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For the first time, astronomers have seen a double star brighten rather than fade when one star passes in front of its companion. Predicted decades ago, the phenomenon arises from gravitational microlensing as the great surface gravity of a white-dwarf star magnifies its partner's light.
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Mars’ atmosphere was probably never thick enough to keep temperatures on the planet’s surface above freezing for the long term, suggests research published today in Nature Geoscience. Although the planet’s topography indicates that liquid water has flooded Mars in the distant past, evidence increasingly suggests that those episodes reflect occasional warm spells, not a consistently hospitable phase of the planet’s history.
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Remote. Cold. Rugged. Those three adjectives capture the essence of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. Another word—perhaps more applicable than anywhere else on Earth—is “fiery.”
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The Solomon Islands were shaken by two powerful earthquakes yesterday, triggering a tsunami warning in the Pacific Ocean
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The volcano has entered a new eruptive phase since 26 March, Ecuador's Institute of Geophysics (IGP) reported.
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2012: Era Of Catastrophes

"Natural disasters of atmospheric character: severe hurricanes, floods, storms and tornados will become more active by the spring; there will possibly be large-scale forest fires, combustion of peat deposits and intense heat in the summer, followed by geodynamic processes triggered as the autumn approaches: earthquakes and volcano eruptions which may be accompanied by tsunami..."
Exclusive interview of the famous scientist, geophysicist, Professor Elchin Khalilov, Chairman of the International Committee on Global Geological and Environmental Change GEOCHANGE (Munich, Germany), President of the Global Network for the Forecasting of Earthquakes (GNFE, London, United Kingdom) to the "Geopolitics" Magazine.

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