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2014-02-27 06:45:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Radioactive cesium isotopes from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant — severely damaged in the 2011 tsunami and earthquake — have made their way to the waters just off the coast of Canada. The announcement was made at the annual American Geophysical Union's Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu this week, but the scientists noted that the concentrations of the two isotopes were still well below safe drinking levels, reports Brooks...

Images Offer Insight Into Martian History
2013-09-05 13:09:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new image taken by the high-resolution stereo camera on the European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express shows an area on the Red Planet that features radiating patterns. The mosaic is composed of four images of the Becquerel crater located in Arabia Terra, which is an area between the southern highlands and the northern lowlands of Mars. The Becquerel crater is the largest feature in the picture with a diameter of about 100 miles and...

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2008-12-04 17:50:00

Climate cycles persisting for millions of years on ancient Mars left a record of rhythmic patterns in thick stacks of sedimentary rock layers, revealed in three-dimensional detail by a telescopic camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Researchers using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera report the first measurement of a periodic signal in the rocks of Mars. This pushes climate-cycle fingerprints much earlier in Mars' history than more recent rhythms seen in Martian...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.