Geophysical Research Letters

Fountain of youth underlies Antarctic Mountains

Time ravages mountains, as it does people. Sharp features soften, and bodies grow shorter and rounder. But under the right conditions, some mountains refuse to age. In a new study, scientists explain why the ice-covered Gamburtsev ...

dateNov 19, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Mars, too, has macroweather

Weather, which changes day-to-day due to constant fluctuations in the atmosphere, and climate, which varies over decades, are familiar. More recently, a third regime, called "macroweather," has been used to describe the relatively ...

dateNov 13, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Cassini caught in Hyperion's particle beam

Static electricity is known to play an important role on Earth's airless, dusty moon, but evidence of static charge building up on other objects in the solar system has been elusive until now. A new analysis of data from ...

dateOct 17, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Tornadoes occurring earlier in 'Tornado Alley'

Peak tornado activity in the central and southern Great Plains of the United States is occurring up to two weeks earlier than it did half a century ago, according to a new study whose findings could help states in "Tornado ...

dateSep 16, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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