“Unrecognizable” –Andes Icons Mount Chimborazo & Quelccaya Ice Cap

Quelccaya_Glacier

 

Climate change is wrecking havoc with two of our planet’s icons: Ecuador’s glacier-studded Mount Chimborazo -the highest spot on our planet- and Peru’s Quelccaya, which until recently was the world’s largest tropical ice cap.

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Planet Earth Report –“Extreme ‘Underground Galapagos’ to Battle of Hong Kong Apps”

 

Earth from the ISS

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

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“Harrowing Scene at Ground Zero” –The Day the Dinosaurs Died

 

Day Dinosaurs Died

 

“It would have felt like the ground beneath your feet had become a ship in the middle of the ocean,” says earth and space science professor Mark Richards at the University of Washington. “Then rocks would have bombarded you from a boiling sky that was beginning to take on a hazy glow. Massive wildfires would have sprouted up as the ground burst into flames. It would have seemed like the end of the world.”

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“Superbolts” –Extreme Lightning a Thousand Times More Powerful

Superbolts Lightning

 

“We think it could be related to sunspots or cosmic rays, but we’re leaving that as stimulation for future research,” said experimental atmospheric and space physicist Robert Holzworth at the University of Washington about “superbolts” — bolts that release electrical energy of more than 1 million Joules, or a thousand times more energy than the average lightning bolt. “For now, we are showing that this previously unknown pattern exists.”

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Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“Cassini Discovers Something Astonishing to ‘Lucy’ of the AI Epoch”

Dark Energy Survey

 

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Planet Earth Report –“Dinosaurs on the Moon to New Species from Cancers”

 

Earth from the ISS

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

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