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Epic Antarctic ice sheet melt speeding up sea level rise

Epic Antarctic ice sheet melt speeding up sea level rise

The study looked at the "mass balance of the Antarctica Ice Sheet between 1992 and 2017", and found that during that time the continent lost three trillion tons of ice and raised sea levels three-tenths of an inch, according to the New York Times .


Martian dust storm silences NASA's rover, Opportunity

Martian dust storm silences NASA's rover, Opportunity

Spirit and Opportunity found lots of such evidence, and they kept roving long after their warranties expired. Opportunity has traveled some 28 miles (45 kilometers) on the Martian surface. You can get updates about the dust storm, and Opportunity's status, at NASA's Mars Storm Watch page . The storm was detected on May 30 and now fully blocks the sun at the rover's location, leaving the craft in total darkness.


French farmers block refineries, fuel depots over palm oil imports

French farmers block refineries, fuel depots over palm oil imports

Christiane Lambert, President of France's farmer's union group FNSEA, walks past tractors during a protest by French farmers to block the French oil giant Total refinery in Donges, France, June 11, 2018. According to the farmers , these measures show the "government incoherence", which encourages the union to improve its performance while approving global trade agreements that provoke a distortion of competition.


Hurricane Center monitoring storms over Caribbean Sea

Hurricane Center monitoring storms over Caribbean Sea

Bud will approach southern Baja California Sur on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said in a 3 a.m. update. At the very least, it will move into the Gulf and give us a very heavy rain potential in southeast Texas. The average date when the first named storm forms in the Eastern Pacific Basin is June 10, according to NHC data from 1971 to 2009. The center said the hurricane's core was moving farther from Mexico's southwestern coast but still could generate unsafe heavy surf and ...


Indian scientists discover exoplanet 600 light years away

Indian scientists discover exoplanet 600 light years away

The indigenously designed spectrograph named PRL Advance Radial-velocity Abu-Sky Search ( PARAS ) integrated with a 1.2-metre telescope at PRL's Gurushikar Observatory in Mount Abu aided the researchers in finding the exoplanet. This discovery is the first of its type that occurred on the Indian territory, placing the Asian country on the very selective list of the countries that discovered far-distant worlds.