Going to Earth's core for climate insights

( -- The latest evidence of the dominant role humans play in changing Earth's climate comes not from observations of Earth's ocean, atmosphere or land surface, but from deep within its molten core.

dateMar 10, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Voyager seeks the answer blowin' in the wind

( -- In which direction is the sun's stream of charged particles banking when it nears the edge of the solar system? The answer, scientists know, is blowing in the wind. It's just a matter of getting NASA's Voyager ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Cassini finds Enceladus is a powerhouse

( -- Heat output from the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus is much greater than was previously thought possible, according to a new analysis of data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The study ...

dateMar 08, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Waiter, there's metal in my moon water

( -- Bring a filter if you plan on drinking water from the moon. Water ice recently discovered in dust at the bottom of a crater near the moon's south pole is accompanied by metallic elements like mercury, magnesium, ...

dateFeb 18, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Astronomers identify most distant galaxy cluster

( -- Astronomers have uncovered a burgeoning galactic metropolis, the most distant known in the early universe. This ancient collection of galaxies presumably grew into a modern galaxy cluster similar to the massive ...

dateJan 12, 2011 in Astronomy
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