By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Geological studies have brought many terms into the scientific vocabulary and ‘faults’ are one such term specifically used to describe ‘planar fractures or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement along the fracture as a result of...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Stalagmites are formed by dripping water coming out from the fractures on the ceiling of a cave. The dripping water contains mineralized solutions and carbon dioxide which build up on the floor of a cave, forming a stalagmite. Stalagmites are known as speleothems which are...
By: L.S. Watts
The earth’s main energy source comes from the sun. It provides the earth with not only light but also warmth. Without the sun, Earth would be a cold and lifeless planet. But how exactly is the sun’s energy transferred to the earth? Radiation...
By: C.M. Tucker
Many people think affectionately of the Rocky Mountains as a hot chocolate sipping, ski lodge, playground. It is actually a combination of discontinuous mountains strung loosely together in a range of mountains. It extends from the eastern tip of Alaska down through Canada and to...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In the year 1859, scientists Richard Carrington and Richard Hodgson observed and reported a large flare on the surface of the sun. Although the reason and the nature of the observation was not apparent at that moment, it became known as a ‘solar flare&rsquo...
By: Keith Redfern
Fog is caused when water vapour in the atmosphere condenses into water droplets. Essentially fog is cloud at ground level. According to the International Meteorological Code, fog is a visibility of less than 1 km, and in the UK a thick fog represents a visibility...
How the Rocky Mountains were formed
By: Rex Trulove
At one time, North America was a mostly flat land, largely covered by a shallow sea. The deposits of that ocean can still be found today, but the continent had few mountains. However, America now has several mountain ranges, including the tall and majestic Rockies...
What is a solar flare
By: Louis Spector
What is a Solar Flare? Here’s a quick and easy to understand definition of what a solar flare is. Magnetic energy builds up in the solar atmosphere. Once this pent up energy reaches a certain level it can no longer be contained and is...
By: Litsa Podaras
About 56 million years ago during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, (abbreviated as PETM) Earth was bare of ice. It was due to a sudden and massive release of carbon into the atmosphere. Scientists cannot know the exact amount, but they calculate that it would be...
What is a solar flare
By: Joshua Bayes
In the past two weeks there have been reports of yet another large solar flare having been captured in wonderful detail on camera by NASA. Indeed, over the course of the past couple of years, anyone with their ear to the ground of the scientific...

 

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