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Openings in Antarctic Sea Ice

According to a new analysis of climate models by an international team of researchers, heat escaping from the ocean through polynyas or openings in sea ice – influences sea and atmospheric temperatures and wind patterns around the globe – even rainfall around the tropics. Check out this Article from Earksy.org: http://earthsky.org/earth/openings-in-antarctic-sea-ice-influence-global-climate?mc_cid=21722f1550&mc_eid=36fb49e54a    

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40th Anniversary of Voyager

  NASA On September 5, 1977, Voyager 1 was launched on a mission to explore where nothing had flown before. First on its journey were Jupiter and Saturn and it is currently exploring interstellar space. Its twin spacecraft, Voyager 2, visited Uranus and Neptune and is now in the outermost layer of the heliosphere, called the heliosheath. Forty years later,…

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Alien Seekers Report Repeated Radio Bursts

Breakthrough Listen – a global astronomical initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe, launched in 2015 by Internet investor Yuri Milner and cosmologist Stephen Hawking used the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia to observe the bursts from the mysterious distant object known as FRB 121102.

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Water on TRAPPIST 1 Planets?

Planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system An international team of astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the seven earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. The results suggest that the outer planets of the system might still harbor substantial amounts of water. This includes the three planets within the habitable zone of…

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