First off, something for all you photography buffs. A ridiculously powerful camera has just been invented that can capture a BILLION pixels in one snapshot. This camera can capture anything with incredible detail, so it now becomes more about finding things within a picture, rather than taking the picture itself. Unfortunately, unless you’re super rich, the chances of obtaining such a beauty will require you to sell at least three of your organs. But doing that would probably mean you can’t carry the thing. The camera weighs in at about 45 kg and costs upwards of $100,000. Good luck!
It’s been an exciting time for space fans as the Voyager space probe has reached the edge of the solar system. It’s now heading into uncharted territory, like drinking a carton of milk that you know is expired. You can read more about the hardworking life of the Voyager space probe in our very own article here.
And in other space news, China has launched its first female astronaut into space. This week, Liu Yang and a crew of other nameless astronauts docked onto the Tian-Gong 1 space craft. Yeah, this woman is running the world from a space craft! Take THAT Beyonce!
Back to Earth now: a new study has been released looking at the weight of humans. But rather than focusing on the weight of individuals, the study revealed how much we weigh as a collective population. It turns out that collectively, all 7ish billion of us weigh about 287 million tonnes. That’s about 5400 Titanics (and a lot of James Cameron movies). The researchers thought that this measurement would be a better way to access our impact on the Earth. Oh and for the record, yes, North America is the fattest continent.
That’s all for this week. Enjoy your weekend and be sure to share the science love <3