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The Elegant Nature of Science 2.0
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The Elegant Nature of Science 2.0
Ill take a wild guess now: small ones will be called "rat" Angel  ......oops that name is already taken.  girl blushing
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Quote:https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/14/us/deepes...index.html

A new study shows that the deepest point on land is under the Denman Glacier in East Antarctica. Glaciologists at the University of California, Irvine, were mapping the area only to find that the trough under the glacier went far deeper than they had imagined.

The trough is about 3.5 km (about 2 miles) below sea level but there is no ocean water there. Instead, it is filled with ice flowing from the interior of the ice sheet towards the coast. The trough measures about 100 km in length and is 20 km wide, according to the study.
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My cousins from Minnesota are here for the holidays and we are up in Big Bear skiing.
We were arguing about whether California has shorter days than Minnesota.
Still don't have the answer to that, but it was interesting to find that their sunsets start getting later before the equinox.
That is weird.
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/12/02...ecember-15
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(12-21-2019, 06:02 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote: We were arguing about whether California has shorter days than Minnesota.

Los Angeles (CA) ↑ 6:54 am ↓ 4:47 pm  

Minneapolis (MN) ↑ 7:48 am ↓ 4:34 pm  

From:    https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/usa

Melbourne (Australia)  ↑ 5:54 am ↓ 8:42 pm

All times local.
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Quote:https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/03/world/lif...index.html

Around 700 million years ago, the world is thought to have experienced its most severe ice age -- a period evocatively described by scientists as Snowball Earth.

It threatened the survival of much of the planet's primitive living things, like oxygen-dependent marine life -- including the earliest animals, such as simple sponges.

But new geological evidence uncovered by scientists at McGill University in Montreal has found that glacial meltwater provided a crucial lifeline at the time to microscopic organisms known as eukaryotes.

"The evidence suggests that although much of the oceans during the deep freeze would have been uninhabitable due to a lack of oxygen, in areas where the grounded ice sheet begins to float there was a critical supply of oxygenated meltwater," said McGill University sedimentologist Maxwell Lechte in a press statement.

Previously, scientists thought that oxygen-dependent life may have been restricted to meltwater puddles on the surface of the ice, but the new study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides evidence of "oxygen oases" below the ice where the glacier meets the sea. These would have allowed primitive life forms to wait out the ice age.
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Dust from an australian meteorite was analysed. Age: 5-7bio years.  7bio years would put it at almost TWICE the age of the solar system, and half the age of the unverse.  
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https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/...1904573117
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