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2018 Fourth Warmest Year in Continued Warming Trend, According to NASA, NOAA

2018 Fourth Warmest Year in Continued Warming Trend, According to NASA, NOAA

 Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Global temperatures in 2018 were 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.83 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists…

Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay

Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay

A gigantic cavity — two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall — growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is one of several disturbing discoveries reported in a new NASA-led study of the disintegrating glacier. The findings highlight the need…

Iguana-Sized Dinosaur Cousin Discovered in Antarctica

Iguana-Sized Dinosaur Cousin Discovered in Antarctica

“Antarctic king” shows how life at the South Pole bounced back after mass extinction Antarctica wasn’t always a frozen wasteland—250 million years ago, it was covered in forests and rivers, and the temperature rarely dipped below freezing. It was also home to diverse wildlife, including early relatives of…

ANSEP Welcomes NASA Astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris Jr for 24th Annual Celebration

ANSEP Welcomes NASA Astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris Jr for 24th Annual Celebration

  Over 40 middle school students from Southeast join in Celebration as part of ANSEP Middle School Academy…

Making the Arctic Accessible for Excellent Science

Making the Arctic Accessible for Excellent Science

Making the Arctic accessible for excellent science EU funds an Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium, which will provide researchers…

Hubble’s Cosmic Holiday Wreath

Hubble’s Cosmic Holiday Wreath

This festive NASA Hubble Space Telescope image resembles a holiday wreath made of sparkling lights. The bright southern…

Holiday Asteroid Imaged with NASA Radar

Holiday Asteroid Imaged with NASA Radar

The December 2018 close approach by the large, near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220 has provided astronomers an outstanding opportunity…

NASA Telescopes Take a Close Look at the Brightest Comet of 2018

NASA Telescopes Take a Close Look at the Brightest Comet of 2018

As the brilliant comet 46P/Wirtanen streaked across the sky, NASA telescopes caught it on camera from multiple angles.…

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