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Astronomers photograph giant exoplanet in unusual large orbit

A giant gas exoplanet in an unusually large orbit has been directly imaged by astronomers via the Young Suns Exoplanet Survey (YSES). It is 20 times as far from its star as Jupiter is from our sun.

Uncontrollable China rocket hurtles towards re-entry

China’s Long March 5B rocket successfully reached orbit as planned. The core stage, however, also reached orbit, and may now be one of the largest ever to make an uncontrolled reentry back into Earth’s atmosphere.

Articles for Geosphere posted online in April

(Geological Society of America) GSA’s dynamic online journal, Geosphere, posts articles online regularly. Locations and topics studied this month include the Central Anatolian Plateau; the Southern Rocky Mountain Volcanic Field; petrogenesis in the Grand Canyon; and the evolution of the Portland and Tualatin forearc basins, Oregon.

International study: Humans accelerate the change of biodiversity

(Universität Bayreuth) Humans have significantly altered biodiversity in all climate zones of the Earth. This has been shown by a study now published in “Science”. Led by Prof. Dr. Manuel Steinbauer at the University of Bayreuth, and Dr. Sandra Nogué at the University of Southampton, an international team has investigated how the flora on 27 islands in different regions has developed over the last 5,000 years. Almost everywhere, the arrival of humans has triggered a markedly accelerated change in species composition in previously pristine ecosystems.

Electric Vehicles: Biden’s Green Folly

Like so many other leftist dogmas, radical environmentalism has been adopted by the Democrat party, and now Joe Biden is determined to force electric cars on Americans despite their limitations. Last week, Biden announced that the federal government will cut carbon dioxide…

Record-breaking flare from nearby Proxima Centauri

Astronomers saw Proxima Centauri – the star nearest our sun – emit a flare, or burst of radiation, 100 times more powerful than flares from our sun. They said Proxima’s flare ranks as one of the most violent seen on a solitary star anywhere in the galaxy.

Doom Goblin Greta Thunberg’s TV Show Is A Ratings Disaster

Doom Goblin Greta Thunberg’s first big TV show has proved to be a massive turn-off for viewers. The BBC was so confident of the Doom Goblin’s pulling power that it commissioned three one-hour-long episodes of its documentary series Greta Thunberg:…

Caltech Uses Existing Underwater Cables to Detect Earthquakes and Tsunamis Ahead of Time

Seismologists at Caltech working with optics experts at Google have developed a method to use existing underwater telecommunication cables to detect earthquakes. The technique could lead to improved earthquake and tsunami warning systems around the world. A vast network of more than a million kilometers of fiber optic cable lies at the bottom of Earth’s […]

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Climate change could cost countries their credit rating – World Economic Forum

63 countries could see their credit ratings cut because of climate change by 2030 according to a new study. The hardest hit countries included China, Chile, Malaysia, and Mexico which could see six notches of downgrades by the end of…

Greta Thunberg’s amazing year meeting the world’s climate scientists – New Scientist

By Karina Shah Greta Thunberg views a coal mine in Bełchatów, Poland BBC Studios / PBS Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the WorldBBCFirst episode, BBC One, 12 April  “I don’t want you to listen to me, I want you…