Tourists’ State “GOA”


Renowned for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. During November – late February Goa has a overwhelming tourists response and that’s why I have given title as Tourists’ State “GOA”.

 

it is India’s smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Goa is India’s richest state with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. In last September I visited it with my friends.. Started our journey in train from Ahmedabad.

 

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New Ocean which may Split Africa

                 A 35-mile rift in the desert of Ethiopia will eventually become a new ocean or sea, researchers now confirm. The crack, 20 feet wide in spots, opened in 2005. Some geologists believed then that it would spawn a new ocean.

                 But that view was controversial, and the rift had not been well studied. A new study involving an international team of scientists and reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters finds the processes creating the rift are nearly identical to what goes on at the bottom of oceans, further indication a new sea is in the region’s future. The same rift activity is slowly parting the Red Sea, too. Using newly gathered seismic data from 2005, researchers reconstructed the event to show the rift tore open along its entire 35-mile length in just days. Dabbahu, a volcano at the northern end of the rift, erupted first, then magma pushed up through the middle of the rift area and began “unzipping” the rift in both directions, the researchers explained in a statement today. “We know that seafloor ridges are created by a similar intrusion of magma into a rift, but we never knew that a huge length of the ridge could break open at once like this,” said Cindy Ebinger, professor of earth and environmental sciences at the University of Rochester and co-author of the study. The result shows that highly active volcanic boundaries along the edges of tectonic ocean plates may suddenly break apart in large sections, instead of in bits, as the leading theory held. And such sudden large-scale events on land pose a much more serious hazard to populations living near the rift than would several smaller events, Ebinger said. “The whole point of this study is to learn whether what is happening in Ethiopia is like what is happening at the bottom of the ocean where it’s almost impossible for us to go,” says Ebinger. “We knew that if we could establish that, then Ethiopia would essentially be a unique and superb ocean-ridge laboratory for us. Because of the unprecedented cross-border collaboration behind this research, we now know that the answer is yes, it is analogous.” The African and Arabian plates meet in the remote Afar desert of Northern Ethiopia and have been spreading apart in a rifting process — at a speed of less than 1 inch per year — for the past 30 million years. This rifting formed the 186-mile Afar depression and the Red Sea. The thinking is that the Red Sea will eventually pour into the new sea in a million years or so. The new body of water would connect to the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, an arm of the Arabian Sea between Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula and Somalia in eastern Africa. Atalay Ayele, professor at the Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, led the investigation, gathering seismic data with help from neighboring Eritrea and Ghebrebrhan Ogubazghi, professor at the Eritrea Institute of Technology, and from Yemen with the help of Jamal Sholan of the National Yemen Seismological Observatory Center.

               Tim Wright/University of OxfordA crevice in the Afar Triangle signals the birth of an ocean. In ten million years this ocean will split the African continent.
Dereje Ayalew/Universität Addis AbbabaScientists examine crevices in the Afar Triangle.
                SeaWiFS Project/NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/ORBIMAGE : An aerial view of north-eastern Africa. The Afar Triangle is the sandy-colored triangle bordering on the sea.
   Anthony Philpotts : A view of the East African Rift System, which is already largely below sea level.
              Asfawossen Asrat : This crevice was photographed in the fall of 2005. It is 500 meters (1,640 feet) long and 100 meters (328 feet) deep.
                  A satellite thermal-infrared photograph of a volcano in the Afar Triangle.

Strange & Unique Google Earth Images

The black 1 is nothing but the shadow of the white cloud. . .

                 This is somewhere in the Nevada desert. The strange thing here are not the circles but the jet in the circle. Where did it come from? there is no runway. or just a shadow???? huh???

As much as I think over it, I just cannot figure out what the purple thingy is? Is it another plane if so why purple? why so close to the other plane? and why is it transparent?

                       This is someplace in the middle of the ocean. What is it. or what are they? There was some debate on this as some would say that this is a fish farm but that cant be as no fish farm I know looks like this and no fish farm is in the middle of the ocean and away from civilization.
What you can see in this image???? a skull??
Traffic jam…!!!!
                    This giant pink bunny (Google Earth coordinates 44.244273,7.769737) in Prata Nevoso, Italy, was built by a group of artists from Vienna, according to published accounts. It’s 200 feet long.
                   This giant Ford logo (Google Earth coordinates 42.302284,-83.231215) is found near Detroit, Michigan. Now you can imagine the size of this logo..!!!!
                  Here is an Image of the Microsoft HQ, Are they so obsessed with Direct X that they designed their buildings in the same design as the logo?
And the last one . . .

Its written “Marry Me Tammy”. Crazzy guy…!!  Did she say Yes???