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Water On Earth Billions of Years Old

Scientists say, the water we are drinking today, dates to more than 4.5 billion years ago. Water molecules that make up drinking water on Earth are older than the solar system.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Ooho, the Edible Water

With the worry on the planet about the ever increasing number of plastic water bottles, three students in London have designed the ‘edible’ water bottle. It’s called ‘Ooho’ and it’s easy and cheap to make, strong, biodegradable and you can eat it.

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Getty Images, photo by Ian Waldie
Getty Images, photo by Ian Waldie

The Dark Side of the Moon is Really Turquoise not Black

According to astronomers, the dark side of the moon is not dark or black as originally thought. They say it’s really turquoise. The astronomers did studies for two years of measurements at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa observatory and used telescopes made to use two color filters and the result: turquoise.

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Getty Images, photo by Oli Scharff
Getty Images, photo by Oli Scharff

Winter Begins December 21st

It may seem like winter already but the official start of the winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere begins Saturday, December 21st and runs until Wednesday, March 19th. Winter begins when the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees.

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Getty Images, photo by NASA
Getty Images, photo by NASA

Mega Solar Flare has a 1 in 8 Chance of Hitting Earth by 2020

According to space physicist Pete Riley, a senior scientist at Predictive Science in San Diego, the Earth has a 12% chance of being hit by a megaflare from the sun in the next 10 years. If something like that would happen in could cause trillions of dollars in damage and take a decade to recover.

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Getty Images, photo by Handout
Getty Images, photo by Handout

The Coldest it’s Ever Been on Earth Recorded in Antarctica

A new world record for a cold temperature has been recorded in east Antarctica at -135.8 degrees. Newly analyzed satellite data show the temperature was reached in August of 2010. This year in July it almost reached that same temperature when the reading dipped to -135.3 degrees.

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Solar Flare, Near Miss of Earth

Two weeks ago, the Earth came close a catastrophe from a nuclear flare from the sun. Massive surges of energy or electromagnetic pulses, known as EMP’s, could have knocked out electrical equipment all over the planet.

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Getty Images, photo by Cameron Spencer
Getty Images, photo by Cameron Spencer

Moon Closest to Earth This Weekend, Called Super Moon

It’s called a Super Moon, and it happens on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday June 23. The moon will appear bigger and brighter than any other time during the year. The reason is the moon will closer to Earth than normal. The astronomers' name for it is perigee full moon but the term super moon first came about March 19, 2011, and since it’s has been used a lot.

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Getty Images, photo by Handout

What Did The Earth Smell Like Millions Of Years Ago? Rotten Eggs

Research has been done to determine the smell of Earth 1.9 million years ago using tiny fossils from rocks around Lake Superior, Canada.  The fossils of ancient microbes show the discarded leftovers of early meals showing a type of feeding on organic matter was taking place.

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3 Earth-Size Planets Disovered

Three new planets have been discovered by astronomers that are close to Earth-size and are the right distance from their sun to make the temperature similar to Earth’s. The planets were discovered in what scientists call the ‘habitable zone’ where the surface of the planet isn’t too hot or too cold.

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