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Scientists spot new crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf

Scientists spot new crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf

After recently spotting a new crack in the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, scientists have warned that it is only a matter of time before an enormous chunk containing up to two thousand square miles of ice breaks away.

Scientists involved in the Project Midas, an Antarctic research project based at Swansea University and Aberystwyth University, spotted the new crack in satellite images on 1st of May.
The new spotted crack is the second branch in the already large rift, which is advancing in the direction of the ice front.

U.S. Postal Service to release special stamp to commemorate rare total solar eclipse

U.S. Postal Service to release special stamp to commemorate rare total solar eclipse

The U.S. Postal Service will reportedly soon release a first-of-its-kind stamp in commemoration of the rare total solar eclipse that is going to take place on 21st of August this year.

The Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp will transform into an image of the Moon, Earth’s only natural satellite, from the heat of a finger when a person will touch it.

Members of the public are being urged to share the news of the upcoming release of the Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp on social media with the help of the hashtag #EclipseStamps.

Colorado River Could Witness 50% Decline in Water Resource by year 2100: Research

Colorado River Could Witness 50% Decline in Water Resource by year 2100: Research

Colorado river is facing a rapid decline in its water sources and this could lead to 50 million acre-feet decline in its water level by year 2050. The research conducted by a team from Colorado State University and University of Arizona has predicted over 50 percent decline in water level by the end of this century. This decline in water would cause water scarcity in seven states in the American Southwest. The research team informed that it could impact nearly 41 million Americans.

Lost Continent Zealandia Discovered by Scientists Under Pacific Ocean

Lost Continent Discovered by Scientists Under Pacific Ocean

Scientist have claimed to discover eighth continent with much of its region under the Pacific Ocean, near New Zealand. The continent named as Zealandia by research team has majority of its region under the ocean while some of its parts are in modern day New Zealand, New Caledonia and some regions above the water in the Pacific Ocean. The research team added that nearly 94 percent of the continent is currently under water and it stretches nearly 1.9 million square miles.

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.

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