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This is a pretty substantial number of sea lions

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NASA sets its sights on 16 Psyche, an asteroid containing $10,000 quadrillion in iron

  • Somewhere in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, a giant asteroid measuring 130 miles in diameter orbits the sun.
  • The asteroid, 16 Psyche, is unique: While most have icy or rocky bodies, this one is made of primarily iron and nickel, much like Earth’s core.
  • All the iron on 16 Psyche could be worth around $10,000 quadrillion — or $10,000,000,000,000,000,000, or $10 quintillion. To put that in perspective, the combined gross domestic product of every country in the world totaled around $74 trillion in 2015.
  • Now, NASA is gearing up to send a spacecraft to 16 Psyche. Its goal is to better understand how Earth and other terrestrial planets came into existence and developed layers like cores, mantles and crusts. Read more (5/25/17)

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130 meter high limestone pillar with a monastery on top of it from the Georgian Caucusus.

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I always love Ice views from Iceland - all those dark stripes are volcanic ash that got included in glaciers during eruptions.

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Why Are Whales So Dang Big? Science May Finally Have an Answer
Baleen whales probably only grew colossal some 3 million years ago, and it was probably climate change that triggered the transformation.

Today one group of researchers offers a fascinating theory in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Fusing the fossil record and phylogenetic work (that is, determining the relatedness of species to one another), they found that baleen whales probably got colossal just 3 million years ago—a sliver of time in the grand evolutionary scheme of things—and climate change probably triggered the transformation. That, of course, carries troubling implications for how the giants might fare as Earth’s oceans warm and acidify…