It’s not often a new mass extinction is identified; after all, such events were so devastating they really stand out in the fossil record. In a new paper, published today in Science Advances, an international team has identified a major extinction of life 233 million years ago that triggered the dinosaur takeover of the world. The crisis has been called the Carnian Pluvial Episode.
The team of 17 researchers, led by Jacopo Dal Corso of the China University of Geosciences at Wuhan and Mike Bento…
Astronauts emerge from shelter after ‘avoidance maneuver’ successful – KLTV
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have emerged from their ‘safe haven’ after taking shelter inside their Soyuz spacecraft as an unknown piece of…
(KLTV) – Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have emerged from their safe haven after taking shelter inside their Soyuz spacecraft as an unknown piece of space debris approached the orbiting outpost.
According to NASA, the object was expected to pass within .8 of a mile of the space station Tuesday afternoon.
Around 4:19 p.m., the Russian Progress 75 resupply spacecraft docked to the ISS conducted an avoidance maneuver, firing its thrusters for 150 seconds.
According to NASA Adm…
NASA serves up a breathtaking view of a shadow cast on Jupiter – CNET
NASA’s Juno spacecraft watches as Jupiter’s moon Io leaves a fleeting mark on the gas giant.
The sun enlisted Io’s help to stage a shadow play on Jupiter.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill (CC-BY)
We’re all familiar with Jupiter’s Great Red Spot storm, but sometimes the planet gets to wear a different kind of spot. NASA’s Juno mission captured a spectacular view of the gas giant’s moon Io casting a round shadow onto Jupiter’s swirling storms.
“As with solar eclipses on the Earth, within the dark circle racing across Jupiter’s cloud tops one would witness a full solar eclipse a…
Evaporation Critical to Coronavirus Transmission As Weather Changes: Effects of Humidity, Temperature, and Wind on COVID-19 – SciTechDaily
Impact of evaporation on virus survival, concentration, transmission. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise worldwide, it is increasingly urgent to understand how …
Weather impact on virus transmission. Effect of relative humidity (RH=10%, 50%, and 90%) on coronavirus respiratory droplet cloud at temperature 30 C and wind speed of 4 kph. Wind direction is from left to right. Credit: Talib Dbouk and Dimitris Drikakis
Impact of evaporation on virus survival, concentration, transmission.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise worldwide, it is increasingly urgent to understand how climate impacts the continued spread of the coronavirus, particularly as winter vir…
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