Tag Archives: Earth

A virtual vacation with Google Earth and Street View may be just what you need right now

A virtual vacation with Google Earth and Street View may be just what you need right now

We could all use a vacation these days. The constant bombarding of Coronavirus news, inability to go outside or make contact with other human beings, persistent stress over cleaning and disinfecting everything, and uncertainty over the future are becoming too daunting for everyone. With traveling out of the question, I …

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Asteroid Bigger Than Burj Khalifa to Fly By Earth on April 29

Asteroid Bigger Than Burj Khalifa to Fly By Earth on April 29

An asteroid with a massive diameter of between 1.8km – 4.1km is set to fly past Earth on April 29. According to the available data, this is going to be the biggest asteroid which will come near Earth this year. To give an idea, the least expected diameter of this …

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This Exoplanet Could Actually Be Habitable After All, And It’s Not Even That Far

This Exoplanet Could Actually Be Habitable After All, And It's Not Even That Far

A planet just 124 light-years from Earth could be teeming with life even as you read these words. Astronomers have conducted in-depth analyses of the properties of an exoplanet mid-weight between Earth and Neptune, and found that it could be hospitable after all. The discovery broadens the range of planets astronomers …

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Possible New ‘Mini-Moon’ Detected in Orbit Around Earth

Possible New ‘Mini-Moon’ Detected in Orbit Around Earth

The possible new mini-moon, as observed during the night of February 15, 2020. Image: Catalina Sky Survey Astronomers from the Catalina Sky Survey say they have detected a rare mini-moon around Earth. Sadly, we shouldn’t get too attached to our new natural satellite, as the rock—if that’s indeed what it …

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to launch Earth Fund for combating climate change

Amazon's Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to launch Earth Fund for combating climate change

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the new Amazon Spheres opening event at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters in Seattle, Washington, U.S., January 29, 2018. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on Monday announced the launch of a new Earth Fund that the e-commerce chief plans …

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Massive asteroid will swing by Earth after Valentine’s Day

A Japanese spacecraft is coming back to Earth with samples from a nearby asteroid

But the experts at NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies say we’re in no danger. The asteroid will pass within 3,590,000 miles of Earth. That’s 15 times the distance from Earth to the moon, according to NASA. The asteroid, known as 2002 PZ39, has been tracked since its discovery …

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Telescope Detects Fast Radio Burst Hitting Earth Every 16 Days

Telescope Detects Fast Radio Burst Hitting Earth Every 16 Days

Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope A telescope in Canada has found a source of mysterious fast radio bursts that repeat every 16 days, according to a new paper. It’s the first regularly repeating fast radio burst known to science. Fast radio bursts (FRB) are bright radio blips that originate …

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Christina Koch Lands on Earth, and Crosses a Threshold for Women in Space

Christina Koch Lands on Earth, and Crosses a Threshold for Women in Space

How many astronauts can you name without consulting Google or Wikipedia? Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are easy. They were the first men on the moon. You should probably also remember their Command Module pilot, Michael Collins. But he wasn’t one of the first on the moon, so he comes …

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