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- Robert Bindschadler's Antarctic Blog
-- NASA's Robert Bindschadler wrote a blog during his latest trip to
Antarctica on a quest to carry out experiments at Pine Island Glacier.
The blog details his journey to learn more about why the glacier's ice
shelf is experiencing accelerated thinning of its ice, causing an
impact on sea level.
- Tour Of The Cryosphere: Earth's Frozen Assets (Poster)
-- The cryosphere is those parts of Earth's surface where water is
found in solid form: sea ice, glaciers, permafrost, ice sheets and
icebergs. This color poster shows how NASA Earth-observing satellites
are providing scientists with insights into the cryosphere. The poster
can be downloaded in multiple sizes and formats.
- 2008 Arctic Sea Ice Concentration Map
-- Using the latest satellite observations from early 2008, NASA
researchers and others report that the Arctic is still on 'thin ice'
when it comes to the condition of sea ice cover in the region. This ice
concentration map from March 9, 2008, shows maximum extent of sea ice
in the Northern Hemisphere.
- NASA Satellite Finds Interior of Mars Is Colder
-- New observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicate
that the crust and upper mantle of Mars are stiffer and colder than
- NASA Phoenix Mission Ready for Landing in Mars's North Polar Region
-- NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is preparing to end its long journey and
begin a three-month mission to taste and sniff fistfuls of Martian soil
and buried ice. The lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet
- 'Broken Heart' Image the Last for NASA's Long-Lived Polar Mission
-- NASA's Polar satellite concluded its successful 10-year mission with
a breathtaking image of the colorful dancing lights of an aurora.
- Inflatable Habitat Blog
-- Get the cold, hard facts about setting up an inflatable lunar
habitat in Antarctica straight from the frigid fingers of Larry Toups,
habitat lead for NASA's Constellation Program Lunar Surface Systems
Office, as he keeps an online journal of the process during January
- Scientific Balloons Achieve Antarctic Flight Record
-- NASA and the National Science Foundation have achieved a new
milestone in conducting scientific observations from balloons, by
launching and operating three long-duration flights within a single
Antarctic summer. Scientists are using the balloons to investigate the
nature of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays and to search for antimatter.
- NASA Scientists Fly Over Arctic to Study New Year Meteor Shower
-- NASA scientists and astronomers took to the skies at the top of the
world to observe the Quadrantid meteor shower. Scientists believe this
could be the most brilliant meteor shower in 2008 with over 100 visible
meteors per hour at its peak.
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