Unseen photos of ship Titanic at a depth of nearly four miles

National Geographic published new photos of the liner Titanic just before it meets the centenary of the sinking

EFE / Photos: Courtesy National Geographic

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WASHINGTON, March 22. – The National Geographic magazine today released new photos of the liner Titanic just before it meets the April 15 anniversary of the sinking of the ship, whose wreck can be seen now in full scale for the first time.

The scientific publication opens its April issue with a special on the Titanic which include new photographic compositions of the remains of the giant ship now in bed abyssal Atlantic.

For the first time snapshots taken with the use of sound technology allow you to see the view of half the bow resting on the seabed, at a depth of nearly four miles and still retains much of its original form despite having sunk a hundred years.

In a side view of the starboard side can be seen that much of the bow was bent to rest on the bottom and covered with mud so you can leave hidden forever marks the waterway open by the iceberg that hit against the Titanic.

The stern was the worst sufferer by the loss and the passing of the years that have left an unrecognizable converted into mass of iron, which makes the work of experts in analyzing the wreck.

The Titanic was traveling from the British port of Southampton to New York collided with an iceberg on the fourth day of its voyage, which opened a large crack across the bow and the ship broke in two as it sank.

Other images published by National Geographic includes a view of the huge engines that drove the Titanic, and another composition of the bow as it is today in the depths of ocean.

Etna on the Italian island of Sicily erupts for the fourth time this year

The Italian Etna Volcano ejected a column of ash that reached between 6 and 7 thousand meters above sea level, no encumbrances

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ROME, March 18. – The volcano Etna on the Italian island of Sicily, erupted today for the fourth episode of its kind recorded in 2012, and drove a column of ash that reached between 6000 and 7 thousand meters above sea level.

During the morning the first signs of activity of Etna, the tallest mountain in Italy in the southern mountains of the Alps, with 3 thousand 322 meters high, which recorded an eruption from 8.00 am (06.00 GMT). The eruption took place in a very active crater southeast of the volcano and lava moved down the slope of the Valle del Bove, in a desert area, the wind has made the cloud of ashes to shift to the east.

At the moment this new eruption has not brought changes in the activity of the airport of Catania, near the volcano, although it has provided the opportunity to change some routes if necessary, reported Italian media.

During 2011, , located in eastern Sicily, which inflates and deflates the pressure of internal magma, erupted 18 times this volcano is 45 kilometers in diameter.

The solar storm intensifies with extensive blockages in high radio frequency signals

The solar storm is affecting the Earth was intensified on Friday causing some interference to

WASHINGTON, March 9. – The solar storm is affecting the Earth and it intensified on Friday causing some interference in communications before forwarding, as experts warn of more to come.

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The solar storm was intense, but remained low during geoefectividad on Thursday as the orientation of the planet’s magnetic field, said Eduardo Araujo, a scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

However, this Friday, “by reversing the vertical component of interplanetary magnetic field, the event geoefectividad increased significantly, and the magnetic storm reached severe levels (G3),” an escalation of five.

The increased intensity has caused “extensive blockages in high radio frequency” and an increase in the margin of error of positioning systems (GPS) and Northern Lights have been seen in Seattle (Washington) and Sheridan (Wyoming ), in America, but have not reported problems with power grids, he said.

The sun goes through regular cycles of activity and every 11 years or so there is a peak in activity in the storms that often occur at times distorted and even cross the Earth’s magnetic field.

Araujo said that we are currently in the upswing of the solar cycle and the maximum is expected to occur sometime in 2013, so that “the activity will continue to increase during this period.”

In fact, the U.S. space agency NASA, has recorded another coronal mass ejection is expected to hit Earth on March 11 and, according to the expert, “predicted a magnetic storm of similar intensity to which we are experiencing now “.

Solar flare- waves of plasma and charged particles reach Earth

Solar flare sent plasma and charged particles toward Earth

A big flash in the sun’s surface, agitated by the storm season, sent waves of plasma and charged particles

Solar flare sent plasma and charged particles toward Earth

Solar Flare headed to earth

WASHINGTON, March 5. – A powerful flash in the sun’s surface, stirred by periodic storm season, sent waves of plasma and charged particles reach Earth, said the Space Climate Prediction Center (SWPC, for its acronym in English).

The SWPC, operated by the National Weather Service said the flash X1.1 class, the most powerful solar flare, occurred at 04.13 GMT on Monday.

It is expected that the shock wave plasma and solar particles reach the Earth in two or three days and possibly increase the Northern Lights.

Solar flares affect the Earth’s magnetic field and whose waves have forced move some commercial aircraft flying over the poles whose path will continue to intensify, experts say.

The sun goes through regular cycles of activity and every 11 years or so the activity intensifies and storms occur sometimes deform and even cross the Earth’s magnetic field.

Experts have noted that the current storm season is the strongest recorded since September 2005 and, that causes unique visual effects like the aurora borealis, also it affects aircraft.communications and other.

This also implies the electricity transmission networks, radio communications and satellite systems, although NASA has said that the astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are not compromised.

In January, scientists detected two flashes in the course of four days followed by shock waves of billions of tons of plasma traveling at about 8 million miles per hour.

Wave caused by the second of the two flashes reached Earth about 34 hours after the flash, instead of two or more days that usually takes for this displacement.