Tag Archives: Earth

An Astronaut’s View Of Earth

Chris Hadfield describing what the Earth is like from space. He describes how it is a full, complicated system, beautiful to behold, and yet we as a human race are affecting the Earth in a greatly detrimental way. Will you be the change the … Continue reading

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An Aurora Of Marbles

“It looks like a fine collection of aggies. But this grid of embedded swirls and streaks actually follows the dramatic development of planet Earth’s auroral substorms. The sequence of over 600 horizon-to-horizon fisheye images was taken over a 2 hour … Continue reading

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The 25 Biggest Turning Points In Earth’s History

The BBC have an excellent interactive infographic detailing the “25 biggest turning points in Earth’s history“. From leaps forward in evolution to devastating asteroid impacts, these were the turning points that shaped our world. The 25 milestones are: The Earth … Continue reading

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Super Planet Crash

“Can you create a planetary system that lasts for 500 years? Super Planet Crash, the featured game, allows you to try. To create up to ten planets, just click anywhere near the central star. Planet types can be selected on … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday #1

I’m going to try something new each Thursday. Over the course of maintaining this blog, I have developed a huge backlog of articles and links I found interesting at the time, but never got round to actually writing about. To … Continue reading

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The Most Radioactive Places On Earth

“Who on Earth is exposed to the most ionizing radiation? I’m filming a documentary for TV about how Uranium and radioactivity have shaped the modern world. It will be broadcast in mid-2015, details to come. The filming took me to … Continue reading

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The Potsdam Gravity Potato

“Why do some places on Earth have higher gravity than others? Sometimes the reason is unknown. To help better understand the Earth’s surface, sensitive measurments by the orbiting satellites GRACE and CHAMP were used to create a map of Earth’s … Continue reading

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