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The giant impact that created the Moon also seeded Earth with life-giving carbon

The giant impact that created the Moon also seeded Earth with life-giving carbon The story goes like this: About four and a half billion years ago, the Earth first settled together into a planet.According to the giant impact hypothesis, that massive body was Theia, and the impact sent a bolus of mashed-together molten planet sloshing into space, where it coalesced into the Moon.

NASA takes an amazing photo of Earth from Mars

NASA takes an amazing photo of Earth from Mars The powerful scientific instruments we’ve deployed to the Red Planet can occasionally give us a glimpse of our own humble planet from a different perspective.NASA has just released a new image that shows Earth and the Moon as seen from Mars, courtesy of the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

Scientists identify missing mass in Earth's core

Scientists identify missing mass in Earth's core Contrary to what the money-losing 2003 film “The Core” would have you believe, we have no way to access the Earth’s core directly.Now, a new study from researchers at Tohoku University in Japan may have identified the core’s missing mass as silicon.

Scientists advance theory that the Moon is made of many smaller moonlets

Scientists advance theory that the Moon is made of many smaller moonlets But every good theory advances us closer to the much-sought-after point where our predictions and our observations agree.The latest, which is still open for debate: the Moon may have coalesced out of many smaller moonlets produced by many smaller impacts.

Political meme, I hate political memes

Political meme, I hate political memes When you don't even know how to fact-che 2 mns agoWorms Armageddon with custom sounds 4 mns agoCNN plotting Trump assassination 6 mns agoWhen women go out to protest.6 mns agowhen they both have 2 accounts 11 mns agome opening up to somebody 14 mns ago

The first photos from a revolutionary new weather satellite are gorgeous

The first photos from a revolutionary new weather satellite are gorgeous The first photos taken by a new, revolutionary weather satellite orbiting Earth show our planet in a stark new light.“These images come from the most sophisticated technology ever flown in space to predict severe weather on Earth," he added.

Earth's crust bears the scars of bombardment by shattered cores of failed planets

Earth's crust bears the scars of bombardment by shattered cores of failed planets William Bottke presented details from his ongoing research on the Earth’s history of getting smashed with debris.By “elsewhere,” he means from a population of failed planets whose cores never got the chance to become fully formed.

NASA revamps site for EPIC photos of Earth from space

NASA revamps site for EPIC photos of Earth from space NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) camera can, though.It sends back thousands of amazing photos every year, and now you can peruse them more easily with the new website.

A week after malfunctions, Japan’s ‘space junk’ mission ends in failure

A week after malfunctions, Japan’s ‘space junk’ mission ends in failure There’s a lot of space junk orbiting Earth and it could make future space travel impossible.Over 100 million pieces of space junk orbit Earth, 29,000 of which are big enough to cause major damage.

Snapchat bringing bite-sized version of BBC’s ‘Planet Earth II’ to mobile

Snapchat bringing bite-sized version of BBC’s ‘Planet Earth II’ to mobile Add BBC’s Planet Earth II to the list of programs heading to a second life on Snapchat.These episodes will differ from the long-form Planet Earth II in a number of ways.

A record-breaking 88 satellites are launching to space on Valentine's Day

A record-breaking 88 satellites are launching to space on Valentine's Day Employees working for Planet — a California-based startup — are planning to watch a record 88 of their tiny satellites launch into orbit while eating breakfast.) After these 88 satellites — called Doves by the company — make it into orbit, they will allow it to image the entire Earth every day.

NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving actually thinks the Earth is flat

NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving actually thinks the Earth is flat Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers guard and NBA All-Star, thinks the Earth is flat and that it's "not even a conspiracy theory.He was joined during the podcast by his teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye ahead of NBA All-Star Weekend.