Category: Earth

Artemis 2: Preparing for a Historic Lunar Mission

July 19, 2024

The Artemis 2 mission is set to take four astronauts on a journey around the moon and back in September 2025. The core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, crucial for this mission, has recently been completed and shipped by Boeing and NASA. This marks a significant milestone in the Artemis program, which…

Welcome to the Mini Pandora Forest

July 18, 2024

Have you ever seen pictures of the Amazon rainforest? It’s mostly flat, but in the wildest, most remote parts of the Amazon near the Peruvian border, there’s a mountain that rises half a kilometer above the flat forest. This mountain, known as Cerro El Cono, is believed to be the peak of an extinct volcano….

Split Apple Rock: A Natural Wonder in New Zealand

July 17, 2024

Located in Kaiteiteri Beach, New Zealand, Split Apple Rock stands as a remarkable natural formation. This granite rock, shaped over millions of years, resembles a split apple, hence its name. Geologists estimate its age to be around 120 million years, highlighting its ancient origins. According to Maori mythology, the rock was split by two gods…

The Bailong Elevator: World’s Tallest Outdoor Elevator

July 3, 2024

The Bailong Elevator, also known as the Hundred Dragons Elevator, is the tallest outdoor elevator in the world. Located in Zhangjiajie, China, this engineering marvel stands at a height of 1,070 feet and offers several unique features. The elevator is a double-deck lift made of glass, which means it has two cabins stacked on top…

The Great Blue Hole: Belize’s Marine Marvel

June 15, 2024

The Great Blue Hole in Belize is an extraordinary marine sinkhole renowned for its unique structure and diverse marine life. This natural wonder features a layer of freshwater at the top, while denser saltwater settles at the bottom, creating two distinct environments due to their density differences. The separation of these layers supports various types…

China’s Glass Walkways: Engineering Marvels with Stunning Views

June 12, 2024

China’s glass walkways are engineering marvels, offering visitors breathtaking views from transparent paths built along the edges of mountains. These walkways are not only architectural wonders but also popular tourist attractions. One of the most notable glass walkways is the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge in Hunan Province’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. This 430-meter (1,410 feet) long…

The Complex World of Ants and Their Sweet Tooth

June 11, 2024

If a little tea is spilled on the table, it won’t be long before you see ants swarming around. If containers holding sweet items aren’t properly sealed, ants will quickly find their way inside. But how do ants from distant places detect sweetness and precisely locate it? Ants use two primary methods to find sweets:…

First Recorded Solar Eclipse: Thales’ Prediction

April 21, 2024

The day of the first recorded solar eclipse, according to belief, was predicted by the Greek philosopher Thales. It is believed that on May 28, 585 B.C., the solar eclipse occurred, and Thales had foretold this event beforehand. Thales is revered for his contributions to early Greek philosophy and science, and his alleged prediction of…

Final Launch of Delta IV Heavy Rocket

April 20, 2024

Over the decades, Delta IV Heavy rockets have been instrumental in space exploration. Starting in 1960, the Delta Rocket family, with its 400-plus missions, saw the latest Delta IV Heavy rocket lift off last week, marking its final journey. As part of the secretive reconnaissance missions of the US Space Force, under the control of…

Fearless Creatures: The Badgers of Bravery

April 15, 2024

In the realm of wildlife, it’s not just the lions and tigers that reign supreme; there exists another species that fearlessly stands its ground – the honey badger. Renowned for their intelligence and tenacity, honey badgers possess traits like sharp claws and impenetrable skin, rendering them formidable opponents. While lions and tigers are commonly associated…