Friday, June 13, 2014
is having to redraw the ice cover of the Arctic in its new Atlas of the World because it has changed so much in past years. The boundaries of the ice sheet are calculated by looking at what part of the cover survives for two summers. Those borders used to be fairly stable, but not anymore. The Atlas map-makers are calling this the biggest change that they had to make since the breakup of the U.S.S.R.!
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Three large solar flares over the last two days have released a huge cloud of particles from the sun which could knock out satellites and communication systems on Earth.
A 'coronal mass ejection' (CME), a huge cloud of irradiated particles and a magnetic shockwave, could strike the planet on Friday, damaging satellites and knocking out communications.