Pluto’s Methane Snowcaps on the Edge of Darkness
Sep01

Pluto’s Methane Snowcaps on the Edge of Darkness

The southernmost part of Pluto that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft could “see” during closest approach in July 2015 contains a range of fascinating geological features, and offers clues into what might lurk in the regions shrouded in darkness during the flyby. The area shown above is south of Pluto’s dark equatorial band informally named Cthulhu Regio, and southwest of the vast nitrogen ice plains informally named Sputnik Planum or...

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Siberian tundra wobbling like a waterbed from methane gas leak
Jul23

Siberian tundra wobbling like a waterbed from methane gas leak

Earth is moving as ‘leaking methane gas due to global warming causes surface to bubble’ in a new phenomenon. This extraordinary sight – in a video filmed of the tundra on remote Belyy Island in the Kara Sea off the Yamal Peninsula coastline – was witnessed by a scientific research expedition. Researchers Alexander Sokolov and Dorothee Ehrich spotted 15 patches of trembling or bubbling grass-covered ground. When...

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