Posts Tagged ‘Earth’

Water Use: Drought and Beyond

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
drought, water, pacific institutute, agriculture, irrigation, conservation

In a drier world, how can we use water more intelligently?

Do Super-Earths Look Like Earth?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Ryan Wyatt, exoplanets, aas, astronomical, society, meeting, exoplanets, gliese, 581d, fragile planet, water, nick cowan, northwestern, earth, tectonic

How watery are Earth-like exoplanets?

Juno to Jupiter

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
juno, jupiter, earth, nasa, moon, flyby, magnetic field, formation, planet

Juno is on its way to Jupiter, but first it made a quick Earth flyby…

Billions of Earths?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
exoplanets, UC Berkeley, Earth, Earthlike, NASA, space, Kepler, Ames

Kepler’s discoveries point to billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy alone.

Signs of Life

Friday, September 20th, 2013
methane, mars, nasa, curiosity, cosmic, comets, martians, microbes, microbial, life, earth, rivers, routes, early, humans, migration, out of africa

Buried ancient rivers and missing martians– our Friday round-up of science headlines!

Titan’s Missing Waves

Thursday, July 25th, 2013
titan, cassini, waves, water, oceans, tides, rain, wind, saturn, moons, Earth

Eerily, waves appear to be missing from Saturn’s moist moon.

Space Gold

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
neutron stars, gamma-ray, bursts, gold, Earth, Universe, elements, stars

Space gold is even rarer than Earth gold, which makes the precious metal special—on our planet and in the Universe at large.

Tiny Satellite Vegetation Map

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Proba-V satellite for vegetation monitoring. Image credit: ESA.

Beautiful Map of World’s Vegetation

Fast Radio Burst Mystery

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
cosmic, mystery, high-energy, universe, astronomy, fast radio burst, radio, galactic latitude, milky way, universe, earth, relativistic objects, magnetar, galaxies, astronomical, matter

The newest cosmic mystery: four distinct high-energy flashes! (Is the Universe trying to get our attention?) Astronomers are calling them Fast Radio Bursts, but we have yet to determine their origins.

Plasmaspheric Wind

Monday, July 8th, 2013
heliosphere, space wind, earth, magnetic field, magnetosphere, plasmasphere, plasma, magnetic activity, cluster spacecraft, charged particles, atmosphere, wind, solar system

Scientists proposed the existence of a space wind surrounding Earth about 20 years ago, but direct detection has eluded scientists until now.

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