NEWS DIGEST 08.08.2021: NASA’s Perseverance fails first Martian sample collection, other science stories

Good morning. Today’s news is from NewsNow’s Science bulletin board. NASA says that its Perseverance rover failed its first attempt to drill rock samples on Mars, an unexpected and disappointing outcome. NASA indicates that it believes future attempts will be … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 08.08.2021: NASA’s Perseverance fails first Martian sample collection, other science stories

CHELYABINSK METEOR: The space rock that scared Siberia

Over a week ago, the inhabitants of the industrial town of Chelyabinsk, located in the freezing tundra of Russia’s Far East, witnessed the visit of an extraterrestrial visitor from the furthest reaches of outer space. It was an event which significantly affected and astounded millions of people, not only across the Russian Federation, but in areas thousands of miles away. The town of Chelyabinsk, located in Siberia’s industrial heartland near the border with Kazakhstan. A meteor, measuring around 17 metres in diameter, and believed to weigh in at an estimated 10,000 tonnes, entered the atmosphere somewhere above the Ural mountains … Continue reading CHELYABINSK METEOR: The space rock that scared Siberia

HEAR ME ROAR: ‘Beast from the East’ scheduled to make London’s temperature plummet

Londoners have been warned to brace themselves for below-freezing temperatures and the first snows of the new year as an intense cold front from Siberia strikes British shores this coming week.  The front, nicknamed the ‘Beast from the East’ by the popular media, will originate from the Arctic regions of northern Russia and is expected to bring snow flurries, biting cold winds and possibly torrential rainfall to the length and breadth of the UK. Siberia: the extremely cold weather of the Russian tundra will soon be making an appearance in the U.K. While London and much of the South-East is … Continue reading HEAR ME ROAR: ‘Beast from the East’ scheduled to make London’s temperature plummet