The volcanic caldera on the picturesque tourist island of Santorini is showing signs of unrest. But researchers detecting the caldera’s movement say it doesn’t necessarily mean an eruption is imminent. As says Georgia Tech associate professor Andrew Newman, who set up more than 20 GPS stations on the island in 2006, after decades of little activity, a series of earthquakes and deformation began within the Santorini caldera in January of 2011. Since then, the instruments on the northern part of the island have moved laterally between five and nine centimeters.
As scientists say powerful solar storm that slammed into Earth on March 8 triggered weaker than expected disruptions, but may still have a few more tricks up its sleeve. Two huge X-class solar flares that are the most powerful type of sun storm erupted from the sun late on March 6, hurling a wave of plasma and energetic particles toward Earth. This blast, called a coronal mass ejection, reached Earth at around 5:45 a.m. EST (1045 GMT) on March 8, according to officials at the Space Weather Prediction Center, which is jointly managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service.
A meteorite that fell from space some 30,000 years ago is likely Britain’s largest space rock. And after much sleuthing, researchers think they know where it came from and how it survived so long without weathering away. According to Colin Pillinger, a professor of planetary sciences at the Open University rthe giant rock, spanning about 1.6 feet (0.5 meters) across and weighing 205 pounds (93 kilograms), was likely discovered by an archaeologist about 200 years ago at a burial site created by the Druids (an ancient Celtic priesthood) near Stonehenge.
A new island is found in the Red Sea. According to the photos taken by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites on December 20 to 23, Red Sea has now a new inhabitant in a form of quickly growing volcanic island off the west coast of Yemen.
Earth has two moons, a group of scientists argues. One is that waxing and waning nightlight we all know and love. The other is a tiny asteroid, no bigger than a Smart Car, making huge doughnuts around Earth for a while before it zips off into the distance.
New research into the Earth’s paleoclimate history by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies director James E. Hansen suggests the potential for rapid climate changes this century, including multiple meters of sea level rise, if global warming is not abated.
The meteorite that hit the Earth around 50,000 years ago in the place near Winslow, State of Arizona, has formed a largest on the Earth cavity called Barringer Meteor Crater.
According to new study enigmatic cosmic rays that strike Earth with giant amounts of energy might come from hot gaseous superbubbles in space.
As reported BBC new study suggest that the rate of global warming from doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) may be less than the most dire estimates of some previous studies.