Beans in Space

Astronauts May Grow Beans in Space in 2021

“The dream of every astronaut is to be able to eat fresh food like strawberries, cherry tomatoes or anything that’s really flavorful,” Silje Wolff, a plant physiologist at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Space (CIRiS) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), said in a statement. “Someday that will certainly be possible. We envision a greenhouse with several varieties of vegetables.”

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Satellite Shows a Winter Storm “'Bomb Cyclone” from Space

Satellite Shows a Winter Storm “Bomb Cyclone” from Space

The storm is called a “Bomb Cyclone”, it is called “Bomb Cyclone” because it is a nod to the process “bombogenesis” that forms it. Bombogenesis occurs when the storm’s central low pressure plunges by at least 24 millibars: an atmospheric pressure measurement in 24 hours, indicates the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A fabulous video from space shows a winter storm: slamming into the northeast United States.

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