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Carbon Monoxide and Astrobiology

Carbon Monoxide and Astrobiology

On its face, carbon monoxide is an extremely dangerous gas, at least to humans. There are two reasons for this, one, given that it’s toxic to humans, it’s also somewhat insidious in that it has no color or odor leading to easy accidental poisoning in people exposed to it. The other is that it’s chemically …

Why Mars Died, and Earth Lived

The Mars rover, Curiosity, is the latest in a long line of missions to Mars… Landers sent to scoop its soil and study its rocks, orbiters sent to map its valleys and ridges. They are all asking the same question. Did liquid water once flow on this dry and dusty world? Did it support life …

Everything You Need to Know About Planet Earth

Planet Earth is the home of every lifeform, known to us, in the universe. Its age is about 1/3 of the age of the universe and, admitted, It is a thing of beauty. a slightly squashed fair with a heavy metal core, and a lighter surface crust, wrapped in a thin sliver of sweet air …

Earth’s mass extinctions | Peter Ward

Earth’s mass extinctions | Peter Ward

So, I want to start out with this beautiful picture from my childhood. I love the science fiction movies. Here it is: “This Island Earth.” And leave it to Hollywood to get it just right. Two-and-a-half years in the making. (Laughter) I mean, even the creationists give us 6,000, but Hollywood goes to the chase. …

How Does A Planet Die?

How Does A Planet Die?

Hey there and welcome to Life Noggin. In the life of a planet, there are /many/ things that could go wrong. Two planets could collide with one another, it could be struck by a damaging asteroid, and eventually, its host star will die. But there’s also some other ways that a planet could basically shut …

PLASTICIZED ~ Feature Documentary Film

PLASTICIZED ~ Feature Documentary Film

I cannot help from feeling that we’re on the edge of losing all that we’ve become accustomed to everything seems so fragile and it is constantly taken for granted as we carry on with our busy lives blinded by the immediate as a child I remember our waste management providers giving our family various buckets …