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Long lost ancient megalithic pyramid complex in Ecuador - government expedition

Following our brief, but extremely successful, media campaign designed to bring maximum media attention in the shortest time possible onto the issue of the unexplored and uncategorized ruins re-discovered in the jungles of Ecuador we are happy to say it did

November 11, 2013

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Aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan - the deadliest natural disaster in the Philippines

The most powerful typhoon to make landfall in recorded history, Super Typhoon Haiyan, slammed the Philippines on November 7/8, 2013, with powerful winds gusting up to 380 km/h (235 mph). Besides powerful winds, storm surges of up to 3 - 5 meters (10 - 17 feet) that...

November 10, 2013

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Largest ever recorded solar flare in history - The "X-Whatever" mega flare

On this day, exactly 10 years ago, the largest ever recorded solar flare in history erupted from Sun's western limb. This mega flare started its historic eruption at 19:29 UTC from Active Region 10486 and peaked around 19:50 UTC. Ionizing radiation from the

November 04, 2013

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Night sky guide for November 2013

November 3, Hybrid Solar Eclipse. Annular total solar eclipse will sweep over the Atlantic Ocean and the middle of Africa on November 3, 2013. The eclipse will be total only along a narrow path over the Atlantic Ocean and equatorial Africa from

November 01, 2013

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Rare hybrid solar eclipse event on November 3, 2013

Annular total solar eclipse will sweep over the Atlantic Ocean and the middle of Africa on November 3, 2013. The eclipse will be total only along a narrow path over the Atlantic Ocean and equatorial Africa from Gabon to Somalia. Most of Africa, the

October 31, 2013

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Outbursting Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) shows jet-like structures in comet's expanding atmosphere

Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) is experiencing powerful outburst, brightening more than 100 times than two weeks ago. This comet is now located in the constellation Coma Berenices, almost 450 million km from Earth, and it is still a relatively easy target for

October 30, 2013

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Unsettled geomagnetic conditions expected as solar activity picks up

From the start of October, Sun erupted 28 M-class and 3 X-class solar flares, sending the material into the space. Solar activity is still raising with major X1.0 flare on October 28, 2013 and four moderate M-class flares. While our geomagnetic field is

October 29, 2013

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Major X1.0 solar flare erupts with bright CME - glancing blow expected on October 31

Increased solar activity will continue this week. Beta-Gamma-Delta classified Active Region 1875 erupted with major solar flare reaching X1.0 at 02:03 UTC on Monday, October 28, 2013. A bright Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is visible emerging from the Sun. This region

October 28, 2013

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Long lost ancient megalithic pyramid complex located in Ecuador jungles

For centuries the people of Ecuador have shared wild sounding stories of legendary ancient cities supposedly lost to the jungles. Many of these stories are based around the reasonable hypothesis that a number of Inca settlements have been swallowed up by the

October 23, 2013

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Sudden outburst of Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR)

Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) suddenly brightened some 150 times than expected. Althoug it was predicted to be 14th magnitude, it is extremely bright as 8.5 magnitude now. Hidetaka Sato and Seiichi Yoshida measured it brightness on October 20, 2013 as magnitude 8,5. Ernesto

October 22, 2013

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Antarctic ozone hole reaches maximum size for 2013

Each year for the past few decades during the Southern Hemisphere spring, chemical reactions involving chlorine and bromine cause ozone in the southern polar region to be destroyed rapidly and severely. This depleted region is known as the “ozone

October 21, 2013

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Biggest chunk of Chelyabinsk meteorite found under Lake Chebarkul, Russia

Scientists and divers working at Lake Chebarkul in the Urals have recovered the biggest fragment of space rock that exploded over Chelyabinsk on February 15, 2013. Since the object left a 6 m wide hole in the ice its location was

October 17, 2013

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Massive M 7.2 earthquake hit Mindanao, Philippines

Extremely dangerous and deadly earthquake, registered as M 7.2 by PHIVOLCS (M 7.1 - USGS/EMSC), struck provinces in Central Visayas and some parts of Mindanao, Philippines on October 15, 2013 at 00:12 UTC. The epicenter was located 2km (1mile) NE

October 15, 2013

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Moderate M1.7 solar flare erupted from geoeffective AR 1865

A moderate solar flare measuring M1.7 erupted on Sunday, October 13, 2013. The event peaked at 00:43 UTC and a Type II Radio Emission was associated. Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the Sun and typically indicate a Coronal Mass Ejection is

October 13, 2013

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Comet ISON expected to survive close Sun encounter

New studies released at the American Astronomical Society’s 45th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences meeting in Denver, Colorado suggests that Comet ISON could make it through its close perihelion passage near the Sun. Researchers Matthew Knight

October 11, 2013

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Night sky guide for October 2013

On October 1, Comet ISON is making closest approach to Mars. Mars missions will have a close up look at the comet. On October 3 - Uranus is at opposition. The blue-green planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully

October 01, 2013

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Two large fireballs spotted over the skies of Ohio, US

Two very bright fireballs were spotted and recorded over the skies of Ohio, US, in just two days. They quickly became 2nd and 3rd most reported events of all time on the American Meteor Society (AMS) website.Witnesses from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and

September 29, 2013