Home Nation World Business Politics Odd & Weird Region Entertainment Education
Pardaphash Logo
Hindi


Rio Hamza: The lost river of Amazon basin




Published by:
Published on: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 at 08:11 IST
Rio Hamza: The lost river of Amazon basin
Rio de Janeiro: The secrets stored in the belly of the Amazon river basin in Brazil has always excited many explorers and this time it has added another to its credit.

According to reports, scientists in Brazil have discovered a new river around flowing 4km below the Amazon river itself.

Named after its discoverer Valiya Mannathal Hamza, the Rio Hamza is as long as the Amazon but is at least a hundred times wider.

There are other striking similarities like both rivers flow from West to East, are about the same length of 6000km and drain into the Atlantic.

But whereas the Amazon ranges from 1km to 100km in width, the Hamza ranges from 200km to 400km.

The speed of the Amazon is faster than the Rio Hamza.

The Hamza was located using data collected inside a series of 241 abandoned deep wells that were drilled in the Amazon region by the petrochemical company Petrobras in the 1970s and 1980s.

According to the researchers, the presence of the Rio Hamza river might account for the relatively low salinity of the waters around the mouth of the Amazon.

Hamza, a scientist of Brazil's National Observatory who has undertaken research on the region for four decades, said that it will take some more time to confirm the river's existence. For the time being, it is all a mathematical conclusion.
Previous
Shahrukh Khan honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award
Shahrukh Khan honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award
Shah Rukh Khan honoured at The Asian Awards
Shah Rukh Khan honoured at The Asian Awards
Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, engage into friendly banter at trailer launch of ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ | See Gallery
Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, engage into friendly banter at trailer launch of ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ | See Gallery
'Main Tamanna' Documentary Trailer Launch & Fashion Show to Raise Funds for Anu Ranjan's 'Beti' Charitable Trust
'Main Tamanna' Documentary Trailer Launch & Fashion Show to Raise Funds for Anu Ranjan's 'Beti' Charitable Trust
Evelyn Sharma & Neil Nitin Mukesh Promoting Hong Kong Tourism
Evelyn Sharma & Neil Nitin Mukesh Promoting Hong Kong Tourism
Hot Sofia Vergara on Vanity Fair Magazine Cover
Hot Sofia Vergara on Vanity Fair Magazine Cover
Poonam Pandey Launches HELEN
Poonam Pandey Launches HELEN
Ranveer Singh discharged from hospital post shoulder surgery
Ranveer Singh discharged from hospital post shoulder surgery
Ireland Baldwin poses nude for lingerie shoot
Ireland Baldwin poses nude for lingerie shoot
Mallika Sherawat Emraan Hashmi's boldest film Murder completes 11 years
Mallika Sherawat Emraan Hashmi's boldest film Murder completes 11 years
Honda Civic Concept Showcased at New York Auto Show
Honda Civic Concept Showcased at New York Auto Show
Anushka Sharma’s jaw dropping photo shoot for Verve March 2015 Edition | See Gallery
Anushka Sharma’s jaw dropping photo shoot for Verve March 2015 Edition | See Gallery
Sunny Leone, Ram Kapoor exhibit hot chemistry in Kuch Kuch Locha Hai
Sunny Leone, Ram Kapoor exhibit hot chemistry in Kuch Kuch Locha Hai
Jay Bhanushali invites Sunny Leone, Sushant Singh Rajput, Daniel Webber at wife Mahhi Vij’s birthday bash
Jay Bhanushali invites Sunny Leone, Sushant Singh Rajput, Daniel Webber at wife Mahhi Vij’s birthday bash
Rajkumar Rao redefines style in latest photoshoot | See Gallery
Rajkumar Rao redefines style in latest photoshoot | See Gallery
Next

Related Stories:-

BREAKING NEWS
 
Opinion Polls
Which Land Acquisition Bill is better?
None
UPA Government's Bill
Narendra Modi Government's Bill


Pardaphash name, logo and all associated elements ® and © 2011 Mahakaal News Management Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Pardaphash and the Pardaphash logo are registered marks of Mahakaal News management Pvt. Ltd.
Pardaphash is hosted with Enzoo could compute engine.
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional
This page is generated in : 0.014 Seconds




EXCLUSIVE: IPL 8 Schedule | Check Here