News tagged with northern hemisphere

Caves point to thawing of Siberia

Evidence from Siberian caves suggests that a global temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius could see permanently frozen ground thaw over a large area of Siberia, threatening release of carbon from soils, and damage to natural ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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What's baking on Saturn's moon Titan?

(—Radar images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal some new curiosities on the surface of Saturn's mysterious moon Titan, including a nearly circular feature that resembles a giant hot cross bun and shorelines ...

dateOct 16, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Cassini watches storm choke on its own tail

(—Call it a Saturnian version of the Ouroboros, the mythical serpent that bites its own tail. In a new paper that provides the most detail yet about the life and death of a monstrous thunder-and-lightning storm ...

dateJan 31, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Team pioneers new way to survey thawing Arctic

(—In the snow of Alaska, a Stanford-led team of researchers has found a new way to determine if the soil beneath lakes, normally frozen, is thawing as a result of climate change. If so, the lakes could become a ...

dateJan 31, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Vesta in Dawn's rear view mirror

(—NASA's Dawn mission is releasing two parting views of the giant asteroid Vesta, using images that were among the last taken by the spacecraft as it departed its companion for the last year.

dateSep 11, 2012 in Space Exploration
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