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Mysterious particles of Dark Matter trigger volcanic eruptions and comet strikes on Earth, study claims

Posted in 2015, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , , , , , , on February 19, 2015 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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  • Scientists have found a correlation between extinction events on Earth to the path our solar system takes through crowded areas of the Milky Way 
  • The galactic disk of the Milky Way contains dense clumps of dark matter
  • Our planet is thought to encounter these roughly every 30 million years
  • Researchers claim the dark matter can throw comets into our solar system
  • It also may heat up the core of our planet and trigger geological activity
  • Scientists say this may explain the timings of mass extinctions on Earth
  • Recent encounters with dark matter may have triggered a comet shower

WHAT IS DARK MATTER?

Dark matter surrounds galaxies across the universe, and is invisible because it does not reflect light.

It cannot be seen directly with telescopes, but astronomers know it to be out there because of the gravitational effects it has on the matter we can see.

The European Space Agency says: ‘Shine a torch in a completely dark room, and you will see only what the torch illuminates.

‘That does not mean that the room around you does not exist.

‘Similarly we know dark matter exists but have never observed it directly.’

Scientists are fairly sure it exists and is crucial to the universe, but they do not know what it looks like or where to find it. 

Cosmic Journeys : Earth in 1000 Years

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

This edition of COSMIC JOURNEYS explores the still unfolding story of Earth’s past and the light it sheds on the science of climate change today. While that story can tell us about the mechanisms that can shape our climate. it’s still the unique conditions of our time that will determine sea levels, ice coverage, and temperatures.

Ice, in its varied forms, covers as much as 16% of Earth’s surface, including 33% of land areas at the height of the northern winter. Glaciers, sea ice, permafrost, ice sheets and snow play an important role in Earth’s climate. They reflect energy back to space, shape ocean currents, and spawn weather patterns.

But there are signs that Earth’s great stores of ice are beginning to melt. To find out where Earth might be headed, scientists are drilling down into the ice, and scouring ancient sea beds, for evidence of past climate change. What are they learning about the fate of our planet… a thousand years into the future and even beyond?

AN OVERVIEW OF THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY RISING WATER AROUND THE WORLD

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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One house remains above water level

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An orange line painted on the condemned house – and Robb Braidwood, Office of Emergency Management Chesapeake, Virginia – shows the usual high water in the area.” A storm is not even necessary , says Braidwood. Heavy rains and winds in the wrong direction at a high enough tide. “

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As seawater warms, it expands. This thermal expansion accounts for about a third of the current rise in sea level. The melting of mountain glaciers account for another third.By 2100, it will no doubt raises several centimeters sea level, but no more. The volume of ice mountains remains small enough.

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Its contribution is small today but worrying sign, its surface began to melt in the summer. The ice sheet contains enough water to raise sea levels by almost 7.5 m.

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The East Antarctica seems fairly stable. However, the warming of the ocean mine parts of the ice sheet of West Antarctica. The future of the cap, such as Greenland, is very uncertain.

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A coastal defense work today protects Malé, the capital of Maldives. This archipelago in the Indian Ocean is the lowest country in the world and flat. Rising seas could force Maldivians to abandon their homeland before 2100. More than 100 000 people live on this island of 1.9 km2.

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Dangerously exposed to the next typhoon, these families homeless crowd into coastal slums in Manila, Philippines. Rapid land subsidence worse by the global sea level rise.

Human Influence on Climate is Highly Probable

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , on September 27, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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Meeting in Stockholm, experts IPCC unveiled Friday morning, their fifth report on climate. After five more years of work, the experts of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will worsen their diagnosis on the state of the planet and the impact of global warming.

They predict that the Earth will warm by 0.3 to 4.8 ° C on average by 2100. The sea level should, in turn, from 26 to 82 cm, while the 2007 forecast forecast a rise of 18-59 cm.

The human influence is now ‘highly probable’, which is equivalent to 95% certainty, according to the report. In 2007, this certainty was assessed at 90%.

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English: One of the uninhabited islands of Lak...

English: One of the uninhabited islands of Lakshadweep (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

9/24/2013 — 7.8M earthquake causes NEW ISLAND to instantly rise off Pakistan shores

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , on September 25, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Pakistan earthquake creates NEW ISLAND in the sea instantly!!!

Full story from Reuters here:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/0…

quote reuters:

“The earthquake was so powerful that it caused the seabed to rise and create a small, mountain-like island about 600 meters (yards) off Pakistan’s Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea.

Television channels showed images of a stretch of rocky terrain rising above the sea level, with a crowd of bewildered people gathering on the shore to witness the rare phenomenon.”

Higher Resolution picture here:

http://sincedutch.files.wordpress.com…

Videos of the event here reported on India / Pakistan news:

http://videos.geo.tv/VideoGallery.asp…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXwzA…

NOAA buoy data center shows very small wave activity in the OPPOSITE direction of land:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page…

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Northern Pakistan

Northern Pakistan (Photo credit: Imran…)

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