Geography, GS-1, Uncategorized

Difference Between a Comet, Asteroid and Meteor?

Asteroids are generally larger chunks of rock that come from the asteroid belt located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Sometimes their orbits get perturbed or altered and some asteroids end up coming closer to the Sun, and therefore closer to Earth. Comets are much like asteroids, but might have a more ice, methane, ammonia, and… Continue reading Difference Between a Comet, Asteroid and Meteor?

Environment, GS-3, Uncategorized

Water crisis: Tapping water from deepest depths

The proposal, mooted by the company WaterQuest, involves tapping “distillate” that is generated when seawater enters the continental crust and gets converted to steam. The steam then condenses in pockets, which are between 300m to 800m below the earth’s surface, claims the company. What is fossil water? The term fossil water, or paleowater, refers to… Continue reading Water crisis: Tapping water from deepest depths

Environment, Geography, GS-1, Uncategorized

A, B, C, D of El Nino

What happens in a Normal Year? Peru Current = Humboldt Current = Cold Current. During normal year 2 things are very strong – Cold Peru Current and Trade Winds. As a result, cold water is dragged from Peru towards Australia. What would be the result of this exchange? Warm water region around Australia is called Western… Continue reading A, B, C, D of El Nino