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Help from Above: NASA Aids Kilauea Disaster Response

Help from Above: NASA Aids Kilauea Disaster Response

On May 3, the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted from new fissures and sent lava flowing over streets and neighborhoods. As the disaster response on the ground lead by the U.S. Geological Survey kicked into gear, managers from NASA’s Earth Science Disasters Program heard from response agencies and…

ALMA and VLT Find Evidence for Stars Forming Just 250 Million Years After Big Bang

ALMA and VLT Find Evidence for Stars Forming Just 250 Million Years After Big Bang

Astronomers have used observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to determine that star formation in the very distant galaxy MACS1149-JD1 started at an unexpectedly early stage, only 250 million years after the Big Bang. This discovery also represents the most…

Jumbo Jet-Sized Asteroid Due to Whiz Past Planet on Tuesday Afternoon

Jumbo Jet-Sized Asteroid Due to Whiz Past Planet on Tuesday Afternoon

The jumbo jet-sized asteroid 2010 WC9 is approaching the earth’s neighborhood and will zoom past getting as close as 126,000 miles from us on Tuesday at speeds estimated to be approximately 29,000 miles per hour. The asteroid 2010 WC9, affectionately known as “the lost asteroid,” at 200 to…

US and UK Join Forces to Understand how Quickly a Massive Antarctic Glacier could Collapse

US and UK Join Forces to Understand how Quickly a Massive Antarctic Glacier could Collapse

The collapse of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica could significantly affect global sea levels. As part of…

BSSD Students Complete Windmill Challenge at ANSEP’s Middle School Academy

BSSD Students Complete Windmill Challenge at  ANSEP’s Middle School Academy

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program is hosting 52 students from the Bering Strait School…

Mount Cleveland Minor Eruption Reaches 22,000 Feet

Mount Cleveland Minor Eruption Reaches 22,000 Feet

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has reported an explosion and a small ash cloud emission from Mount Cleveland on…

Unprecedented Wave of Large-Mammal Extinctions Linked to Ancient Humans

Unprecedented Wave of Large-Mammal Extinctions Linked to Ancient Humans

Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and other recent human relatives may have begun hunting large mammal species down to size…

New Study Shows What Interstellar Visitor ‘Oumuamua Can Teach Us

New Study Shows What Interstellar Visitor ‘Oumuamua Can Teach Us

The first interstellar object ever seen in our solar system, named ‘Oumuamua, is giving scientists a fresh perspective…

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