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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
All Life in the world is Comprised of the Very Same 20 Amino Acids. Researcher Now Believe They Know Why

All Life in the world is Comprised of the Very Same...

The question of how life on Earth first emerged is one that humans have been asking themselves since time immemorial. While scientists are relatively confident about when it happened, there has been no definitive answer as to why it did. How did amino acids, the chemical building blocks of life, come together roughly four billion…
Here You Go, It’s Authorities: Area Force. Seriously Though, Why Could Not they have Called it Star Fleet?

Here You Go, It’s Authorities: Area Force. Seriously Though, Why Could...

Space Force is here. For real. The President said he was going to create it, and now the White House has released some details on this new branch of the US armed forces. The US Space Force will be the 6th branch of the armed forces, after the Navy, Air Force, Army, Marines and the…
‘Em pty garbage bag’ identified orbiting Earth

‘Em pty garbage bag’ identified orbiting Earth

Space debris seen from outside geosynchronous orbit. NASA It's not quite another moon, but Earth is currently being orbited by an artificial satellite that reminds astronomers of... an empty trash bag. The Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) telescope in Haleakala, Hawaii, first spotted it Friday. The object now has the designation "A10bMLz," which is…
Among the Oldest Earth Rocks Showed Up on the Moon, of all Places

Among the Oldest Earth Rocks Showed Up on the Moon, of...

According the Giant Impact Hypothesis, the Earth-Moon system was created roughly 4.5 billion years ago when a Mars-sized object collided with Earth. This impact led to the release of massive amounts of material that eventually coalesced to form the Earth and Moon. Over time, the Moon gradually migrated away from Earth and assumed its current…
15 Unbelievable Places in the world That Are Frozen in Time

15 Unbelievable Places in the world That Are Frozen in Time

When the Salton Sea formed, quite by accident in 1905, people called it a miracle. Thanks to an irrigation accident, water from the Colorado River filled a formerly dry lakebed in southeastern California. The resulting lake, the Salton Sea, became a resort attraction (it's still a state recreation area today). Within a few decades, though,…
Why Does Earth Have an Environment?

Why Does Earth Have an Environment?

Earth's atmosphere is enormous, so far reaching that it even affects the International Space Station's route. But how did this giant gaseous envelope form? That is, why does Earth have an atmosphere? In short, our atmosphere is here because of gravity. When Earth formed, about 4.5 billion years ago, the molten planet barely had an…
1.2 billion years earlier, a 1-km asteroid smashed into Scotland

1.2 billion years earlier, a 1-km asteroid smashed into Scotland

In 2008, scientists from Oxford and Aberdeen University made a startling discovery in the northwest of Scotland. Near the village of Ullapool, which sits on the coast opposite the Outer Hebrides, they found a debris deposit created by an ancient meteor impact dated to 1.2 billion years ago. The thickness and extent of the debris…
You have actually Got to View this Spectacular NASA Video of Arctic Sea Ice. Now at its Lowest Levels

You have actually Got to View this Spectacular NASA Video of...

Arctic sea ice is getting thinner and younger. Satellite data and sonar records from submarines show how the ice coverage in the north is getting more and more seasonal. In the past, ice would build up year over year, getting thicker and stronger. But seasonal ice disappears each summer, meaning more open ocean in the…
How the ‘Ghostly’ Picture Of a Sunken Aircraft Injury Up on Google Earth

How the ‘Ghostly’ Picture Of a Sunken Aircraft Injury Up on...

A ghostly image of an airplane shows up off the coast of Edinburgh on Google Earth. Credit: Google Earth Zoom in on the waters off the coast of Edinburgh on Google Earth, and your eye may catch something strange. Is that a plane? Underwater? There does seem to be an airliner at the bottom of…
A Supernova 2.6 Million Years Ago Might Have Wiped Out the Ocean’s Big Animals

A Supernova 2.6 Million Years Ago Might Have Wiped Out the...

For many years, scientists have been studying how supernovae could affect life on Earth. Supernovae are extremely powerful events, and depending on how close they are to Earth, they could have consequences ranging from the cataclysmic to the inconsequential. But now, the scientists behind a new paper say they have specific evidence linking one or…

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