Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games...

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Kilometers beneath the ice of Antarctica a radioactive heat source is slowly melting it from underneath: Hot material slowly melting the ice


Kilometers beneath the ice of Antarctica, a radioactive heat source is slowly melting it from underneath, researchers believe.
Researchers flew planes over the ice using radar to "see" three kilometers beneath the ice, where the hot material seems to be slowly melting the ice.
The researchers believe the heat source is radioactive rocks and hot water from inside Earth's crust. While Antarctica isn't going to melt away overnight, it could have important knock-on effects when combined with climate change, according to new measurements by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
Researcher Tom Jordan believes the process of melting observed has likely been going on for thousands or maybe even millions of years but isn't directly contributing to "ice sheet change". "However, in the future, the extra water at the ice sheet bed may make this region more sensitive to external factors such as climate change," he said.
"This was a really exciting project, exploring one of the last totally un-surveyed regions on our planet.
"Our results were quite unexpected, as many people thought this region of Antarctica was made of ancient and cold rocks, which had little impact on the ice sheet above," Mr Jordan said.
"We show that even in the ancient continental interior, the underlying geology can have a significant impact on the ice."
The revelation comes weeks after a strange, perfectly rectangular iceberg was found near Antarctica, which NASA scientists say is a natural phenomenon.

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