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cnet.com — A half century ago, the 747 made its first flight. The plane went on to change air travel forever. The Queen of the Skies. The jumbo jet. The whale.  All are nicknames for the Boeing 747, the most famous jet airliner ever to ply the sky. Fifty years ago today in Everett, Washington, the first 747 …
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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
walesonline.co.uk — A plane believed to be carrying new Cardiff City signing Emiliano Sala has gone missing in the English Channel. It is understood the Argentine striker was heading from Nantes to Cardiff after they signed him for club record fee for £15m on Saturday. Pictures on social media last night show him say…
22.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
huffingtonpost.ca — It's a delicious show of solidarity. Canadian air traffic controllers are carrying out a simple, but heartfelt gesture for their American counterparts — they're buying them dinner amidst the U.S. government shutdown. Air traffic controllers (ATC) in Moncton, N.B. and Gander, Nfld. sent pizza over …
13.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
inverse.com — The Earth's magnetic field has always been in flux, due to the changing patterns of swirling molten metals in the planet's outer core, but a new report suggests that Earth's magnetic field is shifting so rapidly and unpredictably that it's rendering scientists' models obsolete at a faster rate than …
12.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
dailymail.co.uk — Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, two NASA interns and a team of amateur astronomers have found a new 'super Earth'. Roughly twice the size of Earth, and known as K2-288Bb, the new world is located within its star's habitable zone, raising hopes it could contain life. It is 226 light-…
09.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
dailymail.co.uk — Astrophysicists at Durham University, UK, said the collision between the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and the Milky Way will not happen for two billion years. Nearby galaxy Andromeda is on a collision course with the Milky Way   Scientists predict they will collide in approximately eight billion…
04.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
ladbible.com — The dad knew that his daughter couldn't be with him, so he went to be with her. Pierce Vaughan, a flight attendant for Delta Airlines, had to work several flights throughout Christmas Eve and Day, so her father Hal Vaughan bought multiple plane tickets to spend the holiday with her in the sky. Ful…
27.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
stuff.co.nz — If Christmas travel chaos does your head in, best not look at this timelapse map of the flights set to take to the skies this festive season.  Nearly 70 million people around the world will catch nearly half a million flights between December 21 and 25, according to the map, created by the UK's Buy…
06.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
metro.co.uk — A picture of a Martian sunset has gone viral. The reason behind this is similar to why our sky is blue and our sunsets are red. The light from the Sun scatters based on what’s in the atmosphere. Sunlight comprises light of many different wavelengths, and molecules and dust particles only interact w…
05.12.2018 0 comments From Alex