Posts Tagged NASA

In Greenland’s Melting Ice, A Warning on Hard Climate Choices…

Greenland is melting at an unprecedented rate, causing vast quantities of ice to disappear and global sea levels to rise. The fate of the ice sheet is not sealed, but unless CO2 emissions are sharply cut, the long-term existence of Greenland’s ice is in doubt… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/in-greenlands-melting-ice-a-warning-on-hard-climate-choices Advertisements

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

This recap takes us up into space, deep down into the ocean, and way back in history… Read it here at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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Antarctica Is Melting Away: More Than 3 Trillion Tons of Ice Vanished Since 1992…

Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tons of ice in the past 25 years, and that ice loss has accelerated rapidly over the last five years… Read the article here at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/62811-antarctica-3-trillion-tons-ice-lost.html Here are some other interesting articles about Antarctica from LiveScience: https://www.livescience.com/62759-largest-antarctic-iceberg-b15-is-melting.html In Photos: Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf Through Time https://www.livescience.com/6151-antarctica-falling.html    

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The Cassini spacecraft’s dive in between Saturn’s rings, explained – Vox… 

Some exciting outer space news from vox.com: http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/4/26/15420666/cassini-spacecraft-dives-saturn-rings-google-doodle

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Earth At Night – New Global Maps Created From Satellite Imagery | Video… 

Enjoy these views of Earth at night (livescience.com): http://www.livescience.com/58661-earth-at-night-new-global-maps-created-from-satellite-imagery-video.html

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Put a Ring on It! Saturn Impresses in Stunning Valentine’s Day Photos… 

Enjoy some ‘out-of-space’ news from Livescience.com: http://www.livescience.com/57861-saturn-valentines-day-photos.html

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New details of Greenland ice loss revealed… 

Summary:  Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland campaign, data from the new program are providing a dramatic increase in knowledge of how Greenland’s ice sheet is melting from below… Read the article at sciencedaily.com: New details of Greenland ice loss revealed

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Delaware-size iceberg is about to break off from Antarctica… 

Article posted on livescience.com: Delaware-size iceberg is about to break off from Antarctica

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Hubble gazes at a cosmic megamaser… 

News from the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER posted on EurekAlert.org: Hubble gazes at a cosmic megamaser

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NASA’s Climate Change Data Key To Preparing Cities For Possible Catastrophes… 

A NASA video update on climate change from livescience.com: NASA’s Climate Change Data Key To Preparing Cities For Possible Catastrophes – Video 

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How lightning strikes can improve storm forecasts… 

Summary:  Real-time lightning observations could significantly improve forecasts of large storm events, say scientists. Apart from ground stations, weather forecasts are heavily dependent on weather satellites for information to start or “initialize” the numerical weather prediction models that are the foundation of modern weather prediction. What’s missing is accurate, real-time information about air moisture content, […]

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Climate Change Captured in Stunning Antarctic Ice Photos… 

NASAs Operation IceBridge missions offers a view of melting ice in the Antarctic region… Read and view at news.nationalgeographic.com: Climate Change Captured in Stunning Antarctic Ice Photos

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Fewer low clouds in the tropics…

Summary: With the help of satellite data, ETH scientists have shown that low-level cloud cover in the tropics thins out as the earth warms. Since this cloud cover has a cooling effect on the climate, the two-degree warming target may therefore be reached earlier than many models have predicted… Source eurekalert.org: Fewer low clouds in […]

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May Marks One More Record Hot Month for the World…

From climatecentral.org: May was the fifth record warm month this year, upping the odds that 2016 will be the hottest year on record… Source: May Marks One More Record Hot Month for the World

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Global Warming Basics: What Has Changed?…

This is a re-post from tamino’s Open Mind blog which seeks to enlighten the reader on the responses to the following questions as stated in paragraph ‘2’, “Perhaps the most basic question for a lot of people is “What has changed?” Has climate changed already? In what way? What have we seen in the last few […]

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Human fingerprint on global air quality…

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What is a Black Hole?…

(from nasa.gov)…        A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying. Because no light can get out, people can’t see black holes. They are […]

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Pictures of Earth From 1972 to Today…

Published 21 July 2015 on ‘news.nationalgeographic.com’… NASA’s ‘Blue Marbles’: Pictures of Earth From 1972 to Today …NASA released a photo of the entire sunlit side of Earth—the first since the original Blue Marble photo in 1972. NASA has released several similar images of Earth since then, but they were stitched together from multiple photos taken […]

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