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5 Surprising Facts about the Desert

Desert is indeed often perceived as a place with a wide area and filled with sand. Barren, barren, and hot may be the key word that always appears when talking about deserts. However, it turns out that the desert is not always talking about it. Then, what are some interesting facts that are not widely known about the desert? Here are 5 interesting facts:

 1. Desert Area on Earth

The area of ​​the Earth is generally controlled by the sea with a total of approximately 71 percent of the total area of ​​the Earth. About 29 percent of the land area that is left is not much that can be used as a place to live, it is estimated that one third (33 percent) of this land area is controlled by deserts spread across the poles to deserts on the African continent and the Asian continent (estimated land area of ​​the Earth 148.9 million km²). No wonder the number is very large because the polar region is a very large area.
Sahara Desert | wikipedia

The deserts that are spread throughout the continents of the world are almost not used as a place to live because the land is quite barren and difficult to get food, water for life and desert storms are quite disturbing. But some countries in the Middle East have begun to spread their wings to areas around the desert by building pretty beautiful cities.

 2. Snow in the Desert

According to science, if an area has certain rainfall (allowing rain) and has enough low temperatures to cool down water, then the area allows snow. Desert is not a region without rainfall, only the rainfall is very small. But when it falls in the winter with the right time, snow is very likely to fall in the area.

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Sahara Snow |
This was proven precisely in 1979, the lowlands of the Sahara desert recorded their first snowfall in living memory. It snowed in places in southern Algeria, where a half-hour snowstorm stopped traffic. In winter, the temperature drops quite low at the top of Tahat, the highest mountain peak in Algeria, causing snow every three years.

3. The Most Isolated Tree on Earth

Most living trees coexist and colonize very much in number, but not with this one tree. The tree that was once considered the most remote tree on Earth is the only tree in a distance of more than 400 kilometers.
Tree of Ténéré |

The Ténéré tree is the only tree shown on the map on a scale of 1: 4,000,000. This tree is located near a 40-meter deep well found in the Sahara desert region. But unfortunately the tree that was quite horrendous and became the highlight of this collapsed in 1973, was hit by a truck driver who allegedly drunk. Until now this tree is still an interesting thing so that the local government made a monument to commemorate its existence.

4. Desert, Not Just about Sand

In geographical terms, the desert is an area that receives a rainfall of at least 250 millimeters per year. Usually if we talk about deserts that must have occurred in our minds there are deserts in Africa and eastern countries in Asia. But it turns out that the desert is not just talking about the area or the scattered barren shadow.

Snow and desert
The formation of the desert itself is divided into two, that is due to the weathering process of rock types and excessive evaporation of ground water. Deserts are usually separated based on the biome that lives inside, which is divided into cold deserts, hot and dry deserts, semi-arid deserts and coastal deserts. The majority of the desert that covers the earth itself turns out to be in the polar region.

5. The Biggest Desert in the World Not Available in Africa or Asia

The Antarctic Desert is a pretty amazing area with a very cold area and isolated from the outside world. The area reaches 14 million square kilometers making it the widest desert on Earth that belongs to the cold desert. The rainfall in the area itself is less than 51 millimeters per year. Most of the area is covered with ice, which covers approximately 90 percent of Earth's water.

Antarctica |

At least 2 percent of this largest desert is not covered with ice and is a habitat for animals such as penguins, seals, birds and other animals. Other areas or 98 percent of the area are covered with ice with a thickness of up to 1.6 km. Like in other deserts, wind storms still come to form a storm that can reach speeds of 320 km per hour.

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7 Brothers Twin Earth's Most Chance inhabited by Human

Perbandingan planet-planet di sekitar bintang Trappist-1 dan beberapa planet di tata surya kita (AFP/European Southern Observatory).
Comparison of planets around stars Trappist-1 and some of the planets in our solar system
 (AFP / European Southern Observatory).
The temperature at the surface of Kepler-22b is estimated that only around 22 degrees Celsius, quite cool as on Earth.

For years astronomers have been pursuing the universe to find planets like Earth. Scientists hope to find new planets that could be inhabited by humans, or even find a new alias alien life forms.

This search has found thousands of exoplanets - planets outside our solar system - with a variety of characters, including a number of Earth-like planets are believed to support life.

Included are seven planets orbiting a small star called Trappist-1, which is about 44 light years from Earth. Three of the seven planets is called very similar to Earth, because in addition to a rocky surface is also located in the habitable zone of its parent star.

The discovery of seven planets in the solar system Trappist-1 is reviewed in the journal Nature this week.

But long before the solar system Trappist-1 was discovered, astronomers have known a number of planets with Earth-like characters and even more unique. Here are 7 unique Earth-like planet discovered earlier:

1. Proxima b

Only 4.2 light-years or about 40 trillion kilometers from Earth, dancing a star called Proxima Centauri. He is the star closest parent our solar system, the sun.

European investigators in August 2016 and then announced that there was a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri has a character very much like Earth. Earth's twin is named Proxima b. Its size is about 1.3 times that of Earth.

In addition to a similar size, Proxima b also be in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri that allegedly could sustain life or even have my own life.

2. Kepler-438b

Kepler-438b orbits a red dwarf star within 470 light years from Earth. The planet is considered to be very similar to Earth in terms of radius and weight.

Kepler-438b remains apparently not included that can sustain life, because in a study in 2015 discovered that the planet's parent star is very unstable, is still sending waves of radiation energy that is 10 times more powerful than the energy emitted by our sun.

3. OGLE-2013-BLG-0341LBb

The planet is located in a binary star system - a system that possessed two parent star. But OGLE-2013-BLG-0341LBb only one star orbiting at a distance equal to the distance of Earth to the sun.

However the parent star OGLE-2013-BLG-0341LBb dimmer than our sun and did not produce enough heat. Therefore the researchers suspect that OGLE-2013-BLG-0341LBb can not be inhabited by humans.

Unique findings of OGLE-2013-BLG-0341LBb the scientists found evidence that rocks berpermukaan planet like Earth, seems to exist in a binary star system.

OGLE-2013-BLG-0341LBb own size about twice the mass of Earth and its discovery was announced in 2013. It is located about 3000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Sagittarius.

4. Kepler-186f

The discovery of this planet is a milestone in astronomy because it is the first Earth-like planets are known to be located in the habitable zone. Kepler-186f, whose discovery was announced in 2014, orbiting a red dwarf star located 500 light years from Earth.

Kepler-186f size of about 1.1 times that of Earth. He took the equivalent of 130 Earth days to orbit its parent star - compared with Earth takes about 365 days.

5. Gliese 667 Cc

Gliese 667 Cc distance from Earth only about 24 light-years away. Its mass is about 4 times the mass of Earth, however only about 1.5 times the radius of Earth.

The unique design of Gliese 667 Cc was its location. It is difficult for scientists to trace the planets around Gliese 667 C, the planet's parent star.

In 2016 only two planets that could certainly be in the solar system Gliese 667 C. Allegedly there are five other planets near the star, but there is no accurate data to support this assumption.

6. Wolf 1061c

The planet is larger than Earth, its radius is four times longer than the Earth. In addition, according to the scientists say, he looked more like Uranus than Earth because of the character of its unique atmosphere.

But Wolf 1061c locations are in the habitable zone of its parent star. This planet also had two neighbors who have a rocky surface, the same as two neighboring planet Earth.

The solar system where Wolf 1061c is only 14 light years from Earth.

7. Kepler-22b

Announced its discovery in 2011, Kepler-22b measuring 2.4 times that of Earth. He is the first exoplanets were found to lie within the habitable zone.

More unique, Kepler-22b has a parent star similar to our sun. Not only that, one year in duration of Kepler-22b is equivalent to 290 Earth days.

The temperature at the surface of Kepler-22b is estimated that only around 22 degrees Celsius, quite cool as on Earth. Astronomers suspect Kepler-22b's surface covered by oceans.

Yet further research into Kepler-22b could not be held in the near future, because the distance is about 600 light-years from Earth. (Live Science)

These simulations show such a site within 250 million years!

Simulasi ini tunjukkan rupa Bumi dalam 250 juta tahun mendatang!
Earth 250 million years. © 2017

Ever imagined how the shape of the Earth in the future? Scientists have already done so, even in the very distant future, which is 250 million years old.

Reported by the Daily Mail, a simulated Earth's future conducted by a team of researchers from Yale University and the Department of science and technology and marine Earth Japan. Research published in the journal Nature revealed that tectonic plate movement will change the map of the world.

True, later on the north and south part of America will become one, while the Caribbean Sea and the Arctic will disappear. In addition, the Asian continent will converge with the American continent.

The tectonic plates of Earth's crust is so causes the movement of continents that have occurred hundreds of millions of years ago.

Research and simulation is based on a theory called Orthoversion, where after a separation of the continents, its share would move away from its original site but remain stuck in the plates north and south. Until later in the Pacific Ring of Fire, there will be a 'supercontinent' that will be created from the movement of these plates.

Not only Asia and America are united that may later be called Amasia continent, but over time the European continent will 'run over' by the movement of the two continents.

how do you think interesting if we will unite with America?

Know 'Bennu', the most Feared Giant Asteroid Scientist

Asteroid. ©

Somewhere out there, there may be thousands of asteroids that are harmful to the Earth's claims are not true though. However, unlike the case with a 500-meter asteroid named 'Bennu'.

According to scientists from the University of Arizona, New Bennu asteroid will approach the Earth in the year 2135. At that time Bennu is expected to pass between the Earth and the Moon. Scientists fear it is not in the year 2135, but many years afterwards.

Keep in mind when passing asteroid Bennu orbit (trajectory around the sun) Earth every six years. Bennu rare occurrence passage between the Earth and the Moon in the year 2135 it was called Bennu could deflect the trajectory becomes earthbound in the future.

Dante Lauretta, a professor from the University of Arizona, said that if 40 years after the passage of Bennu between the Earth and the Moon, Bennu likely hit the Earth.

"The approach of Bennu in the year 2135 will change its trajectory, potentially pointing to Earth at the end of the century (2135). Bennu could be doomed to suffering and death is great," said Lauretta in the Sunday Times.

Lauretta then estimate the chances Bennu Bennu hit Earth about 1: 2700 in between the years 2175 and 2196. If a collision does occur, will appear the explosion equivalent to 3 billion tons of bombs.

Based on this case was, or the US space agency NASA, trying to send a spacecraft to examine Bennu. Air-Rex named OSRIS is planned to be launched in September and is scheduled to land at the Bennu 2018.

Oxygen was found in 12 billion light years away from Earth

Illustration of a supernova explosion. © 2016 Merdeka

Perhaps the ideals of humanity for invading another planet and left Earth just wishful thinking. The reason, the key element for life: oxygen, are very far from the universe in which we live.

Reported by the Daily Mail, astronomers for the first time in history managed to accurately measure the amount of oxygen in a galaxy is 12 billion light years from Earth.

A galaxy named COSMOS-1908, consists of only 20 percent of the oxygen in the sun. In the sun itself there is little oxygen levels. Oxygen was actually appeared in stars and interstellar released into the air when the star died.
Galaxy COSMOS 1908 Ryan Sanders / candels team
The discovery gives a little hope about the various details of distant galaxies of the Milky Way. Astronomers also see that it is the potential of the galaxy, or galaxy that is still young and has not formed life.

From this it can also be further study of how galaxies evolve over time, to strengthen the theory of the Big Bang.

Professor Alice Shapley, an astronomer from the University of California, stating that "it is the most distant galaxies in which the amount of oxygen can be measured. This is reminiscent of how the Earth occurred billions of years ago, where there is little oxygen, too." Yep, at the beginning of this galaxy formed, oxygen is the smallest element, in which hydrogen and helium is the most substantial.

COSMOS-1908 was also not as big as the Milky Way. The new galaxies contain only 1 billion stars, compared to our galaxy of 100 billion stars.
D Keck Observatory Hawaii, where research MOSFIRE REUTERS

This discovery is an achievement for the researchers who are members of the Multi-Object Infrared Spectrometre for Exploration, or MOSFIRE, who did oservasinya at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii. This is because, the previous space technology can actually measure the amount of oxygen in a galaxy that is close by, without any results. Instead, MOSFIRE actually found oxygen in very distant galaxies.

The findings were published in the journal Astrophysical Journal Letters, made her first research to measure the oxygen levels in a distant galaxy.

The name Palestine disappeared from Google Maps, replaced with Israel

Google Logo. ©

Since yesterday, the virtual world scene with the disappearance of Palestine from the map GoogleMaps name, and changed to Israel. Replacement is then triggered protests from various parties.

Some consider, what has been done the search engine company Google has sparked controversy. Protest loudest of the Palestinian Journalists Forum.

Quoted from page few days ago, the journalist forum criticized Google for the actions remove the name of Palestine from the map and replace it with Israel. This protest then filed through a statement released yesterday.

"Google's decision erase Palestine from the map on July 25 as part of an Israeli scheme to establish his name as a legitimate state has our region (Palestine) for generations to come and wipe out the name of the Palestinians once and for all," wrote a written statement Journalists Forum Palestine ,
Google Maps remove the name of Palestine in 2016
In addition, the journalists furiously mentioned, the act of removing Palestinians from the map is an act considered presumptuous and want to falsify history.

"This move is also designed to falsify the history, geography and the right of Palestinians to their homeland, and this is one attempt to tamper with the memory of the Palestinian and Arab world," they continued.

This forum also mentioned, the measures carried out contrary to international conventions.

"The steps Google is contrary to all norms and international conventions. We emphasize that Google should be re-thinking their actions," said Palestinian journalists.

NASA Discover Morse Code on Mars, Messages from 'Alien'?

Washington DC - Astronomers find dark sand dunes on the surface of Mars that resembles Morse code.

The picture was taken in February 2016 by using a high-resolution camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter United States Space Agency (NASA).

Whether the finding was deliberately left behind by the aliens Mars or just a topographic anomaly? To that question, NASA tried to explain it scientifically.

Quoted from CNN, Wednesday (07/13/2016), the sand dunes are formed in the lower berpermukaan thought to be an old asteroid crater.

According to the NASA, the region forming effect for the amount of sand hills and the wind pattern that forms the pile.

Unlike a line in the sand dunes that we usually see on Earth, winds that carve the mound was made to have dots and lines with different patterns - like a Morse code.

But until now, researchers have not been able to find the cause of why the 'Morse code' is formed in the region.

"That process is currently not well understood and became one of the motivations for studying in this area," NASA said in a media statement.

A planetary scientist, Veronica Bray, trying to translate the Morse code using the site and yielded the following results:

NEE NED ZB 6TNN DEIBEDH SIEFI EBEEE SSIEI ESEE SEEE !! No one can translate the 'message' is?

However, NASA did not think that the code was accidentally left behind by the aliens to convey a message to the inhabitants of Earth. What do you think?

Sun observed sluggish, the ice age could again addressed the Earth

 Snowstorm. © Reuters / Mohamed Alhwaity

For the second time in June, observed solar activity was minimal. In fact, scientists say this is the happiest moments 'silence' the sun over the last 100 years.

Based on the observation Vencore Weather, barely visible black spots on the sun's surface from the 4-8 June. The absence of black spots means that the sun was at its lowest point of activity.

Illustration of the sun with no dark spots in 2016 NASA

Keep in mind, when there are many black spots, the sun can unleash a storm throughout the solar system. This will make the Earth hotter because of the increasing amount of solar radiation that is released.

Low solar activity have brought about a decline in world temperatures are quite extreme. Never around the year 1645 - 1715, when very few sunspots, the river Thames in London reported total freeze.

Laintas scientists predict extreme weather when it could again struck the Earth in the year 2020 to 2030. At that time there will be two opposing solar cycle, sunspots make disappear. Therefore, the little ice age predicted would hit the Earth at that time.

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