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Australia Could Be Hit By Destructive 60-Metre-High Tsunami ‘At Any Time’

WEBTHUMBNEW_AusAustralia is in danger of being hit by a devastating 60-metre high tsunami which threatens to strike at any time.  Experts have warned that the country could be hit by destructive waves caused by meteorite strikes, which hard hard to detect and therefore more difficult to prepare for than with landslides or earthquakes, which also cause

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Australia is in danger of being hit by a devastating 60-metre high tsunami which threatens to strike at any time. 

Experts have warned that the country could be hit by destructive waves caused by meteorite strikes, which hard hard to detect and therefore more difficult to prepare for than with landslides or earthquakes, which also cause tsunamis.

Tsunami expert Dr Ted Bryant has found evidence that huge tsunamis have wreaked havoc across the east coast of Australia in the past.

He believes between 4, 000 and 5, 000 years ago, a tsunami hit the Shoalhaven delta, near Nowra, on the New South Wales South Coast which sent water 10km inland.

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Evidence has also been found that monumental waves from a past tsunami reached the Blue Mountains, which lay 50km inland.

According to Australian Geographic, Dr Bryant believes the most recent tsunami to have occurred in 1491, which he thinks produced a wave that washed over the harbour’s headlands, 60m above sea level.

A similar wave today could potentially cause mass destruction to the country.

Experts have said the country’s coastal cities have been fortunate not to be struck by destructive waves triggered by meteor impacts or seismic activity, but that it is only a matter of time before the country is hit.

Dale Dominey-Howes, co-director of the Australian Tsunami Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, said:

If it occurred without warning on a Saturday afternoon in summer the impacts would be catastrophic. I suspect it’s only a matter of time before we are affected by something damaging.

Due to their difficulty to detect, Australia’s coastline is monitored 24 hours a day for approaching tsunamis, which are only recorded once every two years in Australia.

Be wary, Australians!

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People Keep Asking NASA To Save Tony Stark From Space

TONY STARK WEBThe Avengers: Endgame trailer was finally released last week much to fans’ delight. While not giving much away, Marvel did tease us with glimpses of what we can expect from the fourth Avengers film which will bring to an end Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Teasing us with shots of Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye

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The Avengers: Endgame trailer was finally released last week much to fans’ delight.

While not giving much away, Marvel did tease us with glimpses of what we can expect from the fourth Avengers film which will bring to an end Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Teasing us with shots of Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye as Ronin and the return of Scott Lang a.k.a. Ant-Man, it was the opening scene of the trailer that left us with the most questions.

You can check out the trailer here:

Opening on a shot of Tony Stark’s Iron Man helmet lying on the floor of a spaceship, the hero turns it on to record a message for his fiancee Pepper Potts who is back on Earth.

Tired, lost and looking defeated, Tony tells Pepper:

Dear Miss Potts, if you find this recording don’t feel bad about this, part of the journey is the end. Just for the record being adrift in space with zero promise of rescue is more fun than it sounds.

Food and water ran out four days ago, oxygen will run out tomorrow morning and I mean it, when I drift off I will dream about you, it’s always you.

After he has said goodbye Tony turns the helmet off leaving us all wondering if he will die while lost in space.

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The emotional scene has clearly left fans devastated, many of whom are now hilariously turning to NASA for help.

People have been tweeting the space agency asking them to send a team out to space to rescue Tony in order to get him back home to Pepper and the rest of the Avengers.

One user urgently tweeted:

NASA SAVE TONY STARK. HIS OXYGEN WILL RUN OUT TOMORROW DO SOMETHING.

Jerry also asked NASA to do something but in a slightly more threatening way:

NASA stop other things… Just go for Tony Stark and rescue him…

Or you will pay for it…

Go go go…..

Just go there you damn folks

Sidd shared a photo of Stark with NASA on Twitter hoping that will help:

NASA. Hey guys…

On behalf of all the survivors I request you to pls find Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, resident of 10-8-80 Malibu Point, 90265, Malibu, CA. He is stuck somewhere in space without food and water with oxygen about to run out anytime now. Here’s his picture.

Galal cleverly also reminded NASA to be aware of Thanos in his tweet:

I hope you search the space for Tony Stark, nicknamed Iron Man, and bring him back to Earth for the Avengers

But beware of Thanos.

Amos also asked NASA to save Tony calling him ‘the only hope’ in the fight against Thanos:

NASA. Please look for Mr Tony Stark on space. He is wondering on a ship alone. Please save him NASA. Thank you very much. He is the only hope in order to finish thanos once and for all.

We really do hope Tony somehow finds a way home. If the trailer really did reveal his ultimate fate, I will need to bring a big box of tissues with me to the cinema!

Avengers: Endgame hits cinemas worldwide on April 26, 2019.

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NASA Has Recorded Sound Of Wind On Mars

NASA SOUNDS WEBWe just found out that Uranus isn’t the only place that has wind as NASA just recorded the sounds of the wind on Mars. Last week the space agency’s InSight rover landed on the surface of the red planet after travelling a distance of more than 300 million miles over the past seven months. The

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We just found out that Uranus isn’t the only place that has wind as NASA just recorded the sounds of the wind on Mars.

Last week the space agency’s InSight rover landed on the surface of the red planet after travelling a distance of more than 300 million miles over the past seven months.

The spacecraft will stay on the planet until November 24, 2020 conducting research into what lies beneath the surface of Mars listening out for what NASA has dubbed ‘Marsquakes’.

During its research the rover discovered something unexpected this week as it recorded the sounds of the wind on the red planet which is soothing rather than howling.

The first ever sounds recorded on the planet, you can listen to the winds blowing across the rover and moving over the craft’s solar panels.

Plug in your headphones, sit back and relax as you listen to the sounds below:

Remarkably the rover does not have a microphone meaning the sounds were recorded by an air pressure sensor and a seismometer which are designed to measure the Marsquakes.

Picking up vibrations in the air from the winds which were blowing between 10 and 15 miles per hour from northwest to southeast, the equipment recorded the sound waves giving us the result above.

In a press release NASA explained how it all works writing:

Two very sensitive sensors on the spacecraft detected these wind vibrations: an air pressure sensor inside the lander and a seismometer sitting on the lander’s deck, awaiting deployment by InSight’s robotic arm.

The two instruments recorded the wind noise in different ways. The air pressure sensor, part of the Auxiliary Payload Sensor Subsystem (APSS), which will collect meteorological data, recorded these air vibrations directly.

The seismometer recorded lander vibrations caused by the wind moving over the spacecraft’s solar panels, which are each seven feet (2.2 meters) in diameter and stick out from the sides of the lander like a giant pair of ears.

For NASA the recording was an unexpected pleasant surprise.

Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, praised the discovery saying:

Capturing this audio was an unplanned treat. But one of the things our mission is dedicated to is measuring motion on Mars, and naturally that includes motion caused by sound waves.

An even clearer recording of sound from Mars though will arrive in the future as in 2020 NASA’s Mars rover is scheduled to land and that craft has two microphones on board.

I am sure that will also be exciting!

When NASA’s InSight rover landed on the planet it began to take images of Mars.

One of the first photos it sent back to Earth showed a region of the planet known as Elysium Planitia.

Sharing the snap on Twitter, NASA wrote:

Wish you were here! NASA InSight sent home its first photo after Mars Landing.

InSight’s view is a flat, smooth expanse called Elysium Planitia, but its workspace is below the surface, where it will study Mars’ deep interior.

The image sent back to Earth via two mini satellites known as Marco-A and B does not really show much, as it’s partially obscured by a dust cover thanks to debris kicked up during the landing.

Soon this dust cover will disappear though allowing the rover to send back much clearer images but for now we can see the horizon of Mars in the distance.

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Flat Earther Offers $100K To Anyone Who Can Prove The Earth Is Round, Instantly Regrets It

Flat earth 2Let’s talk about the Earth for a second. Or, more specifically, the possibility of the Earth being flat. Sounds ludicrous, right? Well, there are some people who believe the theory, with more and more people buying into it. There’s even a Flat Earth Society whose numbers continue to grow every day. And now one Flat

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Let’s talk about the Earth for a second. Or, more specifically, the possibility of the Earth being flat. Sounds ludicrous, right?

Well, there are some people who believe the theory, with more and more people buying into it. There’s even a Flat Earth Society whose numbers continue to grow every day.

And now one Flat Earther has challenged people to map out a journey in order to prove that the Earth is in fact round, promising the winner $100,000.

YouTube user Flat Out Hero posted the video to his page last month, stating:

Check it out. Here’s the challenge: Using flight charts, y’know, the only navigational maps that pilots can use to navigate, the only ones that can actually get them to where they’re going. Yeah, flight charts.

He then goes on to describe the challenge in detail, which involves travelling from point A to point B, before making a 90 degree angle turn. This is then repeated until you reach point C, and again to return back to point A.

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Lost yet? Yep, me too to be honest. Science never was my strong point. To summarise though, he is basically offering anyone who can map out the specified journey a lot of money.

He then says to the camera:

Map that out, using the only navigational maps that we know. We can’t use a globe to navigate, but we know that we can use flight charts to navigate. So, map that flight round. If you can do it, $100,000 to the winner.

Now, offer anyone that amount of money and you’re putting yourself in a tricky situation: 1) Because people will do just about anything for $100,000, and 2) I refer you back to point 1.

So Wolfie6020 rose to the occasion and decided to prove the Flat Earther wrong, completing the challenge quite easily.

You can watch his video below:

The video – captioned ‘This Flat Earther owes me $100,000 – I completed his challenge – pay up buddy’ – shows the unknown man mapping out the journey on a flight chart which pilots reportedly use to navigate.

He does it successfully, in just over two minutes in fact, and shows viewers the result on screen while addressing the Flat Earther.

He states:

So there is the challenge, correctly mapped out, on a flight chart that pilots use to navigate… Correctly mapped out with the 90 degree turns, 190, 270, 360, and each leg being the same distance… So $100,000 dollars, thank you very much.

So Mr Flat Out Hero, your challenge has been answered. The requirements, as you stated them, have been satisfied. It is now your turn to honour your challenge and pay me the $100,000 dollars.

The man goes on to tell us what he is planning to do with his prize money, stating he plans to give half of it to a children’s hospital, and use the other half as prize money.

He then goes on to say:

So let’s see if you’re a man of your word and will honour your challenge.

Erm, I’m sorry to break it to you Wolfie6020 but I can almost guarantee that you will not be seeing that money in the foreseeable future. Make that, never.

A guy can dream though, and kudos for smashing the ‘challenge’ out of the park.

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