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NASA Kicks Off Field Campaign to Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…NASA embarked this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States in an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain. Phytoplankton, tiny ocean plants that absorb carbon…

Hubble Team Unveils Most Colorful View of Universe Captured by Space Telescope

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe – among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the 24-year-old telescope. Researchers say the image, in new study called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, provides…

NASA Telescopes Find Close Neighbor of the Sun

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what appears to be the coldest “brown dwarf” known — a dim, star-like body that, surprisingly, is as frosty as Earth’s North Pole. Images from the space telescopes also pinpointed the object’s distance to 7.2 light-years…

Astronomers Measure Spin of Distant Black Hole for First Time

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Astronomers have accomplished the first direct measurement of the spin of a distant black hole, an important advance for understanding how black holes grow over time, scientists say. The research suggests that this black hole grew by gradually merging material rather than pulling…

NASA Confirms Sustained Long-Term Climate Warming Trend

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Scientists now say 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 for the seventh warmest year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures, according to a new report out from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). With the exception of 1998,…