Asteroid 2022 KG1 flew past Earth at 0.16 LD

Asteroid 2022 KG1 flew past Earth at 0.16 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 KG1 flew past Earth at a distance of just 0.16 LD / 0.00040 AU (60 012 km / 37 408 miles) at 11:11 UTC on May 22, 2022. This is the 57th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance and the 5th so far this month.

Swarm mission discovers interannual waves in Earth’s core

Swarm mission discovers interannual waves in Earth’s core

Using information from ESA’s Swarm satellite mission, scientists have discovered a completely new type of magnetic wave that sweeps across the outermost part of Earth’s outer core every seven years. The discovery offers a way to probe the cylindrical radial component of the magnetic field inside Earth’s core.

Record-low temperatures hit southern Brazil

Record-low temperatures hit southern Brazil

Temperatures in Brazil began dopping early last week with the approach of Subtropical Storm “Yakecan” – eventually reaching unprecedented lows in the country’s south.

Rare out-of-season Tropical Cyclone “Gina” forms near Vanuatu

Rare out-of-season Tropical Cyclone “Gina” forms near Vanuatu

A rare out-of-season tropical cyclone formed near Vanuatu, South Pacific Ocean on May 18, 2022, and was named Gina. It is the 6th named storm of the 2021/22 South Pacific cyclone season. The season officially started on November 1, 2021, and ended on April 30, 2022.

“Yellow brick road” – Unique formation found on Nootka Seamount

“Yellow brick road” – Unique formation found on Nootka Seamount

While diving on the Liliʻuokalani Ridge within Papahānaumokuakea Marine National Monument, the Ocean Exploration Trust expedition aboard the E/V Nautilus found what they described as an ‘incredibly unique and fascinating’ feature resembling a ‘yellow brick road’ to the city of Atlantis.