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Friday, January 24, 2020
The Earth’s Wandering Poles Might Have Triggered the Glacial Epoch

The Earth’s Wandering Poles Might Have Triggered the Glacial Epoch

Earth’s last great ice age, known as the Quaternay Glaciation, began roughly 3.2 million years ago. This period was characterized by the expansion of ice sheets out of Antarctica and Greenland, as well as the fluctuation of the Laurentian ice sheet, which covered most of Canada and the United States. The retreat of this glacier…
Half of the Year’s Rain Falls on Earth in Simply 12 Days

Half of the Year’s Rain Falls on Earth in Simply 12...

It takes less than two weeks for half of the planet's annual precipitation to fall. That is, 50 percent of Earth's rain, snow and ice each year falls in the 12 wettest days, according to a new study. The deluges are likely to become even more concentrated by the end of the century, researchers reported…
Huge batch of asteroids buzz Earth in a single week

Huge batch of asteroids buzz Earth in a single week

A gaggle of galloping space rocks were spotted over the past several days.  NASA As the Leonid meteor shower was lighting up skies with bright fireballs over the past week, some bigger space rocks were also zipping over us.  No fewer than six asteroids have flown closer to Earth than the distance to the moon,…
The 30 most popular nations in the world

The 30 most popular nations in the world

As winter sets in and temperatures begin to drop in the Northern Hemisphere, many people will start to dream about escaping from the cold. But there are quite a few countries around the world where summer blazes all year round. Ranked by their average annual temperatures, these are the 30 hottest countries on Earth.
Big Asteroid Effect Crater Found Simply Under the Ice in Greenland

Big Asteroid Effect Crater Found Simply Under the Ice in Greenland

An international team of scientists have discovered what lay hidden under Arctic ice for thousands or even hundreds of thousands of years. Using data primarily from NASA’s Operation IceBridge, they discovered one of the 25 largest impact craters anywhere on Earth. And its discovery may re-ignite an old climate debate. This impact crater is buried…
Area Winds In A Lab In The World

Area Winds In A Lab In The World

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Our Sun is constantly bombarding us with charged particles. These charged particles form the stellar wind and are ejected from stars across our cosmos. But, luckily for us, the Earth has some defence mechanisms to protect us from these energetic particles. Our home planet has its…
NASA validates Mars Chance rover didn’t send out signal back to Earth

NASA validates Mars Chance rover didn’t send out signal back to...

A NASA illustration shows what Opportunity would look like on Mars. NASA On Thursday afternoon, a signal received by DSS-54, one of NASA's Deep Space Network antennae, provided hope that Opportunity may be waking. The Mars rover fell silent on June 10 in the midst of a planet-encircling dust storm that caked the rover's batteries in…
NASA verifies Mars Chance rover did not send out signal back to Earth

NASA verifies Mars Chance rover did not send out signal back...

A NASA illustration shows what Opportunity would look like on Mars. NASA On Thursday afternoon, a signal received by DSS-54, one of NASA's Deep Space Network antennae, provided hope that Opportunity may be waking. The Mars rover fell silent on June 10 in the midst of a planet-encircling dust storm that caked the rover's batteries in…
14 of the tiniest animals in the world

14 of the tiniest animals in the world

Humans are so small compared to some animals; next to creatures like elephants and whales, we seem minuscule. But on the other end of the spectrum are animals a whole lot smaller than us — so small in fact, that we can hardly find them in the wild, let alone understand how they survive from…
Honey, Where’s the Area Sperm? It remains in Low-Earth Orbit, Dear

Honey, Where’s the Area Sperm? It remains in Low-Earth Orbit, Dear

It’s always wise to be prepared for a disaster, but space sperm is taking it a little too far. Having things like food, water, and medicines on hand constitutes a reasonable level of preparation. But now one company wants to freeze your eggs and sperm in space. A new start-up called SpaceLife Origin has concocted…

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