Tag: Planets

How did Polynesian wayfinders navigate the Pacific Ocean? – Alan Tamayose and Shantell De Silva

How did Polynesian wayfinders navigate the Pacific Ocean? – Alan Tamayose and Shantell De Silva

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 17, 2019

Imagine setting sail from Hawaii in a canoe. Your target is a small island thousands of kilometers away in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. That’s a body of water that covers more than 160 million square kilometers, greater than all the landmasses on Earth combined. For thousands of years, Polynesian navigators managed voyages like […]

Can Ecosystems Be Artificially Maintained?

Can Ecosystems Be Artificially Maintained?

By Micah Moen 6 Comments September 19, 2019

Greetings Earthlings, As the population of a species exponentially becomes larger, the management of sustenance becomes an important problem to maintain. Ecosystems are complex arrangements with many mechanisms at play, that all help to sustain the whole. All of the animals and plants within a given environment, are in a sort of macro symbiosis. Animals […]

Earth 360 Video: The Call of Science

Earth 360 Video: The Call of Science

By Micah Moen 57 Comments September 3, 2019

[Snow machine engine] ♪ [The Call of Science] [Operation IceBridge / Greenland] [Joe MacGregor] I am looking out over this beautiful landscape that is covered in snow. I realize that it won’t always be that way for the rest of my lifetime. And I felt sad because this is a landscape that is an integral […]

9 Events That Will Happen Before 2050!

9 Events That Will Happen Before 2050!

By Micah Moen 100 Comments September 3, 2019

From building cities on Mars to the extinction of chocolate, these are 9 events that will happen before 2050. 9. Colonization of Mars No, we’re not talking about an upcoming sci-fi blockbuster – the colonization of Mars is a real possibility in the foreseeable future. Conditions on the surface of Mars are closer to the […]

Sir Martin Rees: Earth in its final century?

Sir Martin Rees: Earth in its final century?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 27, 2019

If you take 10,000 people at random, 9,999 have something in common: their interests in business lie on or near the Earth’s surface. The odd one out is an astronomer, and I am one of that strange breed. (Laughter) My talk will be in two parts. I’ll talk first as an astronomer, and then as […]

Universe Size Comparison 3D

Universe Size Comparison 3D

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 25, 2019

Ceres, 950 km The Moon, 3500 km Callisto, 4800 km Mercury, 4900 km Mars, 6800 km Venus, 12000 Earth, 13000 km (You are Here) Kepler 22b, 30000 km Neptune, 50000 km Uranus, 51000 km Saturn, 120 000 km Jupiter, 140 000 km Proxima Centauri, 200 000 km The Sun, 1.4 Million km Sirius A, 2.5 […]

What If The Sun Went Out for Just One Day

What If The Sun Went Out for Just One Day

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 17, 2019

All right, let’s all ponder this one : What if the Sun went out one day ? A lot of us take the Sun for granted. On sunny days, we complain that it’s too hot ! Yet, when it’s raining for days on end, we miss that big old ball of burning gas. But have […]

Ecosystem Narrator – Saving Wetlands

Ecosystem Narrator – Saving Wetlands

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 5, 2019

Our greatest national treasures are those that we often overlook until it is too late. But from the American Wetland Coastals and around the world it is not too late if we embrace this window of opportunity. Wetlands and a river’s eco system are known as REPARIAN CORRIDORS and are nature’s built in flood control. […]

Extinction | Biology - Ecology Death of Last Individual of Species | Facts, Effects & Information

Extinction | Biology – Ecology Death of Last Individual of Species | Facts, Effects & Information

By Micah Moen 0 Comment July 22, 2019

our planets untouched natural environments are shrinking because of pressure from human populations as these areas decline the creatures specially adapted to live in them are in decline many species have disappeared while many more are on the edge of extinction most biologists agree that the planet is going through a rapid extinction phase caused […]

Reef | Underwater Ecosystems | Coral Reefs - Secret Cities of the Sea exhibition

Reef | Underwater Ecosystems | Coral Reefs – Secret Cities of the Sea exhibition

By Micah Moen 0 Comment July 13, 2019

coral reefs are like the rainforests of the ocean they are incredibly biodiverse areas found in waters with little or no nutrients over millions of years the cumulative work of tiny coral polyps has built a vast formations that support with living corals and huge numbers of other plant and animal species some of the […]