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January 16, 2014
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‘Standing on a comet’: Rosetta mission will contribute to space weather research

ANN ARBOR — A comet-bound spacecraft that’s been in sleep mode for more than two years is scheduled to wake up on the morning of Jan. 20—beginning the home stretch of its decade-long journey to a mile-wide ball of rock, … Continue reading

June 23, 2013
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How did a third radiation belt appear in the Earth’s upper atmosphere?

Since the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts in in the Earth’s upper atmosphere in 1958, space scientists have believed that these belts consisted of two doughnut-shaped rings of highly charged particles — an inner ring of high-energy electrons … Continue reading

March 22, 2013
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Planck Mission Brings Universe into Sharp Focus

PASADENA, Calif. — The Planck space mission has released the most accurate and detailed map ever made of the oldest light in the universe, revealing new information about its age, contents and origins. Planck is a European Space Agency mission. … Continue reading

December 16, 2012
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‘House Hunters Walrus’

UD camera system records sea ice, identifies ideal walrus habitats About the video: A University of Delaware research team led by Chandra Kambhamettu has developed a novel camera system to map the surface topography of Arctic sea ice, identifying the … Continue reading

April 15, 2012
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Space Weather Forecast: Sunspotty, With an Increasing Chance of Solar Storms

The past few months have seen a spate of solar flares – bringing spectacular views of the northern lights as far south as Seattle – along with media speculation that the electrical activity could disrupt power grids, satellites or ground … Continue reading

April 15, 2012
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The Emperor’s New Close-Up

U researchers map emperor penguin colonies by satellite Emperor penguins may be icons of the Antarctic, but they aren’t immune to disturbances in their environment. As climatic and other changes unfold, emperors may dwindle in numbers. But how to tell, … Continue reading

February 19, 2012
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NASA Map Sees Earth’s Trees in a New Light

PASADENA, Calif. – A NASA-led science team has created an accurate, high-resolution map of the height of Earth’s forests. The map will help scientists better understand the role forests play in climate change and how their heights influence wildlife habitats … Continue reading