Tuesday, July 27

Earth

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Jeff Bezos’ guest describe a short, crowded spaceflight experience:’There was not quite enough room’

LoadingSomething is loading. Blue Origin rocketed its first passengers to the edge of space on Tuesday morning. Roughly 10 minutes later, the crew returned to the West Texas desert after spending just three minutes in zero gravity."I loved every minute of it," Wally Funk, an 82-year-old aviator, said in a ceremony after the flight. "I just wish it had been longer."The billionaire Jeff Bezos, who founded Blue Origin in 2000, invited Funk an...
Earth, Earth science, Mantle, Science

Earth tipped over on its side 84 million years ago and then righted itself, new study finds

If you'd been able to stare at Earth from space during the late Cretaceous, when Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops roamed, it would've looked like the whole planet had tipped over on its side.According to a new study, Earth tilted by 12 degrees about 84 million years ago. "A 12-degree tilt of the Earth could affect latitude that same amount," Sarah Slotznick, a geobiologist at Dartmouth College and co-author of the new study, told Insider.It would approximately move New York City to where Tampa, Florida, is right now, she added. Imagine the Earth as a chocolate truffle — a viscous center ensconced in a hardened shell. The center consists of a semi-solid mantle that encircle...
Earth, Espacio, luna, Marte, planeta, tierra, universo

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