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Satellite Shows High Productivity from U.S. Corn Belt

image-51]Data from satellite sensors show that during the Northern Hemisphere's growing season, the Midwest region of the United States boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth, according to NASA and university scientists. Healthy plants convert light to energy via photosynthesis, but chlorophyll also emits a fraction of absorbed light as fluorescent glow that is invisible to the naked eye.

Sep 06, 2021 by NASA
Environment News
Planet Nine may be responsible for tilting the Sun

KB: We asked ourselves, "what obliquity, what misalignment would Planet Nine induce in the solar system?" because it must induce some. We know that Planet Nine's orbit in inclined. As a result, when Planet Nine torques the rest of the solar system, the two sort of act as two precessing tops.

Aug 16, 2021 by Astronomy.com
Nature Blogs
Space-based solar power getting key test aboard US military's mysterious X-37B space plane

A U.S. military space plane is being used to flight-validate the best ways to gather the sun's energy for power beaming from Earth orbit. In mid-March, the latest classified mission of the U.S. Space Force's X-37B robotic space plane winged past 300 days in Earth orbit.

May 28, 2021 by Leonard David
Tech News
Image shows God of Chaos asteroid Apophis gearing up to pass Earth

The asteroid Apophis, the potentially hazardous space rock due to pass close to Earth next month, has been photographed by a ground-based telescope project. The image was captured by the Elena robotic telescope unit, which took a single exposure shot of the sky lasting 300 seconds.

Feb 24, 2021 by Ed Browne - Newsweek
Conspiracy News
This map of Earth is the most accurate ever produced, and it looks completely different

Japanese architect Hajime Narukawa claims to have tackled a centuries-old problem - how to draw an oblate spheroid Earth on a flat plane. He claims the above map, called the AuthaGraph World Map, achieves this task.

Mar 09, 2020 by indy100
Travel & Recreation Blogs

NASA Live: Earth From Space - Nasa Live Stream | ISS LIVE FEED : ISS Tracker + Live Chat
Jun 06, 2019 by NASA Space Videos
Science & Medicine Blogs
"The International Space Station is the perfect place to view a sunset. In fact, the station orbits the Earth every 90 minutes - meaning this sunset you see is actually one of 16 the station residents see in a day."

Take in the view and see where the station is flying: HERE

Jun 06, 2019 by NASA - via Linkedin
Science & Medicine Blogs



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