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For the astronomer/astrologers the Universe was a small place, the Earth was the center, and events in the heavens were orderly and designed to benefit humanity. The only change that was deemed appropriate was cyclic change such as the orderly motion of the planets on the sky or the daily travel of the sun around the heavens, for cyclic change returns one to the starting point and so is not really change at all.
The presence of water on Mars is much less abundant than it is on Earth, at least in its liquid and gaseous states of matter. Most of the water known is locked in the cryosphere, and there are no bodies of liquid water which could create a hydrosphere. Only a small amount of water vapor is present in the atmosphere. Current conditions on the planet surface do not support the long-term existence of liquid water.
Species richness, density and population structure of all lichen species were inventoried in four 0.1 ha sites of human modified tropical dry evergreen forest of Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. A total of 340 individuals (mean 85/0.1 ha) covering 28 species (in 17* genera and 13 families) were recorded. Species richness varied from 7 to 13 species 0.1 ha, Shannon index from 2.49 to 2.85 and lichen density from 57 to 102 colonies 0.1 ha. Mean cover area was 215.78/ 0.1 ha, the lichens Bacidia phaeolomoides, Porina interestes and Sterile crust-2 dominated contributing 49% of total density. Taxonomically Pyrenulaceae, Arthopyreniaceae and Roccellaceae (with 6, 4 & 3 species respectively) Arthoniaceae, Bacidiaceae, Catillariaceae and Graphidaceae ( with 2 species each) were well represented. Density-wise Bacidiaceae, Physciaceae, Roccellaceae and Graphidaceae were abundant. Based on the lichen and host tree impact, the host Cassia siamea harbours greater species richness and density. On the pattern of photobiont distribution the Trentepohliod alga more in shade condition and Trebouxiod prevalent in open condition. In view of habitat uniqueness, human impact and urbanisation, the conservation need is stressed.
We evaluated stored carbon in the above ground biomass (AGB), below ground biomass (BGB) and total biomass (TB) of 12 year old trees of Avicennia alba in the western, central and eastern sectors of Indian Sundarbans during premonsoon (June) of 2012. We also analyzed the soil organic carbon (SOC) simultaneously in these sectors with the aim to find the inter-relationships between AGB, BGB, TB and SOC, which exhibited significant spatial variations (p<0.05). In all the three sectors significant positive correlations (p<0.01) were observed between the mangrove carbon and SOC indicating considerable contributions of stem, branch, leaf and roots of A. alba to SOC.
The core of the Earth is nearly 1,000 degrees hotter than previously thought, making it as fiery as the surface of the sun. Scientists have established that the core temperature is 6,000 C, much higher than the previous estimate of 5,000. Using X-rays to probe into the behaviour of iron crystals, putting samples of iron under extreme pressure, researchers were able to examine how iron crystals melt and form. Earth's inner-core is a ball of solid iron, about the size of the moon, surrounded by a highly dynamic outer-core consisting mostly of a liquid iron-nickel alloy.