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Another Dead Gray Whale Discovered, This Time Near Cordova

Another Dead Gray Whale Discovered, This Time Near Cordova

A NOAA-authorized team of marine mammal biologists performed a necropsy Sunday on a dead gray whale beached in the Copper River Delta, near Cordova, Alaska. The biologists–aided by the U.S. Coast Guard–spent approximately two and a half hours on Egg Island collecting tissue samples from the 42-foot long young adult…

NASA Investigation Uncovers Cause of Two Science Mission Launch Failures

NASA Investigation Uncovers Cause of Two Science Mission Launch Failures

NASA Launch Services Program (LSP) investigators have determined the technical root cause for the Taurus XL launch failures of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) and Glory missions in 2009 and 2011, respectively: faulty materials provided by aluminum manufacturer, Sapa Profiles, Inc. (SPI).  LSP’s technical investigation led to the involvement of NASA’s Office of the Inspector…

The Space Rock that hit the Moon at 37,900 Miles Per Hour

The  Space Rock that hit the Moon at 37,900 Miles Per Hour

 Outreach video produced on the occasion of the publication in the scientific journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) of the paper entitled “Multiwavelength observations of a bright impact flash during the January 2019 total lunar eclipse”, by J.M. Madiedo, J.L. Ortiz, N. Morales and…

Antarctica’s Effect on Sea Level Rise in Coming Centuries

Antarctica’s Effect on Sea Level Rise in Coming Centuries

There are two primary causes of global mean sea level rise — added water from melting ice sheets…

Meet Callichimaera Perplexa, the Platypus of Crabs

Meet Callichimaera Perplexa, the Platypus of Crabs

   Watch the video to see an animated, three-dimensional recreation of the puzzling mid-Cretaceous crab that forces…

Woolly Mammoths and Neanderthals May Have Shared Genetic Traits

Woolly Mammoths and Neanderthals May Have Shared Genetic Traits

  Findings point to molecular resemblance in climate adaptation traits of the two species, TAU researchers say A…

Alaska NOAA Team Examines Dead Endangered Sperm Whale

Alaska NOAA Team Examines Dead Endangered Sperm Whale

It was a rare find: a dead sperm whale washed up on a beach in Alaska’s famed Inside Passage in…

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Completes Flight Tests

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Completes Flight Tests

Since the Wright brothers first took to the skies of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, Dec. 17, 1903,…

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