The Syrian crisis has just seen a drastic escalation in the potential for what could essentially turn into World War 3 with the NATO bloc engaging in direct military confrontation with the Russian alliance. Only hours ago, Turkey announced that it shot down a Russian jet, a claim confirmed by the Russian government shortly thereafter. Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet; Emergency NATO Meeting Called
The moon’s battered surface could help scientists understand how life first took root on Earth.
Some parts of the moon were so heavily bombarded with small asteroids billions of years ago that the impacts completely shattered the upper crust there, a new study reports. Similar impacts during this same era likely fractured Earth’s surface in the same way, generating the types of underground environments that the planet’s first life-forms may have exploited, researchers say. Moon’s Shattered Crust Could Shed Light on Earth Life’s Origins