Science

China now has the largest single-dish radio telescope in the world

The iconic Arecibo radio telescope recently had another broken cable, which resulted in the complete collapse and destruction of the telescope. It was the largest single-dish radio telescope in the world, but with its demise, China now claims that title. The Chinese Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is now the …

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Earth from space – Banks Peninsula, New Zealand

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us to the Banks Peninsula in New Zealand’s South Island. The Banks Peninsula, visible at the bottom right of the image, is made up of two overlapping extinct volcanoes: the Lyttelton volcano and the Akaroa volcano. The peninsula was formed by several volcanic eruptions that …

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China shows its space ambitions with the flag on the moon

BEIJING – A Chinese flag now soars over the moon in the latest demonstration of the Asian nation’s ambitions in space. The National Space Administration released an image of the flag, which the state-run Xinhua News Agency described as the “five stars shining” on the moon. China is the second …

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In 2020, Earth narrowly avoided the catastrophe

In August, the National Oceanic and the Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted that a powerful solar flare that had exploded from the Sun would hit the Earth’s magnetic field. Panic ensued as news warned of this potentially catastrophic event, adding to the woes of the year 2020. Inverse is counting down …

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New Analysis: Extreme flows in US flows are on the rise

Zoom in / Floods in Midland, Michigan in May 2020 after heavy rain caused two dams to fail. Climate change has direct consequences on the water cycle through our environment. The warmer atmosphere holds more moisture, causing intense thunderstorms to drain even more water than before. On the flip side, …

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