Scientists did not expect to find much water ice on Mars which is likely the third largest water reservoir on Mars.
We have written a post about the tallest tree around the world. And now scientists revealed the oldest tree (2,624 years old) in North Carolina.…View More Scientists Recognized the Oldest Tree in North Carolina
About 300 million years ago, volcanic ash buried a tropical forest located in what is now Inner Mongolia, much like it did the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. This preserved forest has given researchers the unusual opportunity to examine an ecosystem essentially frozen in place by a natural disaster, giving them a detailed look at ancient plant communities and a glimpse at the ancient climate. This ancient, tropical forest created peat, or moist, acidic, decaying plant matter. Over geologic time, the peat deposits were subjected to high pressure and became coal, which is found in the area. The volcano appears to have left a layer of ash that was originally 39 inches (100 centimeters) thick.View More 300 Million Years Old Chinese Pompeii Found Buried Under Volcanic Ash