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What would we do if the Earth were about to be destroyed? “Evacuate Earth” examines this terrifying and scientifically plausible scenario by exploring the technologies we would devise to carry as many humans as possible to safety.
A huge but mysterious crater spotted in a remote Siberian land ironically known as the “End of the World” has scientists scrambling for answers: Was it a meteor? Was it a weapon? Was it an explosive sign of global warming? Or even a UFO-landing site?
Earth may have once looked a little more like Mars: a planet with two moons. It’s not the first time the theory has been trotted out by Erik Asphaug, but it’s getting new life thanks to an upcoming conference about our natural satellite. Asphaug says the second moon would have been much tinier—about 1/30th the size of our moon. But after orbiting Earth for a few million years, it would have had quite the impact, literally, on its larger twin.
At a pink limestone quarry in Sweden, scientists have discovered a new type of meteor. This new space rock could hold the secret to the “explosion” of life on Earth nearly 500 million years ago. In this limestone quarry, west of Stockholm, workers have found 101 meteorite in the past 20 years, all of them are part of an iron-poor class called the L chondrites.
This summer we can see unusual comet which was of little interest until early this year. Now, The astronomers are watching it because, initially, this comet was an asteroid!
From surviving ancient manuscripts it is clear that there has always been a belief that new lands could rise up from the ocean, while old ones could sink into the sea, destroying former civilizations in the process. The most famous of all the lost lands is that of Atlantis, described in great detail by Plato almost 2,500 years ago.
The oldest rocks ever discovered in our solar system have been dated back about 4.57 billion years, meaning Earth obviously finished forming later than that. However, determining exactly when that happened can be difficult. New research presented by French geochemists from the University of Lorraine has revealed xenon isotopes. These isotopes indicate that the Earth and Moon are 60 million years older than was previously believed.
Ever since its creation in 1958, the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) has achieved many milestones in advanced space research. But NASA’s activities are not just restricted to space research and exploration, it has contributed immensely to the invention of some break-through products that has become staple to our everyday life.
Nature has a way of making us realize how incredibly small we are in the grand scheme of things. The closer we look, the more we realize that some of the scientific principles we take for granted can act in amazingly bizarre ways. It’s even better when we can capture these instances in photos and videos. Here is a list of 5 astounding natural phenomena caught on film.
The Earth is in a perpetual state of change. Whether by human action or solar disturbances, it’s guaranteed that earth’s future will be more than interesting – but not exactly free of chaos. The following list presents 5 major events that the earth is predicted to experience in the coming billion years.