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distance measuring Distance and latitude/longitude coordinates are displayed when you mouse over the map. The origin for distance measuring is indicated by a red dot and defaults to either your location, if specified and in range, or the location of the radar/the centre of the map. The origin may be changed by clicking elsewhere on the map.

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Australian Antarctic Division unveils drill that will tell us what the weather was like 1 million years ago

17:49 EST

Technicians have developed a drill that will plunge 3 kilometres down into an Antarctic ice cap to extract the world's oldest continuous ice core, revealing what the weather was like 1 million years ago.

Spring equinox in Australia

17:45 EST

Monday marks the date of the spring equinox in Australia, with days to be longer than nights for the next six months.

Ten years on from Australia's 'Red Dawn' dust storm

14:53 EST

  It's been ten years since Sydney's infamous 'Red Dawn' dust storm, an event that ejected over 2 million tonnes of dirt into the Pacific Ocean.