“In 1899 Everett Hale published The Brick Moon, a novel in which an artificial satellite intended as an aid to navigation is accidentally launched with the workforce still aboard”
Observing A Martian Light Show
NASA’s MAVEN mission orbiting Mars has recently witnessed two different types of ultraviolet aurorae simultaneously, the result of solar storms that began on Aug. 27.
The Earth’s First Mass Extinction Caused By #ClimateChange
Over 550million years ago there was a mass extinction on the Earth which led to the loss of nearly all the animals at the time.
Yes, We Really Did Land on the Moon – Part 3, the later missions.
John’s Young’s space suited leap on Apollo 16. “Some of the things the astronauts did would be well-nigh impossible under Earth gravity, particularly moving at speed or leaping, as John Young did on an Apollo 16 EVA, while wearing spacesuits”
Managing Coasts: Drone Surveys
“To effectively manage our coastline for ecological, societal and economic sustainability, we need this improved understanding of the behavior of our beaches and nearshore dynamics.” Chip Fletcher. UH Mānoa
60% Of Compostable Plastics Not Breaking Down In Home Compost Bins
“Compostable packaging does not break down effectively in the range of UK home composting conditions, creating plastic pollution. Even packaging that has been certified as home compostable is not breaking down effectively.” Danielle Purkiss
Revealed: The Oldest Star Clusters
The researchers studied the Sparkler galaxy located in Webb’s First Deep Field and used JWST to determine that five of the sparkling objects around it are globular clusters. Image credit: Canadian Space Agency with images from NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI; Mowla, Iyer et al. 2022.
Arctic Plants: Their Role In Our Climate
Graminoid-dominated tundra with dwarf shrubs growing in national park Kytalyk, in the Siberian Arctic. The blurred areas in the image are created by heat haze, which occurs when various surfaces heat up differently and hence create turbulence in the air. Image credit: Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, University of Zurich
Antarctica: Summer Thawing Lasting Longer
summer thawing occurs nearly a month earlier, and stays thawed for a full two months longer than previously believed.
The Sky Above You – November 2022
“The Taurid meteor showers from Encke’s Comet go on for the whole of November, peaking on November 5th and 11th-12th”