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Naples’ sleeping supervolcano might be waking up

Naples’ sleeping supervolcano might be waking up

A new research published in the journal Nature Communications has warned that a long-quiet yet potentially highly-hazardous supervolcano in Italy is nearing the critical degassing pressure (CDP) state.

A team of scientists led by Giovanni Chiodini of Rome-based Italian National Institute of Geophysics, who are monitoring the Campi Flegrei volcano, has noticed accelerating deformation and heating in the volcano, suggesting that magma under surface is approaching a threshold beyond that could trigger release of fluids and gases.

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Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf with Massive Fracture is alarming: Research

Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf with Massive Fracture is alarming: Research

NASA has shared image of massive fracture in Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf. The fracture is nearly 70 miles long and 1,700 feet deep. The rift is as wide as a football field. Researchers have warned that the rift is growing and this could be an alarming sign of what could happen next. Ice shelves generally shed some of their regions but this one could be massive and it will have a major impact on the region.

NASA Shares Image of Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf with Massive Fracture

NASA Shares Image of Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf with Massive Fracture

NASA has shared an image of Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf showcasing a massive fracture in the ice shelf. The facture is nearly 70 miles long and 1,700 feet deep. The rift is as wide as a football field. Researchers have warned that the rift is growing and this could be an alarming sign of what could happen next. Ice shelves generally shed some of their regions but this one could be massive and it will have a major impact on the region.

Analysis of Pluto’s Icy Heart suggests presence of subsurface ocean: Research

Analysis of Pluto’s Icy Heart suggests presence of subsurface ocean: Research

Pluto has been a mystery for astronomers for decades and Pluto’s icy heart, first spotted by New Horizons mission in 2015, could suggest presence of massive subsurface ocean on the dwarf planet. Researchers have also suggested that the heart shaped region on Pluto could have altered the planet’s tilt as well.

Scientists to map Yellowstone National Park’s underground plumbing

Scientists to map Yellowstone National Park’s underground plumbing

An international team of scientists have plans to fly a massive, electromagnetic ring over the Yellowstone National Park in order to map the park’s underground plumbing.

The project is part of a new initiative that aims to provide scientists with a new insight into Yellowstone’s hydrothermal explosions that have taken place irregularly throughout the area’s history.

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Project for Largest Marine Protected Area in the Antarctica supported by CCAMLR

Project for Largest Marine Protected Area in the Antarctica supported by CCAMLR

The largest marine protected area will be created in the Ross Sea in Antarctica after member countries have agreed to resolution of turning Ross Sea into an area with special protection. The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart, Australia held a meeting to decide on further steps for marine protection region in Ross Sea. The largest marine protected region will cover nearly 1.55 million square kilometers.

Restoration team uncovers hidden layers of Jesus’ tomb site

Restoration team uncovers hidden layers of Jesus’ tomb site

For the first time in centuries, a restoration team has exposed the original rock surface where Jesus Christ is believed to have been buried in Jerusalem.

The restoration team, including experts from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece, peeled away a marble layer in the innermost chamber of a tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to reach the original rock surface.

Two Major Fault Lines Could Lead to Major Earthquake in California

Two Major Fault Lines Could Lead to Major Earthquake in California

Geologists have found two major fault lines in Bay Area which could trigger a strong earthquake in California. Both the fault lines are connected to each other and if they rupture simultaneously, they could lead to devastating earthquake in California, geologists warn. There are many earthquake faults in the Bay Area but in most of the cases, they lead to low intensity seismic activity. These two earthquake faults are closely linked and they could combine their force for the next major seismic event in California.

Researchers discover two cavities in Great Pyramid of Giza

Researchers discover two cavities in Great Pyramid of Giza

A fresh scan of the Great Pyramid of Giza has revealed two previously undetected cavities in the more than 4,500-year-old structure, researchers announced.

ScanPyramids, a partnership between the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and multiple global technology firms and universities, announced that a team of researchers used an imaging technology known as muography to peer inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu’s tomb.

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Comet Impact during Ancient Times could have led to Warming of Planet

Comet Impact during Ancient Times could have led to Warming of Planet

Geological records suggest that during ancient times, a comet impacted the temperature on our planet and led to fast change after the impact. The impact led to thousands of gigatons of carbon release in the atmosphere. The dramatic global warming called the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) could have happened 55 million years ago on our planet, as per a new research paper.

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