Incredible new footage of enormous explosions on the surface of the Sun which are far bigger than planet Earth has been released by NASA. The stunning video, taken from the space agency’s Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite, shows two humongous eruptions bursting from the surface on Friday. Gigantic fiery bursts of light can be seen expanding so much that they disrupt the star’s magnetic field, creating rippling coils. NASA scientists described the dramatic explosions, which occurred between 18 hours of each other, as “relatively small” in comparison to the size of the Sun. But the gigantic balls of fire both reached sizes far bigger than Earth. Describing the footage, NASA said in statement: “A relatively small active region erupted twice in 18 hours. “After each burst, one can see the magnetic fields lines, which appear as bright coils, spiraling around the region.” The footage briefly fading to black was caused by the Earth … [Read more...] about NASA footage shows explosions on the Sun that are bigger than planet Earth
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A WHOLE foods store that encourages customers to shop in an environmentally friendly way has celebrated its first anniversary. Jane Tutill opened the Willow Basket at the former Daisy Boutique premises in Friday Street, Henley, soon after the women’s fashion outlet moved to the old Knights Oriental Rugs shop a few doors away. The shop sells a range of loose grains, cereals and pasta which customers can weigh out and take away in a paper bag or their own container or purchase glass jars. It also stocks nuts, seeds, herbs and spices, baked goods, organic ice cream, eggs and bread from Lawlor’s The Bakers in Henley. Customers can also buy the shop’s tables, chairs, artwork and shelving units as well as homewares. None of the products use plastic packaging while the takeaway coffee cups are fully compostable as they are made from bamboo. Mrs Tutill, a widow who lives in a houseboat moored in Mill Meadows, is a qualified fitness instructor, which fuelled her interest in … [Read more...] about Blue Planet boosts trade at new whole foods store
Conspiracy theorist lists signs that he says are an evidence of the world coming to its end this year 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Conspiracy theorists are keeping an eye out for Nibiru planet. PHOTO COURTESY: India Today The mysterious Nibiru planet, which was supposed to eliminate planet earth several times over last year, is still out there, with theorists believing it is set to bring about the apocalypse later in 2018. The theorists predicted arrival of the mythical Planet X in August, September, October, November and December last year. Now Christian numerologist David Meade believes that the spring of 2018 will be the last in the calendar. Interestingly, he also termed it a possible result of North Korea’s nuclear arms race with the US. “Here’s what I believe is going to start in the Spring of 2018”, he said rolling out an itinerary for doomsday. Two small asteroids safely passing Earth Meade’s primary prediction is, … [Read more...] about Will the ‘death planet’ swallow everyone on earth in 2018?
Water, one of the prerequisites for life, arrived on Earth two million years after its formation. According to researchers, water was brought to the planet by angrites in the early years of the Solar System. Angrites are a rare group of water-rich basaltic meteorites. A new study published in the journal Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta quoted by Phys.org (PO) by MIT researchers has found that the composition of water on Earth and the composition of water in the angrites "match perfectly". This indicates that water on the asteroid and the water on Earth came from the same source. The researchers believe that water arrived on Earth even before it was fully formed, when it was likely to have been only 20% of its current size. Adam Sarafian, from the department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary science at MIT, and lead author of the study, says: "It's a fairly simple assumption to say that Earth's water at least started accreting to Earth extremely early, before the planet was even … [Read more...] about Water was brought to earth by angrites
HE HAS been back on our screens in the new Blue Planet series on the BBC and his voice is one of the most recognisable on the planet.But how old is David Attenborough and who were his brothers? Here's what you need to know.Sir David Attenborough is a 91-year-old veteran broadcaster.He is best known for presenting the nine Life series – which surveyed animal and plant life on planet earth.David, who was born in Isleworth, west London, is also known for narrating Wildlife On One (1977 - 2005), and over 50 episodes of Natural World.He later narrated The Blue Planet (2001), Planet Earth (2006) and Frozen Planet (2011).He is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in black and white, colour, HD, and 3D.More recently, he has been narrating BBC One’s first 4K Ultra HD production, Life Story, since October 2014 - as well as Waking Giants.His latest one-off special is Attenborough And The Sea Dragon, a show all about the remains of an ichthyosaur which was found on … [Read more...] about How old is David Attenborough, what documentaries has he presented, what’s the Blue Planet narrator’s net worth and who were his wife and brothers?