stratosphere Current Affairs, GK & News

Microbes from Earth could survive on Mars- says a study

Recently, a study was published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology that some microbes that are found on Earth might temporarily survive on the Mars. Highlights This study is significant for the success of future MARS missions. The endurance of the microorganisms was tested by the researchers from NASA and German Aerospace Center. It was ..

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What is Sudden Stratospheric Warming?

The Southern India received excessively heavy rainfall (ten times the normal) between January 1, 2021 and January 17, 2021. This winter rain, according to the scientists, is due to sudden stratospheric warming that occurred in Arctic region. Sudden Stratospheric Warming The Sudden Stratospheric Warming is an event where the polar stratospheric temperature increases up to ..

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What is Project Loon?

Project Loon, a subsidiary of Google recently announced that its balloons have successfully stayed in the stratosphere for almost a year. The balloons are helium filled and cover a distance of 2.1 lakh kilo metres. Project Loon aims to provide internet connectivity to the remote parts of the world. Recently, Loon has created a new ..

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Largest hole in the Ozone Layer closes by itself

The C3S (Copernicus Climate Change Service) and CAMS (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service) confirmed that the hole in the Ozone layer has healed itself. Highlights The hole was 1 million square kilometres wide above the Arctic. The hole was identified by the scientists in March 2020. It was formed due to unusual climatic conditions. How did ..

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World s Highest Weather Station

The National Geographic Society has installed the world s highest operating weather stations on Mount Everest to provide researchers, climbers, and the public with near real-time information about mountain conditions. Benefits from these Stations The data from these stations will help communities to respond to climate risks that threaten the lives and livelihoods of the ..

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