NASA has discovered a new planet floating freely around the galaxy

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , on April 21, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame


‘All By Myself’: Lonely Planet Found Floating Around in Space

NASA has discovered a new planet floating freely around the galaxy proving the theory that in the dark depths of space, lonely planets outnumber stars in the Milky Way.

A recent study “provides new clues in this mystery of galactic proportions,” said NASA, after scientists found a free-floating, planetary-mass object within a young star family called the TW Hydrae association.

The newly discovered planet, called WISEA 1147 for short, is thought to be up to ten times the size of Jupiter.


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A sky map taken by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows the location of the TW Hydrae family, or association, of stars, which lies about 175 light-years from Earth and is centered in the Hydra constellation. The stars are thought to have formed together around 10 million years ago.

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Mars and Saturn are both moving, they will remain in a triangular formation with Antares

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , , on April 18, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame


Although Mars and Saturn are both moving, they will remain in a triangular formation with Antares throughout the spring and summer, though the shape of the triangle will change.


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“Something” is Affecting the Entire Solar System

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , , , , on April 13, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

Strange things are happening in both outer and inner space
scientists are discovering that the Solar System, the sun, and life itself are mutating in totally unprecedented ways. They are reporting changes that are being recorded in space that have never been seen before
Studies show that the Sun and the planets themselves are physically changing at
an accelerated pace. Most notably, they are undergoing major changesin their atmospheres.

Let’s begin with the Sun. The Sun is the center of our Solar System, and all life that is on this Earth came from the Sun. If there were no Sun, we would not be alive. This is simply scientific fact. And so any changes that occur in or on the Sun will eventually affect every person alive.

We know that the Sun’s magnetic field has changed in the last 100 years. There’s a study by Dr. Mike Lockwood from Rutherford Appleton National Laboratories, in California. Dr. Lockwood has been investigating the Sun, and reports that since 1901 the overall magnetic field of the Sun has become stronger by 130 percent.

Moon: Earth’s moon is growing an atmosphere . Around the moon, there is this 6,000- kilometre- deep layer of Natrium that wasn’t there before.

Mercury: Unexpected polar ice discovered, along with a surprisingly strong intrinsic magnetic field.
Venus: 2500% increase in auroral brightness, and substantive global atmospheric changes in less than 40 years.
Mars: “Global Warming,” huge storms, disappearance of polar icecaps.

Jupiter: Over 200% increase in brightness of surrounding plasma clouds.(Huge belts in the giant planet’s atmosphere have changed color, radiation hotspots have faded and flared up again, and cloud levels have thickened and dissolved, all while space rocks have been hurtling into it the gas giant.)
Saturn: Major decrease in equatorial jet stream velocities in only ~30 years, accompanied by surprising surge of X-rays from equator.
Uranus: Big changes in brightness, increased global cloud activity (This planet used to have a very calm atmosphere. )
Neptune: 40% increase in atmospheric brightness.

Pluto: 300% increase in atmospheric pressure, even as Pluto recedes farther from the Sun.

Earth: Substantial and obvious world-wide weather and geophysical changes. Earth’s Axis has changed.
On Earth, the overall volcanic activity increased 500 percent from 1875 to 1975, while the earthquake activity has increased by 400 percent since 1973. Dr. Dmitriev says that comparing the years 1963 to 1993, the overall number of natural disasters — hurricanes, typhoons, mud slides, tidal waves, etc. — has increased by 410 percent.

The Earth’s magnetic field has been decreasing. This decrease actually began 2000 years ago, but the rate of decrease suddenly became much more rapid 500 years ago. Now, in the last 20 years or so, the magnetic field has become erratic.

A doubling of the Sun’s coronal magnetic field during the past 100 years
The Sun is more active now than over the last 8000 years

Solar Influence on Global and Regional Climates

Russian Scientist Says Planets’ Atmospheres are Changing

Loyal Fish Stays By Trapped Friend’s Side Until Help Arrives

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , on April 7, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

While exploring the waters of Thailand’s Chaloklum Bay, a snorkeler happened upon a bittersweet scene of friendship between two little pufferfish.

One of the prickly animals had somehow gotten trapped in a fishing net on the ocean floor. But rather than swim away leaving his companion behind, the other fish stayed by his side.

It’s unclear how long the fish had been stuck there with his friend holding vigil, though he stood little chance of surviving for long in those binds. Fortunately the snorkeler, a volunteer from the marine conservation group Core Sea, had found them in time.

With no other tool handy, the man used a shard of broken glass to carefully cut the pufferfish free. All the while, even in light of the potential threat the snorkeler posed, his companion remained.

Soon enough, what once must have felt like a hopeless predicament came to a happy conclusion for the trapped fish and his friend. After the last bit of tangled netting was removed from the pufferfish’s body, the pair swam away into the vastness of the sea, together.

OMG: Is the Ocean Melting the Ice?

Posted in 2016 with tags , , , , on April 6, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame


At 1.7 million square kilometers (660,000 square miles), the Greenland ice sheet is three times the size of Texas. On average, the ice is about 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) deep and contains enough water to raise global sea levels about 6 meters (20 feet) if it were all to melt.

Global sea level rise is one of the major environmental challenges of the 21st Century, and Greenland is central to the problem. That massive ice sheet touches the sea along more than 44,000 kilometers (27,000 miles) of jagged coastline. Hundreds of fjords, inlets, and bays bring ocean water right to the edge of the ice and, in some places, under it. This means the ice sheet is not just melting from warm air temperatures above; it is also likely being melted from water below.

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The National Geographic Photo Ar a project aimed to document all 12,000 species in captivity

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , on March 28, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame


The National Geographic Photo Ark. Led by world-renowned photographer Joel Sartore, the project aims to document all 12,000 species in captivity—many of which are endangered. Sartore’s portraits of wildlife worth saving have been projected around the world on landmarks like the Empire State Building, U.N. headquarters, and even the Vatican. His work has even inspired an increase in federal funding for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect an endangered Florida bird. But time is running out for some of these animals. See how we can make a difference together.

This Video of Rescued Orphan Orangutans is Just as Important as it is Adorable

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , , , on March 27, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

The team at International Animal Rescue’s (IAR) orangutan rehabilitation center in Borneo is doing everything they can to give the orangutans featured in this video a normal, healthy life. The orangutans are currently in Forest School, where they spend their days outdoors, honing climbing skills, foraging skills, and learning to behave like wild orangutans. But it’s not all fun and games, they also have to be weighed and given regular checkups to make sure they’re all growing up nice and strong!

The illegal wildlife trade poses a huge threat for orangutans. In the past seven years, an estimated 1,019 orangutans were captured for sale in various markets. Sadly, great apes likeorangutans are often seen as status symbols, which means they are taken captive and, if they’re lucky enough to be rescued, need to be taught how to survive in the wild.

The illegal trade isn’t the only threat to these animals. Orangutans are also at high risk because of palm oil production. Every hour, an area the size of 300 football fields is cleared to make way for palm oil plantations. Being that orangutans are an arboreal species, they are dependent on the lush rainforest environment for their livelihood. Tragically, over 80 percent of their habitat has been destroyed in the past two decades alone, primarily because of palm oil production.

Thankfully, IAR is doing all they can to rescue orphaned and injured orangutans and give them a second chance at life in the wild.

If you’d like to help IAR continue to put orangutans back in the wild, visit theirwebsite and consider donating.



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