Archive for December 16th, 2017:

60 million-year-old meteorite impact found on Skye

Image copyright Simon Drake Image caption The size of the impact has still to be measured Geologists have found evidence of a 60 million-year-old meteorite impact on the Isle of Skye. They made the discovery while exploring volcanic rocks on the island, including at a site just south of Broadford. Meteoritic minerals found below layers

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California fires: Sentinel satellite tracks wildfire smoke plume

Image copyright COPERNICUS SENTINEL DATA (2017) – KNMI/ESA Image caption The smoke plume heads out over the ocean and then turns north Europe’s new Sentinel-5P satellite has captured a dramatic image of the smoke billowing away from the devastating California wildfires. It is a powerful demonstration of 5P’s ability to sense the atmosphere. The plume

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Heinz Wolff, Great Egg Race presenter and scientist, dies

Media captionHeinz Wolff’s show challenged scientists to create weird and wonderful gadgets Renowned scientist and TV presenter Heinz Wolff has died, aged 89. The German-born inventor and professor, famed for hosting BBC Two’s long-running science show The Great Egg Race, died of heart failure on 15 December, his family said. A former advisor to the

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