Yellowstone Supervolcano Isn’t About to Erupt: But Here’s What Happens When It Does – Newsweek

The supervolcano beneath Yellowstone is not about to erupt. That’s right. Take a deep breath: in, out. Good. Hyperbolic headlines of a supereruption, which scientists have dismissed as sensationalized, have stoked something of a panic this week. Contrary to their sense of alarm, the odds of a supereruption beneath Yellowstone park in the next few thousand years […]






Asteroid that just buzzed Earth may not miss on future visit – CBS News

Asteroid that just buzzed Earth may not miss on future visit – CBS News

The house-sized asteroid that just passed by Earth, almost as close as many satellites in orbit, will be back — and a future visit might lead to it taking up permanent residency here. On Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, Asteroid 2012 TC4 safely passed by our planet at an altitude of 27,300 miles (44,000 kilometers), just a few thousand […]






Astronauts film a fidget spinner trick video on the ISS – The Verge

I could bore you with loads of pretense about viral internet trends, but I’ve already wasted enough time in this lede sentence without telling you that astronauts aboard the International Space Station just dropped a fidget spinner trick video filmed in zero gravity. The video, which you can watch above, features astronauts Mark T. Vande […]






‘Supervolcano’ could start erupting sooner than thought – New York Post

The supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park may erupt sooner than previously thought – and wipe out life on Earth, researchers warned this week. Scientists from Arizona State University who analyzed minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent mega-eruption about 630,000 years ago found the supervolcano woke up after fresh magma flowed into the caldera, […]






How NASA tracks carbon emissions from space to better understand — and deal with — climate change – Los Angeles Times

Fires, drought and warmer temperatures were to blame for excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the 2015-2016 El Niño, scientists with NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 say. The findings, part of five papers published in the journal Science, shed light on the mechanisms through which Earth “breathes” carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas, and reveal […]






Asteroid that just buzzed Earth may not miss on return visit – CNET

Asteroid that just buzzed Earth may not miss on return visit – CNET

A rendering of Asteroid 2012 TC4. NASA/JPL-Caltech The house-sized asteroid that just passed by Earth, almost as close as many satellites in orbit, will be back — and a future visit might lead to it taking up permanent residency here. On Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, Asteroid 2012 TC4 safely passed by our planet at an altitude […]