Browse Sites By Tag: earth
livescience.com — Earth just got another dazzling glamour shot, thanks to a satellite that snapped its photo on the March 20 spring equinox. This photo shows half of the planet illuminated in light, and the other steeped in darkness, just like a black-and-white cookie. This beautiful symmetry is no surprise for anyo…
3 days ago 0 comments From Alex
news18.com — As much as 82 percent of green cover seen in India is because of intensive cultivation of food crops. You might be surprised to hear this, but there is now more green cover on earth than it was, 20 years ago. This is according to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which says ther…
01.03.2019 0 comments From Alex
iflscience.com — Researchers have made an incredible discovery. The Earth’s outer atmosphere extends much further than expected, stretching to 630,000 kilometers (391 000 miles), which is roughly 50 times the diameter of our planet. Obviously, you cannot breath there as the atmosphere becomes more tenuous the furthe…
22.02.2019 0 comments From Alex
gizmodo.com — A unique view of the Moon, with its far side facing the camera and an unsettlingly tiny Earth lurking in the background, has been captured by China’s Longjiang-2 satellite. Full Article >>
06.02.2019 0 comments From Alex
axios.com — Last year was Earth's 4th-warmest year on record, coming in behind 2016, the planet's warmest recorded year, as well as 2015 and 2017, according to information released Wednesday by NOAA, NASA and the U.K. Met Office. Why it matters: The yearly rankings don't tell the whole story of long-term clima…
06.02.2019 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — The foundation of many navigation systems, the World Magnetic Model finally got a much-needed update with the end of the U.S. government shutdown. Magnetic north has never sat still. In the last hundred years or so, the direction in which our compasses steadfastly point has lumbered ever northwar…
04.02.2019 0 comments From Alex
thetimes.co.uk — It is not an event you automatically assume would foster a habitable environment. More than four billion years ago, so the hypothesis goes, a planet the size of Mars collided with the Earth with such ferocity that it created the moon. In the cataclysmic impact the dense metallic cores of each plane…
24.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
iflscience.com — The Flat Earth hypothesis is one of the wackiest conspiracy theories out there, but seeing flat-Earthers come up with nonsense explanations is such Olympic-level mental gymnastics that you can’t help being entertained by their work. My favorite lately has to be their explanation of lunar eclipses. …
22.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
vox.com — We’ve come a long way in the past decade. That’s the 10-Year Challenge for humanity, which has seen drastic drops in extreme poverty, child mortality, and youth illiteracy, and a rise in life expectancy. That’s right, despite all the gloomy headlines, in a lot of ways the world has been getting bet…
19.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
bbc.co.uk — See an animation showing the concentration and movement of nitrogen dioxide through the atmosphere. This is what pollution looks like on a European scale. The animation shows the concentration and movement through the atmosphere of nitrogen dioxide. NO₂ is a problem gas that is produced primarily…
15.01.2019 0 comments From Alex