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Next Launch GPS IIF-8 on a Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
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29 Oct 14 17:21:00 GMT
29 Oct 14 13:21:00 EDT

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NASA’s New MAVEN Probe Tantalizes Scientists With Unprecedented First Science Results From Mars

Three views of an escaping atmosphere, obtained by MAVEN’s Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph. By observing all of the products of water and carbon dioxide breakdown, MAVEN’s remote sensing team can characterize the processes that drive atmospheric loss on Mars. Credit: University of Colorado/NASA

NASA’s new MAVEN Mars orbiter has taken a series of unprecedented images [...]

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 [...]