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Piecing together the Pangea puzzle

Two hundred and fifty million years ago, all the major continents were joined together, forming a continent called Pangea (which means "all land" in Greek). The plate thickness of continents can now be measured using seismology, ...

dateJul 30, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Sun's activity controls Greenland temperatures

The sun's activity could be affecting a key ocean circulation mechanism that plays an important role in regulating Greenland's climate, according to a new study. The phenomenon could be partially responsible for cool temperatures ...

dateJul 16, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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NASA measures southwestern U.S. record rainfall

Moisture pumping into southern California and the Desert Southwest from the remnants of hurricane Delores has caused record July rainfall. Data from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission core observatory was ...

dateJul 22, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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