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Global Weather Conditions Interactive Visualization

Global Weather Conditions Interactive Visualization

This up-to-date visualization uses Vector and raster map data from Natural Earth, to artfully depict weather conditions around the globe. With updated weather forecasts, you can actually view the various waves and currents that are taking place globally. It is an interactive visualization that ...

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Was Venus Once a Habitable Planet?

Was Venus Once a Habitable Planet?

A new study, published by the European Space Agency (ESA), reports that the planet Venus might have had some oceans in its distant past. Although nowadays Earth and Venus seem very different, it is possible that in the past they ...

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Ribbon at Edge of Solar System

Ribbon at Edge of Solar System

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Las Alamos, New Mexico have discovered a ribbon of solar material collected at the very edge of the solar system. The High Energy Neutral Atom Imager on NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has ...

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Earth’s Atmosphere Came From Outer Space

Earth’s Atmosphere Came From Outer Space

A joint team of researchers, from the University of Manchester and the University of Houston, has discovered that the gases which formed the Earth’s atmosphere and its oceans probably come from outer space. Their recently published report challenges traditional theories ...

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Herschel Crater on Mimas of Saturn

Herschel Crater on Mimas of Saturn

Mimas, one of the smaller round moons of Saturn, sports Herschel crater, one of the larger impact craters in the entire Solar System. The robotic Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn took the above image of Herschel crater in unprecedented detail ...

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Avatar’s Moon Pandora Could Be Real

Avatar’s Moon Pandora Could Be Real

NASA’s Kepler mission has excited the imagination of many astronomers, when it showed recently the potential to detect Earth-sized objects and habitable moons. In a new paper, researcher from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics suggests that stellar objects could have ...

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How Saturn’s Moon Got Its Stripes

How Saturn’s Moon Got Its Stripes

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have revealed the origins of tiger stripes and a subsurface ocean on Enceladus, one of Saturn’s many moons. In addition to explaining these geological features, the study sheds light on the evolution of planets ...

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Supercomputer Models Earth’s Early Interior

Supercomputer Models Earth’s Early Interior

Researchers at the University of California at Davis are modeling the early interior of the Earth using supercomputers. These models show the distribution of four different types of iron at the point when magma crystallized into its solid form 4.5 ...

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The Magnetic Sun-Earth Connection

The Magnetic Sun-Earth Connection

A Goddard Space Flight Center physicist and other researchers have revealed more about the sun-earth connection via a magnetic portal. Earth’s magnetosphere is full of particles from the sun, and now it seems they arrive in flux transfer events occurring ...

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Young Planets Remain Hot Longer than Assumed

Young Planets Remain Hot Longer than Assumed

An MIT scientist suggests young planets maintain a high temperature for several million years, much longer than previously assumed. This can make such planets easier to detect, because during this hot stage their brightness is not overshadowed by that of ...

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