‘Solar Tsunami’ Gives Scientists Clues About What Makes the Sun Explode

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The Sun erupting in ‘solar tsunami’ which sparked incredible Northern Lights displays across the northern hemisphere in August.

It was the breathtaking solar event that sparked spectacular displays of Northern Lights across much of the northern hemisphere. In August the sun’s surface suddenly erupted and blasted tons of plasma – ionised atoms – into interplanetary space. It took two days for the atoms to travel the 93million miles to Earth.

 

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Reawakening of Icelandic Volcano!!!

The volcano consists of inter–connected conduits, sills, and dikes that allow magma to rise from deep within the Earth.

Months of volcanic restlessness preceded the eruptions this spring of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull, providing insight into what roused it from centuries of slumber.

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Tides, Earth’s Rotation Among Sources of Giant Underwater Waves

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Scientists are gaining new insight into the mechanisms that generate huge, steep underwater waves that occur between layers of warm and cold water in coastal regions of the world’s oceans.

Scientists at the University of Rhode Island are gaining new insight into the mechanisms that generate huge, steep underwater waves that occur between layers of warm and cold water in coastal regions of the world’s oceans.

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Tsunami Waves Reasonably Likely To Strike Israel, Geo-archaeological Research Suggests

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Ancient port city of Caesarea, Israel.

“There is a likely chance of tsunami waves reaching the shores of Israel,” says Dr. Beverly Goodman of the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences at the University of Haifa following an encompassing geo-archaeological study at the port of Caesarea. “Tsunami events in the Mediterranean do occur less frequently than in the Pacific Ocean, but our findings reveal a moderate rate of recurrence,” she says.

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Invisibility Cloaks Could Take the Sting out of Hurricanes

Invisibility Cloaks Could Take the Sting out of Hurricanes

Protection comes in many forms

Invisibility cloaks that are able to steer light around two dimensional objects have become reality in the last few years. But the first real-world application of the theories that made them possible could be in hiding vulnerable coastlines and offshore platforms from destructive hurricanes and tsunamis.

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