Supervolcanoes, wooden satellite, black hole, climate change urgency

Livescience.com November 19, 2023, 02:00 PM UTC

Summary: In science news, researchers discovered four supervolcano "megabeds" in the Mediterranean Sea, indicating catastrophic events every 10,000 to 15,000 years. Iceland braces for a volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula. NASA and JAXA plan to launch the world's first wooden satellite, LignoSat. The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way is spinning at near top speed. Scientists also made discoveries in crabs, elephants, and ancient European hunting techniques. The metal spherules found in the Pacific Ocean are not alien relics but byproducts of burning coal. The Klyuchevskoy volcano in Russia erupted, prompting a red aviation alert. Michael Mann argues there is still time to avert climate change.

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