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Study Says 2035 Is Climate Change Point of No Return

The time for action is now, at least when it comes to climate change. If the world’s major governments don’t enact measures that limit global warming, it may be impossible to stop its progress, according to a study published Aug. 30, 2018 in the journal Earth System Dynamics. The study, led by scientists in the […]

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EVERY 202,500 YEARS OUR EARTH WANDERS IN A NEW DIRECTION

It happens every 405,000 years. The Earth’s orbit gradually changes shape from almost circular to slightly elliptical over a period of 202,500 years, and then starts returning to form over the next 202,500 years — like a metronome swinging side to side. Right now, we are in an almost perfectly circular orbit around the sun, […]

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SPACE LAB – TIANGONG 1 COMES DOWN OVER SOUTH PACIFIC

China’s Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth’s atmosphere and burnt up over the middle of the South Pacific on Monday, the Chinese space authority said. The craft re-entered the atmosphere at about 1:15am  and the “vast majority” of it had burnt up upon re-entry, the authority said in a brief statement on its website. It […]

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CHINESE SPACE STATION TO CRASH TO EARTH OVER EASTER

China’s first prototype space station, Tiangong-1, will come crashing back to Earth between March 30 and April 2 in an uncontrolled re-entry, give or take a few days, according to the latest forecast by the European Space Agency. Tiangong-1 is a single-module space station operated by the China National Space Administration. The module was launched […]

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EARTH TO BE A FIREBALL BY 2600 : STEPHEN HAWKING

Stephen Hawking (born January 8, 1942) is a British scientist, professor and author who has done groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology, and whose books have helped to make science accessible to everyone. At age 21, while studying cosmology at the University of Cambridge, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Part of his […]

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DISAPPEARING SEA ICE : A THREAT TO POLAR FOOD CHAIN

As ice disappears from the Arctic, the waters below are changing in ways that until now have mostly been overlooked. Light, once blocked by thick ice, is now penetrating deeper than ever before  and it will have a huge impact on Arctic ecosystems. Algae on the underside of the ice produce a chemical that has […]