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Here's How Much Ice Antarctica Is Losing-It's a Lot

Researchers have previously warned that the huge Thwaites glacier could trigger a runaway ice sheet collapse which could raise global sea levels by 10 feet. The Rock under the glacier is much deeper than the level of the sea. Instead, scientists use satellite or airborne instrument data to observe features that change as a glacier melts, such as its flow speed and surface height. [Full Article...]

‘Living fossil from the early universe’: Hubble spots new galactic neighbor

‘Living fossil from the early universe’: Hubble spots new galactic neighbor An worldwide team of astronomers recently used the telescope to study white dwarf stars in the NGC 6752. Accidentally stumbling across a nearby galaxy gives astronomers a hint that there may be many more galaxies of this type out there, just waiting to be found behind the nearest star cluster. [Full Article...]

Groundhog Day verdicts are in

Groundhog Day verdicts are in If not, spring comes early. Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow today, predicting an early spring. Handlers for Pennsylvania's most famous prognosticating groundhog say he didn't see his shadow when the sun rose Saturday. It's celebrated across North America, but in Punxsutawney they have a much more specific tradition. In 1886, the local newspaper first mentioned the activities of... [Full Article...]

Scientists Have Detected an Enormous Cavity Growing Beneath Antarctica

Scientists Have Detected an Enormous Cavity Growing Beneath Antarctica It's big enough to contain 14 billion tons of ice , most of which has melted over the last three years. The Thwaites Glacier, which is about the size of Florida, has been responsible for about 4% of the rise in sea levels so far, still holds enough ice to raise the world ocean a little over 2 feet upon melting. [Full Article...]

See the Chicago River Freeze and 'Smoke' Amid Frigid Winter Weather

See the Chicago River Freeze and 'Smoke' Amid Frigid Winter Weather The Chicago Police Department said that at most, it could encourage people to get out of the cold. Unlike most Chicago residents, Gilbert was required to report to his job at a Starbucks on a downtown street largely devoid of its usual bustle of people and traffic. [Full Article...]

As Chicago braced for unsafe cold, Trump joked about global warming

As Chicago braced for unsafe cold, Trump joked about global warming By Wednesday, dangerously cold wind chills caused by a displaced polar vortex are expected to drop temperatures in the Midwest near negative 30F and the wind chill could be as low as negative 50F or 60F - the lowest they've been in more than two decades, Weather.com reported . [Full Article...]

Coldest in at least two decades in parts of the Midwest

Coldest in at least two decades in parts of the Midwest On the heels of the storm, almost a dozen states braced for a blast of arctic air known as a polar vortex. The steadier, heavier precipitation arrives Tuesday night, mainly after 7pm from west to east. Blustery northwesterly winds bring wind chills near, and in some cases, below zero both Wednesday and into Thursday morning. Winds are coming from the south, making it a bit warmer through the... [Full Article...]

Samsung is changing its charger design to reduce plastic usage

Samsung is changing its charger design to reduce plastic usage Samsung's goal is to replace much of what would now be made with plastic with paper and other environmentally sustainable materials. More precisely, phones, tablets , and wearables will come with pulp molds instead of holder trays made of plastic, while bags wrapping accessories will be made of eco-friendly materials. [Full Article...]

Scientists Discovered Earth's Oldest Rock on Moon

Scientists Discovered Earth's Oldest Rock on Moon An global team of scientists found a tiny fragment - weighing less than an ounce - composed of quartz, feldspar and zircon in one of those moon rocks , according to a news release about the discovery. "However, a simpler explanation is that this piece was formed on the Earth and brought to the surface of the moon as a meteorite generated by an asteroid hitting Earth about four billion years ago... [Full Article...]

Winds blow over SpaceX rocket at Boca Chica Beach

Winds blow over SpaceX rocket at Boca Chica Beach A prototype spacecraft from Elon Musk's SpaceX has been damaged after being knocked over by strong winds. Fortunately for SpaceX , the damage caused by the winds appears to have been confined to the fairing portion, which is like a large nosecone dominates the top of the spacecraft . [Full Article...]

We Flew a Plane to Go See the Solar Eclipse

We Flew a Plane to Go See the Solar Eclipse The rest of North America was treated to a partial eclipse , as were Central American and the top of South America. Animals , both domestic and wild get confused and start behaving as if it's night. Looking at the sun any other time can badly damage your eyes, so it's important to take this stuff seriously. The space station crossed the path of the eclipse three times as it orbited above the... [Full Article...]

A meteor hit the moon during the lunar eclipse in January

A meteor hit the moon during the lunar eclipse in January Madiedo said it's the first impact flash ever seen during a lunar eclipse, although such crater-forming impacts are common, the Associated Press reported. NASA has a team dedicated to monitoring these flashes because they can teach us about the debris cluttering our solar system, as reported by Space.com. [Full Article...]

Nasa replaces astronaut for 1st Boeing mission to ISS

Nasa replaces astronaut for 1st Boeing mission to ISS NASA astronaut Mike Fincke. According to a Sputnik source, its unmanned launch to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for March 28, while the manned flight, which Fincke will take part in, is slated for August 27. Officials said Fincke will begin training immediately with Mann and Ferguson. Michael "Mike" Fincke has been added to the crew of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner's Cr... [Full Article...]

Greenland Is Losing Ice: What Makes Glaciers And Arctic Ice To Retreat?

Greenland Is Losing Ice: What Makes Glaciers And Arctic Ice To Retreat? Climate scientists and glaciologists have been monitoring the Greenland ice sheet as a whole since 2002, when NASA and Germany joined forces to launch the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, known as GRACE. Now, the new study revealed that Southwestern Greenland region is also melting at a faster rate than the researchers expected. " The transient warming driven by the North Atlantic Oscill... [Full Article...]

Interpreting the super blood moon

Interpreting the super blood moon Earth forged two shadows on the moon through the eclipse. The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles shared a picture of the rusty-colored moon - which was to be the last complete lunar eclipse seen in the USA till 2022. Other monikers include a " Wolf Moon ", a traditional way of coining an eclipse in the month of January, and a "Blood Moon" because of its rusty, red colour. [Full Article...]

Trump says he told press secretary Sanders ‘not to bother’ with briefings

Trump says he told press secretary Sanders ‘not to bother’ with briefings Trump tweeted on Tuesday, "The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the " podium " much anymore is that the press covers her so rudely & inaccurately, in particular certain members of the press". Brady briefing room helps highlight that no one in a healthy republic is above being questioned", he added. "Sarah Sanders will absolutely be back to the podium...delivering the message to the American... [Full Article...]

‘Super blood wolf moon’ inks Durango skies

‘Super blood wolf moon’ inks Durango skies The full moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a faint red glow. A total lunar eclipse will take place on Monday morning and skies are predicted to be clear meaning it shouldn't be too hard to catch a glimpse of the cosmic phenomenon. [Full Article...]

Saturn’s rings had been fashioned when dinosaurs roamed Earth

Saturn’s rings had been fashioned when dinosaurs roamed Earth When orbiting Titan , the Cassini spacecraft captured something reflective on the moon's north pole that covered about 46,332 square miles - a " bright ephemeral " reflective feature that didn't appear on previous or subsequent images taken as Cassini repeatedly passed. [Full Article...]

A Fake Meteor Shower Could Be Coming to a Sky Near You

A Fake Meteor Shower Could Be Coming to a Sky Near You The idea is that cities (or companies or individuals) might pay ALE big chunks of money to drop a handful of those pellets overhead, creating a sort of artificial, colorful meteor shower in the sky overhead. The satellites will now orbit the Earth and descend to about 400 kilometres over the next one year. Once the satellite reaches a lower earth orbit, the device will spit out particles which w... [Full Article...]

Super Blood Wolf Moon Visible on Maui Jan. 20

Super Blood Wolf Moon Visible on Maui Jan. 20 During the eclipse , the Moon will turn a creepy shade of red, which is why these events are often referred to as Blood Moons . "But we will have to wait until 2021 before we have the next super blood red Moon". The maximum total lunar eclipse will be around 12:12AM EST . Totality will hit about 10:12 p.m., and the eclipse will end about 12:48 a.m. Monday. [Full Article...]


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