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WASP_17b

BIGGEST PLANET

WASP_17b is a huge planet, twice the size of Jupiter that orbits a yellow-white dwarf star similar to the Sun, around 1,000 light years from Earth. It’s considered a ‘hot Jupiter’ due to the extreme proximity of its orbit with its parent star. It has a density around half that of Jupiter and has one of the lowest known densities of all the planets. It’s a combination of the baking heat it endures as well as the tidal forces of its nearby host star’s gravity, which is suspected to have caused WASP_17b to inflate to its enormous size

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Space smog

Welcome to the mostpolluted place in the galaxy

If you thought that choking carbon emissions were a problem specific to the more industrial areas of modern-day Earth, you’d be wrong. The eerie glow you see in this image, taken from NASA’s GLIMPSE360 (Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire) survey, is caused by a giant cloud of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These hydrogen and carbon compounds are more commonly found on Earth in the soot caused by dirty vehicle exhausts and open fireplaces.

Here, they’ve been coloured green so that their glow can be more easily observed by scientists in infrared

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Floods in Russia have caused damage to agriculture by 8.7 billion rubles

September 17, 2013. An amount of 8.7 billion rubles takes into account the loss of profits from the sale of agricultural products, about 8 billion is in the Far East, ITAR-TASS reported. In this case, the direct damage from floods is about 3.6 billion rubles.

Element destroyed about 460 hectares of crops, of which over 370 thousand in the Far East.

Agriculture also suffered from drought in the spring and summer of 2013, then in ten regions was introduced a state of emergency. Lack of rain and scorching sun caused damage of 11.4 billion rubles.

According to authorities,

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Photos from the

A man with his grandson in her arms standing in front of his house, destroyed by the earthquake of 5.2 points in Suininge, Sichuan Province, China. (AP Photo / Xinhua, Jiang Hongjing)

Some photos recently occurred accidents and their consequences.

People walk on a flooded street in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since January 1, more than 100 people were killed in landslides and floods caused by persistent rains in Brazil. (Nelson Antoine / Associated Press)

Woman making cookies out of the mud for sale in Cité Soleil in Port-au-Prince. Biscuits made from dirt, salt

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Why do some earthquakes cause tsunamis and others do not?

Why do some earthquakes cause tsunamis and others do not? It is interesting

Magnitude 9 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra on 26 December 2004 caused a powerful tsunami, which took place around the Indian Ocean. March 11, 2011 in the east of the Japanese island of Honshu, an earthquake measuring 8.9, provoked a tsunami 10 meters high. U.S. National Weather Service warned of the danger of over 50 countries and territories within the Pacific Ocean. In particular, the tsunami waves have left their mark in the Hawaiian Islands. So why do some earthquakes cause tsunamis and others do not?

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Flooding in the Maldives

May 15, 2013. A powerful storm suddenly flown to the Maldives, has caused flooding in one of the groups of islands and small atoll Fuvahmulah neighboring atolls. The water in some parts of the coast has risen by 6 meters and above. Other Maldives also suffered from Surges waves caused by storm wind with a speed of 70 km / h There were flooded agricultural crops.

Typically, these severe storms and flooding caused by the wave of small islands extensive property damage, food shortages and other inconveniences. The Maldives atoll Thinadhoo and Gaafu Dhaalu-exactly what happened. Valuable for the local

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Flooding in China: crumbling bridges with vehicles and people. Photos from the

July 9, 2013. As a result of heavy rains that caused flooding in the south-western Chinese province of Sichuan in Jiang Tunkou over the river bridge collapsed. In the water fell cars and pedestrians, the number of dead and injured have not yet received messages. According to media reports, the bridge had a lot of cars. Rescue work underway.

On Saturday, two people were killed in the collapse of the bridge over the river Mayhe in the north-east of the country.

Now under the brunt of the disaster hit bridge in the city of Wuhan in central Hubei Province

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Torrential rains caused flooding and deadly landslides in Indonesia

Torrential rains caused flooding and deadly landslides in Indonesia Natural Disasters

After three days of downpours deadly mudslides inundated about 37 homes in the village of Moze, district Mayo Kampung barium on the island of Nias. Landslides, which promotes relief with steep slopes, traditional in the rainy season, especially in mountainous areas without forests.

Organization for search and rescue of the island of Nias (SAR) received no precise data on the number of victims. There are suggestions that many of the residents were killed in a landslide. According to the Jakarta Post, search and evacuation of bodies was complicated by

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West Philippine Coast has suffered from waves Surges

May 29, 2013. Several piers western Philippine province of Iloilo hard hit by the wave Surges caused by strong winds during a storm. As a result of the storm severely damaged the property of the local fishermen, for whom fishing is the only source of income.

About 54 boats moored at the shore port estancia turned into a pile of wood and plastic debris after wind and water took them up on the 3-meter height and dropped down. House in the settlement Kapizov located near the water, completely flooded, because the wave height reached 1.9 meters. Wind gusts

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Floods in the Kenyan capital

Floods in the Kenyan capital of Natural Disasters

Several days of heavy rains caused damage to many residents of Nairobi. While the whole country is celebrating the rains, anticipating a bumper crop, the capital's residents are struggling to cope with the consequences of showers Sunday: blackout, violation of traffic, flooded houses.

In connection with the continuing rains and storms caused by high humidity, moving to the west of the Indian Ocean, is not expected to improve the situation.

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