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NASA dates Australian Meteor Crater, Oldest Crater Known

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – NASA says the Earth is pocked with roughly 190 major meteor craters, yet scientists only know the age of just a few. Recently, A NASA scientist analyzed the age of the Yarrabubba meteor crater in Australia and found it to be 2.229 billion years old, making it now the oldest crater currently known.

“It’s 200 million years older than the previously oldest known crater, which was the over 200-kilometer Vredefort Dome crater in South Africa,” said Timmons Erickson, a research scientist with the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science division, or ARES, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Yarrabubba meteor crater in Australia. (NASA)

Yarrabubba meteor crater in Australia. (NASA)

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Nashville Zoo to Donate $30,000 to Australian Wildfire Relief Efforts

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – The Nashville Zoo is sending $30,000 to support Australia’s efforts to rescue and protect wildlife affected by devastating wildfires. Additionally, the Zoo is committing all funds from a guest donation program called “Round Up for Conservation.”

“We’re deeply saddened by what’s happening to the wildlife and habitats in Australia,” said Rick Schwartz, Nashville Zoo President and CEO. “We feel a moral obligation to help the ongoing efforts and encourage others to show their support as well.”

Nashville Zoo To Provide Support To Australian Wildfire Relief Efforts. (Nashville Zoo)

Nashville Zoo To Provide Support To Australian Wildfire Relief Efforts. (Nashville Zoo)

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NASA Observes Australia’s Bushfires, From Smoke Going Round the World to Aerosol Levels

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – NASA scientists using data from its NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite, has traced the movement of the smoke coming off the Australian fires across the globe showing that it has circumnavigated the Earth.

In an image created from data gathered by the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) Nadir Mapper on Suomi NPP, a black circle shows the smoke which had been traced from its origins coming back to the eastern region of Australia after having traveled around the world.

This image of the UV aerosol index from the Suomi NPP satellite OMPS Nadir Mapper instrument showing a "close-up" from Jan. 13, 2020 (specifically orbit 42546). The image reveals that the smoke has now made its all the way back to eastern Australia (black circle). The red circle shows "newly formed" (or current) smoke that has just been emitted from the fires. The green circle shows the dust from an intense dust storm. (NASA/Colin Seftor)

This image of the UV aerosol index from the Suomi NPP satellite OMPS Nadir Mapper instrument showing a “close-up” from Jan. 13, 2020 (specifically orbit 42546). The image reveals that the smoke has now made its all the way back to eastern Australia (black circle). The red circle shows “newly formed” (or current) smoke that has just been emitted from the fires. The green circle shows the dust from an intense dust storm. (NASA/Colin Seftor)

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Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball travels to Southeast Missouri

 

Austin Peay (10-5| 1-3 OVC) at Southeast Missouri (10-5 | 2-2 OVC)

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 5:15pm CT
Cape Girardeau, MO | Show Me Center

APSU Women's BasketballClarksville, TN – Two weeks ago the Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball team welcomed Southeast Missouri to the Dunn Center, where the Redhawks knocked off the Govs in the Ohio Valley Conference opener.

Austin Peay State University Women's Basketball faces Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Thursday. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball faces Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Thursday. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

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NASA’s Terra satellite images shows fires on one third of Kangaroo Island

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – NASA’s Terra satellite provided before and after imagery that showed the extent of the fires that have been ravaging Australia’s Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island lies off the mainland of South Australia, southwest of Adelaide.

About a third of the island is made up of protected nature reserves which are home to native wildlife which includes sea lions, koalas and diverse and endangered bird species, including glossy black-cockatoos which have been brought back from the brink of extinction over the last two decades.

This image taken by the Terra satellite and enhanced by using correction reflectance bands on the MODIS (Moderation Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) highlight in brighter colors the areas on Kangaroo Island that have been burned by the bushfires in late December 2019 and early January 2020. (NASA Worldview)

This image taken by the Terra satellite and enhanced by using correction reflectance bands on the MODIS (Moderation Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) highlight in brighter colors the areas on Kangaroo Island that have been burned by the bushfires in late December 2019 and early January 2020. (NASA Worldview)

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NASA’s Artemis Lunar Program moves full speed ahead

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – In 2019, NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the agency’s Apollo 11 Moon landing, the most historic moment in space exploration, while also making significant progress toward putting the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024 under the Artemis program.

Through America’s Moon to Mars exploration approach, Artemis gained bipartisan support this year among members of Congress, the U.S aerospace industry, as well as with international partners, including Canada, Australia, and Japan, and member states of the European Space Agency.

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NASA’s BRUIE Robotic Submersible tested under Sea Ice

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA’s little robotic explorer will be rolling into Antarctica this month to perform a gymnastic feat – driving upside down under sea ice.

BRUIE, or the Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration, is being developed for underwater exploration in extraterrestrial, icy waters by engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. It will spend the next month testing its endurance at Australia’s Casey research station in Antarctica, in preparation for a mission that could one day search for life in ocean worlds beyond Earth.  

An underwater rover called BRUIE is being tested in Antarctica to look for life under the ice. Developed by engineers at NASA-JPL, the robotic submersible could one day explore ice-covered oceans on moons like Europa and Enceladus. BRUIE is pictured here in an arctic lake near Barrow, Alaska in 2015. (NASA)

An underwater rover called BRUIE is being tested in Antarctica to look for life under the ice. Developed by engineers at NASA-JPL, the robotic submersible could one day explore ice-covered oceans on moons like Europa and Enceladus. BRUIE is pictured here in an arctic lake near Barrow, Alaska in 2015. (NASA)

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Austin Peay State University Women Basketball’s Tahanee Bennell, Shay-Lee Kirby earn OVC weekly honors

 

APSU Women's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball team’s Tahanee Bennell and Shay-Lee Kirby were named Newcomer and Freshman of the Week by the Ohio Valley Conference.

Bennell, a native of Turners Beach, Tasmania, Australia,  was named Newcomer of the Week in her first week in the OVC.

Austin Peay State University Women's Basketball player Tahanee Bennell names OVC Newcomer of the Week, Shay-Lee Kirby named OVC Freshman of the Week. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball player Tahanee Bennell names OVC Newcomer of the Week, Shay-Lee Kirby named OVC Freshman of the Week. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU promotes Maria Sorbello Morrison to Associate Head Coach of Tennis programs

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) head tennis coach Ross Brown has announced the promotion of Maria Sorbello Morrison to Associate Head Coach of the Governor men’s and women’s tennis programs.

“Maria [Sorbello Morrison] has basically been with me since we started here, she is extremely loyal and we have both been on a mission to build both of these programs,” said head Coach Ross Brown. “I can tell you to have a person with Maria’s playing ability, coaching ability, and her off court ability is a tremendous asset to the program, the university, and myself, obviously.”

Austin Peay State University's Maria Sorbello Morrison promoted to Associate Head Coach of APSU's Men's and Women's tennis programs. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University’s Maria Sorbello Morrison promoted to Associate Head Coach of APSU’s Men’s and Women’s tennis programs. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball hosts Carson-Newman in Exhibition Game

 

Tennessee Lady Vols vs. Carson-Newman

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | 6:02pm CT |
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | SECN+

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Lady Vols basketball hits the court for its lone exhibition game of 2019-20 on Tuesday, facing off vs. NCAA Division II school Carson-Newman at 6:02pm Central at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville.

The contest will mark the seventh-straight year UT embarks on a campaign with one exhibition game on its schedule and the 16th season in a row it faces C-N in an exhibition contest. UT is 15-0 in previous preseason meetings and 14-2 all-time in regular-season match-ups vs. the Lady Eagles.

UT opens the season vs. East Tennessee at 6:00pm CT on Tuesday, November 5th, at Freedom Hall in Johnson City.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays it's only exhibition game Tuesday night against Carson-Newman at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball plays it’s only exhibition game Tuesday night against Carson-Newman at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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