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Saturday, January 25, 2020
This is What Icebergs Appear like at the End of Their Lives. This One’s 18 Years Of Ages

This is What Icebergs Appear like at the End of Their...

Nothing lasts forever, especially an iceberg drifting away from its frigid home. This coffin-shaped iceberg was spotted by astronauts on the International Space Station as it drifted northwards. It split off from a much larger iceberg about 18 years ago, and is moving into warmer and warmer waters. The coffin-shaped iceberg has a name: B15-T.…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Earth Is Now Approaching The Exact Same ‘Meteor Swarm’ That Wiped-Out A Siberian Forest

Earth Is Now Approaching The Exact Same ‘Meteor Swarm’ That Wiped-Out...

Two fireballs, originating from the fall Taurid meteor shower, are seen here over Poland in 2015. Spurný et al. 2017 Our solar system is a dangerous place, and this month Earth inches closer to one of its riskier places, the “Taurid swarm” of meteors. It’s a theorized vast cloud of debris and possibly large objects, leftover from a…
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…
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…
‘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…

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