2 Million Free Eclipse Glasses Coming to US Libraries – Space.com

Public libraries across the United States will distribute more than 2 million pairs of free eclipse glasses to skywatchers for the total solar eclipse that will sweep over the country on Aug. 21, 2017. The glasses will be provided by a major outreach program initiated by the Space Science Institute (SSI).   […]

Someone made a ridiculous video about NASA finding aliens. News outlets took the bait. – Washington Post

Someone made a ridiculous video about NASA finding aliens. News outlets took the bait. – Washington Post

The headlines sound thrilling. One might say they bait a click. “ANONYMOUS SAYS NASA HAS EVIDENCE OF ALIEN LIFE. DOES IT?” — Newsweek “The world’s biggest hacking group thinks NASA is about to announce alien life.” — the Independent It’s June, 2017 — still early days in a century full of scientific promise and information revolutions. Maybe you know of […]

Something big is warping the outer solar system – Futurity: Research News

Something big is warping the outer solar system – Futurity: Research News

You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. The plane of our solar system is warped in the outer reaches of the Kuiper Belt, suggesting the presence of an unknown Mars-to-Earth-mass planetary object far beyond Pluto—but much closer than Planet Nine. An unknown, unseen “planetary mass object” may lurk in the […]

Sea levels are rising faster than before, study shows – VICE News

By the end of the century, coastal cities could end up a lot closer to the coast than they started out — global sea levels rose at a 50 percent faster pace in 2014 than in 1993, according to a new study by a multinational team of researchers released Monday. The report, published in the […]

The Great Barrier Reef is literally a treasure. It’s worth $42 billion. – Washington Post

A tourist snorkels above coral in the lagoon located on Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef, northeast of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia. (David Gray/Reuters) Some might argue that Australia’s beloved Great Barrier Reef is a priceless natural wonder, but economists have just placed a number on its monetary value. Accounting for factors like the […]

SpaceX launches and lands second Falcon 9 rocket in two days – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX launches and lands second Falcon 9 rocket in two days – Spaceflight Now

The Falcon 9 rocket accelerates downrange south from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after Sunday’s liftoff with 10 Iridium Next satellites. Credit: SpaceX Two days after launching a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, SpaceX sent another mission into orbit Sunday from California’s Central Coast with 10 new satellites for Iridium’s voice and data relay […]

Ex-NASA scientist calls Goop’s ‘healing stickers’ a load of BS – Engadget

Here’s the meat of Goop’s writeup for your reading pleasure: “Human bodies operate at an ideal energetic frequency, but everyday stresses and anxiety can throw off our internal balance, depleting our energy reserves and weakening our immune systems. Body Vibes stickers (made with the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so […]

Great Barrier Reef worth A$56bn, report finds – BBC News

Image caption The Great Barrier Reef supports 64,000 jobs, according to a new study The Great Barrier Reef is worth A$56bn (£33bn; $42bn) and is critical to supporting economic activity in Australia, according to a new report. Deloitte Access Economics calculated the figure on the reef’s total “economic, social and icon value”. It found the […]

Could ‘planetary-mass object’ beyond Pluto be solar system’s 10th planet? – MLive.com

Scientists at the University of Arizona believe an “unseen planetary-mass object” might be orbiting the sun in our solar system beyond Pluto.  These researchers with the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory believe the planetary mass object to be between Mars and Earth in terms of size. The mass was discovered thanks to its perceived ability to control the […]

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