marți, 3 martie 2009

Living Prehistoric "Lab" Found in 14-million-year-old Antarctica Valley

A team working in an ice-free region of dry valleys in the western Olympus Range discovered a rare trove of plants and animals high in the mountains, with perfectly preserved fossils of mosses, diatoms and minute crustacea called ostracods -a rare snapshot of ancient life in what must have been the last traces of tundra on the interior of the southernmost continent before temperatures began to drop relentlessly. Full story:

* LiveScience (01 February 2009): Tropical Turtle Fossil Found in Arctic - The last place scientists expected to find the fossil of a freshwater, tropical turtle was in the Arctic... John Tarduno, professor of geophysics at the University of Rochester:"The warming may have been caused by volcanoes pumping tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide into the Earth's atmosphere."... Tarduno led an expedition into the Canadian Arctic in 2006 to study an ancient aspects of Earth's magnetic field...
* I.Velikovsky, Worlds in Collision (Planet X, Volcanoes activation, Poles reversal 3600 years ago): ”Volcanic explosions... The causes of the ulterior appearance and disappearence of the glacier layer... Two celestial bodies have been attracted one to each other. The inner masses of the Earth were pushed to the periphery. The Earth with its rotation movement disturbed, started towarm... The Earth exploded and the lava started to spread around... the magnetic poles have been several times reversed, the last time during the Jews’ Exodus." Details: