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'Mini-Moons' Likely Orbiting Earth, Says Study
Science & Tech  (tags: mini moons, earth, orbit, scientific discovery )

Farah
- 63 days ago - usatoday.com
Scientists say in a new study the discovery of 'mini-moons' caught in Earth's orbit could offer a better understanding of what makes up asteroids.
The Edge of Space Just Crept 12 Miles Closer to Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: space, earth, concept, atmosphere, interesting )

Barb
- 83 days ago - space.com
Did you feel that? Does it suddenly feel a little bit stuffier in here to you? Does it feel like, I don't knowâEUR¦ outer space just got 12 miles (20 kilometers) closer? Nothing actually moved of course...
Why We Should Save Earth Before Colonizing Mars
Science & Tech  (tags: colonizing Mars, Earth, Mars, saving the Earth, space travel )

Judy
- 113 days ago - forbes.com
"Upon hearing NASA's confirmation that Mars has complex organics, a reader took heart that someday soon we would be colonizing the world next door. But my first thought was why don't we simply start by cleaning up this one?"
Why EarthâEUR(TM)s Cracked Crust May Be Essential for Life
Science & Tech  (tags: earth, cracked crust, plate tectonics, ancient, environment, interesting, research, study, technology, world )

Lone
- 130 days ago - quantamagazine.org
Life needs more than water alone. Recent discoveries suggest that plate tectonics has played a critical role in nourishing life on Earth. The findings carry major consequences for the search for life elsewhere in the universe.
This Was Stephen HawkingâEUR(TM)s Final Warning To Humanity Before His Death
Science & Tech  (tags: Stephen Hawking, humans, earth, warning, death, life on earth, environment, interesting, research, space, technology, world )

Lone
- 216 days ago - wonderfulengineering.com
Stephen Hawking was of the view that humans need to leave the Earth in the next 200 years if they wish to survive. He issued this warning just months before his death. Life on Earth could be wiped out by an asteroid strike....
There's Now a Mathematical Equation Showing How Fast Humans Are Wrecking Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: ecology, environment, Earth, Gaia, Anthropocene, pollution, overpopulation, apocalypse, societal collapse )

Freya
- 555 days ago - alternet.org
It is impossible to predict the future. What we can do is extrapolate a vision from our current body of scientific knowledge, mixed with a bit of good old-fashioned imagination.
Are Earth's Magnetic Poles About to Flip?
Science & Tech  (tags: Earth, magnetic poles, magnetism, radiation, planetary forces )

Freya
- 622 days ago - space.com
Geomagnetic reversals occur a few times every million years on average. However, the interval between reversals is very irregular and can range up to tens of millions of years.
Scientists Have Detected a Crack in Earths Magnetic Shield
Science & Tech  (tags: Earth, magnetic shield, geomagnetic storm, sun, disruptions, June 22, 2015 )

Sheryl
- 712 days ago - sciencealert.com
Earth is such a habitable place, thanks in no small part to the vast magnetic field that surrounds our planet, shielding us from harsh solar winds and cosmic radiation.
NASA Catches Moon 'Photobombing' Earth for Second Time in One Year - EcoWatch
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, earth, moon )

Nelson
- 826 days ago - ecowatch.com
"For the second time in the life of DSCOVR, the moon moved between the spacecraft and Earth," Adam Szabo, DSCOVR project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said. "The project recorded this event on July 5 with the same
Did Supernova Explosion Contribute to Earth Mass Extinction?
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, siupernova, extinction, Earth )

Nelson
- 828 days ago - space.com
A faraway supernova explosion may have contributed to a minor mass extinction here on Earth 2.59 million years ago, a new study suggests.
The Earth Almost Has A New Moon
Science & Tech  (tags: science, moon, asteroid, Earth, astronomy, discovery, space, NASA, Pan-STARRS 1, 2016 HO3 )

Michael
- 839 days ago - iflscience.com
A small asteroid has been discovered following the Earth around the Sun. This object is too far away to be a new Moon, but it's definitely trapped in a tug-of-war between the gravitational attraction of our planet and the Sun.
Precambrian: Facts About the Beginning of Time
Science & Tech  (tags: earth, Geological time periods )

Nelson
- 856 days ago - livescience.com
Eons of geological time
Chunks of Earth's Mantle Are "Peeling Off"
Science & Tech  (tags: Earth, planet, earthquakes, geology )

Freya
- 890 days ago - yahoo.com
An odd phenomenon may explain why the Southeastern United States has experienced recent earthquakes, even though the region sits snugly in the middle of a tectonic plate and not at the edges, where all the ground-shaking action usually happens.
Mount Brandberg Nature Reserve From the Space Station
Science & Tech  (tags: Expedition 47, NASA, ISS, Namibia, Mount Brandberg, Earth )

Steve
- 908 days ago - nasa.gov
This composite image of the Mount Brandberg Nature Reserve in Namibia, Africa was put together at the Johnson Space Center in Houston from several International Space Station images.
 

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