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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Eruption Released The Highest Volcanic Plume Ever Recorded

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai Eruption Released The Highest Volcanic Plume Ever Recorded

A spectacular and explosive volcanic eruption in January 2022 produced the highest plume of steam and ash in recorded history. The towering column that rose from Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai reached a tremendous altitude of 57 kilometers (35 miles) above sea level. That height makes it the first-ever volcanic eruption seen to have punched completely through …

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Powerful Underwater Volcano Sets New Record for Highest Debris Cloud in Recorded History - IGN

Powerful Underwater Volcano Sets New Record for Highest Debris Cloud in Recorded History – IGN

Debris from the January eruption of the Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in the South Pacific was blasted into the air with such force that it actually reached the mesosphere, according to the results of a new scientific study. On January 15 earlier this year, the underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted with a cataclysmic force, roughly …

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Social Security recipients get 8.7% cost-of-living increase, the highest in more than 40 years |  CNN

Social Security recipients get 8.7% cost-of-living increase, the highest in more than 40 years | CNN

New York CNN Business — Social Security recipients will receive an annual cost-of-living adjustment of 8.7% next year, the largest increase since 1981, the Social Security Administration announced Thursday. The spike will boost retirees’ monthly payments by $146 to an estimated average of $1,827 for 2023. The hefty increase, which follows a 5.9% adjustment for …

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Far-infrared detector KID reaches the highest possible sensitivity

Far-infrared detector KID reaches the highest possible sensitivity

Andromeda galaxy in far-infrared. Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/B. Schultz Astronomy has a blind spot in the area of ​​far-infrared radiation compared to most other wavelengths. A far-infrared space telescope can only utilize its full sensitivity with an actively cooled mirror at temperatures below 4 Kelvin (-269 ℃). Such a telescope does not exist yet, which is why …

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BP profits highest in 14 years, raking in $8.5B amid gas pump pinch

BP profits highest in 14 years, raking in $8.5B amid gas pump pinch

Comment on this story Comment LONDON — BP reported a profit of $8.5 billion for its second quarter on Tuesday, its biggest windfall in 14 years, making it the latest oil giant to cash in on higher crude prices as Russia’s war in Ukraine disrupts global energy markets. Just days earlier, the two largest US …

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