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The moon may be 1.3 light-seconds away, but why on earth do we measure distances using time? Minute Physics provides an energetic and entertaining view of old and new problems in physics — all in a minute!
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It has already infiltrated the four corners of the globe with its cameras, meticulously building up an online archive of street-level photography. However, not content with documenting virtually every inch of the planet’s landmass, Google is preparing to take its Earth feature to new depths when it ventures into the underwater world.
Parts of Earth survived early impacts, including one that formed the Moon.
Full story at Futurity
Ten awe-inspiring holes on Earth and where exactly they are located:
Ancient patches of a giant seagrass in the Mediterranean Sea are now considered the oldest living organism on Earth after scientists dated them as up to 200, 000 years old.
Full story at The Telegraph
We’ve covered ants before, but everyone in the country didn’t immediately start smashing every ant they came across, so obviously you didn’t listen. And we’ll all pay for it. When the empires of man finally fall and the memory of our hubris has faded to dust, ants will still be here, running shit. Like they have been for millions of years.
The sun can be seen as the universal icon for all life on planet earth. Without it, there would be no life on earth. The sun is one of the most fascinating mysteries of the universe and its beauty is unparallel. However, not many of us take the time to appreciate its beauty and all it offers us. The sun could be a source of great inspiration, if we’d only stop for a moment to realize it.
Here on Earth, we take gravity so for granted that it took an apple falling from a tree to trigger Isaac Newton’s theory of gravitation. But gravity, which draws objects together in proportion to their mass, is about much more than fallen fruit.
Via Live Science
A large metallic ball has fallen from the heavens and landed in a remote region of Namibia, spurring a lot of speculation about its origins and spurring local authorities to get NASA and the European Space Agency on the horn. No one is sure where the hollow metallic object came from, but it definitely came down hard–it was found 60 feet away from its landing site, a hole more than a foot deep and 12 feet across.
Full story at Popular Science
In a research paper called “The population of natural Earth satellites”, astronomers say that Earth has a second moon at any given time. While these moons are small, the scientific implications of this discovery are phenomenal.