Discovery that surprised the scientific world! They couldn’t understand how he survived…


Indian scientists announced that they discovered a new plant species in Antarctica.

According to the BBC’s report, scientists who organized a six-month expedition on the continent discovered a dark green plant species near India’s Antarctic Research Station (Bharati).

Stating that plants need potassium, sunlight and water to survive, scientists said, “The main problem is how this creature lives in this region.”

In the research team, Prof. Dr. Felix Bast and Indian scientists collected samples of algae species and compared them with other plant species for 5 years.

In the researches, it was observed that the plant species was mostly seen in the areas where penguins breed.

Stating that the plant species growing in the region survived with the nitrogen-containing penguin excrement, Bast confirmed that the moss species was a new species after 5 years.

Punjab Central University researchers named the discovered species “Bryum Bharatiensis”.

The research was published in the journal “Asia-Pacific Biodiversity.”

THE WORLD’S LARGEST ICE berg broke off

The European Space Agency (ESA) reported that an ice mass four times the size of New York City broke off from the Ronne Ice Shelf in northwest Antarctica and drifted towards the Weddell Sea.

The huge piece of ice of 4,320 square kilometers was recorded as the largest iceberg in the world with its rupture. First detected by the British Antarctic Survey, the iceberg was imaged by ESA’s Sentinel-1 satellite.

The iceberg, designated A-76, was also confirmed by the Maryland-based US National Ice Center. Images of the A-76 were also published on the ESA website.

The 3,380-square-kilometer A-23A previously held this title, another iceberg floating in the Weddell Sea. The A-76 is 175 kilometers long and 25 kilometers wide.

In the statement made by ESA, it was announced that the broken piece was 4 thousand 320 kilometers in size. In other words, a piece of ice close to the size of Istanbul with a size of 5 thousand 342 square kilometers broke from Antarctica.

The giant iceberg is bigger than Mallorca, Spain’s famous touristic island, with a size of 3,640 square kilometers by comparison.

The names of the icebergs take the first letter of Antarctica followed by successive numbers. If the iceberg has broken again, a consecutive letter is added to the end.

Breaking off from the glacier is a natural cycle. But some ice shelves throughout Antarctica underwent rapid disintegration that scientists associate with the climate crisis.