Japanese Man Lives With Pet Caiman

Another unique and interesting friendship between a wild reptile and a man, like the famous story of Chito and Pocho. This Japanese man, named Nobumitsu Murabayashi, keeps a giant caiman as a pet, and even walks with him in the town center of Kure City, Hiroshima, Japan – with the permission of the city hall.

Ancient carvings in Göbekli Tepe show a comet hit Earth 13,000 years ago

Ancient symbols carved into stone at Göbekli Tepe (an archaeological site in Turkey) tell the story of a big comet impact more than 13,000 years ago, scientists think. The devastating impact triggered a mini ice-age that drove many mammals weighing more than 40 kg to extinction. According to an article published by New Scientist, carvings made on […]

The Black Marble: Earth from Space at Night

The first new global map of Earth from space at night since 2012 has been released by NASA scientists. The nighttime look of our planet is dubbed the “Black Marble”. But why? On December 7, 1972, the crew of Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon took a photo of Earth from the space, […]

Jeff’s Earth – Amazing HD Video from the ISS

On his most recent trip to the International Space Station (Expedition 48), recently-retired NASA astronaut Jeff Williams has recorded a great HD video of Earth (titled Jeff’s Earth) using an Ultra High Definition video camera. Here in the video titled “Jeff’s Earth” below, he shares some of those images and talks about the beauty of the […]

7 Earth-Sized Planets Found Orbiting Nearby Star TRAPPIST-1 and 3 of them are in the Habitable Zone

On February 22, 2017, NASA has announced that seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope around TRAPPIST-1, a tiny, nearby, an ultra-cool dwarf star located 39 light-years (12 parsecs; 370 petametres) away from Earth in the constellation Aquarius. The good news is: three of these planets are firmly in the habitable […]

What would the Earth be like if humans never existed

Around 4 millions year ago, the ancestors of humans and chimpanzees diverged, genetic evidence suggests. What, if the chimpanzee-human last common ancestor (see notes 1) would suddenly die before giving birth to any babies? What would the Earth be like if humans never existed? Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark demonstrated that the Earth without […]

51 Pegasi b: water found on the exoplanet

Scientists spotted water in the atmosphere of 51 Pegasi b, one of the first exoplanets ever been discovered. It is around 50 light-years away – so we can call it a “nearby” exoplanet – and it is in the constellation of Pegasus. 51 Pegasi b has not marked a breakthrough in astronomical research for the […]

How the darkness and cold killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago

Now we have a computer simulation of how the afterward effects of famous Chicxulub asteroid (estimated to be 10 km/6.2 mi) wide) killed the non-avian dinosaurs (and also a wide range of other species). On January 13, 2017, an article titled “Baby, it’s cold outside: Climate model simulations of the effects of the asteroid impact at the […]

GOES-16 Satellite delivers breathtaking Earth Images

The first set of images from the GOES-16 satellite (see notes 1) have been released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N0AA). In the video below, published by Space.com, you can see the amazing images of the Earth and the Moon.