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NASA shows new Tongan island made of tuff stuff, likely to persist years

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The newly formed Tongan island, unofficially known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai after its neighbors, was initially projected to final a few months.
The new Tongan island is the third “surtseyan” volcanic island in the final 150 years to emerge and persist for further than a few months.
From the Tongan island’s beginning, it was tracked by monthly, high-resolution satellite observations, both with optical sensors and radar, that sees through clouds.
The Tongan new Tongan island may also help researchers understand volcanic features on Mars that look similar.
We probably capable of Utilize this new Tongan island and its evolution as a way of testing whether any of those represented an oceanic environment or ephemeral lake environment.”

An underwater volcano has made a unclear new Tongan island in the South Pacific — and NASA satellites captured the amazing process

Hawaii isn’t the only series of islands formed from underwater volcanic eruptions.
In 2014, a huge eruption formed the new Tongan island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai.
But there’s something about this new Tongan island that has scientists stumped.
Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai formed in 2014 after an underwater volcanic eruption breached the surface.
One theory is that warm seawater interacted with the ash to form a hardier rock surface.
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NASA will announce new discoveries made by ‘planet-hunting’ telescope this week

As it stated in NASA tells it will host a one p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 press conference to announce new discoveries made by the “planet-hunting” Kepler space telescope.
That is about as in-depth as NASA enters regards to Google’s machine learning and the new discovery itself in the news release.
The Kepler space telescope was released in 2009, to help find how popular planets outside of Earth’s solar system are.
The Kepler telescope was the premier NASA mission fully capable of finding Earth-sized planets in or near a habitable zone.
In November, NASA reported that the Kepler had discovered the second-closest known Earth-sized planet located in the habitable zone eleven light years away.

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