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Antarctica asteroid impact from 430,000 years ago discovered by scientists

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The FINANCIAL -- Space scientists have discovered extra-terrestrial particles which point to a medium-sized asteroid impact in Antarctica 430,000 years ago. The international team, led by the University of Kent and including Imperial College London researchers, found the particles on the summit of the Walnumfjellet mountain in Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica according to Imperial College London.…

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Antarctica asteroid impact from 430,000 years ago discovered by scientists

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The FINANCIAL -- Space scientists have discovered extra-terrestrial particles which point to a medium-sized asteroid impact in Antarctica 430,000 years ago. The international team, led by the University of Kent and including Imperial College London researchers, found the particles on the summit of the Walnumfjellet mountain in Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica according to Imperial College London.…

Credits: NASA/HU/VT/CU-LASP/AIM/Joy Ng

NASA’s AIM Sees First Night-Shining Clouds of Antarctic Summer

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The FINANCIAL -- Summer in Antarctica is marked by days in which the Sun never sets, balmy temperatures that hover as high as freezing, and electric-blue clouds of ice. NASA’s Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere mission — AIM for short — spotted the summer’s first noctilucent, or night-shining, clouds on Dec. 8, 2020. In the…

Qantas 7-hour flight to nowhere sold out in 10 minutes while prices were up to $2,765

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The FINANCIAL — More than 130 Australians have bought a ticket to nowhere, with Qantas’ “Great Southern Land” joy flight now one of its fastest-selling flights ever. Passengers have been promised great views of Australian icons like the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru, which are off-limits to many people due to border closures. Proving how…

First active leak of methane found in Antarctica, reason of seep remains a mystery

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The FINANCIAL — First active leak of greenhouse gas – Methane discovered in Antarctica. Scientists have long warned about the impact on the planet if methane leaks. Methane is a particularly powerful greenhouse gas due to its ability to absorb heat. Over a 20-year period, a kilogram of methane warms the planet as much as 80 times…

Record-breaking heatwave in Antarctica melted one of its island’s 20%

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The FINANCIAL — Recent heatwave hitting Antarctica Islands caused 20% of the snow to melt. These short-term heat waves can have long-lasting consequences. The Antarctic Ice Sheet lost around three trillion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017. On February 6, 2020, weather stations recorded the hottest temperature on record for Antarctica. Thermometers at the…