For the first time, an active volcano has been spotted rumbling away under the ice sheet of west Antarctica. It’s further evidence that the frozen continent is anything but still. The heat from the volcano could speed up the demise of Antarctica’s fragile ice sheet.
At least two oarfish, which grow up to 15 metres long and live in the deep ocean, have been sighted on beaches in California without any visible signs of injury or disease, leading to speculation that they have been affected by some kind of deep underwater disturbance. Rachel Grant, a lecturer in animal biology at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, said there might be some truth in the ancient Japanese legend that the appearance of oarfish precedes an earthquake. She has begun a study to test the idea.
On October 22 and 23, the Climate Reality Project is presenting “24 Hours of Reality” – a worldwide, in-depth presentation on the realities and terrible costs of climate change on our planet. Be sure to spend some online time watching, listening, and learning about this inestimably important issue that affects the lives of everyone on earth.
Massive ice channels have been found floating beneath ice-shelves in Antarctica, with some as tall as the Eiffel tower and stretching hundreds of miles along the shelf. Scientists say that the ice channels play an important role in stabilizing the ice-shelf and so can help understand how Antarctica will respond to climate change in the future. Related research has already shown that South Pole is melting from bottom up. READ MORE: Researchers Discover Massive Ice Channels in Antarctica
In the span of three days, the American Meteor Society received reports of four massive fireballs streaking across the skies over the eastern United States. Reports first came in on Thursday, September 26th, of a large fireball lighting up the morning sky over central Indiana, passing almost directly over Indianapolis…
Scientists have discovered a massive canyon in Greenland hidden under a kilometer of ice. The canyon, found by airborne radar data collected by NASA’s Operation IceBridge, is at least 750 kilometers (460 miles) long, making it longer than the Grand Canyon. In some places, it is as deep as 800 meters (2,600 feet), on scale with parts of the Grand Canyon.
It’s known as the Hum, a steady, droning sound that’s heard in places as disparate as Taos, N.M.; Bristol, England; and Largs, Scotland. But what causes the Hum, and why it only affects a small percentage of the population in certain areas, remain a mystery, despite a number of scientific investigations.
At this moment, dozens of government satellites are taking high-resolution pictures of the planet. But citizens get only limited services such as Google Earth, which provides imagery that’s sometimes 10 years old.
The skies do strange things at the NEEM camp, a remote ice-drilling and research facility on the northern Greenland ice sheet. Midnight sunshine. Low clouds of sparkling ice crystals known as “diamond dust.”
Google Earth sifted through more than 2 million images to find the clearest photos of every place on Earth, and created a browsable HTML5 animation for the whole world, with one image for every year since 1984.
Earth and Space Weather News for May 2, 2013: atmospheric CO2 levels are still on the rise and approach a major milestone – 400 parts per million this month; sun produced an M-flare; a magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck India…
Earth and Space Weather News for April 23, 2013: The eclipse season is upon us; Nuclear material in pools at Fukushima schools exceed 100,000 Bq/kg; Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia is active; we are into the second half of the earthquake watch
This stunning, time-lapse video shows the Aurora Borealis on March 17 when an CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) hit Earth’s magnetic field. Two days earlier, sunspot AR1692 had produced a M1-class solar flare that resulted in the CME that hit Earth. This time lapse shows what happened during four hours over Östersund in Sweden, between 19:20 and 23:35 UT.
Video footage of an active volcano as it continues to erupt in Russia’s Far East, sending plumes of gas and ash into the sky. Rivers of molten lava can be seen flowing in the area of the Plosky Tolbachik volcano, in the Kamchatka peninsula.