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2008-12-08 10:25:00

Intensifying winds in the Southern Ocean have had little influence on the strength of the Southern Ocean circulation and therefore its ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

2008-08-22 21:00:17

W hen Vancouver fused-glass artist Eric Argo moved from Hawaii to the mainland, he didn't leave his aloha spirit behind.

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2008-06-16 19:35:00

Global sea level has risen 20 centimeters (eight inches) in the past 100 years, and the rate of rise is predicted to accelerate as Earth warms. NASA satellites will help us understand and deal with these changes.

2006-04-24 07:20:00

Shipbuilders in this small Greek port are struggling with handmade tools and methods used millennia ago to recreate the Argo, the legendary vessel of Jason and the Argonauts.

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2005-07-09 15:10:00

For the first time, researchers have the tools and expertise to understand the rate at which sea level is changing and the mechanisms that drive that change. Sea levels rise and fall as oceans warm and cool and as ice on land grows and shrinks.

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2005-02-17 08:17:39

Scientists have discovered dramatic changes in the temperature and salinity of deep waters in the Southern Ocean that they warn could have a major impact on global climate.


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Vela (the sail) Constellation -- Location: Mostly Southern Hemisphere, low on the horizon in the Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 09h; Declination: -50; Source: Modern constellation by astronomer Abbe Nicholas de Lacaille The story behind the name: Vela, the Sails, was originally part of Argo Navis, the ship of Jason and his Argonauts. When the International Astronomical Union officially defined the 88 constellations and their boundaries, the constellation (the ship)...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Carina (keel of a ship) Constellation -- Location: Mostly Southern Hemisphere, low on the horizon in the Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 09h; Declination: -60; Source: Modern Constellation by astronomer Abbe Nicholas de Lacaille, from Argo Navis; Greek mythology, also Egyptian and Indian Carina means the keel or bottom of a ship. This constellation was originally part of a larger pattern representing an entire sailing ship. A ship pattern was recognized by several...

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obdormition
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