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This week’s show….. Volcanism in the early solar system A new study has found that volcanism was already happening on small asteroids in the first few million years after the solar system’s birth. The new findings are based on one of the most unique meteorites ever found.
Astronomers discover a bizarre type of hybrid star Scientists have found the weirdest star they’ve ever seen, a dying red supergiant star with a neutron star in its core. Discovery of this strange star means there’s a totally new way to produce heavy elements in the universe. Tiny dust grains may be from interstellar space Scientists believe they have obtained the first samples of space dust from beyond our solar system. The tiny grains have very diverse chemical compositions and structures compared to grains from inside the solar system. High-speed solar winds increase lightning strikes on Earth A new study has found that lightning on Earth can be triggered by the Sun’s solar winds. Scientists found a significant increase in lightning strikes for up to 40 days after the arrival of high-speed solar winds.
Powerful new privately owned Earth observation satellite launched An Atlas V rocket has blasted into orbit carrying the most powerful Earth imaging satellite ever built for a non government organisation. DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 satellite will image the planet from a 617 kilometre high orbit with a resolution down to under a metre.
SpaceX launch new Asia Pacific satellite A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has blasted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying a new commercial communications satellite into orbit. The new spacecraft will become the fifth member of an orbital network providing telecommunication services across the Asia-Pacific region.
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Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh
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There are sea organisms and fungi which glow in the dark and there’s fireflies and jellyfish which glow in the dark. It doesn’t do them any harm nor does it do the people around them any harm. I would say its pretty healthy, as well as it would mean more photosynthesis happening in cities which mean cleaner air.
I was just curious about how they were doing it and for some reason I didn’t think to click the link. But thanks! It makes more sense now. I was afraid it was some kind of chemical thing.
nah just genetic modification using existing bioluminescent genes. Genetics is really cool, and so is bioluminescence. I mean they’ve already made pigs glow using jellyfish genes and pigs are waaay more complicated than trees iirc. So they’re actually (i think) less likely to muck it up with trees.