The Sun Is Spitting Out ‘Lava Light Blobs’ 500 Times the Size of Earth

The Sun Is Spitting Out ‘Lava Light Blobs’ 500 Times the...

The sun's corona constantly breathes wispy strings of hot, charged particles into space — a phenomenon we call the solar wind. Every now and then, however, those breaths become full-blown burps. Perhaps as often as once every hour or two, according to a study in the February issue of the journal JGR: Space Physics, the…
The World’s Glaciers are Down by 9 Trillion Tonnes of Ice in the Last Half Century

The World’s Glaciers are Down by 9 Trillion Tonnes of Ice...

Things are not looking good for Earth’s glaciers. Usually, when it comes to climate change and melting ice, we think of the Earth’s polar regions. But they’re not the only important ice formations, and they’re not the only ice that’s melting due to climate change. New research published on April 8th, 2019, shows that the…
Mount Sedom Conceals the Longest Salt Cavern in the world

Mount Sedom Conceals the Longest Salt Cavern in the world

An image shows the entrance to the salt cave under Mount Sedom. Credit: Anton Chikishev / Hebrew University An Israeli-led research team believes that Malham Cave in the Negev Desert is the longest salt cave in the world, measuring more than 6 miles (10 kilometers) in total length. "Salt cave" is a literal term here:…
21 images that demonstrate how much we have actually improved world Earth over the last century

21 images that demonstrate how much we have actually improved world...

An active logging site near Groveland, California. Robert Galbraith/Reuters There are around 7.7 billion people on Earth today. By the year 2100, there could be around 11.2 billion. Already, the impact we've had on Earth is becoming clearer and clearer. On April 22, the world will celebrate the 49th annual Earth Day, a global event…
Life in the world is primarily green

Life in the world is primarily green

(more about Power Words) alien     (in astronomy) Life on or from a distant world. aquifer     Rock that can contain or transmit groundwater. archaea     (singular: archaeon)  One of the three domains of life on Earth. This group consists of single-celled prokaryotes — organisms without a cell nucleus. Archaea are best known for living in extremely harsh environments, such as…
23 images that demonstrate how much we have actually improved world Earth over the last century

23 images that demonstrate how much we have actually improved world...

An active logging site near Groveland, California. Robert Galbraith/Reuters There are around 7.7 billion people on Earth today. By the year 2100, there could be around 11.2 billion. Already, the impact we've had on Earth is becoming clearer and clearer. On April 22, the world will celebrate the 49th annual Earth Day, a global event…
This weekend’s solar storm is absolutely nothing beside what’s struck Earth prior to

This weekend’s solar storm is absolutely nothing beside what’s struck Earth...

Aurora as seen from the International Space Station NASA The tail end of a solar storm that erupted from the sun earlier this week is expected to smash into Earth's magnetic field this weekend, making the aurora borealis (also known as the northern lights) visible as far south as Chicago. It's the first bit of…
What Was It Like When Oxygen Appeared And Nearly Murdered All Life In The World?

What Was It Like When Oxygen Appeared And Nearly Murdered All...

Although our planet is thought to have had about a 2:1 ratio of oceans to continents throughout its history, there was a period from about 2.4 to 2.1 billion years ago where the surface was 100% covered in ice: a Snowball Earth scenario. Here's how life itself created the greatest climate catastrophe in our planet's…
NASA: An enormous meteor took off over Earth, however nearly nobody discovered

NASA: An enormous meteor took off over Earth, however nearly nobody...

A fireball the size of the one that exploded over the Bering Sea is only expected about two or three times every 100 years, says NASA. Pete Saloutos A giant fireball exploded in Earth's atmosphere on Dec. 18 off the coast of Russia over the Bering Sea. It was the second-largest known meteor explosion in…
5 Killer Occasions From Area That Might Erase Human Life In The World

5 Killer Occasions From Area That Might Erase Human Life In...

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The Earth as viewed from a composite of NASA satellite images from space in the early 2000s. While it may seem like a tall order to end all human life on the planet from an external threat, the Universe is more than up to the challenge.NASA…
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