Remote island has ‘world’s worst’ plastic rubbish density

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Remote island has ‘world’s worst’ plastic rubbish density

BBC News
An uninhabited island in the South Pacific is littered with the highest density of plastic waste anywhere in the world, according to a study.

Indonesia “sea monster” is finally identified

CBS News
Monster of the deep? Or just a really funky dead whale? A monstrously huge creature that washed ashore on a remote Indonesian beach, oozing a mysterious red fluid, is probably a baleen whale in an advanced state of decomposition, experts said.

Fourth satellite for Inmarsat’s global broadband network launched by SpaceX Falcon 9

Spaceflight Now  – ‎6 hours ago‎
A Boeing-built satellite on the way to join Inmarsat’s globe-spanning network geared to beam Internet and data transmission capacity to airline passengers, maritime crews and military personnel flew into orbit Monday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in …

Mysterious Light Flashes 1st Spotted by Carl Sagan Explained

Live Science
Sun glints off of ice crystals high in the Earth’s atmosphere in images taken from the satellite DSCOVR. The orange circle shows one of the sun glints.

How Does a 110-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Still Have Its Skin?

This 110 million year old fossil of an armored nodosaur is now on display at a natural history museum in Alberta, Canada. Image Credit and Copyright: Robert Clark/National Geographic.

Proxima B: Exoplanet 4 Light Years Away Could Have Climate Right for Alien Life, Scientists Say

A planet orbiting our closest neighboring star “may well” have a climate right for alien life to emerge, a new scientific model indicates.

Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars

Space Daily
Forty-five years have passed since humans last set foot on an extraterrestrial body. Now, the moon is back at the center of efforts not only to explore space, but to create a permanent, independent space-faring society.

Dinosaur asteroid hit ‘worst possible place’

BBC News
Scientists who drilled into the impact crater associated with the demise of the dinosaurs summarise their findings so far in a BBC Two documentary on Monday.

Campi Flegrei: Italy’s supervolcano may be on course to erupt, say scientists

The Independent
Campi Flegrei, situated just nine miles west of Naples – the other side of the city from Vesuvius – “may be approaching a critical stage,” according to scientists from University College London and the Vesuvius Observatory.

Astronomer readies local students for Great American Eclipse

Los Angeles Times
For the first time in about 100 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the country in August. On Monday, an astronomer told local students what they can expect to see during a celestial event called the Great American Eclipse.

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