Archive: 1/08/2013

Image: Two moons passing in the night

( —The Saturn moons Mimas and Pandora remind us of how different they are when they appear together, as in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Pandora's small size means that it lacks sufficient gravity ...

dateAug 01, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Under leaden skies: Where heavy metal clouds the stars

( —In a paper shortly to be published in the Oxford University Press journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, a team of astronomers from the Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland report the discovery ...

dateAug 01, 2013 in Astronomy
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Climate change threatens hotspots of genetic diversity

( —Past climates shaped the current hotspots of genetic diversity for the grey long-eared bat, one of the UK's rarest mammals, but future climate change threatens these biodiversity hotspots, according to researchers ...

dateAug 01, 2013 in Ecology
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