News tagged with northern hemisphere

When the Sahara turned to sand

The Sahara wasn't always a desert. Trees and grasslands dominated the landscape from roughly 10,000 years ago to 5,000 years ago. Then, abruptly, the climate changed, and north Africa began to dry out.

dateNov 11, 2013 in Earth Sciences
shares0 comments 4

How to foresee US heat waves

Scientists have fingerprinted a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than two weeks ...

dateOct 27, 2013 in Earth Sciences
shares0 comments 2

Cassini watches storm choke on its own tail

(Phys.org)—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 ...

dateJan 31, 2013 in Space Exploration
shares0 comments 3

Saturn's north polar hexagon

(Phys.org)—Saturn's north polar hexagon basks in the Sun's light now that spring has come to the northern hemisphere. Many smaller storms dot the north polar region and Saturn's signature rings, which appear ...

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Space Exploration
shares0 comments 7

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, ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Earth Sciences
shares0 comments 8

CubeSats launched from the space station

Five tiny CubeSats were deployed from the International Space Station on Thursday and astronaut Chris Hadfield called the image above "surreal" on Twitter. And rightly so, as they look like a cross between ...

dateOct 08, 2012 in Space Exploration
shares0 comments 0

STAR TRAK for October

As the short nights of summer give way to the longer nights of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, Jupiter will come into view above the southeastern horizon as the sun sets. The huge planet will be much brighter ...

dateOct 04, 2011 in Space Exploration
shares0 comments 10