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NASA Data Reveals Mega-Canyon under Greenland Ice Sheet

Image Credit: NASA / GSFC

Data from a NASA airborne science mission reveals evidence of a large and previously unknown canyon hidden under a mile of Greenland ice.

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Mars Society Announces Team Planning Arctic 365-day 'Mars' Mission

The Mars Society has announced its team of scientists that will plan its 2014 Mars Arctic 365 mission at the FMARS facility (pictured above) in Devon Island, Canada. Photo Credit: The Mars Society.

The Mars Society announced its team of scientists that will initiate the Mars Arctic 365 mission, which is slated to take [...]

The Mars Society Builds Infrastructure for Year-Long FMARS Mission

Members of The Mars Society’s Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station check out their equipment during this year’s expedition. Photo Credit: The Mars Society

The Mars Society announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (EU-INTERACT) to use the Flashline Mars Arctic Research [...]

NASA Begins New Season of Arctic Ice Science Flights

Image Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Operation IceBridge scientists have begun another season of research activity over Arctic ice sheets and sea ice, with the first of a series of science flights from Greenland completed Wednesday.

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NASA Finds Sea Ice Decline Driving Rise in Arctic Air Pollutants

The thickest Arctic sea ice, which once covered most of the Arctic basin, now only covers roughly a third of the area when compared to satellite imagery from 1980. Image Credit: NASA

 

The thickest Arctic sea ice, which once covered most of the Arctic basin, now only covers roughly a third of the area it did in 1980. Image Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — Drastic reductions in Arctic sea ice in the last decade may be intensifying the chemical release of bromine into the atmosphere, resulting in ground-level [...]