The most exciting news this week is that the James Webb Space Telescope appears to have found Dimethyl Sulfide (DMS) on an exoplanet, K2-18 b, a Hycean world roughly 8.5 bigger than Earth.
What's so important about this? The only known way that DMS occurs in Earth's atmosphere is via biological activity. Therefore, unless K2-18 b has some exotic non-biological way of creating DMS or if JWST didn't really register DMS then JWST may just have found evidence of extraterrestrial life.
News back on terra firma is less exciting. Inert appears to have made little progress on restoring Manor farm. Caveat: I did not walk all the way to the Longwater road entrance and neither did I venture on to the site to look at the north bridle path. Inert may have tinkered along these stretches.
There has been no more work on the south bridle path west of the Bailey bridge.
Inert have tentatively started to cut a trench for the bridle path to the east of the Bailey bridge. They appear to have cut a trench a few tens of metres long from near the east footpath running between Manor farm and Moor Green Lakes.
One digger was working languidly on the gravel extraction area. It appeared to be removing top soil from the west of the north end of the extraction area. Plans of the site do show this is where gravel should be extracted.
Not an exciting haul of photos of Manor farm today. So I'll add a whole lot taken on Moor Green Lakes, with today's lack of sunshine.
Oh, I found three atmospheric photos which I took on Saturday. I've tagged these on the slideshow.
A polite notice first: All photographs on this blog are owned by me and subject to copyright.