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Arctic Melt Ponds
2014-08-05 03:00:50

Kate Ramsayer, NASA's Earth Science News Team Even from 65,000 feet above Earth, aquamarine melt ponds in the Arctic stand out against the white sea ice and ice sheets. These ponds form every summer, as snow that built up on the ice melts, creating crystal clear pools. On July 16 and July 17, NASA’s ER-2 aircraft flew above Alaskan glaciers and to the North Pole, carrying an instrument called the Multiple Altimeter Beam Experimental Lidar, or MABEL. MABEL is a laser altimeter,...

2010-09-17 08:23:59

NASA hosted government representatives from several Latin American countries in Washington on Thursday to share information about the agency's work in that region and discuss potential future partnerships. The event highlighted potential opportunities for cooperation with NASA in Earth science, space and International Space Station research, applications and education initiatives. The participants discussed some of NASA's ongoing work in Latin America, including the NASA and U.S. Agency for...

2009-09-23 10:04:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new NASA podcast series spotlights scientific advances in monitoring agricultural production and landscape changes that affect the sustainability of the world's food supply. The videos also examine the partnerships between NASA and other government agencies concerned with the availability of food. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Beginning September 23, a new episode in the series "Science for a Hungry...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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