Watch the Mars dust storm transform the entire planet

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Wow. These are some sweet progress pics, Mars. As the planet-encircling dust storm rages on, NASA have released “before and after” video footage of the planet which shows how completely different it looks, now that it’s covered in a fine brown haze. The stunning Mars glow up (I’m calling it a glow up, it […]

Geologists think there could be a quadrillion tons of diamonds inside our planet

Despite their incredible reputation for being exquisitely rare and valuable, diamonds are more common than you might think. Other planets, like Uranus, are probably chock full of them. They’re floating around on some space rocks even right now. As it turns out, us Earthlings might be sitting on top of a motherlode of diamonds — […]

“Fingerprint” of humanity’s climate impact seen in the seasons

Enlarge / Trends in the satellite-measured seasonal temperature cycle of the troposphere (red means larger temperature swing, blue means smaller temperature swing). One reason climate scientists have been able to confidently determine that humans are responsible for modern warming is that they have more than just weather records to work with. There are many places […]

Newly discovered armored dinosaur lived on a lost continent

The genus name essentially means “spike head,” but the species name is in honor of museum volunteer Randy Johnson, a retired chemist who helped prepare the skull. “I never thought that I would have the opportunity to actually work on fossils that could be important for paleontologists,” Johnson said in a statement. “Now that I’m […]

Baby snake ‘frozen in time’ gives insight into lost world

Image copyright Ming BAI/Chinese Academy of Sciences Image caption The fossil gives an insight into how snakes became such successful creatures The fossil of a baby snake has been discovered entombed inside amber. The creature has been frozen in time for 99 million years. The snake lived in what is now Myanmar, during the age […]

NASA may have glimpsed a star “devouring a planet” for the first time

NASA/CXC/M. Weiss Around 450 light years from Earth, a young star just feasted on a planet-sized meal. At least, that’s what a team of astronomers believe occurred at RW Aur A, a star just a few million years old that has been studied by astronomers since 1937. In star years, “a few million years old” […]

Astronomers spy nearby star that could be chomping a planet

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. More National News WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers may have caught a relatively nearby star munching on a planet or mini-planets. A NASA space telescope noticed that the star suddenly started looking a bit strange last year. The […]

Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket aces dramatic test launch

Get the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Blue Origin launched its New Shepard suborbital space vehicle for the ninth time today (July 18) during an uncrewed test that “push[ed] the rocket to its limits,” as the company stated on Twitter yesterday. The launch was scheduled for 10 a.m. EDT but was delayed an hour for reasons the […]

NASA Takes Over Fenway Park for Space-Mission Show (Video)

Astronaut Sunita Williams speaks about NASA missions at a space-agency event at Boston’s Fenway Park on May 30, 2018. Credit: NASA A group of fans recently filled baseball’s Fenway Park in Boston — not to watch homers fly over the Green Monster left-field wall, but to talk about spacecraft flying through the solar system. […]

There Are ‘Quadrillions’ Of Diamonds To Be Found Beneath Earth’s Surface

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Our knowledge of the inner parts of the earth is mostly based on seismic studies. Volcanic eruptions and especially earthquakes can generate seismic waves powerful enough to travel across the entire earth. Using seismometers to record the waves and observing how the waves are scattered and […]

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