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There’s a Surprising Quantity of Life Deep Inside the Earth. Numerous Times More Mass than All of Humankind

There’s a Surprising Quantity of Life Deep Inside the Earth. Numerous...

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Scientists with the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) are transforming our understanding of life deep inside the Earth, and maybe on other worlds. Their discoveries suggest that abundant life could exist in the sub-surface of other planets and moons, even where temperatures are extreme, and energy and nutrients are scarce. They’ve also discovered that all 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...

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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…
Comet Wirtanen Will Streak To Within 7 Million Miles Of Earth Next Weekend

Comet Wirtanen Will Streak To Within 7 Million Miles Of Earth...

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Comet 46P/Wirtanen will streak to within seven million miles of Earth next weekend, giving astronomers a rare opportunity to use an array of ground- and space-based observatories to explore a comet’s nucleus in unprecedented detail. Comet 46P/Wirtanen will be making a close pass of Earth December 16, 2018. It will be at its closest distance…
A Quick Increase in Temperature Level Led to the Worst Termination in our World’s History

A Quick Increase in Temperature Level Led to the Worst Termination...

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Everyone knows about the extinction of the dinosaurs. A cataclysmic asteroid strike about 66 million years ago (mya) caused the Death of the Dinosaurs. But there’ve been several mass extinctions in the Earth’s history, and they didn’t involve killer asteroids. The worst extinction was caused by a rapid rise in temperature. Earth’s most severe extinction…
Inside Hong Kong’s lawless ‘walled city’– the most congested put on Earth for 40 years

Inside Hong Kong’s lawless ‘walled city’– the most congested put on...

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Kowloon Walled City was 119 times as dense as New York City.Greg Girard Slightly north of Hong Kong Island there once stood one of the most densely populated places on earth. From the 1950s until 1994, over 33,000 people lived and worked in Kowloon Walled City, a massive complex of 300 interconnected buildings that took…
Ice loss in Greenland is Speeding Up

Ice loss in Greenland is Speeding Up

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The rate at which Greenland is losing its ice is accelerating. This unsurprising conclusion comes from a new study based on 25 years of satellite data from the European Space Agency. The new study was published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters. The study is called 25 years of elevation changes of the Greenland Ice…
Here’s the Fact Behind a NASA File on Aliens Checking Out Earth

Here’s the Fact Behind a NASA File on Aliens Checking Out...

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Fox News published a startling article Monday (Dec. 3) with the headline "NASA scientist says Earth may have been visited by aliens." Unsurprisingly, that news rocketed around the web, with similar articles soon turning up in the New York Post, Russia Today and The Daily Wire. (Fox appears to have been the first major U.S. news source…
A Meteor might have Blown up in the Air 3,700 Years Earlier, Eliminating Neighborhoods Near the Dead Sea

A Meteor might have Blown up in the Air 3,700 Years...

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A meteor that exploded in the air near the Dead Sea 3,700 years ago may have wiped out communities, killed tens of thousands of people, and provided the kernel of truth to an old Bible story. The area is in modern-day Jordan, in a 25 km wide circular plain called Middle Ghor. Most of the…
2019 will be a remarkable year in area– here’s what NASA, SpaceX, and the night sky have in shop for Earth

2019 will be a remarkable year in area– here’s what NASA,...

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When it comes to events in space, 2019 is going to be an extraordinary year. That's not to say 2018 will be an easy act to follow. After all, SpaceX debuted the world's most powerful operational launch system (called Falcon Heavy), sent a car beyond Mars, and helped lift off more orbital rockets than in…
View NASA reach the asteroid on a prospective clash with Earth

View NASA reach the asteroid on a prospective clash with Earth

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NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona After the joyous triumph and terror of landing InSight on Mars this past week, you might think NASA has earned a break. But no -- there's a lot of space out there and someone has to make more history exploring it. Just like the InSight landing, NASA will provide a livestream of…

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