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Almost 40 years ago, NASA's Mariner 9 spacecraft relayed to Earth the first video images of Mars' northern polar ice cap, revealing a strange pattern of spiral swirls that has puzzled scientists ever since.
North America, Europe and eastern Asia could see more cold, moist and snowy winters much like the one that just passed, according to one top scientist.
NASAâ€™s first dedicated oceanographic field campaign goes to sea next week to take an up-close look at how changing conditions in the Arctic are affecting the oceanâ€™s chemistry and ecosystems that play a critical role in global climate change.
PASADENA, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have helped scientists solve a pair of mysteries dating back four decades and provided new information about climate change on the Red Planet. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Shallow Radar, or SHARAD, instrument aboard MRO revealed subsurface geology allowing scientists to reconstruct the formation of a large chasm and a series of spiral troughs on the...
Scientists have reconstructed the formation of two curious features in the northern ice cap of Marsâ€”a chasm larger than the Grand Canyon and a series of spiral troughsâ€”solving a pair of mysteries dating back four decades while finding new evidence of climate change on Mars.
As ESAâ€™s Mission Scientist for CryoSat, Mark Drinkwaterâ€™s role in supporting the preparation of the mission has been to ensure that the satellite and data processing systems are compatible with achieving the missionâ€™s objectives of deriving accurate measurements of ice-thickness change.
The launch of ESA's CryoSat-2 satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, scheduled for February 25, has been delayed due to a concern related to the second stage steering engine of the Dnepr launcher.
A US government agency predicted the melting of the polar ice cap in the year 2030. However, climate guru Al Gore said at the UN climate conference on Monday that new computer modeling indicates this could happen as soon as 2014.
A NASA plane, outfitted with lasers and ground-penetrating radar, made it first flight over Antarctica in hopes of better understanding how melting ice could swamp the planet.
A team of researchers report that the Arctic ice cap could be non-existent during the summer months 20 to 30 years from now.
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