Archive: 05/29/2012

CryoSat goes to sea

CryoSat was launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, but data from the Earth-observing satellite have also been exploited for other studies. High-resolution mapping of the topography of the ocean floor ...

dateMay 29, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Is 'Tudor England' a myth?

(Phys.org) -- The term ‘Tudor’ was hardly used in the 16th Century and its obsessive  modern use by historians and writers generally gives us a misleading  impression of the period, an ...

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Sandia Labs technology used in Fukushima cleanup

(Phys.org) -- A Sandia National Laboratories technology has been used to remove radioactive material from more than 43 million gallons of contaminated wastewater at Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear ...

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Newly found asteroid buzzes Earth

A newly found space rock will give Earth a close shave on May 29, passing by at a distance of just 14,440 kilometers (8,950 miles). That distance puts the small asteroid, named 2012 KT42, in the top ten list ...

dateMay 29, 2012 in Space Exploration
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The transit of Venus

Many astronomers and members of the public in Britain will be getting up early on the morning of 6 June, so they can see the final Transit of Venus of the 21st century. The Transit, when Venus passes directly ...

dateMay 29, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Partial eclipse of the Strawberry Moon

On June 4th, 2012, there's going to be a full Moon.  According to Native American folklore it’s the Strawberry Moon, so-called because the short season for harvesting strawberries comes during the ...

dateMay 29, 2012 in Space Exploration
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