Archive: 04/9/2012

MESSENGER gets it Donne

Named after the 17th-century metaphysical poet, Mercury’s Donne crater was captured in this image by NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft. The 53-mile (83-km) -wide crater features a large, rounded central ...

dateApr 09, 2012 in Space Exploration
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NASA sees new salt in an ancient sea

(Phys.org) -- The expansion of massive salt evaporation projects on the Dead Sea are clearly visible in this time series of images taken by Landsat satellites operated by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.

dateApr 09, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Mysteries of the sun ... explained in video

NASA has just released five new videos called "Mysteries of the Sun". The videos describe the science of the sun and its effects on the solar system and Earth. Scientists study the sun not only to better understand ...

dateApr 09, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Experiment explores optics with iPad

As any other dutiful scientist, Dr. Weilin "Will" Hou, an oceanographer in the Oceanography Division at NRL Stennis Space Center (NRL-SSC), did his research. Earlier last summer, he decided the hottest tablet ...

dateApr 09, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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