Damn, Another Missed Asteroid, 2019 MO, Smashes Over The Caribbean. The Thought Of Agencies Like NASA Or European Space Agency (ESA) Missing Some Near-Earth Objects Is Scary. And This’s Why I’m So Glad That Bodies Like NASA Continue To Fund Institutions To Keep A Closer Eye On The Sky To Warn/Avoid Situations Like This.
With Dangerous Undetected Asteroids, Like “2019 Ok,” Coming Close To Earth, It’s A Breath Of Relief That NASA Continues To Award Funds, Like $19M, To Observatories Like The Iconic Arecibo Observatory, In Puerto Rico, To Watch Out For Near-Earth Objects, Especially Asteroids Within 5 Million Miles (8 million km) Of Earth’s Orbit.
The New Indication That A 9-By-12 Mile Meteor Impacted Mars, ~3 Bya, Giving Rise To A Thousand-Foot Tsunami, Which Created The Strange Landforms On Mars, Supports The Theory That Mars Did Have Surface Ocean. The Meteor Is Said To Have Formed The 75-Mile-Wide Lomonosov Crater In The Martian Northern Lowlands.
An Asteroid, Dubbed “2019 Ok,” ~426 Feet Long, And Traveling At A Speed Of 55,000 MPH Came Closer To Earth (~45, 000 Miles Away) Than Our Moon, On July 25th, 2019. And Guess What? No Body Caught It! This A Big Deal Because The Asteroid Could Have Wiped-Out A Whole City If It Had Impacted Earth. Makes You Wonder About Our Space Surveillance System? Phew!
The European Mars Express, Based On The First Geologic Evidence, May Have Identified Mars, 3-4Bya, As A Watery World, With Ancient Ocean Connected To Systems Of Underground Lakes That Spread Across The Entire Planet. The Evidence, Identified In The Northern Hemisphere, Includes Fan Shaped Sediment Deposits, And Crater Walls Channels Etc.
NASA Has Ended The Opportunity Rover Mission After It Failed To Respond Since June 2018, After A Severe Dust Storm. The Rover, Which Was Meant To Travel Less Than A Mile And Last 90 Martian days, Lasted For 15 Years, Making It The Longest Lasting Rover On Mars. It Sent Over 217,000 Images, And Discovered Signs Of Water On Mars.
The Little Ice Age, A Marked Cooling Period Btw 1500s-1600s, Is Now Speculated To Have Been Caused By Genocide Committed By The Migrating Europeans On The Native Americans. The Genocide Meant That More Farmlands Remained Uncultivated, Which Later Become Forested. The Forest Then Sucked Out The CO2 From Air, Resulting In Cooling. Wow!
A New Study, Though Contentious, Is Indicating That The Missing Link Between Early Humans And Ape-like Ancestors May Have Been Discovered In 2008 In A Cavern In Malapa, South Africa . The 2 Million-Year-Old Fossil, Australopithecus Sediba, Is Said To Bridge The Gap Between Ape-like Australopithecus Africanus And Homo Habilis.
Using The Moon As A Proxy, Scientists Are Speculating A 2.6 Times Increase In The Rate Of Asteroid Impact On Earth Since The End of The Paleozoic (About 290 MYA). They Speculated That We Don’t See The Signs Of The Asteroid Impact on Earth Due To Erosion, Geologic Processes, And Probably Atmospheric Burn.
For The First Time, Humans Can Hear How Wind Sounds On The Red Planet, Mars . And This’s Thanks To NASA’s Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy And Heat Transport Lander, InSight. InSight Is NASA’s Most Recent, Occupancy Period Of 10 Days, Rover On Mars Sent To Drill And Measure Marsquake.
Scientists From Harvard And Yale Are Proposing The use Of Aerosol To Reduce Global Warming Rate In Half. They Propose To Spray Aerosol At A Height Of 12 Miles In The Stratosphere To Dim The Sun. But This Could Hinder Crop Yield And Peharps Lead To Drought And Extreme Weather. Pretty Ambitious And Risky!
The World’s Largest Animal To Have Ever Lived On Land Has Been Discovered In South Africa. And No, It Is Not The Plant-Eating Sauropods , But A New Species Of Dinosaur Named A Giant Thunderclap At Dawn. The Dinosaur Is Said To Have Lived About 200 Million Years Ago. They Keep Finding Them!!
The Timing For This Could Not Be Better As Global Warming Is Projected To Catastrophically Affect The World. Scientists May Have Developed One Of The Cheapest And Most Scalable Method Of Trapping Carbon Dioxide Through Magnesite. Magnesite, Which Usually Takes 100s To 1000s Of Years To Form In Nature, Can Now Be Produced In 72 Days. Cool!
The Earth Is Just 1C From Reaching The Threshold, 2C, Which Could Cause A Run Away Global Warming Through Feedback Mechanisms Acting To Create A Domino Effect Resulting In Rapid Hotter Conditions Called “Hothouse Earth.” Scientists Expect This To Happen Decades Away Unless Green House Gases Emissions Are Drastically Reduced.
The World’s First Largest Dinosaur, To The Best Of Known Records, Has Been Discovered In Argentina. The Dinosaur, Named Lessemsaurids, Is Said To Have Existed Towards The Late Triassic Period. The Lessemsaurids Is Also Said To Belong To The Group Called Sauropodomorphs, Which Evolved To The Largest Dinosaurs To Ever Walk The Earth.
The 1 Yr Stay-In-Space Impact On Humans, Via The Scott Kelly’s Stay At International Space Station (ISS), Has Been Studied. Now, Scientists Will Be Looking At A 9-Year Stay-In-Space Impact On Humans By Using Mice As A Proxy. The Mice Will Stay At The ISS For 3 Months, Equivalent To 9 Yrs For Humans.
Fossil Records, Based On A Recent Study, Is Indicating That Human-Induced Global Warming Could Impact The Earth For The Next 100,000 Yrs. This Was Deduced By Studying Oxygen Isotopes In Fish Pre And Post Chicxulub Asteroid Impact, 65 Mya. The Asteroid Impact Gave Rise To CO2 That Warmed Earth’s Climate For 100,000 Yrs. Sucks!!
A Previous Study Has Already Indicated That Early Humans Were Responsible For The Disappearance Of Large Mammal Population. The Discovered, First Of A Kind, Fossilized Footprints of Early Humans Inside Those Of A Giant Sloth, About 11,700 YA, In New Mexico, May Prove That Early Humans Were Indeed Stalking And Killing These Large Mammals.
The Worlds Largest Footprint (~170 Myr Old) Belonging To The Largest Animal To Walk The Planet, The Sauropods, Has Been unearthed In A Lagoon In Scotland. The Location Of The Footprint In Association With Footprints From Other Flesh Eating Dinosaurs Negates The Theory That These Plant-Eaters Went Into shallow Waters To Avoid Predators.
Interstitium, Derived From Interstitial–The Space Between And Within Tissues All Over The Body, And Containing Fluid, Is Being Classified As An Organ By Scientists. And This Newly Defined Organ, Interstitium, According To Scientists, May Be The Biggest In The Human Body.
Newfound 'organ' could be the biggest in your body -…