The ancient Greek philosophers discussed the sun for the first time. Thousands of years later, the combined work of people like Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton helped determine that the planets revolve around the sun.
Many questions remain about our sun, such as the nature of the charged winds in the solar system, or why the outer atmosphere of the fire that revolves around it is so hot compared to the surface.
Now, as we get closer to the sun, we’re getting to the good stuff.
The Parker Solar Probe has successfully flew through the corona or upper atmosphere to sample our star’s particles and magnetic fields. It took 60 years for NASA to achieve this goal.
As the spacecraft continues to approach the Sun, especially during the expected peak of solar activity, more surprises emerge during the mission.
This is a real centipede with a length of 1,306 feet. Mille means “thousand” in Latin, but known millipedes exceeded 750 feet with this discovery.
Researchers have found that the real McCoy lives deep underground in Western Australia. It is only 3.7 inches (9.5 cm) long, but has 330 body parts.
If you’re interested, scientists have recalculated the foot to be sure.
A long time ago
A previously unknown human group lived in the isolated Faroe Islands for hundreds of years before the Vikings arrived – and scientists found them thanks to ancient sheep hunting.
The rugged archipelago, located between Norway and Iceland, was first introduced by people who brought livestock with them in AD 500. The Vikings came later in the 8th century AD.
Analysis of sediment samples taken from a lake in one of the Faroe Islands helped researchers determine the timeline of non-native sheep and their human owners.
Mars is the scientific gift he constantly gives. This week, scientists made several important discoveries that changed our understanding of the Red Planet.
It turns out that the roving probe has been riding for months on ancient lava remnants – something that was “completely unexpected” for the expedition scientists.
More than 100 scientists shared arctic news this week. The report tracked changes in sea ice, snow, temperature, animals and even vegetation, all of which indicate that the Arctic is sinking.
Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica already accounts for about 4% of annual global sea level rise. Irreversible changes across the planet can lead to its demise.
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