Everyone learns as a child how back in the day, scientists thought the world was flat. People assumed if a ship sailed too far it would literally fall off the Earth. Of course today we know the truth that the Earth is round. Or is it??
Whales change the climate. The return of the great whales, if they are allowed to recover, could be seen as a benign form of geo-engineering. It could undo some of the damage we have done, both to the living systems of the sea, and to the atmosphere.
In 1879, the Earth’s most abundant mineral was discovered, but it was only just recently named! What took so long?
Epic journey to the most inaccessible places on Earth
Ben Coffman is a landscape photographer based out of Portland, Oregon, who specializes in night photography, in particular ‘landscape astrophotography’ featuring the Milky Way. Not only does this give Ben the opportunity to explore the great outdoors, but it lets us city dwellers gain a greater appreciation for the awe-inspiring night sky as well as the breathtaking landscapes of our planet.
This amazing graphic shows our solar system to scale.