Plate tectonics may have been active on Earth since the very beginning - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 85

Oct 26, 2018, 11:20 AM

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*Plate tectonics may have been active on Earth since the very beginning

A new study suggests that plate tectonics may have been active across the Earth’s surface from the planet’s birth 4.6 billion years ago.

*Auroral sounds explained

Loud cracking sounds occasionally accompanying the aurora borealis or northern lights are caused by charges at an inversion layer just 70 metres above the ground.

*Problems effecting NASA’s Chandra Space Telescope

NASA’s Earth-orbiting Chandra X-Ray space telescope is back in normal operation after earlier suddenly switching itself into safe mode.

*Soyuz flights to resume next month

The Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos plans to restart Soyuz launches shortly following its investigation into the most dangerous manned space flight since the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster in 2003.

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*Soyuz safe touchdown

The Soyuz MS-08 capsule carrying three Expedition 56 crew members has landed safely on the Kazakhstan step after 197 days in orbit.

*Chinese Spy satellites launched

As tensions continue to rise in the South China Sea Beijing has launched two new advanced Yaogan-32 military spy satellites.

*The Science Report

A new study claims organic foods are associated with a reduction in the risk of cancer.

World heritage sites in the Mediterranean threatened by rising sea levels due to climate change.

The world's first quad-rear camera smartphone.

There’s yet another reason to start the day with a coffee.

Skeptic’s guide to omega 3 fatty acids.

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