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The Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Within A Single Lifetime

Earth’s magnetic field is constantly shifting, and roughly every 200,000 to 300,000 years it flips north and south completely. We’re currently overdue for a switcheroo — and scientists now say it could happen in a time as short as 100 years, potentially altering life in unexpected ways.


This Chrome Extension Turns New Tabs Into Aerial Art

Want an easy way to liven up your day? Download the new Earth View from Google Maps extension for Chrome. It shows you a striking new satellite image every time you open a new tab, and it’s delightful.


I'll Never Get Tired Of Breathtaking Flyby Videos Of Earth From Space

I can’t even begin to imagine how incredible it must be to be an astronaut and see Earth from space like this. It can’t ever get old, right? I mean, I’m amazed every time I see one of these flyby videos and I’m just watching on YouTube.


What Would Happen If Every Human On Earth Died?

Let’s cross our fingers and hope that we never experience this, but what would happen if every human on the planet was eradicated?


Awesome Astronaut Guided Tour Of Earth From The ISS

Briefly: NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio, shot this awesome video of Earth from the ISS showing some of its most recognisable landmarks. It’s fun to hear their comments as they fly around the Earth at 29,000km/h.


Today's View Of The ISS Shows Once Again How Amazing Earth Is

Briefly: NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted this wonderful picture of what he describes as “My favourite views from space — just past sunrise over the ocean.” Gorgeous.


Where Do You Draw The Line Between The Sky And Space?

On his 108-minute flight in 1961, the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human being in space, reached a peak altitude of 327 kilometres (203 miles), after blasting off the planet atop a mighty Vostok rocket. After launch shook his tiny capsule violently, Gagarin experienced the feeling of weightlessness, and saw the curvature of the Earth first-hand. By all accounts, he crossed the mysterious border between the Earth and space. Or did he? It has been more than half a century since Gagarin’s historic journey, but there is still no universally accepted definition of where space begins.


This Animation Video Explains Everything You Need To Know About Earth

Kurzgesagt sums up all you need to know about our planet Earth in this nice animation explainer that’s much more easy to understand than school ever was. It shows how fascinating and unbelievable Earth is and makes you realise how seemingly impossible it is for us to be living here. But we’re here!


Scientists Reveal New Vision Of Earth Four Billion Years Ago

The Hadean and Eoarchean epochs were the real hell on Earth. For millions of years, our planet was heavily bombarded by millions of asteroids with “existing oceans repeatedly boiled away into steam atmospheres” until its crust finally solidified. These two new visualizations will help you comprehend this violence.


This Australian Video Is A Satirical Glimpse Of Earth's Dystopian Future

Video: Made by Duncan Elms, this video imagines a future where Earth has been ravaged by wars, cyclones, food shortages, destructive weather and horrible humans and turned into areas of uninhabitable zones. And yet cities would still make bids to host the Olympic Games, even if they’re during a nuclear winter.


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