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Where in the World is Europa?

Before they can be sent out to explore planets or moons, rovers first need to be tested in the field. While there is no perfect analog for Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, there are various spots on Earth and ...

Aug 19, 2010
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Strange Martian Spirals Explained

Almost 40 years ago, NASA's Mariner 9 spacecraft relayed to Earth the first video images of Mars' northern polar ice cap, revealing a strange pattern of spiral swirls that has puzzled scientists ever since. ...

Jun 16, 2010
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Ice shelves disappearing on Antarctic Peninsula

Ice shelves are retreating in the southern section of the Antarctic Peninsula due to climate change. This could result in glacier retreat and sea-level rise if warming continues, threatening coastal communities ...

Feb 22, 2010
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LSU gets to the bottom of things -- in Antarctica

Antarctica has long held secrets of the earth's history locked in its icy depths, and until recently, there has been very little information on the environments that have been sealed beneath miles of ice for millions of years. ...

Nov 24, 2009
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From Greenhouse to Icehouse

A new study that reconstructed ocean temperatures from millions of years ago could provide new insight into how the Earth responds to climate change.

Nov 24, 2009
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