volcanism

Volcanic, tsunami fears about Kudankulam unfounded, say experts


December 16th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) Ruling out any possibility of volcanic eruptions in the vicinity of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) site in Tamil Nadu as well as dangers of ... Read more...

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Titan shaped by weather, not ice volcanoes


April 10th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 10 (ANI): NASA scientists, who analysed the data collected by the Cassini spacecraft, has suggested that the Saturn's smog-shrouded moon, Titan, may be much less geologically active than some scientists ... Read more...

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Algae, bacteria hogged oxygen after ancient mass extinction, wiping out marine life


March 26th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Stanford researchers have found that after the biggest mass extinction in Earth's history - 250 million years ago - algae and bacteria in the ocean rebounded so fast ... Read more...

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Yellowstone super-volcano eruption could happen


January 25th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) The super-volcano beneath the Yellowstone National Park in US would detonate with a force a thousand times more powerful than the Mount St Helens eruption in 1980.This ... Read more...

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How ancient penguins got their cold-weather coats


December 25th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Palaeeudyptes-one of the 'giant' penguins that lived during the Oligocene, about 28 million years ago-may have evolved a means of retaining heat when they were still living in ... Read more...

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250-bn-yr-old Siberian volcanism ‘may have caused The Great Dying’


October 29th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): University of Cincinnati geologists have found what led to 'The Great Dying' - the sudden death of around 90 percent of all living species 250 million years ago ... Read more...

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First dynamic model ‘to explain’ mystery of Mount Etna


October 8th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): The first dynamic model to explain the mystery of the largest and most fascinating volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, has been developed.Internationally renowned geophysicist Dr Wouter Schellart's results ... Read more...

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Venus’ hot atmosphere may cool down its interior


September 21st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): Based on calculations from a new model, researchers have proposed a counter-intuitive theory, which claims that the heat in the atmosphere of Venus, induced from a strong greenhouse ... Read more...

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NASA’s Messenger probe reveals new information about Mercury


July 16th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): The Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER), the first spacecraft designed by NASA to orbit Mercury is providing new insights on the planet's atmosphere and evolution.Launched ... Read more...

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New study links mantle flow to ‘uplift and volcanism in mobile belts’


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): Mountains and volcanoes in the Mediterranean rise due to pressure from the mantle below, according to a new study.The new theory appears in the journal Nature.Study co-author Thorsten ... Read more...

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Venus may have been a land of volcanoes?


April 9th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) A new research suggests that the planet Venus could have been resurfaced by volcanoes. The second rock from the sun appears to have been volcanically active; perhaps within ... Read more...

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Lava carved ancient Martian riverbed


March 10th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): A new American research has revealed that an ancient "riverbed" in Mars was not made by the flow of water but was carved by molten lava.The 270-km ... Read more...

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First earth-like planet seems to be volcanic wasteland


January 7th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) The first Earth-like planet spotted outside our solar system seems to be a volcanic wasteland. The rocky planet CoRoT-7b was discovered circling a star some 480 light years from ... Read more...

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First observed Earth-like exoplanet likely a volcanic wasteland


January 6th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): New research indicates that the first earth-like planet spotted outside our solar system is likely a volcanic wasteland.When scientists confirmed in October last year that they had detected ... Read more...

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Volcanoes played pivotal role in ice age that caused mass extinction 450 mln yrs ago


October 27th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that volcanoes played a pivotal role in a deadly ice age 450 million years ago that ultimately killed two-thirds of all species on the planet.These ... Read more...

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1 billion year old crater on Mercury proof of recent volcanism


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 22 (ANI): A NASA spacecraft has discovered a new crater on Mercury that may have been geologically active as recently as a billion years ago, which indicates recent volcanism on ... Read more...

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Solar system’s most volcanically active body will one day become dormant


June 18th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): A new study, with an analysis of more than 100 years of observations, has suggested that the Jupiter's moon Io, which is the solar system's most volcanically active ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions triggered mass extinctions, climate change


June 5th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) Massive volcanic eruptions in ancient times triggered rapid climate change and mass extinctions, by ejecting colossal volumes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. "We have carefully dated minerals contained ... Read more...

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Large cylindrical blob of cold material found beneath US West Great Basin


May 27th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A team of geologists has found a large cylindrical blob of cold material far below the surface of the US West Great Basin.The Great Basin in the western ... Read more...

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Endangered birds lay eggs on exclusive beach in Indonesia


May 17th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): An endangered bird found only on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, has been provided an exclusive stretch of sand as a protected nesting area, where it can lay ... Read more...

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Revealing origin and evolution of planet Mercury


May 1st, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Scientists, using multispectral images obtained from the Messenger spacecraft, are trying to reveal the origin and evolution of the planet Mercury.Mercury's interior is thought to generally resemble that ... Read more...

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Slushy water on Titan may be proof of volcanism


March 30th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 30 (ANI): New radar images from NASA's Cassini probe have suggested that slushy water from a hidden ocean may be pooling onto the icy surface of Saturn's moon Titan, thus ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist finds active African volcano to have most fluid lava in world


March 15th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A geochemist of Indian origin has determined that an active African volcano possesses the most fluid lava in the world, which points toward its source being a ... Read more...

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Loose soil forces NASA’’s Mars rover Spirit to change route to summer destination


March 8th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Loose soil piled against the northern edge of a low plateau called "Home Plate" has blocked NASA''s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit from taking the shortest route toward ... Read more...

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ESA extends missions studying Mars, Venus and Earth till December 31


February 11th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Amsterdam, Feb 11 (ANI): ESAs (European Space Agencys) Science Programme Committee has extended the operations of its Mars Express, Venus Express and Cluster missions until 31 December 2009.The decision to extend ... Read more...

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Mystery of volcanic activity migration on Mars explained


December 16th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A geophysicist has provided a possible explanation for the migration of volcanic activity on Mars.According to CU-Boulder Geophysicist Shijie Zhong, the shell-like outer plate of the ... Read more...

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Volcanoes shook up Moons far side for far longer than previously believed


November 7th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): New images from the Japanese lunar satellite KAGUYA have revealed dark seas of volcanic rock that are as young as 2.5 million years old, which indicates that ... Read more...

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Magma rising under the surface of a volcano may not be mushroom-shaped


July 25th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): Seismic imaging has revealed that magma rising under the surface of a volcano may not be mushroom-shaped.According to a report in New Scientist, the plumes of ... Read more...

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Ebb and flow of sea may have caused mass extinctions


June 16th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Crashing asteroids or volcanic eruptions are believed to have wiped out dinosaurs 65 million years ago and caused other mass extinctions. But a new study suggests that there ... Read more...

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Presence of sulphur dioxide means Venus may have active volcanoes


April 5th, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by admin
Paris, April 5 (ANI): European Space Agencys (ESA) Venus Express has measured a highly variable quantity of the volcanic gas sulphur dioxide in the atmosphere of Venus, thus rebooting the search ... Read more...

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Molten rocks under Atlantic Ocean may shed light on break up of continents


March 28th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin
London, March 28 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time explored a huge volume of molten rock frozen into the crust under the Atlantic Ocean, which might gives them a better ... Read more...

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Clues to dinosaur extinction may lie in Indian region formed due to volcanic eruption


March 21st, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
London, March 21 (ANI): A new research in the Deccan Traps in India, a region formed due to volcanic eruptions in the past, might provide clues to solving the mystery behind ... Read more...

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Volcanic ‘face’ on the Moon developed over 4 billion years ago


December 6th, 2007 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): A scientist of Indian origin is part of a new study based on a moon rock, which indicates that volcanoes, that are visible from Earth and resemble a ... Read more...

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New sources of geothermal energy discovered


November 30th, 2007 - 6:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov.30 (ANI): Two American geochemists have claimed that they have discovered a new tool for identifying potential geothermal energy resources. Berkeley Lab geochemist B. Mack Kennedy and Matthijs van Soest of ... Read more...

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‘Super Earths’ can harbour life longer than our own


November 14th, 2007 - 10:30 am ICT by admin
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