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Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:
Scientists hope a drill that can plunge 3 kilometres down into an Antarctic ice cap and withstand temperatures of -55 degrees Celsius will help solve one of the last great puzzles in climate science.
Important mystery there - possibly that CO2 levels finally fell so low that ice ages suddenly became the default condition on earth.
... "We want to get that ice, analyse those time capsules and understand what [carbon dioxide] did through that period around a million years ago when the climate was changing."
One million years ago, Homo erectus was walking the Earth and Australia was home to megafauna such as the rhinoceros-sized 'wombat' Diprotodon.
At the same time, the Earth's climate made a shift from a 40,000-year ice age and interglacial cycle, to a 100,000-year cycle.
One squid, most likely the diamondback squid, lays an estimated 40,000 free-floating eggs into Great Barrier Reef waters.Read more from ABC News
You have to wonder how it keeps its form and doesn't disperse in the water.
Di (amina046) said:
FIY: Ulawun is a basaltic and andesitic stratovolcano in West New Britain Province, on the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea.
Thanks for the Wiki :)
A fracture in the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica is now so large it's about to slice off an iceberg twice the size of New York City.Read more from ABC News
Comprehensive up-to-date news coverage, aggregated from sources all over the world by Google News.Read more from Google News
Oh that is astonishing!!