James Webb is showing off again

Plus, Amelia Earhart.
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Wildlife Trivia:

What is the average size of a tuna?

Hint: bigger than the familiar can we buy them in at the store.


(Scroll to the bottom for the answer!)

JWST images show off the swirling arms of 19 spiral galaxies | Popular Science

“Astronomers using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have released new images of 19 nearby face-on spiral galaxies seen in a combination of near- and mid-infrared light. Spiral galaxies are some of the universe’s most awe-inspiring bodies. … These new images combine years of data collected from multiple different telescopes to paint a more complete picture of these whirly spiral galaxies and how they form.”

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An astonishing ocean discovery may have just ended the 86-year search for Amelia Earhart | Popular Mechanics

“Has Amelia Earhart finally been found? The world has searched for the famous pilot’s missing plane for 86 years, and now, ocean archaeologists believe they’ve located it at last — and they have the evidence. … If true, this discovery would put a cap on one of history’s most enduring tales of adventure and enigma — the fateful disappearance of Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, while attempting an ambitious flight around the globe.”

Texas is already running out of water | Wired

“Two consecutive summers of brutal heat and drought have left some parts of Texas with notably low water supplies going into 2024. … Texans don’t usually talk about drought in the winter. Damp soil and green grass may conceal the impending predicament today, but water planners in regions with low reserves nervously await what summer may bring.”

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As AI destroys search results, Google fires workers in charge of improving it | The Byte

“Amid a massive wave of tech company layoffs in favor of AI, Google is firing thousands of contractors tasked with making its namesake search engine work better. As Vice reports, news of the company ending its contract with Appen — a data training firm that employs thousands of poorly paid gig workers in developing countries to maintain, among other things, Google's search algorithm — coincidentally comes a week after a new study found that the quality of its search engine's results has indeed gotten much worse in recent years.”

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The answer: over 10 The answer: from 1.6 ft to 15ft and up to 1500 lb

The answer: from 1.6 ft to 15ft and up to 1500 lb

According to Wikipedia: “A tuna (pl.: tunas or tuna) is a saltwater fish that belongs to the tribe Thunnini, a subgrouping of the Scombridae (mackerel) family. The Thunnini comprise 15 species across five genera, the sizes of which vary greatly, ranging from the bullet tuna (max length: 50 cm or 1.6 ft, weight: 1.8 kg or 4 lb) up to the Atlantic bluefin tuna (max length: 4.6 m or 15 ft, weight: 684 kg or 1,508 lb), which averages 2 m (6.6 ft) and is believed to live up to 50 years.”