Microbes Teach Humanity a Few Things About Carbon and Mass Extinctions

Microbes Teach Humanity a Few Things About Carbon and Mass Extinctions

There have been five mass extinctions recorded in Earth’s geological record thus far. Some scientists posit that due to human activity and changes to climate and carbon dioxide levels, the Earth and its current inhabitants are in the midst of or at least poised on the brink of a sixth. Because of this possibility, researchers […]

Solar Flares Can Affect Communications and Power Grid

Solar Flares Can Affect Communications and Power Grid

The sun is experiencing an 11-year period of unusually strong activity that began in 2002. In the last three months, three very large solar flares have been reported, the latest of which disrupted communications and the Global Positioning System (GPS) for a short time. Solar flares can affect more than communications, however; it can also […]

Things With Rings Now Include Asteroid Charilko

Things With Rings Now Include Asteroid Charilko

There are a few things with rings in our solar system; five to be exact, including Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune…and now the asteroid Charilko. Similar to the old game, ‘one of these things is not like the others,’ Charilko is the only one of the five that is not a very large planet. The discovery […]

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