Western Australia

Western Australia is a state of Australia occupying the western 33 percent of the land area of Australia excluding external territories. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,527,013 square kilometres. It is the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. As of 2021, the state has 2.76 million inhabitants – 10 percent of the national total. The vast majority live in the south-west corner; 79 percent of the population lives in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated. The first Europeans to visit Western Australia belonged to the Dutch Dirk Hartog expedition, who visited the Western Australian coast in 1616.

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Western Australia eager to expand China space research, investment with ‘science not bound by borders’

Work begins in Western Australia on world’s largest radio astronomy observatory — More than 100,000 antennas will be built on Wajarri country, enabling astronomers to peek billions of years back to the ‘cosmic dawn’

WALLABY builds an intergalactic map in the outback. A radio telescope in remote Western Australia is helping to build a 3-dimensional map of the night sky, mapping nearby galaxies up to a billion light years away.

The Lucy spacecraft will slingshot around Earth on its way to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids on Sunday (October 16). The fly-by will offer watchers in Western Australia and the Western USA a chance to see it.

Scientists Discover a 4-Billion-Year-Old Ancient Piece of Earth’s Crust Underneath Western Australia

‘Fluffy’ crab that wears a sponge as a hat discovered in Western Australia | Australia news

"Satellites Behind Pinnacles" - Astrophotographer Joshua Rozelis captures 2 hours worth of Low-Earth Orbit Satellite Streaks over Nambung National Park in Western Australia

Scientists Blown Away by World’s Largest Plant – Stretching 112 Miles in Western Australia’s Shark Bay

Is it time for Western Australia to open up and let covid-19 in?

The first true millipede: new species with more than 1,000 legs discovered in Western Australia

Western Australia space radar to spot orbiting objects as small as 2cm. There are about 250,000 objects in that 2cm to 10cm range. And, if you do the math, that represents about 95% of the debris capable of causing a catastrophic collision in low orbit. That’s stuff no one has a track on.

Western Australia's natural 'museums of biodiversity' at risk

Outback radio telescope discovers dense, spinning, dead star. This is the first time scientists have discovered a pulsar with the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope in Western Australia. "When we do this project at full-scale, we should find hundreds of pulsars in the coming years."