Experts believe that the hot and fresh water could contribute to the development of life on Earth.
The first primitive living cells could appear in the waters of fresh lakes, which is heated and saturated with minerals prehistoric geothermal sources. Most geologists and evolutionary biologists believe that life on Earth in its modern form originated in the waters of the primary ocean that covered almost the entire surface of the planet.
It is believed that this ocean was a thick broth of amino acids and other “building blocks of life,” from which came the first living cells.
A group of geologists and evolutionary biologists under the guidance of a native of Russia, Evgeny Kunin from the National institutes of health in Bethesda (USA) has offered a new argument in favor of the alternative theory of the origin of life in freshwater lakes, in which water enters the steam and hot water from geothermal sources.
In recent years there have been a lot of evidence that the activity of volcanoes and other geothermal processes played an important role in the origin of life, reports ” RIA-news “.
So, in February 2010, British and German geologists have proposed a new theory of the origin of life, according to which the first cells emerged Continue reading
Lake Teletskoye is the largest lake of the Altai. Its name comes from the tribe of the Altai Teleuts, and Altaiski is called Altyn-Kol, which means “Golden lake”. According to an old legend, in ancient times the Altai was hunger. One Altaian had a large gold ingot, but beating the entire Altai, and could not at him to buy anything. Frustrated and hungry, “rich” the poor man threw his gold into the lake and died in its waves. Since then, the language of the Altai, the lake is called Altyn-Col “Golden lake”.
Teletskoye lake is considered one of the main attractions of Altai. The lake is situated at an altitude of 436 m above sea level, surrounded by high mountain ranges, including Korbu (2059 m) and Altyn-Tu. The lake area of 223 sq km, the average width is 3.2 km, length – about 80 km, maximum depth – 325 m. the lake Teletskoe is among the 15 deepest lakes in the world. Almost 70% of the water in the lake brings the river Chulyshman. the rest – the numerous rivers and rivulets. Fresh water volume is 40 cubic km From the lake originates river Biya. Input Biya in the area of Teletskoye lake is very clear and very cold.
To lake Teletskoye is accessible from Biysk and Gorno-Altaysk. Continue reading
My America. Great lakes – the largest lake of the world all together contain less water than the lake – VOICES MY AMERICA
Great lakes (Fig. Great Lakes, FR. Grands Lacs) — a Grand natural system of freshwater lakes in North America, in the U.S. and Canada. Includes a number of large and medium-sized reservoirs, connected by rivers and Straits. An area of about 245,2 thousand km², the volume of water is 22.7 thousand km³.
To actually five Great lakes include the largest: Upper, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario. They are associated with several medium-sized lakes, the most important of which are the St. Marys, St. Clair, Nipigon. These lakes belong to the basin of the Atlantic ocean. Stoke on the St. Lawrence river. On the formation of lake basins are significantly influenced by tectonic processes. The weight of the glacier pushed the earth’s crust, and after the glacier melted away, she slowly began the process in reverse: post-glacial uplift, which is also very noticeable in the area of the Gulf of Bothnia and Finland. The water mass of lakes formed by the melting of the glacier. North coast Great lakes South rises faster, which leads to the effect of “transfusion” water and slow the flooding of land in the South.
Developed Continue reading