Beyond the Anthropocene -“A Mere Blink of the Geologic Eye”

 

Alien Life

 

The human experience on our Pale Blue Dot “has lasted for less than 10 one-billionths of cosmic history surrounded by vast lifeless space, and yet we are congratulating ourselves on an unearned geological legacy before we’ve proved ourselves capable of escaping the next century with our lives,” says mass-extinction authority, Peter Brannen, author of The Ends of the World. “Human history, though environmentally cataclysmic and sedimentologically interesting, is not usefully described in the terms of a geological epoch on par with a yawning span of time like the Early Cretaceous, an epoch that lasted 600,000 times longer than this newly minted one.”

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Top 15 Stories of 2021 (The Galaxy Report)

 

ESO Observatories

 

The Daily Galaxy editorial staff selections for the top 15 stories of 2021 selected from The Galaxy Report weekly feature, ranging from the world’s top scientists’ hopes and expectations for the James Webb Space telescope to the  laws of physics may be evolving to the U.S. Intelligence Services start taking UFOs seriously. 

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If Aliens Exist Here’s Where We’ll Find Them to The Year in Physics (Planet Earth Report)

Earth from Space

 

Another week of amazing news from our Pale Blue Dot, with stories ranging from strange things are happening at the outer edges of our solar system to plants feel pain and might even see to a  wrinkle in nature could lead to alien life.

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“The Lesson?” –Our Modern Climate-Change Sequel May Be More Like Science Fiction Than Anything in Earth’s History

 

Earth from Space

 

“There was forest-destroying acid rain and a landscape so barren that rivers had stopped winding. There were carbon dioxide levels so high, and global warming so intense, that much of the earth had become too hot even for insects.”

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The ‘Liquid’ Asteroid –That Ushered in the Rise of Homo Sapiens 

Chicxulub Asteroid

 

“All these fossils occur in a layer no more than 10cm thick,” said palaeontologist Ken Lacovara of the Chicxulub impact that ended the dinosaur epoch. “They died suddenly and were buried quickly. It tells us this is a moment in geological time. That’s days, weeks, maybe months. But this is not thousands of years; it’s not hundreds of thousands of years. This is essentially an instantaneous event.”

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Webb Space Telescope to Probe How We Got from Big Bang to Here to Earth’s First Quantum Organism? (Planet Earth Report)

 

Earth from Space

 

Another week of fascinating news from our Pale Blue Dot, with stories ranging from will the Webb Space Telescope’s nail-biting launch answer how we got from the Big Bang to here to without the most important equation in biochemistry life could not exist to our “bubble-wrapped” Solar System.

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