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Image: Volcanic uplift

(PhysOrg.com) -- This Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar interferogram over the Kenyan section of the Great Rift Valley shows small surface displacements that are not visible to the naked eye of the ...

Jul 02, 2010
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Image: Carbon dioxide on the rise

(PhysOrg.com) -- The SCIAMACHY sensor on ESA?s Envisat satellite has provided scientists with invaluable data on our planet, allowing them to map global air pollution and the distribution of greenhouse gases.

Jun 28, 2010
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Earth from Space: A smoke-free Iceland

(PhysOrg.com) -- This Envisat image features a smoke-free Iceland. Although the island has received a lot of attention in the past months for its volcanic activity, it is also home to numerous glaciers, lakes, ...

Jun 04, 2010
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Can we predict when and where rock will fall?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Falling rock shatters the tranquillity of Yosemite National Park about every 10 days, and occasionally leads to fatalities. What forces trigger a rockfall? Are there precursor signals that ...

May 18, 2010
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Borexino experiment detects geo-neutrinos

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Borexino collaboration of about 80 scientists from six countries, who have been working with a detector buried 1.5 km beneath the Gran Sasso mountain near l'Aquila in Italy have detected ...

Mar 16, 2010 report
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