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2009-04-06 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest Arctic sea ice data from NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center show that the decade-long trend of shrinking sea ice cover is continuing.

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2009-04-06 11:35:00

NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center say that the decade-long trend of shrinking sea ice cover in the Arctic is continuing and new evidence suggests that the ice cap is thinning as well.

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2009-03-06 10:50:00

ESA’s Mars Express orbiter imaged the snow-laden region of Rupes Tenuis on the martian north pole on July 29, 2008.

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2009-03-01 15:05:00

Renowned Arctic explorer Pen Hadow and two companions have set out on a grueling 90-day trek to the North Pole, collecting data along the way to determine precisely how fast the Arctic sea-ice is melting.

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2008-09-28 08:50:00

Following a record-breaking season of arctic sea ice decline in 2007, NASA scientists have kept a close watch on the 2008 melt season. Although the melt season did not break the record for ice loss, NASA data are showing that for a four-week period in August 2008, sea ice melted faster during that period than ever before.

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2008-09-24 08:50:00

Environmental scientists studying the world's shrinking polar ice sheets will soon get a substantial boost in computing power thanks to IU's Polar Grid Project.

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2008-09-22 13:40:00

Scientists are now able to better explain why Mars’s residual southern ice cap is misplaced, thanks to data from ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft - the martian weather system is to blame. And so is the largest impact crater on Mars – even though it is nowhere near the south pole.

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2008-09-17 08:35:00

US scientists say global warming caused arctic sea ice to melt to its second-lowest level this year, rising slightly from 2007's record but still showing a downward trend.

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2008-08-27 11:55:00

Scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center say Arctic Ocean sea ice has melted to the second lowest minimum since satellite observations began.

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2008-05-15 14:15:00

New observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicate that the crust and upper mantle of Mars are stiffer and colder than previously thought.


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