Photo credit: Scottish Invasive Species Initiative
Those visiting the River Bladnock in Scotland might have stumbled upon several ice pancakes floating to shore after the UK experienced a sudden cold front earlier this month. These frozen sheets of ice typically form on the surface of agitated water and include ice as well as slush.
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) successfully launched on Wednesday (Nov. 24) at 1:21 a.m. EST on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. This is officially the first full-scale mission to test technology for defending Earth against potential asteroid or comet hazards.
According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck approximately 11-miles north-east of the resort of Acapulco, Guerrero, in the early hours of Wednesday, and some mysterious lights as well over Mexico City.
The Fisher Space Pen Company manufactures the Space Pen, which is a specially designed writing utensil that uses pressurized ink cartridges capable of writing in zero gravity, underwater, over wet greasy paper, at any angle, and in various temperatures. They are used by astronauts aboard the ISS as well.
Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor transported a team of marine scientists to the remote Phoenix Islands Archipelago. During the 34-day expedition that ended today, they photographed a glass octopus while conducting a high-resolution seafloor mapping of more than 30,000 square kilometers.