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Shining a light on the aurora of Mars

ESA's Mars Express has shed new light on the Red Planet's rare ultraviolet aurora by combining for the first time remote observations with in situ measurements of electrons hitting the atmosphere.

dateNov 05, 2015 in Space Exploration
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A breathing planet, off balance

Earth's oceans and land cover are doing us a favor. As people burn fossil fuels and clear forests, only half of the carbon dioxide released stays in the atmosphere, warming and altering Earth's climate. The other half is ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in Environment
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Seven case studies in carbon and climate

Every part of the mosaic of Earth's surface—ocean and land, Arctic and tropics, forest and grassland—absorbs and releases carbon in a different way. Wild-card events such as massive wildfires and drought complicate the ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in Environment
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How TIMED flies: Unexpected trends in carbon data

NASA's TIMED mission, short for Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics, has confirmed a surprisingly fast carbon dioxide increase in Earth's upper atmosphere, raising questions about how different layers ...

dateOct 29, 2015 in Environment
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