Earth hit by intense blast of energy that’s ‘unlike any we have seen before’

In December 2021, a massive blast of energy hit the Earth’s atmosphere. Its source was a gamma-ray burst – one of the most powerful explosions in the universe – but not just any gamma ray burst. One scientist said at the time that the event – named GRB 211211A – “looks unlike anything else we … Read moreEarth hit by intense blast of energy that’s ‘unlike any we have seen before’

Astronomers are captivated by ‘brightest flash ever seen’

The burst of gamma-rays — the most intense form of electromagnetic radiation — was first detected by orbiting telescopes on October 9, and its afterglow is still being watched by scientists across the world. Astrophysicist Brendan O’Connor told AFP that gamma-ray bursts that last hundreds of seconds, as occurred on Sunday, are thought to be … Read moreAstronomers are captivated by ‘brightest flash ever seen’

CNN proclaims that Biden will release James Webb images

Why is this being made political? This is an amazing scientific event. How about the headline reading ‘scientists excited to release images from Webb telescope..? Hard work over years has paid off.. (PS We would believe and say the same thing if this was Trump or any previous president) .. Either way, we are excited … Read moreCNN proclaims that Biden will release James Webb images

A Crack Opened In Earth’s Magnetic Field This Week And Stayed Open For 14 Hours

The crack in the magnet field was created by a rare phenomenon called a co-rotating interaction region (CIR) from the Sun. CIRs are large-scale plasma structures generated in the low and mid-latitude regions of the heliosphere – the region surrounding the Sun that includes the solar magnetic field and the solar winds – when fast … Read moreA Crack Opened In Earth’s Magnetic Field This Week And Stayed Open For 14 Hours

Asteroid impacts Earth just two hours after it was discovered

At just three meters wide, 2022 EB5 was around just half the size of an average male giraffe, which grows to be around five-six meters in height. As such, it was unlikely to do any damage if it had impacted the planet.  — Read on m.jpost.com/science/article-701110 However it’s clear that the timeline from discovery to … Read moreAsteroid impacts Earth just two hours after it was discovered

The Odds of This Dangerous Asteroid Hitting Earth Just Went Up

The odds of asteroid Bennu hitting Earth are still extremely low, NASA said in an update, but an impact could be disastrous. — Read on www.vice.com/en/article/qj8ma3/the-odds-of-this-dangerous-asteroid-hitting-earth-just-went-up Scientists have been tracking asteroid 101955 Bennu ever since it was discovered in 1999, in part because its orbit occasionally brings it close to Earth, raising the risk of … Read moreThe Odds of This Dangerous Asteroid Hitting Earth Just Went Up