April 13, 2021

A Chinese icebreaker ship crashed into an iceberg at the South Pole

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By Ryan Pickrall From Business Insider In a burst of irony, a Chinese icebreaker crashed into an iceberg over the weekend. The Xue Long, which was traveling at relatively low speeds at the time, collided with an iceberg obscured by thick fog in western Antarctica’s Amundsen Sea on Saturday. The ship suffered some damage, but […]

Ghost particle from space

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For the first time, an elusive ghost particle blasted from deep space is seen on Earth BY MARK KAUFMAN From Mashable Billions of years ago, a supermassive black hole feeding on gas and dust in the center of a galaxy spit out a subatomic ghost. That ghost particle — known as a neutrino — has […]

Jupiter’s storms

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New photos show just how badass Jupiter’s storms are BY MIRIAM KRAMER From Mashable We all know about Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, the extreme, Earth-sized storm that’s been swirling on the huge planet for decades. But what about the world’s other, less well known tempests? A series of studies published in the journal Nature this […]

ESA picks two tiny spacecraft to study the dark side of the Moon

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By Jon Fingas, From engadget The cubesats will provide insight into lunar activity you rarely see. Tiny cube spacecraft aren’t just useful around Earth’s orbit. The European Space Agency has chosen two winners in a competition to build cubesats that will study the dark side of the Moon. The first, the Lunar Meteoroid Impact Orbiter […]

Carbon dioxide levels race past troubling milestone

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From Science Daily Date:October 5, 2016 Source: NOAA Summary: Carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere passed a troubling milestone for good this summer and locked in levels of the heat-trapping gas not seen for millions of years. Carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere passed a troubling milestone for good this summer and locked in levels of the heat-trapping […]

Rescue flight leaves South Pole evacuating sick worker for treatment

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From Wn.com A sick worker at a polar station located at the South Pole was airlifted from the site early Wednesday by a small plane making a daring rescue mission, U.S. officials said. The Canadian-owned Twin Otter turboprop plane is headed on the 1,500-mile rescue flight to Rather, a British station on the Antarctic peninsula, […]