Great Barrier Reef from space. This reef extends for 2,000 km along the coast line of Australia.

Spider Crater, Western Australia
Spider Crater, Western Australia

This is an image of Spider Crater, in Western Australia. Geologists believe it was formed between 900 and 600 million years ago, when a large asteroid struck the Earth.

Perth, Australia
Perth, Australia

Here’s a photo of Perth, one of the largest cities in Australia. It’s the capital of Western Australia, and home to about 1.5 million people.

Sandy Cape, Fraser Island, Australia
Sandy Cape, Fraser Island, Australia

Here’s an image of Sandy Cape, on Fraser Island; the largest sand island in the world.

We’ve written many articles about Australia for Universe Today. Here’s an article about a huge river of dust above Australia, and here’s an article about Australian bushfires seen from space.

If you’d like more pictures of Australia, check out Visible Earth Homepage. And here’s a link to NASA’s Earth Observatory.

We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about planet Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.

Australia Pictures

View Of Australia From Galileo

One of the best ways to appreciate Australia is to see it from space. Here are some cool Australia pictures captured by satellites.

This is an image of Australia captured by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft as it was speeding away from Earth towards its final destination of Jupiter.

Australia West Coast

Here’s a photo of the West Coast of Australia captured by the MODIS sensor on board NASA’s Terra satellite. This image shows how Australia can have red deserts, agricultural regions and spectacular coastlines.

Southwest Australia

This is an image of Southwest Australia captured by NASA’s Terra satellite. It shows the continent’s deserts but also its old growth forest near the coast.

Southern Australia

This is a photo of South-Central Australia, which is home to several of the continent’s many deserts. The white regions in this photograph are some of Australia’s dry salt lake beds.

Spider Crater, Western Australia

This is a photograph of Spider Crater in Western Australia. Scientists think the crater was formed between 600 and 900 million years ago.

We’ve written many articles about Australia for Universe Today. Here’s an article about a giant iceberg that was headed for Australia, and here’s an article about a huge river of dust above Australia.

If you’d like more info on Australia, check out the site for NASA’s radio telescope in Australia, and here’s and article about bushfires in Australia.

We’ve recorded an entire episode of Astronomy Cast about Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.