Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Erupt Sooner Than Expected – ExtremeTech

Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Erupt Sooner Than Expected – ExtremeTech

Yellowstone National Park is currently a placid and majestic landscape, but lurking beneath the surface is a supervolcano that wreaks widespread havoc whenever it awakens. Scientists have long expected it would take centuries for Yellowstone to transition to an active volcano again, but now they’re cutting that timeline down to as little as a few […]

Astronauts film a fidget spinner trick video on the ISS – The Verge

I could bore you with loads of pretense about viral internet trends, but I’ve already wasted enough time in this lede sentence without telling you that astronauts aboard the International Space Station just dropped a fidget spinner trick video filmed in zero gravity. The video, which you can watch above, features astronauts Mark T. Vande […]

Russian Cargo Ship Launches Fresh Food & More to Space Station – Space.com

After a two-day delay, robotic Russian cargo ship launched into orbit Saturday (Oct. 14) to deliver nearly 3 tons of fresh food, equipment and other supplies to astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station.  The Russian Federal Space Agency’s (Roscosmos) automated Progress 68 resupply ship lifted off atop a Soyuz rocket at 4:46 […]

Nasa carbon space observatory ‘watches Earth breathe’ – BBC News

Media captionAn animation depicts changes in atmospheric CO2 through the year A Nasa satellite has provided remarkable new insights on how CO2 is moved through the Earth’s atmosphere. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) tracked the behaviour of the gas in 2015/2016 – a period when the planet experienced a major El Niño event. This climate […]

Yellowstone supervolcano eruption could wipe out life on Earth – WKYC-TV

(Photo: Buzz60) Scientists working in and around Yellowstone National Park say that the supervolcano sitting under the tourist attraction may blow sooner than thought, an eruption that could wipe out life on the planet. According to National Geographic, the researchers, from Arizona State University, analyzed minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent mega-eruption and found changes […]