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6 Things to Know About Carbon Dioxide
Science & Tech  (tags: Earth, CO2, global warming, climate-change )

Elle
- 13 days ago - earthsky.org
Scientists say increased carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere is causing global temperatures to warm - sea levels to rise - and storms, droughts, floods and fires to become more severe. Here are 6 things about CO2 you might not know.
Could a Superflare Happen on Our Sun?
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, earth, sun, superflares )

Elle
- 22 days ago - earthsky.org
New research suggests that superflares - massive bursts of energy from a star's surface - can happen on stars like our sun. What might that mean for us on Earth?
The Undark Nights of Summer
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Earth, sky, summer twilight )

Elle
- 28 days ago - earthsky.org
Guy Ottewell lives in England. His illustrations of 3-dimensional space are illuminating. Long summer twilights, explained.
Has the Ball Lightning Mystery Been Solved?
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Earth, atmosphere, ball lightning )

Elle
- 30 days ago - earthsky.org
What is ball lightning? Scientists have been trying to figure that out for hundreds of years, and now it seems they may finally be close to solving one of Earth's most intriguing natural mysteries.
We Go Between the Sun and Jupiter June 10
Science & Tech  (tags: space, sky, Earth, Sun, Jupiter )

Elle
- 36 days ago - earthsky.org
Jupiter is now 25X brighter than Antares. Opposition occurs on June 10, when it rises at Sunset and reaches it's highest point in your sky at Midnight. This is the finest apparition currently in the evening sky.
Iridescent Cloud? Or Circumhorizon Arc?
Science & Tech  (tags: sky, clouds, earth, atmosphere )

Elle
- 36 days ago - earthsky.org
It's easy to confuse these 2 elusive, colorful, beautiful daytime sky phenomena. How can you tell the difference?
We Saw Earth Rise Over the Moon in 1968. It Changed Everything.
Science & Tech  (tags: earth, moon, planet, snapshot, mission to the moon, pictures )

CherAway
- 203 days ago - nationalgeographic.com
The famous Christmas Eve snapshot took 90 seconds to make and kicked off five decades of awareness of our planet's beauty and fragility.
'Mini-Moons' Likely Orbiting Earth, Says Study
Science & Tech  (tags: mini moons, earth, orbit, scientific discovery )

Farah
- 333 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
- 354 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
- 384 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
- 401 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
- 486 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
- 825 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
- 893 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
- 983 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.
 

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