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    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin has launched its sixth tourist trip into suborbital space that helped the first woman complete the Explorer's Extreme Trifecta. This honor is gained by reaching the highest point on Earth, venturing to the deepest corner of the sea and soaring into space - Victor Vescovo is the only other person to complete all three. Vanessa O'Brien, 57, scaled the peak of Mount Everest in 2012 and two years later, the British-American dived 35,843 feet to the Challenger Deep - the deepest known point of the seabed of Earth. Two other crew members made history as well following Thursday's launch. Sara Sabry and Mário Ferreira who are now the first people of Egyptian and Portuguese decent to go into space.  Also along for the epic journey was Clint Kelly III, a former member of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Steve Young who is the former owner of Florida's largest communications firm and YouTube star Coby Cotton.  The launch was delayed for 20 minutes, leaving the crew anxiously waiting inside the capsule, but when the clock hit 'zero' at 9:57am ET, a...
    In the novel is the name of Captain Nemo, the famous navigator who sailed the seas under the control of the submarine Nautilus. Twenty thousand leagues under the sea, Meaning “no man” in Latin. If so, what is a more appropriate name to refer to the farthest place from the land where the world appeared? Nemo, the point at which coordinates were calculated in 1992 by the Croatian-Canadian scientist Hrvoje Lucadella, is virtually everywhere. Nearby areas are Doosi (one of the Pitcairn Islands) in the north, Mottu Nui (an island not far from Easter Island) in the northeast, and Maher Island (beyond Antarctica) in the south. All of these islands are located 2,704.8 kilometers from Point Nemo. Nearby civilized land is Easter Island, one of the most isolated areas in the world. The extreme distance of any terrain makes it an ideal base for space structures to complete its function and deactivate the Earth. Before the exact location of Point Nemo could be determined, space agencies submerged satellites and already had large space stations in the area that could not...
    (CNN)Strange and unexpected tsunami-like starquakes -- movements on stars' crusts similar to earthquakes we experience on our planet -- have been revealed by the European Space Agency's Gaia space observatory.The unusual starquakes are among multiple new discoveries made by Gaia, a mission launched in 2013 to create the "most accurate and complete multi-dimensional map of the Milky Way." On Monday, ESA released its third batch of data from the spacecraft, revealing fresh details on nearly 2 billion stars in our galaxy."Starquakes teach us a lot about stars, notably their internal workings. Gaia is opening a goldmine for 'asteroseismology' of massive stars," said Conny Aerts, a professor at the Institute of Astronomy at KU Leuven in Belgium and a member of the Gaia collaboration, a group of 400 researchers that work on the data from the project, in an ESA news release. The Gaia spacecraft detected starquakes, movements on stars' crusts similar to earthquakes. The agency described the stellar vibrations spotted by Gaia as "large-scale tsunamis" that changed the shape of stars. Gaia wasn't originally designed to detect the phenomenon...
    POINT REYES (KPIX 5) – There are some lasting pieces of the 1906 earthquake tucked around San Francisco, but to see what it did to the earth itself you need to go a bit farther north, to a spot where the ground literally ripped apart. “Do you believe that?”  Mark Pesek asked his son. “Sixteen feet.” READ MORE: Arson Suspect Arrested In Massive San Jose Home Depot FireOn the 116th anniversary of the ’06 quake, Pasek, a Fremont school teacher, and his family decided to see a little history. In the Point Reyes National Seashore, they could see exactly where the San Andreas fault runs beneath your feet, and where two pieces of the earth ripped apart. “Right on the line,” Pesek said. “Right on the line between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate.” There are not many spots in the Bay Area where one can really get a sense of what the fault accomplished in 1906. The Earthquake Trail at Point Reyes is one of them, and a photograph on the trail helps make that happen. In...
    THE International Space Station still has many years before its retirement in 2030, but now we’re getting insight into the “space graveyard” where it will be buried.  Point Nemo, a remote, uninhabited area of the Pacific Ocean is set to be the end of the line for the ISS, according to NASA’s International Space Station Transition Report. 4The International Space Station will retire in 2030, NASA reportedCredit: Getty 4The ISS will return to Earth in 2031, where it will take the plunge at Point NemoCredit: Getty “This is the largest ocean area without any islands. It is just the safest where the long fallout zone of debris after a re-entry fits into,” said Holger Krag, Head of the Space Safety Program Office at the European Space Agency. Due to the massive size of the ISS, it’s passive it might not entirely burn up before reaching the ground when it deorbits back to Earth in 2031, said NASA. This is why it’s being sent to the most remote area on the planet. The area is the farthest point from human civilization...
    NASA has revealed plans to bring the International Space Station out of orbit. The space agency is planning to crash the spacecraft back down on Earth by 2031 into a so-called 'space graveyard'. 1End for the ISS Point Nemo, Latin for "no one", is around 4,000 metres deep and further from land than any point on Earth, making it the ideal spot to crash defunct rockets and satellites. Most read in TechIT'S WATCHING Warning about all your private data that Google tracks - how to stop itSPACE JUICE Nasa astronauts drink Russian PEE as countries rely on 'special relationship'NO DRIVE WhatsApp warning for BILLION users over huge change for anyone who uses GoogleSPACE TRACE Scientists uncover 'extreme' planet with Earth-like atmosphere Hundreds of spacecraft – mostly Russian – have been laid to rest there by Nasa and other space agencies since it was first used in 1971. US President Biden has committed to keeping the space lab operational until 2030. "While the ISS will not last forever, NASA expects to be able to operate it safely through 2030," a NASA...
    The James Webb Space Telescope arrived at its observation point on Monday afternoon.  In a blog post, NASA said that the $10 billion observatory fired its rocket thrusters for nearly five minutes to complete the final postlaunch course correction to Webb’s trajectory. JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE TEAM ANNOUNCES DEPLOYMENT OF ALL MIRRORS "This mid-course correction burn inserted Webb toward its final orbit around the second sun-Earth Lagrange point, or L2, nearly 1 million miles away from the Earth," the agency said.  The final mid-course burn added a walking pace to Webb's speed – the push that was needed to send it to its preferred "halo" orbit around the L2 point.  The 7-ton spacecraft will loop around the second Lagrange point – where the gravitational forces of the sun and Earth balance each other – whilst circling the sun and always facing Earth's right side to keep infrared detectors as cold as possible. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson congratulated the Webb team for the accomplishment.  "Webb, welcome home!" he said in a statement. "Congratulations to the team for all of their hard...
    A great one Sun light One of the strongest storms appeared from the sun on Thursday Weather cycle The current of our star. Explosion on the mouse side Land, Was the size of X1 and lasted about half an hour, peaking at 15:35 (GMT). Space Weather Center of America And from Solar astronomy laboratory of the Institute of Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Jupiter flare erupted from a solar point AR2887 Currently located in the center and front of the sun Land, Depending on your location. The coronal mass discharge of the flare, a large burst of charged particles, can be achieved Land Saturday or Sunday, just in time Halloween, Report SpaceWeather.com. This explosion could have loaded the northern lights a lot Land And interfere with satellite-based communications. Solar flares are powerful explosions of radiation, the most intense of Class X. Yesterday was classified as the X1.0 flash, which is half as intense as the X2.0 flash. X10 Combustion “Unusually intense“, According to NASA The sun It is still at the beginning of the new process,...
    London (CNN Business)William Shatner is firing a rhetorical rocket back at Prince William after the future king criticized space tourism.Shatner, who blasted into space earlier this week on one of Amazon (AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos' rockets, said the British royal has "got the wrong idea" by saying that solving problems on Earth should be prioritized over tourist trips to space. "He's a lovely, gentle, educated man, but he's got the wrong idea," Shatner said during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "The idea here is not to go, 'Yeah, look at me. I'm in space,'" Shatner added, claiming that trips such as his represent a "baby step" toward relocating polluting industries to space.The 90-year-old "Star Trek" actor said that a power generating base could be constructed 250 miles above the Earth and used to supply homes and businesses below. "The prince is missing the point," he added. "All it needs is... somebody as rich as Jeff Bezos [to say], 'Let's go up there.'"How space researchers knew that 90-year-old William Shatner didnt have to worry about his ageRead MoreWithout mentioning names, William...
    ROLLING turquoise waves, parched red soil and "end of the Earth" views - welcome to one of the world's most isolated homes on the tip of Australia. The breathtaking property spans 3027sqm and takes in the treasured hallmarks of the Kimberly region with its sandstone cliffs, white sandy beaches and pristine blue-green waters in the Indian Ocean. 5The homes boasts of 'end of the Earth' views of rolling turquoise wavesCredit: realestate.com.au 5'The Point House', one of the world's most isolated properties, is on the market for the first time in 40 yearsCredit: realestate.com.au Located on Broome's Gantheaume Point, the home sits on top of a prehistoric cliff in an area famed for its unforgettable sunsets and a 130 million-year history dating back to dinosaurs. Now, the region's most unique piece of real estate is on the market for the first time in four decades. Real Estate agent Caro Cunningham said the house was "probably one of the most iconic homes along the West Australian coastline". "You’re right on the end of Gantheaume Point so there’s no other properties around you."...
    A study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Thursday (5) points out that the weak South Atlantic Reverse Circulation (AMOC), a set of currents that carry hot, salt water from the tropics to the north, sends cold water. At the bottom of the ocean, freezing temperatures could rise in Europe and North America, raising sea levels off the east coast of the United States and disrupting the monsoon that supplies water to much of the world. Niklas Boers, a researcher at the Batstom Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, said in the survey that “the critical threshold is much closer than expected.” The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts in its 2019 “Special Report on a Different Climate at Sea and Cryosphere” that the “upward rotation of the South Atlantic” will weaken as the South Atlantic Ocean and cryosphere change. “This is one of those things that should not happen, and we should do everything we can to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible. This is an organization we do not want to...
    Saturn will reach its closest point to Earth tonight, giving sky watchers the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of the ringed planet in all its beauty.  This evening will be the best time to see it as Earth moves almost directly between Saturn and the sun in an annual celestial event known as 'opposition'. It will be visible to the naked eye for everybody across the UK as soon as the sun sets, first appearing low on the horizon to the southeast and moving south up until 01:00 BST, when our solar system's second-largest planet will be at its brightest in the night sky. But don't worry if you miss it or cloudy weather impedes your view, astronomers say you will still get a 'decent' glimpse of it any time next week and during the month ahead.  Scroll down for video  Look up! Saturn will be visible to the naked eye for everybody across the UK tonight, first appearing low on the horizon to the southeast and moving south until 01:00 BST, when our solar system's second-largest planet...
    Despite getting a bit of a reprieve during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Earth's 'vital signs' are getting worse and there is evidence that many of them are close or have surpassed their 'tipping points.' Researchers have published a new study - itself an update from findings first published in 2019 - that shows 16 of the 31 Earth's vital signs that researchers look at, including greenhouse gas concentration, ocean acidification and ruminant livestock, have recently set new records. This comes despite the downturn seen in 2020 as a result of the pandemic. 'There is growing evidence we are getting close to or have already gone beyond tipping points associated with important parts of the Earth system, including warm-water coral reefs, the Amazon rainforest and the West Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets,' said the study's lead author, Oregon State University researcher William Ripple in a statement. The Earth's 'vital signs' are getting worse and there is evidence that many of them are close or have surpassed their 'tipping points,' a new study says 16 of the 31...
    A mysterious object lurking at the edge of the solar system is believed to be a mega comet that will make its way toward the sun over the next 10 years.  Made of ice and rock, object 2014 UN271 measures between 62 and 230 miles wide, putting it close to the size of a small dwarf planet, but no larger than Comet Sarabat, which measures more than 513,000 miles wide . Astronomers identified this object through the findings of the Dark Energy Survey,  which captured astronomical data between the years 2014 and 2018. Citizen scientists predict 2014 UN271 will be the same distance from the sun as Saturn is by 2031, which will be its closet approach to Earth for the first time in about 600,000 years. Scroll down for video  A mysterious object lurking at the edge of our solar system is believed to be a mega comet that will make its way toward the sun over the next 10 years. It sits just slightly closer to the sun than Neptune ‘I have little doubt in my mind that as...
    Two French scientists were discovered in the desert தார், In India, what will be The largest geoglyphs ever discovered in the world, Published in Volume 27 ‘Archaeological excavations in Asia’, An educational journal. Inspected from Google Earth. Analysts were able to identify eight locations in the Jaisalmer district with geometric lines. Geoglyphs are ‘drawn’ figures on the ground or on mountain slopes. The so-called most popular ‘Nazca Lines’, South of Peru. In research, they say, data was collected with the size of lines along with images taken by a drone. Scientists Carlo Otheimer and Johann Otheimer are two geometric figures near the city of Boha. (You may be interested in: Use of solar lights in slums of India) First, a giant spiral, and second, a drawing in the shape of a ‘strange snake. Both are connected by a group of winding or curved lines. (If you read us from the EL TIEMPO application, see Here Content) The trio occupies 20.8 ha And more than half of the 48-kilometer lines. But they also point to another discovery: three monuments...
    Following one of the most adventurous ocean expeditions ever, scientists have returned precise measurements for the deepest points in each of the world's five major oceans.  Data from the Five Deeps Expedition (FDE), which performed dives over the course of 10 months from 2018 to 2019, confirms for the first time the locations of the deepest points of Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean.  The deepest point of the Indian Ocean is at 7,187 metres, within the Java Trench, just off the coast of Indonesia, the data reveals, while the deepest point of the Southern Ocean has a depth of 7,432 metres, within the South Sandwich Trench.  Prior to FDE, the deepest parts of some oceans were relatively well known, such as lowest point on Earth – the Challenger Deep, inside the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.  At a whopping 10,924 metre (6.8-miles), the Challenger Deep still holds the record for the deepest point on Earth, the expeditions confirmed. While the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean is called Brownson Deep in the Puerto Rico Trench, which descends an impressive 8.378...
    The core of China's Long March 5B rocket is predicted to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere in a matter of hours, but scientists and government agencies still cannot pinpoint the debris's point of impact.  The core or first-stage rockets normally don't go into orbit and make a controlled re-entry shortly after launching. However, Long March 5B -- launched to carry a module for China's first permanent space station on April 28 -- was not designed with the safeguards that would help to steer the spacecraft away from land or villages off of Africa's Ivory Coast, where more "shrapnel" from a Long March 5B rocket crashed last May. Photos posted to social media showed the long, javelin-like metal poles that damaged buildings, miraculously missing residents. CHINA'S LOOSELY REGULATED ROCKET DEBRIS COULD BE DANGEROUS - AND HARMFUL TO US INDUSTRY Dr. Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, explained to Fox News on Friday that while the core's orbit is known "really well," what's uncertain is the density of the atmosphere.  The tumbling "dead hunk of metal" is traveling at a speed of 18,000 mph "relatively...
    CHINA appears to be developing a knockoff version of SpaceX's next-generation rocket as it moves to enter a new space race with the US. Promotional video shown over the weekend by China's biggest state-owned rocket-maker showcased a new spacecraft that looks strikingly similar to Starship, which SpaceX is developing in Texas. Get all the latest Science news Keep up-to-date with the top Space & Astronomy stories All the latest Archaelogy news from dinosaurs to Ancient artefacts 6Still from a video from China's main state-owned rocket manufacturer, CALT, shows the company's new suborbital rocket, which is in the early stages of developmentCredit: CATL/weibo 6The Chinese spacecraft looks remarkably similar to SpaceX's Starship. Pictured is a still from a 2019 SpaceX animation showing how Starship will launchCredit: SpaceX It sits atop a similarly shaped rocket, and sports the same triangular aerodynamic fins and stainless steel cladding as its American counterpart. The animation was on display in the eastern city of Nanjing as part of celebrations of the nation's sixth National Space Day. Videos of the showcase were posted to...
    Earth Day fell on Thursday in the United States and celebrities were quick to take to social media to share their thoughts on the annual day to raise awareness about the health of the planet. Nicole Kidman, Gisele Bundchen, Vanessa Hudgens, Demi Moore, Alicia Silverstone and Lily Collins are just a few of the stars that had things to say. And most shared stunning images of the planet to drive home the point that the earth needs some love. So Kenny: Kendall Jenner made an Earth Day post on Thursday as she looked at a sunset while in a bikini on the beach Sailor Brinkley Cook posed in a bikini as she shared: 'Happy Earth Day Earthlings. We live in the most incredible creation of beauty. Filled with bright colors and loud music and pungent smells and thick heat and chilling cold and the highest mountains and the deepest oceans. We are so LUCKY. We must take care of this planet and keep it alive. Follow @oceanic.global' Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate...
    A BRITISH-AMERICAN explorer has become the first person to travel to Earth's four furthest extremes after reaching the lowest point in the oceans. Richard Garriott, 59, has now traversed the north and south poles, reached Earth's orbit and plunged to Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the Mariana Trench beneath the Pacific Ocean. 4 4Richard Garriott has now traversed the north and south poles, reached Earth's orbit and plunged to the deepest point in the oceansCredit: EPA Strapped into a deep sea submersible, the video game pioneer and entrepreneur sank seven miles on March 1. To put that into perspective, Mount Everest is 5.5 miles high. "I've been to the bottom of the Earth – you can't go deeper than that," he said from the expedition ship Pressure Drop, as reported by The Times. "I am the first person to go pole to pole, space and deep and the second person – first male – to go space [to] deep." Matt @standupmaths look what happened to your Parker Square... pic.twitter.com/jB1ae0TofY— Richard Garriott (@RichardGarriott) March 4, 2021 4The entrepreneur sank...
    When spinning webs in the microgravity found in the International Space Station (ISS) in Earth's orbit, spiders use light as a reference point, a study has found. In their natural habitat on the planet's surface, our eight-legged friends weave webs that are slightly asymmetrical — with their centre slightly closer to the upper edge. The spider — sitting at this centre point — can afford to have further to travel down the web to captured prey, as they can move faster in the direction of gravity. It was unclear, however, how being spun in a low gravity environment would impact the web spinning process — and so NASA sent spiders up to the ISS to investigate. While originally conceived as a 'simple' experiment to engage the attentions of US middle school pupils, the results have proven unexpected and far-reaching. When spinning webs in the microgravity of the International Space Station (ISS) in Earth's orbit, spiders use light as a reference point, a study has found. Pictured, a spider on the ISS In their first study in 2008, NASA sent...
    Researchers working at the world’s largest solar laboratory have shared an experimental image showing the sun’s surface in unprecedented detail, and many more are yet to come as our star enters record-breaking time. The newly released image was taken by Daniel K. in Hawaii. Inoue picked up the solar telescope (TKST), which is still under construction. Taken on January 28, 2020, it is the most comprehensive captured by mankind. “The sunspot image achieves a spatial resolution of 2.5 times higher than previously achieved, showing magnetic structures as small as 20 km (12 miles) above the Sun’s surface.” Said Thomas Rimmel, an astronomer at the National Solar Laboratory of the National Science Foundation. Each of the ‘scales’ around the sunspot is actually a convection cell – about 1,500 km (932 mi) away, exploding from the hot plasma center and then cooling as it flows outwards, creating a peripheral effect on the sunspot. At Rt.com NASA captures the incredible view of the return of the giant sunspot (video) The solar point, meanwhile, receives extraordinary strength...
    New images from the world’s largest solar laboratory have been released. This laboratory is called the Daniel K. Inoue Solar Telescope, which is located on the island of Moai in Hawaii. Scientists took the picture on January 28, 2020, but it has only just been released to the public. The giant sunspot in the center of the photo below is about 10,000 miles across. Scientists say Solar point The earth is wide enough to fit inside with a small room. The National Science Foundation owns the telescope, and it released the image with a video of Sunspot on Friday. According to researchers, the Sunspot film has about 2.5 times the resolution of the gap than previously achieved. The resolution allows the image to show small magnetic structures up to 20 km above the surface of the sun. Although the telescope is the largest solar laboratory in the world, it is still nearing completion. The image indicates that the telescope’s advanced optics and four-meter primary glass will allow scientists to see the sun in the next solar cycle. Scientists point out...
    From where can it be seen? We can contemplate this planetary conjunction, in which the two planets, Jupiter and Saturn, will be seen next to each other, from anywhere on the planet. This incredibly close conjunction of Jupiter-Saturn in 2020 It will not occur again until March 15, 2080, So we advise you not even to wait until December to start seeing this approach (or if you do, make the observation between December 16 and 25, which is when they will be closest at this beginning of the solstice). Logically, the planets will not be physically close to each other, but from our vantage point, planet Earth, they will seem practically a single point of bright light to anyone looking up into the night sky. If the sky is clear, the planetary alignment should be visible from almost anywhere on Earth, about an hour after sunset, although the best observation conditions will be near the equator. “The further north a viewer is, the less time they will have to glimpse the conjunction before the planets...
    Microplastics have been found more than 8,000 metres (26,000ft) up the world's tallest mountain in the so-called 'death zone', where oxygen is insufficient to sustain human life.  Scientists captured evidence of the particles on the mountain and in the valley below and believe they come from polyester, acrylic and nylon outdoor clothing.   But the microscopic pieces of plastic may also have floated up to the peak of Mount  Everest on swirling air currents.  Microplastics are tiny particles which are less than five millimetres (0.2 inches) in length, and the health impact of these particles remains a concerning mystery. Scroll down for video    Microplastics have been found more than 8,000 metres (26,000ft) up the world's tallest mountain in the so-called 'death zone' where there is insufficient amount of oxygen is insufficient to sustain human life University of Plymouth researchers took 19 high elevation samples from Mount Everest and its surrounding areas. 11 came from snow while eight were stream water.  Base camp was the site with the highest concentration of microplastics, at 79 fibres per litre of snow.  But Camps...
    San Marino has won just once in its entire history. Getty/DeFodi Images San Marino, the world's lowest ranked international soccer team, secured its first point in over six years in a goalless draw with fellow minnows Liechtenstein on Tuesday. It also managed to record its first clean sheet away from home in its entire 30-year history. The country's international record now stands at an astonishing 162 defeats, four draws, and just one win. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. San Marino, the world's lowest ranked international soccer team, secured its first point in over six years thanks to a drab goalless draw with fellow minnows Liechtenstein in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday. The result also saw San Marino, a team made up mostly of amateurs with other jobs, record its first clean sheet away from home in its entire 30-year history. The last time San Marino did not lose a game was in 2014, when it drew 1-1 against Estonia. Its international record now stands at an astonishing 162 defeats, four draws, and just one win, which...
    MARS is about to reach the closest point it will be to Earth for the next 15 years. The Red Planet will be 62.1 million kilometres (38.6 million miles) away from us and you should be able to spot it with the naked eye. 2 This may still seem like a large distance but it will make Mars bright and easy for stargazers to spot. At its furthest way, Mars reaches a distance of 401 million kilometres (250 miles) from Earth. Mars should be visible with the naked eye but you could also use a telescope. The planet will be at its absolute closest on October 6. 2Space agencies take the close approach as an opportunity to observe the planetCredit: AP:Associated Press Look to the right of the Moon and towards the Pisces constellation to try and spot it. The best time to do this will be very late in the evening or just after midnight. Downloading a sky scanning app on your smartphone could help you find the planet easily. Mars occasionally comes closer to Earth because our planet...
    However, due to wildfire dangers near Vandenberg, the Air Force decided to allow SpaceX — and only SpaceX — to launch south from Florida. It made the exception because the Falcon 9 has an automatic flight safety system that can destroy the rocket it it has an anomaly or goes off its intended path. It’s critical that the rocket can make that decision without human intervention, because the rocket engine blast can interfere with self-destruct commands from the ground. The key danger point for SpaceX was shortly after take off as the Falcon 9 skirted the Florida coast. The first stage dropped before the rocket arrived over Cuba, and after that, it was high enough not to threaten the island. While only SpaceX’s Falcon 9 has the exemption for now, existing and upcoming rockets like the United Launch Alliance Vulcan, Blue Origin’s New Glenn and SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy will all eventually be equipped with automated self-destruct systems. At that point, they’ll all be allowed to fly south from Cape Canaveral as well. The SAOCOM 1B satellite launched by...
    HUMANITY is nearing a point of no return after which nothing can be done to stop our species' extinction at the hands of climate change. That's the shock claim made by one top US scientist, who has laid out five ways mankind can save ourselves from the impending climate apocalypse. 3Credit: The Sun Dr Asegun Henry, a mechanical engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, says the challenge comes down to how we consume energy. "These five grand challenges, if solved, would literally alter the course of humanity," Dr Henry said in an MIT interview published August 16. "Our mission here is to save humanity from extinction due to climate change. The mission is clear." He added: "This is a subset of problems that will get us the majority of the way there, if we can solve them." 3Climate change threatens to melt the polar ice caps, triggering a cataclysmic series of eventsCredit: Alamy Dr Henry published research alongside two other thermal energy experts last week in the journal Nature Energy. In it, they discuss five ways humanity must reinvent...
    The results point to a high probability of a large minimum on this date, because the sunspot pattern of recent solar cycles resembles the escalations of past large minimal events. The River Thames and the Baltic Sea, frozen In fact, another Maunder minimum took place on Earth in the mid-17th century. By then, temperatures were low enough to regularly freeze the River Thames and freeze the Baltic Sea to such an extent that a Swedish army was able to invade Denmark in 1658 walking on foot across the sea ice. The scientists not sure if the same will happen by 2050, but it is a reference. “We now have a reference point from which we can perform better climate model simulations”, is extracted from the scientific document. “So we can get a better idea of ​​how changes in solar UV radiation affect climate change.”
    The Greenland Ice Sheet has reached a position of immediate retreat that it could not get better from even if world-wide temperatures stopped climbing quickly.  This Arctic ice sheet is the 2nd-premier ice sheet in the entire world, right after the just one that blankets Antarctica. It handles the greater part of Greenland and melts into the seas through outlet glaciers, which have been quickly shedding ice for many years. Now, new investigate finds that today’s glacial ice reduction is 14% larger than it was concerning 1985 and 1999. The ice sheet is shedding around 500 gigatons of ice each individual year, more than is replenished by yearly snowfall.  Projecting that craze ahead, the ice sheet is set to reduce mass 99 out of every 100 several years, researchers described Aug. 13 in the journal Nature Communications Earth & Natural environment.  “Glacier retreat has knocked the dynamics of the complete ice sheet into a constant point out of reduction,” review co-creator Ian Howat, an Earth scientist at The Ohio Point out University, explained in a assertion. “Even if the climate...
    Greenland’s ice sheet may have melted further than the point of return, with the ice very likely to vanish no issue how immediately the globe lessens weather-warming emissions, research indicates. Ohio Condition University scientists examined 234 glaciers in the Arctic territory for 34 several years till 2018. They identified that once-a-year snowfall was no lengthier ample to replenish glaciers of the snow and ice becoming shed to summertime melting, which is now resulting in international seas to rise about a millimetre on ordinary for each year.Graphic: The melting was unveiled in satellite pictures. Pic: Maxar TechnologiesIf Greenland’s ice goes, the h2o produced would push sea levels up by an typical of 6 metres – enough to swamp a lot of coastal cities all-around the entire world. Co-researcher and glaciologist Ian Howat mentioned Greenland “is heading to be the canary in the coal mine, and the canary is previously really considerably lifeless at this place”. Scientists have extended anxious about Greenland’s fate, presented the total of drinking water locked into the ice. The Arctic has been warming at minimum twice as...
    Scientists have traced mysterious radio signals detected on Earth to a dead star within our Milky Way galaxy. The millisecond-long burst of radiation was emitted by a magnestar – a type of star with an extremely powerful magnetic field – roughly 14,000 light-years away, according to a study. Known as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), signals such as this have baffled scientists for years and typically originate from far beyond the Milky Way. Their origins are unknown. Some think the energetic waves are the result of cosmic explosions, while others have controversially suggested they’re signals sent by aliens. Picked up by radio telescopes worldwide in April, the FRB examined in the new study was the first to be detected from inside the Milky Way. Astronomers traced it back to a magnetar called SGR 1935+2154, potentially settling the debate on where FRBs come from. “This is the first ever observational connection between magnetars and Fast Radio Bursts,” said astrophysicist Dr Sandro Mereghetti of the National Institute for Astrophysics in Italy. “It truly is a major discovery, and helps to bring the...
    JUPITER has reached opposition and tonight is your best chance of seeing it at it's brightest. The fifth planet from the Sun is currently at the closest point it can get to Earth and if you have some binoculars you could even see its moons. 4 It will be shining in the 'teapot' section of the constellation Sagittarius. Jupiter comes into opposition around every 13 months. Opposition means it will be at its nearest point to Earth and in its full phase. This year the best time to see it is tonight, July 14. Jupiter, flanked by his fans Ganymede on the left and Europa and Callisto on the right, and his buddy Saturn come for some (very) early morning (~3:30 AM) coffee on the day Jupiter is in opposition to the Sun, and so, at its brightest! pic.twitter.com/UZQqOjh6ms— Srinivas Garimella (@ThoughtletsSG) July 14, 2020 If you want to find the specific time Jupiter can be seen rising in your area then you can enter your location on In-The-Sky.org. In London Jupiter should rise just after 21:00 GMT. For those...
    NFL Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy criticized CNN’s Don Lemon on Thursday after the host claimed on-air that “Jesus Christ admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth.” Lemon made the claim to fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo as he was making a comparison between Jesus and the Founding Fathers. Lemon said that people like former Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson shouldn’t be “deified,” adding that Jesus was “not perfect.” Dungy called Lemon out for his comments in a tweet Thursday, saying that no one “who believes in the Bible” has “‘admitted’ that Jesus Christ was not perfect here on earth.” (RELATED: Tony Dungy Says America Needs ‘Empathy’ After Riots Spread Across The Country) “I’m sorry Mr Lemon but just who ‘admitted’ that Jesus Christ was not perfect here on earth? Not anyone who believes the Bible. Not anyone who trusts in Jesus as their savior. I’m not sure the point you’re making but your premise is dead wrong. That was the point in Jesus coming!” Dungy tweeted. I’m sorry Mr Lemon but just who “admitted” that...
    JUPITER is about to reach opposition, meaning stargazers can see the planet at its brightest this weekend. It will be shining in the constellation Sagittarius the Archer. 3 3Jupiter can be seen here looking like a bright star on the right-hand sideCredit: Getty Images - Getty Jupiter comes into opposition around every 13 months. Opposition means it will be at its nearest point to Earth and in its full phase. This year the best time to see it will be on the evenings of July 13 and 14. If you want to find the specific time Jupiter can be seen rising in your area then you can enter your location on In-The-Sky.org. 3Jupiter is said to have 79 moons but only four giant onesCredit: NASA In London Jupiter should rise just after 21:00 GMT. For those in New York the event should occur just after 20:30 ET. You can watch it rise from the southeastern horizon. There are plenty of sky scanning apps that can point you in the right direction of the Sagittarius constellation. If you have binoculars you...
    The Australian point out of Victoria, which has observed its coronavirus scenarios spike this earlier 7 days, is successfully chopping by itself off from the relaxation of the nation. Victorian authorities introduced right now they will shut the border with neighboring point out New South Wales commencing tomorrow evening neighborhood time. This arrives just after a person in his 90s died of coronavirus in a clinic in Victoria on Sunday, bringing the state’s loss of life toll to 21, stated State Leading Daniel Andrews nowadays. There have been 105 coronavirus-associated deaths nationwide. Lockdowns and mass tests: On Saturday, Andrews placed 3,000 folks in 9 public housing towers in Melbourne less than “tricky lockdown.” The people would not be allowed to depart their homes for any purpose, and will all be tested. Authorities have delivered meals and other essentials for the inhabitants, Andrews explained. A overall of 398 checks have been conducted so significantly in the towers, of which 53 conditions have been observed beneficial. Even further mass screening statewide recognized 127 new circumstances in Victoria by Sunday. “If you...
    DENVER (CBS4) – There are several celestial things happening this weekend including a lunar eclipse and a very cool alignment of the moon with two planets. But it’s also a monumental weekend for the distance between the Earth and the sun as we reach Aphelion, which is the point where Earth is at its greatest distance from the sun. According to EarthSky.org that will happen at 5:35 am MDT on July 4th. RELATED: Photo Op: Saturn, Jupiter Posing With Full Buck Moon, Plus Faint Weekend Penumbral Eclipse For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere it’s a great lesson in that surface temperatures and the hottest time of the year has nothing to do with distance from the sun. The opposite, Perihelion, is when Earth is the closest to the sun and that happens each year in early January when we are having some of the coldest weather of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
    Water deep below the surface of the Earth triggers earthquakes and tsunamis by lowering the melting point of rocks along fault lines, a new study reveals. UK scientists say they've found a correlation between water release data and levels of seismic activity along the Caribbean-American tectonic plate border.   This process occurs in subduction zones, where the Earth's tectonic plates converge and one plate sinks beneath another. These zones, which have been described as the ‘biggest crash scenes on Earth’, pass large volumes of water in and out, mainly through volcanic eruptions. The research team say they've provided the first conclusive evidence directly linking deep Earth's water cycle with magma production and earthquake activity.  Research focused on the Atlantic plate, and more specifically, the Lesser Antilles volcanic arc, located at the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea, which forms the eastern boundary of the Caribbean Plate. Pictured, Quill, on the island of Statia - one of the islands in the Lesser Antilles RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Fall of the Roman Republic and rise...
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