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Flying thermometers

Some satellites carry instruments that provide measurements of the surface temperature of oceans and seas – like a thermometer in the sky. Scientists met recently to review data from new satellite missions ...

dateJul 13, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Can astronomers detect exoplanet oceans?

Detecting water on the surface of exoplanets is becoming a high priority for researchers, as surface water is considered a requirement for habitability. New research examines whether or not the "glint" of ...

dateJul 13, 2012 in Astronomy
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