What an astronaut could see from space that changed him forever

The advice that NASA astronaut Christina Koch recently shared with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta in his Chasing Life podcast was this: Create milestones for yourself that help mark the passage of time. For Koch, who spent a record-breaking 328 days in space, it included space walks and the celebration of Christmas among the stars.

Here are some other new discoveries to make sure this week does not fall from you.

Defies gravity

The French astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the European Space Agency can be seen in the dome of the space station, which offers a spectacular view of the Earth.

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet believes that “if we can make a space station fly, then we can save the planet.”

Pesquet, who recently returned from his second trip to the International Space Station in November, had a unique perspective on our world as “the blue ball we call home.”

He said the effects of climate change on Earth were becoming more and more visible from space and showed a marked difference since his last visit to the space station in 2016: retreating glaciers, pollution and extreme weather events.

But Pesquet, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, believes that the experience of conserving resources in the space environment can be applied to Earth.

A long time ago

While archaeologists restored a temple damaged by ISIS, archaeologists were anxious to find evidence of ancient hybrid camels in a work of art.

The Allat Temple, which dates to the second century AD, is located in the city of Hatra, the once vast capital of a small kingdom in what is now northern Iraq.

There are 10 camels visible in the stone piece, but two of them looked different from the rest. Researchers determined that they were a cross between two different camel breeds, thanks to some telling physical traits.

This hybrid animal would have been stronger and more resilient – and even helped the king unleash his power in the shadow of the massive Roman Empire.

Across the universe

This image shows a new view of the Milky Way from the Murchison Widefield Array, with the star icon showing the position of the mysterious object.

There is a strange, flashing object about 4,000 light-years away from Earth.

Astronomers encountered the celestial lighthouse because it emitted radio signals every 18 minutes.

It could be a remnant of a collapsed star – or it could be something completely different.

The unknown object is just one of several recent cosmic mysteries, including nearly a thousand unusual magnetic wires found in the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

The power of nature

When an underwater volcano near Tonga erupted on January 15, the resulting explosion was hundreds of times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bomb, according to NASA experts.

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano sent material up 25 miles (40 kilometers) into the atmosphere. It also created tsunami waves up to 49 feet (15 meters) high that hit parts of the Pacific nation’s archipelago.

Photos taken before and after the eruption show a dark volcanic cloud hovering over the country’s 170 islands. The catastrophic event has affected more than 100,000 people.

The massive explosion also completely changed the land mass on the volcanic island.

Amazing creatures

This is an African frog with claws, but it was not a topic in the study.

An African frog with claws with an amputated leg was able to grow a new one, despite the fact that it is not a creature known to regenerate whole limbs like some salamanders, lizards and salamanders.

Researchers applied a mixture of substances to the stump of the frog and sealed it for 24 hours. About 18 months later, the frog had an almost fully functional leg and was able to swim and respond to touch.

The frog also grew a few toes, but they lacked a critical trait.

However, researchers are encouraged by this result because it suggests that some animals may have dormant regenerative abilities – they just need a trigger to kickstart the transformation.

Curious

Here’s a little more to explore:

– Saturn’s icy moon Mimas, which looks remarkably like the Death Star from Star Wars, could contain a hidden sea.
– Congratulations on the birthday of Jonathan, the world’s oldest turtle ever, born when Queen Victoria was only a teenager. He hangs out on a remote island.
– Do not waste: This striking Japanese building was actually made of 700 donated windows.
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