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Pluto Landscape Has Frozen Methane Dunes Like Earth Characteristics

Pluto Landscape Has Frozen Methane Dunes Like Earth Characteristics To have dunes means this dwarf planet must also have an atmosphere dense enough for winds to push grains of frozen methane particles into ridges. Where Sputnik Planitia approaches mountains of ice, its surface ripples. Generally speaking, dunes are sculpted by winds and Pluto's atmosphere, 1,000 times thinner than ours, was thought to be too weak to generate strong enough gusts for this obje... [Full Article...]

Dunes made of tiny frozen methane grains discovered on Pluto

Dunes made of tiny frozen methane grains discovered on Pluto Radebaugh also discovered other Earth-like structures, including mountains and glaciers. And we will probably see dunes , river valleys and mountains, just as we do within the solar system. These are then transported by Pluto's moderate winds (which can reach between 30 and 40 kmh), with the border of the ice plain and mountain range providing the ideal location for such regular surface formation... [Full Article...]

Oldest Known Lizard 'Megachirella' From The Dinosaur Era Found in Italian Alps

Oldest Known Lizard 'Megachirella' From The Dinosaur Era Found in Italian Alps Megachirella Wachtleri was the closest ancestor for all type of snakes and lizard , informed Simoes. Researchers from the University of Bristol and the University of Alberta in Canada published their findings in the journal Nature . [Full Article...]

The mother of all lizards found in Italian Alps

Lizards and snakes belong to a family of animals called squamates , and today there are nearly 10,000 different species slithering around the world's deserts, backyards, forests and mountains. Simoes stated that he spent around 400 days by visiting more than 50 museums and university collections in across 17 countries to evaluate the specimens to get an idea about the evolution of reptiles an... [Full Article...]

Natural phenomenon of Manhattanhenge expected to draw crowds

Natural phenomenon of Manhattanhenge expected to draw crowds Best viewing points include: 14th Street, 23rd Street, 34th Street, 42nd Street, and 57th Streets. The Manhattanhenge phenomenon could be next observed on 30 May at around 8.12 p.m. It occurs four times a year on days that frame the summer solstice at the end of May and in the middle of July. On both these days, the sun's full disk would be visible. [Full Article...]

Europe Floats Plan to Ban Plastic Straws

Companies will also be given incentives to create alternatives for other plastic products like cups and plastic bags. "Our daily exposure to toxic chemicals used in food packaging and bottles can lead to chronic diseases". Producers of plastic food containers , packets, wrappers, drink containers , tobacco products, wet wipes, balloons and lightweight plastic bags will also hav... [Full Article...]

Great Barrier Reef Experienced Five Massive Die-Offs in 30,000 Years

The most recent, which occurred around 10,000 years ago, was associated with a decline in water quality and increase in sediment. Although the study shows that the Great Barrier Reef can show great resilience, Webster says it would be very hard for the reef to survive its current stressors, especially since the rise in the sea's surface temperature is occurring much faster than ever. [Full Article...]

Watch the moment NASA's rocket launch camera actually melted

Watch the moment NASA's rocket launch camera actually melted The body started to melt. The damaged camera was one of the furthest from the pad, almost half a kilometre away. Ingalls shared in a Facebook post jokingly that, "One of my remote-controlled cameras was found in the real hot condition outside of Vandenberg Air Force Base, California". [Full Article...]

China invited other countries to use their space station

But just like how the International Space Station has a number of experiments running onboard at any given time, while their respective researchers monitor them from the Earth's surface, a number of international experiments may now have another avenue if they involve space or zero gravity environments. [Full Article...]

Federal government will purchase Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B

Federal government will purchase Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B Canada will spend $3.4 billion to acquire the existing pipeline and the rights to the expansion project, subject to Kinder Morgan shareholders' approval. But Morneau said the Alberta-British Columbia feud, which led Alberta to boycott British Columbia wines and threaten to cut the neighbouring provinces fuel supplies, "cannot be allowed to fester". [Full Article...]

Camera gets charred during Space-X launch

Camera gets charred during Space-X launch Bill Ingalls, the space and aeronautics agency's photographer, is the one who was tasked that day with capturing the launch. The launch started a brush fire which roasted the camera. The GRACE-FO mission stands for Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On, and is a collaboration between the US and German Research Centre for Geosciences. [Full Article...]

Discovered the oldest case of dandruff

Discovered the oldest case of dandruff Until now, scientists had no proof of how dinosaurs got rid of their dead skin cells. Researchers had recently discovered the oldest case (that they know of) of dandruff. The work, published in Nature Communications , suggests that dinosaurs who sported feathers evolved skin to cope with their plumage as far back as the middle Jurassic. [Full Article...]

Japanese hunters kill 120 pregnant minke whales

In November, video showed the brutality of a Japanese whale hunt in an Australian whale sanctuary , which was only released after five years, after the Australian government feared that it would harm ties between Canberra and Tokyo. Conservationists seized on the document as further evidence of the "abhorrent" whaling programme, which Japan argues is conducted for scientific purposes. [Full Article...]

Canada purchases Trans Mountain pipeline project for $4.5B

Canada purchases Trans Mountain pipeline project for $4.5B Horgan, for his part, said the change in ownership does not change his party's stance on the pipeline, nor his concerns with the project. Kinder Morgan last month gave Ottawa an ultimatum: Chairman Steve Kean said the company would suspend all work on the expansion project entirely if the legal issues surrounding it can not be resolved by May 31, adding that it would not continue risking sha... [Full Article...]

Canada to Buy Kinder Morgan Pipeline for $3.5 Billion

Canada to Buy Kinder Morgan Pipeline for $3.5 Billion The deal for the bulk of the Canadian subsidiary of Texas-based Kinder Morgan Sale proceeds are about $12 per share after capital gains taxes, he said . "The Trudeau government's reckless choice to compel Trans Mountain endangers the lives and welfare of its citizens", said Ruth Breech at Rainforest Action Network. [Full Article...]

Subtropical Storm Alberto Closes In On Florida; Warnings Of Floods, Tornadoes

Subtropical Storm Alberto Closes In On Florida; Warnings Of Floods, Tornadoes Those who wish to courageous the conditions and head to the beach should be extra cautious as strong breezes will produce above-normal tides waves ranging from 2 to 4 feet producing unsafe rip currents through midweek, forecasters said . At the moment nearly all of the showers are on the east of Alberto's centre, with the heaviest rains falling across Cuba and Florida. Alberto formed severa... [Full Article...]

Subtropical Storm Alberto Turns North-Northwest, No Change In Strength

Subtropical Storm Alberto Turns North-Northwest, No Change In Strength On the forecast track, the center of Alberto will move over the northern Gulf of Mexico Sunday night and approach the northern Gulf Coast in the warning area on Monday. "Rainfall and flooding potential will increase across the US Gulf Coast region and over much of the southeastern United States beginning Sunday and will continue into next week". [Full Article...]

NICD: SA has plan in place to deal with potential Ebola outbreak

NICD: SA has plan in place to deal with potential Ebola outbreak Allarangar said health officials received an alert on Wednesday from Kinshasa's main hospital about a patient and had dispatched a team to investigate. Bogoch said in outbreaks like this one, people need to know that the teams on the ground are "really trying to help and that they're trying to help prevent the spread of this infection but also help individuals". [Full Article...]

Mysterious wolf-like creature shot and killed in Montana

Mysterious wolf-like creature shot and killed in Montana Kyle Anderson of the Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Lewiston office told KXLO. After photos of the creature shot in Montana surfaced online a number of people took to Twitter to weigh in on what they thought the animal was. A dire wolf? Proof that "Dogman" really exists? "Look into if you don't believe it". "One was out somewhere in eastern central Montana killing sheep like insane". [Full Article...]

A stronger Alberto to make landfall along Florida panhandle Monday

A stronger Alberto to make landfall along Florida panhandle Monday Parts of Florida , Georgia, Alabama , Mississippi and Louisiana have already seen heavy rain this week, and further deluges could leave those areas vulnerable to flash flooding and river flooding. There is now only a 30 percent chance of rain Sunday . Steady weakening is expected after landfall, and Alberto is forecast to become a tropical depression Monday night or Tuesday . [Full Article...]


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