Monthly Archives: December 2009

Global warming isn’t the only reason why Antarctic ice shelves are falling apart

Slow tsunami-like waves are rolling into the waters off Antarctica. Generated by storms churning as near as the Patagonia coast and as far away as the Gulf of Alaska, these waves jostle the continent’s giant floating ice shelves.According to a … Continue reading

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Proplyds in the Orion Nebula

A collection of 30 never-before-released images of embryonic planetary systems in the Orion Nebula are the highlight of the longest single Hubble Space Telescope project ever dedicated to the topic of star and planet formation. Also known as proplyds, or … Continue reading

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Chavez seeks to rename Venezuela’s Angel Falls

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has called for the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls, to be given back its indigenous name. The falls, which drop nearly 1km (0.6 miles) from a flat-topped mountain in the south of Venezuela, are currently named … Continue reading

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Climate Change:Record-breaking snow across the US Record-breaking snow across the US

Over the past few weeks the United States has been pounded by a number of big snow storms. A week ago Washington DC received 18 inches of snow, setting a number of records.Oklahoma City hit a record with 14 inches … Continue reading

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