Archive for March 24th, 2017:

Kaikoura: ‘Most complex quake ever studied’

Image copyright JOHN ELLIOTT/LEEDS UNI/COMET Image caption New wall: Whole blocks of ground were lifted upwards The big earthquake that struck New Zealand last year may have been the most complex ever, say scientists. November’s Magnitude 7.8 event ruptured a near-200km-long swathe of territory, shifting parts of NZ’s South Island 5m closer to North Island.

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Europa: Our best shot at finding alien life?

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute Image caption Europa holds a vast, salty ocean beneath its fractured ice shell After two decades of development and “heartbreak”, scientists are on the verge of sending missions to explore the ocean world of Europa. Could this be our best shot at finding life elsewhere in the Solar System? Orbiting the

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Bloodhound record bid slips again

Image copyright BLOODHOUND SSC The British-led effort to break the World Land Speed Record is going to slip again – to 2018. The Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car was supposed to go racing later this year, to try to raise the current mark of 763mph (1,228km/h) to over 800mph. But what are described as “short-term cash flow

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