Monthly Archives: September 2009

ISRO launches 7 satellites in 20 minutes

Notwithstanding the disappointment over the abrupt end to the Chandrayaan-1 moon mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday added another feather to its cap by launching the Oceansat-2, a remote sensing satellite that would provide a range of … Continue reading

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Ozone layer depletion levelling off

The European Space Agency has presented the results of an important analysis of upper stratospheric ozone, important in shielding Earth from ultraviolet rays. The ozone layer is not distributed evenly, with more changes occurring in the upper stratosphere. By collecting … Continue reading

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River Deltas Around the World are Sinking Due to Human Activity

A new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder indicates most of the world’s low-lying river deltas are sinking from human activity, making them increasingly vulnerable to flooding from rivers and ocean storms and putting tens of millions … Continue reading

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6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Bhutan

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Bhutan on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The strong quake was centered 104 miles (168 km) east of Thimphu, Bhutan, at a depth of 4.5 miles (7.2 km), USGS said. There were no immediate … Continue reading

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