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New molecules detected in Io's atmosphere

Io – Jupiter's innermost Galilean moon – is the most geologically active body in the Solar System. With over 400 active volcanic regions, plumes of sulfur can climb as high as 300 miles above the surface. ...

dateSep 19, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Pollution takes its toll on the heart

The fine particles of pollution that hang in the air can increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study conducted by a team from Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and The Feinstein Institute for ...

dateSep 20, 2010 in Health
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Wildfires dot central Russia's landscape

This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on July 10, 2014. Each hot spot, which appears as a red mark, is an ...

dateJul 10, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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New England lakes recovering rapidly from acid rain

For more than 40 years, policy makers have been working to reduce acid rain, a serious environmental problem that can devastate lakes, streams, and forests and the plants and animals that live in these ecosystems. Now new ...

dateJun 09, 2014 in Environment
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