The deserts are greening, and the permafrost is melting ... if we have enough sense, and enough fresh water, this warmer Earth might be a great place ... | World map using satellite data showing the per cent amount that foliage cover has changed around the world from 1982 to 2010.
JULY The Telstar 1 satelite was launched into orbit. Telstar 1 transmitted tv signals and other communications across the ocean for the first time.. image: Telstar The Little Satellite That Created the Modern World 50 Years Ago | Wired Science |
Two teams of astronomers have discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the universe. The water, equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the world's ocean, surrounds a huge, feeding black hole, called a quasar, more than 12 billion light-years away.
Located on the western edge of the Sahara desert at central Mauritania in northwest Africa, there is a giant circle called Richat Structure, whose diameter ranges as long as 38km. It is made of quartzite.