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Image: Vanguard satellite, 1958

One of the Vanguard satellites is checked out at Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1958. Vanguard 1, the world's first solar-powered satellite, launched on St. Patrick's Day (March 17) 1958. It was designed to test ...

dateMar 18, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Getting to the origins of photosynthesis

One of the most important areas in all of biology is the evolution of photosynthesis. Some species of single celled cyanobacteria, through photosynthesis, forever changed the atmosphere of the early Earth by filling it with ...

dateMar 10, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Image: Global cloud fraction map of Earth

Decades of satellite observations and astronaut photographs show that clouds dominate space-based views of Earth. One study based on nearly a decade of satellite data estimated that about 67 percent of ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Growing interest in geotourism

According to the Geological Survey of Sweden, (SGU), there is growing interest among the country's municipalities, organisations and other local initiatives in running geotourism and geoparks. Among those ...

dateApr 28, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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