Saturday, January 28

Tag: earth

Scientists discover ‘interesting’ connections between the genesis of the Moon and the mantle of the Earth.
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Scientists discover ‘interesting’ connections between the genesis of the Moon and the mantle of the Earth.

According to a recent study, the Moon received the native noble gases helium and neon from the Earth's mantle. According to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, scientists from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, have found the first unambiguous evidence that the Moon received native noble gases from the Earth's mantle. The discovery of solar gases in lunar basaltic materials for the first time, unrelated to any exposure to the lunar surface, was a particularly interesting finding, according to Patrizia Will, a cosmochemist and the study's principal researcher at Washington University in St. Louis. Humans have always been fascinated by the Moon. Scientists did not, however, start taking it seriously...
The Earth is suddenly rotating more quickly, and a new record for the shortest day was just set.
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The Earth is suddenly rotating more quickly, and a new record for the shortest day was just set.

The rate at which the Earth spins changed unusually on June 29, 2022. However, you may be excused for not even noticing because it probably had such a negligible effect on your life. You did, in fact, extend your day by 1.59 milliseconds, as absurd as it may sound. We hope you made good use of it! Yet why? As far as scientists can tell, our planet set a new record for the quickest time to complete one spin on that day, according to TimeAndDate.com. In other words, even though you "got" 24 hours on that day, you only "spent" 24 hours that were 1.59 milliseconds shorter. Bargain! What then? The day on Earth lasts exactly 24 hours. In actuality, no, not quite. First, bear in mind that there are various "kinds" of days, depending on how you define the term. The first is a 24-hour per...