See China Moon Mission’s Far-Side Landing Site from Above (Photos)

https://www.space.com/42992-china-moon-far-side-landing-site-photos.html?utm_source=sdc-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190115-sdc Upper right: Image captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showing the landing site of China’s Chang’e 4 mission to the moon’s far side. The photo was taken before Chang’e 4’s Jan. 2 landing. Chang’e 4 took the descent photos at left and the image from the surface at lower right.Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University/CNSA/CLEP

Earth’s Magnetic Pole Is Wandering, Lurching Toward Siberia

https://www.livescience.com/64486-earth-magnetic-pole-moving.html?utm_source=lst-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190114-lst Earth’s north magnetic pole is on the move, unpredictably lurching away from the Canadian Arctic and toward Siberia. It’s wandered so much, that the current representation of the entire globe’s magnetic field, just updated in 2015, is now out of date. And so, geologists have come up with a new model.

Cometa 46P/Wirtanen (6-Ene-2019)

http://cometografia.es/46p-wirtanen-20190106/ El cometa 46P/Wirtanen fotografiado la madrugada del 6 de Enero de 2019. La coma mide en esta imagen medio grado de diámetro angular, con una forma elongada hacia el suroeste hacia donde parece intuirse algo de cola. Entre las constelaciones de Lynx y Ursa Major sobre un campo de tenues galaxias, el cometa tiene […]

There Are Plants and Animals on the Moon Now (Because of China)

https://www.space.com/42905-china-space-moon-plants-animals.html?utm_source=sdc-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190113-sdc China’s Chang’e-4 lander touched down on the far side of the moon (Jan. 3 Beijing time, Jan. 2 US), and it’s got some living things on board. A small “tin” in the lander contains seeds of potatoes and rockcress (Arabidopsis thaliana, a flowering plant related to cabbage and mustard, as well as a model organism for plant biology), […]

Oceans warming even faster than thought

Océanos de la Tierra se están calentando un 40 por ciento más rápido que un panel de Naciones Unidas estima que hace 5 años. ¿Como sabemos? Desde mediados de la década de 2000, una flota de cerca de 4.000 robots flotantes han estado a la deriva en los océanos de la Tierra, cada pocos días de […]