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Dunes on Pluto made of tiny frozen grains of methane

        CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. --- Scientists have discovered dunes on Pluto made of tiny frozen grains of methane. The pale gray and white ridges were revealed by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft during its 2015 flyby. A British-led team announced the findings Thursday in the journal Science. Researchers said the dunes appear to be made mostly of icy specks of methane the size of sand, with some frozen nitrogen likely mixed in. Thought to be relatively recent, the parallel rows of dunes are located in Pluto's heart-shaped region at the base of mountains as tall as the Alps and formed from giant blocks of ice with frosty methane snowcaps. These pl...Keep on reading: Dunes on Pluto made of tiny frozen grains of methane.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 1st, 2018Related News

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Davos of the People

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 25 January) – Davos is a small city in the Swiss alps of about 283 square kilometers, most of it forested or used for agricultural purposes. But this time of the year, Davos makes the headlines as venue of the annual World Economic Forum or WEF. And the world only takes […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 27th, 2018Related News

Fires and avalanche alerts as Storm Eleanor batters Europe

PARIS, France – The French Alps were on maximum avalanche alert Thursday, January 4, as Storm Eleanor swept through Europe, killing at least four people and fanning rare winter wildfires in Corsica. With the mountains packed with skiiers for the school holidays, major resort Val d'Isere closed its runs for the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 4th, 2018Related News

Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

SAAS-FEE, Switzerland --- The athletes' half-hour commute in the Swiss Alps --- up two gondolas, then through a tunnel in the world's highest underground train to a glacier at 11,000 feet --- served up daily grim reminders that global warming is threatening their line of work. After exiting the train, they squelched through a field of grayish mud to reach shrinking snowfields scarred by new crevasses. Occasionally, they heard the sharp roars of glacial ice breaking off in monster chunks, then echoing across the peaks where they trained jumps, tricks and turns for the Pyeongchang Olympics. Most days, they basked inbrilliant, snow-melting sunshinethat bathed the whole scene in deceptive...Keep on reading: Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 18th, 2017Related News

5 new Thanksgiving traditions to start this year

Thanksgiving traditions are usually about delightful feasts and reunions, but why not shake things up this year and create new ones with these fun and exciting ideas:   Skiing As the cold season draws near, places where winter wonderland is in full swing offer an alternative approach to celebrating the holiday. Since November isn't peak season yet, traveling to snowy places can mean straying from the mainstream Thanksgiving destinations, thus lesser crowds. So, whether you're high up the sierras of the US (California, Utah and Colorado), or the Alps of Europe (Austria, Switzerland, France), early-season skiing could be a fun Snow-vember activity to share with family and...Keep on reading: 5 new Thanksgiving traditions to start this year.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 3rd, 2017Related News

30 injured in train accident in Swiss Alps – police

30 injured in train accident in Swiss Alps – police.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2017Related News

School children among over 30 injured in Swiss Alps train accident

School children among over 30 injured in Swiss Alps train accident.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2017Related News

8 mountain climbers die in 3 different accidents in Alps

BERLIN — Eight mountain climbers have died in three different accidents this weekend in the Austrian and Italian Alps......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldAug 27th, 2017Related News

Up to 14 missing after landslide in Swiss Alps

Up to 14 missing after landslide in Swiss Alps.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 25th, 2017Related News

1 dead as Italy heatwave breaks in Alps

1 dead as Italy heatwave breaks in Alps.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 5th, 2017Related News

Missing Swiss couple found frozen in Alps after 75 years – CNN News

Missing Swiss couple found frozen in Alps after 75 years – CNN News.....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2017Related News

Avalanche rattles skiers in French Alps, none hurt

Avalanche rattles skiers in French Alps, none hurt.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 8th, 2017Related News

Avalanche claims 'no victims' in French Alps ski resort

Avalanche claims 'no victims' in French Alps ski resort.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 7th, 2017Related News

Avalanche kills at least 4 in French Alps

Avalanche kills at least 4 in French Alps.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2017Related News

Four dead in massive French Alps avalanche

Four dead in massive French Alps avalanche.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2017Related News

Swiss army helicopter crashes in Alps – ministry

Swiss army helicopter crashes in Alps – ministry.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 28th, 2016Related News

Tourists stuck in French Alps cable cars set for rescue

COURMAYEUR, Italy: More than 30 tourists who spent a terrifying night in cable cars in the French Alps were set to be brought to the ground Friday, operators said. A total of 110 people became trapped when the cable cars ground to a halt shortly before 4:.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 9th, 2016Related News

Tourists, trapped in Mont Blanc cable car overnight, rescued

Dozens of tourists, including a 10-year-old child, were safely rescued Friday after being trapped in cable cars dangling above the slopes of Mont Blanc in the Alps overnight......»»

Source: Mb.com.ph Mb.com.phCategory: NewsSep 9th, 2016Related News

33 tourists in cable cars set to be rescued after night stuck in Alps

More than 30 tourists, including a 10-year-old child, who were trapped overnight in cable cars thousands of metres up in the French Alps were set to reach the ground early Friday, the operators said......»»

Source: Mb.com.ph Mb.com.phCategory: NewsSep 9th, 2016Related News

50 people stuck in cable cars suspended over French Alps

50 people stuck in cable cars suspended over French Alps.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsSep 9th, 2016Related News