Rebecca Lange

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Large sharks and rays could go extinct in coming decades

“Losing these fish will be like losing whole chapters of our evolutionary history.” – Nick Dulvy<p>A large, systematic study of world-wide shark and ray …

Space travel weakens fly’s immune system

Growing up on the space shuttle weakens a key part of the immune system of fruit flies.<p>It’s well established that spaceflight affects immune …

River of hydrogen flowing through space

A faint, tenuous filament of gas streaming into galaxy NGC 6946. It might help explain how some spiral galaxies keep up their pace of star …

Universe

China's Jade Rabbit Rover May Be Doomed On The Moon

China's new moon rover, the Jade Rabbit, may be dead. Chinese officials recently announced the rover was experiencing mechanical difficulties, and now observers believe it's done for.<p>The rover was part of a headline-grabbing push by China to get to the moon. On December 14, the nation's Chang'e 3 …

Lawsuit Alleges NASA Is Failing To Investigate Alien Life

Read the suit in all its glory here.<p>You may recall, NASA recently announced that a strange rock had somehow "appeared" in front of its Mars Opportunity rover. The explanations for the mystery rock were straight-forward: maybe some kind of nearby impact sent a rock toward the rover, or, more likely, …

Paranormal

Immense Force Changing Cosmos—Baffled Scientists Rethink Current Paradigm

Scientists know the universe is expanding at an increasing rate. They say “dark energy” is the force behind this expansion. They don’t know what …

Dark Matter

APOD: Cap Cloud over the Sierra Nevadas (2013 Nov 26) Image Credit & Copyright: Guido Montañés http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131126.html Explanation: One might say this was a bell weather day for the Sierra Nevada mountains. In January, just as the Sun was setting above the district of Albayzín in Grenada, Spain, a huge cloud appeared as a bell capping the Veleta peak. Such a Cap cloud is formed by air forced upwards by a mountain peak, with the air then cooling, saturating with moisture, and finally having its molecular water condense into cloud droplets. Such a bell-shaped cloud structure is unusual as air typically moves horizontally, making most clouds nearly flat across at the bottom. Vertical waves can also give additional lenticular cloud layers, as also seen above. Given the fleeting extent of the great cloud coupled with momentarily excellent sunset coloring, one might considered this also a bellwether day for an accomplished photographer. http://guidomontanes.wordpress.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131126 #APOD