Posts tagged ‘earth’

July 10, 2019

Plant a tree, it works

by allthoughtswork

Start with just one and work your way up to 4 million like Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado did. If they can restore part of the Brazilian rainforest, you can at least improve that ugly back yard.

 

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February 17, 2019

Ancient Earth

by duncanr

visit this website – ancient earth – enter an address or a region, and select a date ranging from zero to 750 million years ago to see how the Earth looked back then

January 17, 2019

Earth and Moon

by duncanr

If you traveled at the speed of light, it would take you about 1.3 seconds to get from Earth to the Moon . . . Planetary expert James O’Donoghue animates the distance using NASA imagery ( http://tinyurl.com/yaswdy3a )

June 9, 2018

Ocean Creatures

by duncanr

no commentary, no interruption for ads

if feeling stressed out, unwind and relax watching this 10 hour video by the BBC Earth team documenting the life in our oceans . . .

April 27, 2018

Spending a Day on Earth: Past and Future

by duncanr


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February 21, 2018

What if Earth had rings like Saturn?

by allthoughtswork

For one thing, stargazers and meteor shower watchers would be pissed.

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January 2, 2017

Earth Viewed from Space – N.A.S.A. Live Feed

by duncanr

‘The International Space Station – ISS – circles the earth at 240 miles above the planet. The station is crewed by NASA astronauts as well as Russian Cosmonauts and a mixture of Japanese, Canadian and European astronauts’.

this is their view out the window . . .

February 15, 2013

Odds of your House being hit by an Asteroid ?

by duncanr

asteroid calculatorA dirty big asteroid is due to pass close to Earth tonight.

Nasa tells us not to worry but bearing in mind breaking news of around 500 people in Russia reportedly injured by a meteorite hitting the URal region this morning – see pics and vids of damage here

http://zyalt.livejournal.com/722930.html

you might want to think twice before accepting NASA’s soothing words about this friggin asteroid

Of course the Earth is a big place and the chance of anyone actually being struck by the asteroid are astronomically small

Or are they?

Clink following link to see what are the odds of your house being hit !

http://tinyurl.com/a7g65fw

February 27, 2011

Earth – The Pale Blue Dot

by duncanr

Carl Sagan’s soliloquy overlaid with video footage from recent Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions

February 13, 2011

Asteroid to Hit Earth in 2036

by duncanr

In 2004, NASA scientists announced there was a possibility that an asteroid the size of two football pitches was on course to collide with the Earth in 2029.

Russian scientists have refined those calculations and the revised date in April 13, 2036 (anyone know if that is a Friday?)

Source . . . http://tinyurl.com/5t2zoy9

In an attempt to assuage public anxiety, NASA has announced that . . .

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