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Natural Brexit: Britain's original separation from Europe left scars on English Channel. Massive ‘anomaly’ lurks beneath ice in Antarctica. SCIENTISTS believe a massive object which could change our understanding of history is hidden beneath the Antarctic ice.

Massive ‘anomaly’ lurks beneath ice in Antarctica

Every Country in the World (Part 1) Google Unveils a 3-Decade Time-Lapse of the Earth. It doesn’t pay to take your eyes off the Earth for a second.

Google Unveils a 3-Decade Time-Lapse of the Earth

The Moon Hasn't Been This Close in Almost 69 Years. On Monday (Nov. 14) at 6:15 a.m.

The Moon Hasn't Been This Close in Almost 69 Years

EST, the moon will arrive at its closest point to the Earth in 2016: a distance of 221,524 miles (356,508 kilometers) away. This distance, which is measured from the center of the Earth to the center of the moon, is within 85 miles (137 km) of the moon's closest possible approach to Earth; to be sure, this is an extreme perigee. Two hours and 37 minutes after perigee (the moon's closest point to Earth), the orb will officially turn full. In recent years, the media has branded full moons that coincide with perigee as "supermoons," and this month's full moon will likely get a lot of extra attention since it will be the closest since Jan. 26, 1948. [Supermoon November 2016: When, Where & How to See It] The Slooh Community Observatory will offer a live broadcast for November's full moon on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m.

A global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions. Imgur user shows map of every river basin in the US. A stunning new map shows the complex network of rivers and streams in the contiguous United States.

Imgur user shows map of every river basin in the US

On Flipboard. Voyagers. How North America got its shape - Peter J. Haproff. Want to learn more about North America’s geologic history and plate tectonics?

How North America got its shape - Peter J. Haproff

Talk to a geologist! Visit our UCLA Tectonics and Structural Geology group site and check out ongoing research and published papers on the Himalayas, Tibetan Plateau, and even Mars. You can find excellent figures and explanations of North American plate tectonics from the U.S. Geological Survey here. You can also see paleogeographic reconstructions of North America through geologic time at Dr. Want to learn more about the San Andreas fault and other active faults right in our backyard? North America's range of national parks offers many opportunities for visitors to see these geographical and geological formations in person. NASA just saw something come out of a black hole for the first time ever. Wed, Nov 04, 2015 12:03pm You don’t have to know a whole lot about science to know that black holes typically suck things in, not spew things out.

NASA just saw something come out of a black hole for the first time ever

Scientists have created a single chart that illustrates the circle of life with every known species on Earth. In 1582, Richard Mulcaster, headmaster of the Merchant Tailors’ school, wrote that “our English tung is of small reatch, it stretcheth no further than this Iland of ours.”

Scientists have created a single chart that illustrates the circle of life with every known species on Earth

It didn’t stay that way. Today, English is spoken by more than a billion people all over the world. It is a colorful, vibrant, and diverse tongue that long has picked up words from the many languages with which its speakers have come into contact. Here are five words that illustrate the English language’s fascinating history. “English” Forbes Welcome. Businessinsider. We got a present from the Juan de Fuca Plate, which is subducting under the North American Plate: a slow earthquake!

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Did you even know an earthquake could be slow? We're used to thinking of earthquakes as events that happen over seconds to a few minutes and produce a lot of shaking, but some earthquakes actually mosey along over hours or days, their trembling so gentle only seismometers can recognize it. One of these earthquakes started in the Cascadia Subduction Zone on December 21st and has been making its slow way south from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada ever since. Shelley Chestler at the Pacific Seismic Network has an excellent article on it. This Breathtaking Photo Shows Two Galaxies Merging Together. Uk.businessinsider. The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.

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But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable universe in one disc. We Finally Know What’s Inside These Mysterious Black Hole Clouds. This Is What Supercontinent Pangea Looks Like Mapped With Modern Borders. Imagine traveling from China to Antarctica, crossing through Canada, Brazil and India – without setting foot in any water.

This Is What Supercontinent Pangea Looks Like Mapped With Modern Borders

Unfortunately, you’ve missed your chance long ago as the supercontinent of Pangea no longer exists. But thanks to the illustrative talents of Massimo Pietrobon, you can see how Pangea may have looked before the epic landmass started ripping itself apart 200 million years ago to form the continents and countries of the world today. Image Credit: Massimo Pietrobon Surrounded by a superocean called Panthalassa, the bulk of Pangea was in the southern hemisphere, unlike how the continents are spread out now.

Evidence for Pangea has been found in similar fossils recently discovered in South Africa, India and Australia, such as the therapsid Lystrosaurus and similar rock forms seen between the eastern coast of South America and the western coast of Africa. Astronomers watch black hole burp after eating a star. Scientists have for the first time witnessed a black hole swallow a star and then quickly eject a flare of stellar debris moving at nearly light speed.

Astrophysicists tracked the star—about the size of our sun—as it shifted from its customary path, slipped into the gravitational pull of a supermassive black hole, and was sucked in, says Sjoert van Velzen, a Hubble fellow at Johns Hopkins University. “These events are extremely rare,” says van Velzen, lead author of the study published in the journal Science. Mars’ Atmosphere Stripped by Solar Winds, NASA Says. This video is not currently supported on your browser. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Video. Arctic Sea Ice, Summer 2014. The Earth - A Living Creature 720p (The Amazing NASA HD Video) World_sunlight_map_rectangular.jpg (JPEG Image, 1600 × 887 pixels) - Scaled (62%) Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth. 50_Years_Space_Exploration1.jpg (3861×1706) Solarsystemscope.com.

100,000 Stars. Time-lapse footage of the Earth as seen from the ISS. Earth & Space.