A Tardigrade. We believe that water is an essential ingredient for life; all living things we know of need water to some extent; we are somewhere between 50% and 65% water (depending on age and fitness) whilst the Tardigrade (or Water Bear) the most resilient creature known can survive with only 3% of its body […]Read More EUROPA’S ERUPTING WATER.
Enceladus is one of Saturn’s most interesting moons. It had long been suspected that there may have been a small ocean lying under the icy crust of the satellites south pole: images of geysers shooting jets ice and dust have often been imaged by the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn. NASA have now discovered (15th. September […]Read More THE INTRIGUING WORLD OF ENCELADUS.
Here is a link to a fascinating look at St. Teresa of Calcutta and astronomy. It’s written by an American priest, Fr. James Kurzynski. Well worth a read. http://www.vofoundation.org/blog/shoes-shrouds-science/Read More On Relics.
It seems the more we know the more we find out. In the natural world there are creatures nick-named ‘living fossils.’ The phrase was first used by Charles Darwin and relates to living things that have remained largely unchanged for millions of years. Two very different examples are Ctenophores and Gingko Biloba. Ctenophores are also […]Read More A Living Fossil.