Tag: Antarctica

5 Interesting Facts about the Continents of the World

5 Interesting Facts about the Continents of the World

Generally, it is believed that there are 7 continents in the world but some nations are of the view that there are only 4. This discrepancy is caused by the fact that we don’t have a definite definition for this entity and none of the speculations can be rejected. Although the distribution of continents is…

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Researchers Found Signs of Life in a Lake Deep Beneath Antarctica

Researchers Found Signs of Life in a Lake Deep Beneath Antarctica

According to a news report from Nature, an ice-covered lake in Antarctica is teeming with bacterial life. The southernmost continent of our planet, Antarctica, is generally considered an inhospitable wasteland of ice and snow but recent research shows that there is much more to it than the extreme environment. The researching team found colonies of…

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Warning! Ice Sheets of Greenland are Releasing Tons of Methane into the Atmosphere

Warning! Ice Sheets of Greenland are Releasing Tons of Methane into the Atmosphere

An international team of researchers discovers that the Greenland Ice Sheet is doing some serious damage to the environment. Methane is the simplest alkane with four atoms of Hydrogen surrounding a central atom of Carbon. It is one of the important greenhouse gases and plays a significant role in causing ‘Global Warming’. According to an…

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Mysterious Particles from Antarctica might Change the Laws of Modern Physics

Mysterious Particles from Antarctica might Change the Laws of Modern Physics

Scientists may have found a Supersymmetric particle called Stau Sleptons emerging from the Antarctic soil. Antarctica is located in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere. The southernmost continent of our planet is quite unique in itself but a recent study suggests that an even more strange particle is coming out of it. In March…

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Scientists say that Antarctica is Shaking due to ‘Earthquakes’

Scientists say that Antarctica is Shaking due to ‘Earthquakes’

Slow yet vigorous interior massive tremors known as ‘Ice Quakes’, caused by the sudden movement of ice over rough patches of rock within glacier or by fracturing crevasses (which according to some measurements are the equivalent of magnitude-7 earthquakes), are making Antarctica tremor. Ice Quakes differentiate, however, from the conventional micro-quakes and tremors triggered by…

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91 Volcanoes Discovered Below Antarctica’s Ice Sheet

91 Volcanoes Discovered Below Antarctica’s Ice Sheet

  An article published in the journal Geological Societey demonstrates that under the ice cap are 91 underground volcanoes, unknown until now. These volcanoes discovered in Western Antarctica, along with 47 others that geologists already knew about, turn Western Antarctica into one of the most volcanic regions of the planet. The new discovery took place…

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Will the hole in the ozone layer ever close completely?

Will the hole in the ozone layer ever close completely?

In the past, scientists began to notice that the ozone layer above Antartica was thinning dramatically, but now the situation has changed. Until 1986 the reason for what happened was chlorofluorocarbons, gases that were used in air conditioners. Luckily, governments banned the use of these gases at that time. The ozone hole forms every year…

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