Geology

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.

Geologists notice New Fault near San Andreas

Geologists notice New Fault near San Andreas

Geologists working in Southern California have discovered a new fault near San Andreas. The fault has been found in a shallow, inland Salton Sea region, to the west of the San Andreas fault. The new fault has been named the Salton Tough Fault by geologists. No earthquakes have been noticed so far related to this fault on record.

Researchers unveil about charred manuscript having verses from Torah

Researchers unveil about charred manuscript having verses from Torah

Researchers have finally come to know details about an object that looked like a burnt stick kept in storage in Israel. The blackened object has been found to be a text important for Jews as well as Christians.The charred manuscript contains verses from the sacred text known as the Five Books of Moses, also known as the Torah. As per researchers, the text is considered to be the foundation of Judaism and also an important part of the Old Testament.

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New, complex model suggests Sakurajima volcano could erupt catastrophically in next 25-30 years

New, complex model suggests Sakurajima volcano could erupt catastrophically in next 25-30 years

Researchers have warned that Sakurajima volcano, a Japanese volcano, could erupt in a disaster manner in the next 25-30 years. Last time, the volcano erupted in 1914 and as per the researchers the liquid magma is growing beneath the volcano every year.

Study’s co-researcher James Hickey from the University of Exeter's Camborne School of Mines in England, said that the volcano’s reservoir is expanding at a fast pace. From the current analysis, scientists would be better positioned to predict when other big-sized volcanoes could erupt.

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Three-year coral reef airborne lab mission to solve problems related to coral’s health

Three-year coral reef airborne lab mission to solve problems related to coral’s health

A project head by NASA is underway that aims to find out mysteries regarding what factors drive coral reef health. The data from the study could help experts have better information to tackle the problem efficiently.

Alaska can be seen like never before in new most accurate digital elevation maps

Alaska can be seen like never before in new most accurate digital elevation maps

Alaska is among the most poorly mapped places on the planet. In reality, until now the topographic maps of the Red Planet and the moon were typically more detailed in comparison to those of the Arctic state. The White House, National Science Foundation and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) have this week shared the most precise digital elevation maps of Alaska ever made.

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Over 400 years old Petroglyphs may help shed light on lineal descendants of island of Oahu

Over 400 years old Petroglyphs may help shed light on lineal descendants of island of Oahu

Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources has announced about finding petroglyphs considered to be dating back to over 400 years. The petroglyphs, images carved into rock, were found while shifting sands on Hawaii's Waianae coast on the island of Oahu.

The department officials are quite happy with the find as the petroglyphs are considered to be a rarity. The engravings were found by a Texas couple in July while they were walking along the beach. Not one, but the couple has found up to 10 carvings along 60 feet of beach.

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Mercury’s major volcanic activity ended 3.5 billion years ago

Mercury’s major volcanic activity ended 3.5 billion years ago

It has been about 3.5 billion years ago Mecury had its major volcanic activity
A research paper published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal has unveiled that the last volcanic activity on Mercury ended around 3.5 million years back. The findings could help researchers to explore more about the geological evolution of the planet.

Thousands gather to see smiley face in erupting Kilauea volcano

Thousands gather to see smiley face in erupting Kilauea volcano

Thousands are coming to see the cheerful Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting since 1983. ‘Cheerful’ because a smiley face has been formed in an erupting Hawaiian volcano's crater. The smiley was captured in a video by a helicopter tour company.

Mick Kalber from Paradise Helicopters has captured the moment. Also, the lava flow from the Kilauea volcano is reaching at the Pacific shore of the Big Island, also known as Hawaii. It seems that the lava will make the Big Island even bigger.

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Lava breakout from Kilauea volcano flows into Pacific Ocean

Lava breakout from Kilauea volcano flows into Pacific Ocean

Lava flow is originating from Kilauea volcano’s Pu ‘u ‘Ō ‘ō vent. The lava breakout in Hawaii has flowing to the Pacific Ocean last after slowing moving towards the coast for weeks. As per the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the flow entered into the water at 1:12 am HST on Tuesday.

From the videos and photos shared, it has been found that the bright red lava produced massive amount of steam as it entered in the water. The breakout started to take place in late May and since then it has moving slow towards the coastline.

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