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Venusian Atmosphere; Space Mice Liver Trouble; Gravitation Wave Light Pulse

Posted April 20th, 2016 at 4:29 pm (UTC-5)
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New Details of Venusian Atmosphere Revealed The European Space Agency’s Venus Express orbited Earth’s closest planetary neighbor for over eight years until its mission ended in December 2014. In its final months the spacecraft was sent deep into the Venusian atmosphere for a series of low-altitude orbits. Studying data of a previously unexplored piece of […]

Scientists Find the Coldest Place on Earth

Posted December 11th, 2013 at 7:53 pm (UTC-5)
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Winter officially arrives in the Northern Hemisphere in about 10 days (12/21/13).  Here in the Washington, DC area, temperatures have already been dropping below 0° C at times. While some of us are already complaining about the recent icy temperatures we know it could be a lot worse! Scientists from NASA and the U.S. Geological […]

Global Precipitation Changes Linked to Human-induced Climate Change

Posted November 12th, 2013 at 7:43 pm (UTC-5)
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A new study shows changes in precipitation are affected by human activities and can’t be explained by natural phenomena, such as El Niños and La Niñas. Scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California published the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers suggest two mechanisms will probably cause […]

Study Finds Energy Use in Cities Causes Winter Warming

Posted January 28th, 2013 at 7:48 pm (UTC-5)
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Everyday energy consumption in urban areas could be significant enough to cause winter temperatures to rise. According to a new study funded by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), waste heat released in major cities in the Northern Hemisphere in the northern-most parts of North America and Eurasia. “The world’s most populated metropolitan areas, which […]