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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.

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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