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Active volcanism found under the heart of northwest Europe

Researchers have found new hints of active volcanism near some of the most populated areas of Europe. The study obtained GPS monitoring data from antennae across western Europe to monitor subtle movements in the Earth's surface believed to be caused by an...

June 12, 2020

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Astronomers discover new type of space explosion with characteristics of supernova and gamma-ray burst

Astronomers have detected a new type of cosmic explosion that has the characteristics of a supernova and a gamma-ray burst-- two of the most powerful outbursts in the universe. In 2018, astronomers spotted a cosmic blast that has a strange behavior-- dubbed the...

May 31, 2020

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MAVEN maps electric currents around Mars, crucial clues to atmospheric loss

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft has created a map of electric currents around Mars, five years after it entered into its orbit. These currents hold crucial clues in the atmospheric loss that made the red planet incapable of supporting life. "These currents play a...

May 31, 2020

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How drones help monitor explosive volcanoes

Drones can help in monitoring explosive volcanoes and prove necessary in a crisis situation, researchers from the GFX German Research Center said. The team presented results of a series of repeated flights with visual and thermal imaging cameras at the Santa Maria...

May 31, 2020

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SWARM data suggests north magnetic pole accelerates towards Siberia due to tussling magnetic blobs deep below Earth’s surface

For several years now, scientists have been puzzled as to why the Earth's north magnetic pole has been moving rapidly from the Canadian Arctic towards Siberia. After studying 20 years of satellite data, researchers from the University of Leeds in the UK and the...

May 25, 2020

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Cold war nuclear bomb tests impacted rainfall patterns across the world

Nuclear bomb tests conducted during the Cold War caused patterns of electrical disturbance that were evident thousands of kilometers away-- from Japan to the UK. Researchers at the universities of Reading, Bath, and Bristol, have studied how the electric charge...

May 24, 2020

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Study identifies 85 previously unknown submarine landslides in Gulf of Mexico from 2008 to 2015

Researchers from Florida State University have found 85 previously unknown submarine landslides in the Gulf of Mexico from 2008 to 2015. The discovery raised concerns about the stability of structures, such as oil rigs and pipelines, built in the region. Here we...

May 24, 2020

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ESO's VLT spots first direct evidence of planet birth

The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT) have revealed possible signs of a star system being born. Around young star, AB Aurigae lies a dense disc of gas and dust, where astronomers have spotted a prominent spiral structure with a...

May 24, 2020

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Tectonic plate under Indian Ocean splitting apart, research finds

A giant tectonic plate under the Indian Ocean, known as the India-Australia Capricorn plate, is breaking apart at about 1.7 mm (0.07 mm) per year, according to a new study. At this pace, it would take a million years for the two broken pieces to be 1.7 km (1 mile)...

May 24, 2020

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Scientists solve the mystery behind Moon's monthslong disappearance in the year 1100

In the year 1100, the Moon vanished from the night sky, leaving people in full darkness for several consecutive months. 920 years later, researchers at the University of Geneva in Switzerland believe they may have finally solved the mystery as their findings showed...

May 20, 2020

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Hayabusa-2 reveals more secrets about the dynamic history of asteroid Ryugu

Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa-2 has reported new observations of Ryugu, revealing more secrets about the object's remarkable history-- particularly signs of a close encounter with the Sun. Hayabusa-2 launched in December 2014 and reached Ryugu in 2018. In...

May 19, 2020

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Research reveals Pūhāhonu as the Earth's biggest and hottest shield volcano

New research reveals that Hawaii's Pūhāhonu volcano is the largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth, although it is barely visible as only a portion of its tip is exposed above the seafloor. Pūhāhonu, a Hawaiian word which means "turtle surfacing for...

May 15, 2020

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Closest black hole to Earth discovered just 1 000 lightyears away

The closest black hole to Earth-- lying just 1 000 lightyears away-- has been discovered by a team of astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and other institutes. Scientists say more similar black holes could be found in the future. "We were...

May 10, 2020

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Highly-detailed images reveal evidence of ancient rivers on Mars

A high-resolution satellite has captured detailed images of a rocky cliff on Mars, revealing the first evidence of ancient rivers that existed for more than 100 000 years on the surface of the planet, 3.7 billion years ago. The international team of scientists used...

May 07, 2020

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Greenland's icy 'Grand Canyon' shaped by catastrophic floods

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Copenhagen's Center for Ice and Climate ​are proposing a new hypothesis for how Greenland's "Grand Canyon" formed: a series of catastrophic floods abruptly drained huge...

May 06, 2020

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Understanding how natural hazards impact our upper atmosphere and cause variations in the space environment

A new study shows that natural hazards on Earth, specifically earthquakes and tsunamis, can create much more disturbances in the ionosphere than previously assumed. The researchers studied the catastrophic 2011 M9.0 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and found...

May 06, 2020

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More than 500 new hydrothermal chimneys found on seafloor off Pacific Northwest

Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) discovered more than 500 towering hydrothermal chimneys on the seafloor off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, in an area known as the Endeavor Segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge. Research on the...

May 06, 2020