Archive: 02/1/2011

The first mission to Mercury

As the team of scientists behind NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft eagerly awaits the craft's entry into Mercury's orbit on 17 March, we could soon get answers to questions about the origin, composition, interior ...

dateFeb 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Huge storm heads across the US

The roads are a skating rink where I live! This visible image was captured by the GOES-13 satellite on January 31, 2011 and it shows the low pressure area bringing snowfall to the Midwest US. Heavy snow is ...

dateFeb 01, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Arctic home to mysterious mercury deposits

More mercury is deposited in the Arctic than anywhere else on the planet. Norwegian NTNU researchers think one explanation for this may lie in the meteorological conditions in the Arctic spring and summer.

dateFeb 01, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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The brotherhood of speed

About fifty miles northeast of Los Angeles, the small town of Rosamond slumbers on the edge of the Great American Desert. Here the air is thin and cold, and in the distance the smog in the LA basin is an orange-tinted ...

dateFeb 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Refining atmospheric climate models

(PhysOrg.com) -- A long, frustrating search for the source of "extra" aerosols seen in field experiments but not in models might have come to an end when scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ...

dateFeb 01, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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