NASA: water spewing plumes on Europa?

Last week NASA made an announcement about a Monday press release that would announce “something surprising” they found on Europa. The announcement generated a lot of buzz, but then got a bit diluted in the news cycle amid all the Presidential Debate hoopla yesterday. Here it is: NASA’s Hubble Spots Possible Water Plumes Erupting on…

NASA will announce something surprising about Europa on Monday

From the “ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS—EXCEPT EUROPA ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE” department. NASA to Hold Media Call on Evidence of Surprising Activity on Europa NASA will host a teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 26, to present new findings from images captured by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa.…

WORLDS COLLIDE: Earth may have collided with Mercury sized planet in the past – carbon tells the tale

From RICE UNIVERSITY: Earth’s carbon points to planetary smashup Element ratios suggest Earth collided with Mercury-like planet HOUSTON — (Sept. 5, 2016) — Research by Rice University Earth scientists suggests that virtually all of Earth’s life-giving carbon could have come from a collision about 4.4 billion years ago between Earth and an embryonic planet similar…