Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have had a birds-eye view of the 2011 hurricane season, flying over and snapping pictures of several storms. Hurricane Katia is no exception, but luckily it isn’t likely to cause much damage down on the ground.
New satellite photos snapped by NASA and NOAA spacecraft are giving storm watchers an ultra-high view of Tropical Storm Lee as it pounds the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Brazilian scientists have discovered an underground river with depth of up to four thousand meters. This river flows from west to east like the country’s famous waterway.
Hurricane Irene, approaching the east coast of the USA, weakened to the second category on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
About half of all heat coming from the bowels of the Earth, left over from the formation of planets in the solar system.Earth that has developed as the other planets in our solar system from a single dust cloud about 4.5 billion years ago, all the time from this moment is hot. Planet receives heat from two main sources: the first the decay of radioactive elements in the bowels of the Earth (such as uranium and thorium), and second it’s the heat left over from the time of formation of the planet. The researchers analyzed data collected by the KamLAND neutrino detector on the island of Honshu in Japan.
According to Group of South Korean scientists the speed of the solar wind, a stream of charged particles, emanating from the Sun, may have a direct impact on the weather, increasing the atmospheric pressure even at mid-latitudes.The speed of the solar wind can vary widely from 250 to 800 kilometers per second at the boundary of Earth’s atmosphere. Periods of rapid growth of the solar wind’s speed is usually observed during high solar activity.
Scientists discovered 12 previously unknown underwater volcano in Antarctic.The researchers studied the topography of the bottom near the South Sandwich Islands from 2007 to 2010. With the help of sonar, they could find new volcanoes.The height of some of them up to three kilometers.
The Grimsvotn volcano disclose a huge cloud of ash that shot 12 miles 15 km above sea level at its peak The volcano generated about 1000 times more lightning strikes per hour than the eruption of Icelands last major volcano event
The iron cored Earth like a great magnet which creates a huge magnetic field around the planet that protects it from blasts and dangerous radiation from the sun