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UK has new highest peak after measurement error

UK has new highest peak after measurement error

Technology
Britain has a new highest mountain after new data showed measurements from old overland surveys were inaccurate.It was thought until this point that Mount Jackson was the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory at 3,184m (10,444ft) above sea level.However, new satellite data by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) shows Mount Hope is the tallest mountain, at 3,239m (10,654ft).The new data reveals Mount Hope as being 55m taller than Mount Jackson and 377m higher than previously thought.The discovery was made during work by BAS to update planning maps for pilots operating in Antarctica.New high-resolution satellite measurements, accurate to within five metres, show there are several errors in the old overland surveys.Adrian Fox, head of mapping and geographic information at BAS, said: ...
Mt Hope installed as 'UK's highest peak'

Mt Hope installed as 'UK's highest peak'

Science
Britain has a new tallest mountain. Mt Hope, which is sited in the part of the Antarctic claimed by the UK, was recently re-measured and found to tower above the previous title holder, Mt Jackson, by a good 50m (160ft). Hope is now put at 3,239m (10,626ft); Jackson is 3,184m (10,446ft). The map-makers at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) were prompted to take another look at the mountains because of concerns for the safety of pilots flying across the White Continent. "In Antarctica there are no roads, so to get around you have to fly planes. And if you're flying planes you really need to know where the mountains are and how high they are," explained Dr Peter Fretwell. Ben Nevis gains a metre thanks to GPSAntarctic's hidden world revealedMt Paget on South Georgia island is the highest moun...
Famous birthdays for Dec. 11: Rita Moreno, Hailee Steinfeld

Famous birthdays for Dec. 11: Rita Moreno, Hailee Steinfeld

Entertainment
Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius.They include:-- U.S. statesman George Mason in 1725-- New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in 1882-- Football Hall of Fame member Doc Blanchard in 1924-- Actor Rita Moreno (first performer to win an Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy) in 1931 (age 86)-- Singer David Gates in 1940 (age 77)-- Former Secretary of State John Kerry in 1943 (age 74) File Pool Photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI -- Singer Brenda Lee in 1944 (age 73)-- Actor Donna Mills in 1940 (age 77)-- Actor Teri Garr in 1947 (age 70)-- Actor Bess Armstrong in 1953 (age 64)-- Rock and Roll Hall of Famer member Jermaine Jackson in 1954 (age 63) File Photo by David Silpa/UPI -- Rock musician Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue) in 1958 (age 59)-- Actor Mo'N...
Coral Daily Download – Manchester City 1/16 to win Premier League after Man United victory

Coral Daily Download – Manchester City 1/16 to win Premier League after Man United victory

Sports
Coral's John Hill joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Manchester City beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday and are now 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League.City are 1/16 to go on and win the title and they are 11/2 to finish the entire season unbeaten.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports BreakfastLet's block ads! (Why?)
Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

World
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country's capital.He is in Brussels for talks - the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited the city in more than 20 years.But the EU's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini says the bloc's stance on the matter is unchanged.Donald Trump's move has left the US isolated on a highly sensitive issue between Israel and the Palestinians.Arriving in Brussels, Mr Netanyahu again welcomed the announcement, saying Jerusalem had been the capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years and Mr Trump had put "facts squarely on the table"."I believe that all, or most, European countries will move their embassies to Jerusalem, recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and engage robustl...