Italy has once again been struck by a deadly temblor that, to date, caused 290 deaths and thousands of injured. This is the seventh deadly quake in Italy in the last 40 years, with most of the tremors concentrated in central-southern Italy.
Reseachers uncovered a mammoth helium gas field, in the Tanzanian East African Rift, which they say could help address the increasingly critical shortage of this vital element.
A new, cutting-edge research published by Science in June 2016 gives new hope to mankind: Global warming and climate change, the most devastating environmental problems that Earth is facing these days, might be defeated.
The Magnetospheric Multi Scale or MMS mission celebrates one year in space since it was launched in March 12, 2015. It’s now fully operative “in science mode” and collecting measurements with 4 spacecraft flying in a tetrahedral formation sampling the Earth’s magnetosphere and collecting pressure, velocity and temperature observations of charged particles in space. Continue reading New insights into the origin of Solar storms
Nobody could even imagine what might happen if a landslide as catastrophic as the one that struck Zion Canyon, Utah, 4,800 years ago, were to occur today in the same area, a hikers’ paradise visited every year by millions of tourists. Continue reading A record-breaking catastrophe at Zion Canyon, Utah, 4,800 years ago
Mercury is the planet closest to the Sun and also the smallest in the Solar System. With a high-eccentricity orbit and a gravity which is about 3 times smaller than that on Earth, it takes about 88 days to complete its orbit around our Star. Continue reading Looking into Mercury’s secrets
When two earthquakes struck on the same day, April 16 this year, on the two sides of the Pacific, people around the world were stunned by the coincidence and started wondering whether that could be just a coincidence.
These days the world is watching as Popocatepetl Volcano is awakening, threatening the lives of as many as 9 million people in the Mexican state of Puebla and in the “Distrito Federal”, home of the 4th largest city in the world, Ciudad de Mexico.
The changes in the general atmospheric circulation, induced by Global Warming, besides causing new weather records at a relentless pace, give way to more and more unusual combination of the meteorological elements. Southern Switzerland for example, as well as the most part of the Southern Alpine foothills, in the period November-December 2015 has recorded values of temperature, precipitation and sunshine duration which have never appeared together so far for these two months in the series of systematic meteorological data available since 1864.