Monday, June 20, 2011

Glimpsing the End of Our Solar System

 Researchers at the University of Leicester are investigating the possible eventual fate of the solar system by examining 'white dwarf' stars elsewhere in our galaxy.
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Tropical Storm Beatriz forms off Mexico coast

 Tropical Storm Beatriz, the second named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, formed off Mexico's Pacific Coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Sunday.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011


As perplexing as it may sound, solar researchers are predicting the sun is about to fall into the doldrums,again.
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'Hidden' Galaxies of the Universe Have Lower Amounts of Heavier Elements

 A unique example of some of the lowest surface brightness galaxies in the universe have been found by an international team of astronomers lead by the Niels Bohr Institute. The galaxy has lower amounts of heavier elements than other known galaxies of this type. The discovery means that small low surface brightness galaxies may have more in common with the first galaxies formed shortly after the Big Bang than previously thought.
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Monday, June 6, 2011

Carbon Release to Atmosphere Accelerated 10 Times

 The rate of release of carbon into the atmosphere today is nearly 10 times as fast as during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), 55.9 million years ago, the best analog we have for current global warming, according to an international team of geologists. Rate matters and this current rapid change may not allow sufficient time for the biological environment to adjust.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Due to Global Warming, Arctic Access Will be Hampered by Land but Improve by Sea

Global warming over the next 40 years will cut through Arctic transportation networks like a double-edged sword, limiting access in certain areas and vastly increasing it in others, a new UCLA study predicts.
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