US News: NASA finds one of Earth's fastest-shrinking glaciers is growing again - - PressFrom - United Kingdom
  •   
  •   

US NewsNASA finds one of Earth's fastest-shrinking glaciers is growing again

04:20  26 march  2019
04:20  26 march  2019 Source:   thehill.com

NASA study finds herpes viruses reactivate in astronauts, what causes flare-ups in space

NASA study finds herpes viruses reactivate in astronauts, what causes flare-ups in space Four human herpes viruses have been found to reactivate in astronauts on Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions, according to new research by NASA. The study, published in Frontiers in Microbiology last month, found that those viruses were able to flare up because of the high levels of stress astronauts undergo during spaceflight. It also found that the longer the mission, the higher the rates of reactivation. © Getty Though the findings don’t show serious danger for current flights, longer missions, such as a mission to Mars, could be impacted by the potential of herpes viruses to be developed.

A glacier in Greenland that was previously one of the planet' s fastest - shrinking is now growing , according to a new NASA study. The study published Monday in Nature Geoscience reports that the Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier has been growing since 2016.

WASHINGTON — A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again , a new NASA study finds . The Jakobshavn (YA-cob-shawv-en) glacier around 2012 was retreating about 1.8 miles (3 kilometres) and thinning nearly 130 feet

NASA finds one of Earth's fastest-shrinking glaciers is growing again © Getty Images NASA finds one of Earth's fastest-shrinking glaciers is growing again A glacier in Greenland that was previously one of the planet's fastest-shrinking is now growing, according to a new NASA study.

The study published Monday in Nature Geoscience reports that the Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier has been growing since 2016.

Greenland ice and climate scientist Jason Box, who was not part of the study, told The Associated Press that the finding "was kind of a surprise."

"We kind of got used to a runaway system," Box said.

NASA finds one of Earth's fastest-shrinking glaciers is growing again © Getty The largest glacier outside Antarctica Box told the AP that the glacier is "arguably the most important Greenland glacier because it discharges the most ice in the northern hemisphere."

NASA publishes images of the meteor no one saw

NASA publishes images of the meteor no one saw NASA on Friday published satellite photos of a powerful meteor which appeared just above the Bering Sea on December 18 but went unnoticed until months later. 

For years, "the most important Greenland glacier " has been one of the fastest - shrinking ice masses on Earth . But scientists have discovered it' s getting bigger and their study explains what' s behind the unexpected comeback.

But now a major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again , a new NASA study finds . Six years ago, the Jakobshavn glacier was retreating about 1.8 miles and thinning nearly 130 feet annually but it started growing again at about

The study linked the new growth of the glacier to the cooling of ocean waters in Disko Bay on the western coast of Greenland.

According to the AP, the authors of the study and other scientists believe the growth of the glacier is only temporary.

One author of the study, NASA climate scientist Josh Willis, said that the glacier's growth is "good news" in the short term but bad news in the long term because it reveals that ocean temperature plays more of a factor in glacier retreats and advances than scientists previously thought.

"In the long run we'll probably have to raise our predictions of sea level rise again," Willis told the AP.

Gallery: 29 places you should visit before they disappear forever (Insider)

NASA finds one of Earth's fastest-shrinking glaciers is growing again

Other 'Earths' are out there. Here are the best places to look..
A new catalog of more than 1,800 stars should increase the chances of spotting worlds like our own in our cosmic backyard.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!