An iceberg once bigger than Delaware dumped nearly 1 trillion tons of water in the ocean

What was once the biggest iceberg in the world was found to release over 167 billion tons of freshwater during a three month period and nearly one trillion tons in its lifespan, which could have profound effects on wildlife, scientists say. The A68A iceberg was part of the Larsen-C Ice Shelf on the Antarctica peninsula… Continue reading An iceberg once bigger than Delaware dumped nearly 1 trillion tons of water in the ocean

Mars Rock Contains Carbon ‘Signals’ Possibly Linked to Life

A new study has found that rock material collected on Mars contains the same kinds of carbon “signals” linked to living organisms on Earth. Scientists say the presence of carbon may suggest evidence of ancient biological life on Mars. But they also note that the finding could be related to nonbiological processes. The study is… Continue reading Mars Rock Contains Carbon ‘Signals’ Possibly Linked to Life

NASA shares a look at an explosive solar flare firing out of the sun

On Jan. 20, NASA spied an explosion more than 90 million miles from home. The massive shimmering ball of plasma at the heart of our solar system (aka the sun) let loose a solar flare on Thursday, and NASA’s sun-observing Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the moment. And now, a pair of freshly released GIFs —… Continue reading NASA shares a look at an explosive solar flare firing out of the sun

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has reached its destination. Now what?

On January 8, 2022, arguably humankind’s greatest engineering achievement came to fruition about a half a million miles behind our planet. After 20 years in development, $10 billion spent, and 14 nail-biting days of exquisite hi-tech origami in space, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was fully deployed. After successfully launching from the Guiana Space… Continue reading NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has reached its destination. Now what?

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship is on its way back to Earth with scientific investigations and medical research

The CRS-24 cargo ship successfully exited the Space Station’s “keep out sphere” at 10:40 a.m. after a previously scheduled attempt was postponed due to bad weather at its splashdown location off the Florida coast, according to statements from SpaceX. The keep out sphere is a 200-meter radius around the ISS. NASA transmitted the undocking live… Continue reading SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship is on its way back to Earth with scientific investigations and medical research

An iceberg once bigger than Delaware dumped nearly 1 trillion tons of water in the ocean – USA TODAY

An iceberg once bigger than Delaware dumped nearly 1 trillion tons of water in the ocean  USA TODAY A Gargantuan Iceberg Dumps 152 Billion Tons of Freshwater As it Melts  Interesting Engineering The drifting giant A68 iceberg released billions of tons of fresh water in South Georgia ecosystem  MercoPress Four tourist hotspots could be SUBMERGED as ‘mega-iceberg’ releases… Continue reading An iceberg once bigger than Delaware dumped nearly 1 trillion tons of water in the ocean – USA TODAY

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship undocks from space station for trip back to Earth

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is headed back to Earth.  The uncrewed Dragon CRS-24 resupply ship undocked from the International Space Station on Sunday (Dec. 23) after just over a month linked to the orbiting laboratory. The spacecraft, laden with more than 2 tons of gear, cast off from the station at 10:40 a.m. EST… Continue reading SpaceX Dragon cargo ship undocks from space station for trip back to Earth

Cargo Dragon capsule departs space station – Spaceflight Now

A SpaceX Cargo Dragon spacecraft departs the International Space Station Sunday, heading for splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday. This reusable spacecraft is completing its second flight to the space station. Credit: NASA TV / Spaceflight Now SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft, closing out a month-long mission, undocked from the International Space Station Sunday… Continue reading Cargo Dragon capsule departs space station – Spaceflight Now

NASA will do THIS if an asteroid was about to hit Earth

Here is what NASA will do if an asteroid was about to hit Earth. A horrific tragedy will play itself out if asteroid impacts Earth Every day we see reports of some massive asteroid or the other approaching Earth and then flying by the planet. These near Earth objects have tremendous powers of destruction if… Continue reading NASA will do THIS if an asteroid was about to hit Earth

Ancient DNA suggests woolly mammoths roamed the Earth more recently than previously thought

In 2010, small cores of permafrost sediments were collected by a team at the University of Alberta from gold mines in the Klondike region of central Yukon. They had remained in cold storage until paleogeneticists at the McMaster Ancient DNA Centre applied new genomics techniques to better understand the global extinction of megafauna that had… Continue reading Ancient DNA suggests woolly mammoths roamed the Earth more recently than previously thought