Orbital snaps reveal Roebuck Bay’s tidal movements 1/3/2016

Image courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Centre

Click on this NASA image to expand it. 


A simple editor’s request to find scientists to interpret a picture of the coastline near Broome turned into quite a paper chase.

The academic year was only just starting, so it took a week to find two experts to interpret a photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station..

They then fundamentally disagreed about what caused the unusual parallel tidal creeks.

Science Network WA [read this story]