Space
Key ocean mission goes into orbit
Key ocean mission goes into orbit A space mission that will be critical to our understanding of climate change has launched from California.

The Jason-2 satellite will become the primary means of measuring the shape of the world's oceans, taking readings with an accuracy of better than 4cm.

Its data will track not only sea level rise but reveal how the great mass of waters are moving around the globe...

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Space cameras to monitor forests
Space cameras to monitor forests Plans to use a state-of-the-art camera onboard a satellite to monitor deforestation levels in Africa's Congo Basin have been unveiled...
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Two of the Milky Way's Spiral Arms go Missing
Two of the Milky Way's Spiral Arms go Missing St. Louis, Mo. -- For decades, astronomers have been blind to what our galaxy, the Milky Way, really looks like. After all, we sit in the midst...
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Spitzer Captures Stellar Coming of Age in our Galaxy
Spitzer Captures Stellar Coming of Age in our Galaxy More than 800,000 snapshots from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have been stitched together to create a new "coming of age" portrait of stars in our inner Milky Way galaxy...
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Excitement Builds as GLAST Readies Its Gamma-ray Vision!
Excitement Builds as GLAST Readies Its Gamma-ray Vision! Scientists around the world are excited about all the things that the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, is going to uncover after it launches on June 5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla...
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