‘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, […]

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 […]

SpaceX launches its 15th mission of the year – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX launches its 15th mission of the year – Spaceflight Now

Credit: SpaceX Maintaining a brisk flight rate three days after its last launch, SpaceX sent a Falcon 9 booster powered by a reused first stage into orbit Wednesday evening from Florida with an Airbus-built communications satellite for SES and EchoStar. The successful launch placed the 5.7-ton (5.2-metric ton) satellite in a “supersynchronous” orbit arcing thousands […]

Hole the Size of Maine Opens in Antarctica Ice – National Geographic

“In the depths of winter, for more than a month, we’ve had this area of open water,” says Kent Moore, professor of physics at the University of Toronto. “It’s just remarkable that this polynya went away for 40 years and then came back.” Hole the Size of Maine Opens in Antarctica Ice – National Geographic

Beyond the orbit of Neptune, a dwarf planet is found to have a ring – Los Angeles Times

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24 receive ‘genius grants’ from MacArthur Foundation – WFMZ Allentown

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