How rare minerals form when meteorites slam into Earth

When meteorites slam into the Earth, there are many implications and things that happen. Scientists do not want this to happen again but in the past, this has definitely happened in the solar system. Space is a crazy place and it is something that not many people can understand. However, when these meteorites are deemed to having slammed into Earth, there are a lot of rare minerals that are formed around the globe. It has been proven to be true.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are so many different theories over what meteorites bring to Earth when they hit.
  • Some people make it their life’s work to know, and to learn, about what is in space.
  • There are plenty of things out there that are impossible to understand when it comes to space.

“Only six prior discoveries of reidite had ever been reported.”

Read more: http://theconversation.com/how-rare-minerals-form-when-meteorites-slam-into-earth-105129

How Your Eyes Make Sense of the World | National Geographic

Everyone sees the world in a different way. It is something that is difficult to explain but everyone has their own goals in life and as a result, they see things differently. When your mind sees something, it warps the perception of it to fit into what you are thinking that it is. That is the beauty of eyes and how they work with our brain. If your brain cannot make something out, it does not matter what your eyes see.

Key Takeaways:

  • The way that you see all of the things that happen on this Earth is different than other people.
  • Everyone has their own way of seeing things and interpreting what they have actually seen.
  • Sight is one of the great phenomenons in the entire world and all species have a way to trigger it.

“In the latest video from Decoder, learn some of the extraordinary science behind how your eyes and brain work together to perceive the world around you.”

Read more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsh2kPdgazo

Some of this year’s best microscopy images

Utilizing multiple exposures when paired with productive lighting and exposure can produce beautiful microscopy images that will undoubtedly hold your attention. Companies such as Nikon manufacture high-end lenses that have the ability to capture these images with the use of multi exposure technology. The result ends up being a fascinating image with vibrant colors and designs that could captivate even those who are typically not interested in technical art. Knowing the artistry that is behind microscopy images just adds to the fascination.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you are looking for a particular camera that has a great lens, do your research.
  • Understand that some cameras just simply do not have the capability to see very small things.
  • If you are someone who is a scientist, or a photographer, you know the importance of a good camera.

“While most of you may know Nikon as a camera company, microscopy is a sibling of photography in many ways beyond the involvement of high-end lenses. While it might not matter for scientific purposes, a compelling microscope image depends on things like composition, lighting, exposure, and more. And these days, both fields rely heavily on post-processing.”

Read more: https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/the-beauty-of-small-things-a-sampling-of-microscopy-contest-winners/

Evolution in Perspective

Surprising behavior of bees during total solar eclipses discovered

Animal behaviorists made a startling discovery during the 2017 total eclipse. Although reports existed prior to 2017, all suggesting that bee activity was known to lull during periods of eclipse, the scientists wanted to experience the phenomenon for themselves and discover to what extent the bees stopped their normal activities. Researchers from the University of Missouri recruited teachers, students and other willing citizens to be their ears via several acoustic stations across Oregon, Idaho and Missouri. The stations originally set up to track pollination were adapted so that recruiters could listen in on the bee activity. What the research team discovered was that with the commencement of the eclipse the bees abruptly stopped buzzing altogether. Since buzzing is the sound that indicates the bees’ wings are in motion, it naturally follows that the bees had stopped moving.

Key Takeaways:

  • According to a team of scientists, bees stopped flying and buzzing completely during the total solar eclipse of 2017.
  • While the researchers did expect the bees’ activity to decrease, none of them thought that the bees would cease doing everything.
  • The team concluded that the environment of complete darkness caused the bees’ strange behavioral response.

“Case in point – researchers just demonstrated the existence of a strange phenomenon, proving that during the solar eclipse of August 21st, 2017, bees did not buzz at all.”

Read more: https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/strangely-bees-completely-stop-buzzing-during-the-last-eclipse

Are Black Holes Actually Dark Energy Stars? – Facts So Romantic

For years we have speculated about what the black hole looks like. By 2019, we might have an answer. Or not. Some scientists, like physicist George Chaplin think that there aren’t actually any black holes. Instead he thinks there re dark energy stars. However, the majority of astrophysicists do not agree with Chaplin. Therefore, a lot of scientists are looking forward to 2019 when they will receive an answer to the hotly debated issue plaguing the science world.

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the largest black holes under investigation for years has been the one located inside of the Milky Way.
  • The dark energy around stars near black holes can be due to a gas caused by a vacuum-like effect.
  • Experts and enthusiasts alike in the field of astrophysics have not been highly supportive of Chapline’s claims.

“Chapline and Laughlin argue that they can describe the collapsed stars that most scientists take to be black holes as regions where spacetime has undergone a phase transition.”

Read more: http://nautil.us/blog/are-black-holes-actually-dark-energy-stars

Fossil Trilobites

Fossil Identification Field Magnifier: Study
Trilobites, Ammonites, Stromatolites, Crinoids

Fossil identification is central to paleontology which is the study of living things now long dead & preserved in sedimentary rock. Most of these plants, animals and microbes are extinct but some have descendants that are alive today.  Comparing the past and the present puts paleontology at the intersection of biology and the study of rocks and minerals typically associated with geology. Both require magnifiers for field work and the requirements are discussed below.

LImited time offer (mid-December, 2018)  on 4 different geology magnifiers including the fossil identification loupe discussed below.
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