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Geoff Lichy
I read the news so you don't have to sift through the noise. I summarize the essentials. Off G+ I'm a graphic designer and much more.
I read the news so you don't have to sift through the noise. I summarize the essentials. Off G+ I'm a graphic designer and much more.
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"A chunk of floating ice that weighs more than a trillion metric tons broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula, producing one of the largest icebergs ever recorded and providing a glimpse of how the Antarctic ice sheet might ultimately start to fall apart."

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tl;dr The Juno spacecraft came within 5,600 miles of #Jupiter and its Great Red Spot.

Raw images: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing?source=junocam

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"France will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord.... On Wednesday, Sweden's Volvo said it planned to phase out production of petrol-only cars from 2019, with all new models to be either electric or hybrids."

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"North Korea’s announcement of an intercontinental-ballistic-missile test intensifies pressure on Beijing to penalize Pyongyang or risk further tensions with Washington as the U.S. and Chinese presidents prepare to meet this week."

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"...researchers concluded that the Milky Way exists near the center of a region that has fewer galaxies than other parts of the universe. They estimated the size of this void to have a radius of about 1 billion light-years. If they’re right, humans are living in the middle of the largest known void in the observable universe."

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"Gov. Jerry Brown’s spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1 includes a record $11.4 billion for the corrections department while also predicting that there will be 11,500 fewer inmates in four years because voters in November approved earlier releases for many inmates."

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"Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic relations with #Qatar in a coordinated move. Yemen, Libya's eastern-based government and the Maldives joined later. Transport links shut down, triggering supply shortages. Qatar... denounced the action as predicated on lies about it supporting militants. It has often been accused of being a funding source for Islamists, as has Saudi Arabia."

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"There are two possible ways to test the event horizon theory versus the hard surface theory.... a group of astronomers... say that their results, which they describe in a paper published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, constitute another successful validation of Einstein's theory."
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