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July 29, 2014
Lead Pollution Beat Explorers to South Pole, Persists Today
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 29, 2014
Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole in December 1911. More than 100 years later, an international team of scientists that includes a NASA researcher has proven that air pollution from industrial activities arrived to the planet's southern pole long before any human. Using data from 16 ice cores collected from widely spaced locations around the Antarctic continent, including the South Pole, a group led by Joe McConnell of the Desert Research Institute (DRI ... read more

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NASA's Van Allen Probes Show How to Accelerate Electrons
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ADS and Esri Take Satellite Imagery Services to a Premium Level
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Ten-Year Endeavor: NASA's Aura Tracks Pollutants
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Hyperspec Sensors Target Vegetation Fluorescence
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Three NASA satellites dissect powerful Typhoon Neoguri
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NASA's RapidScat to Unveil Hidden Cycles of Sea Winds
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First images from SPOT 7 satellite within three days after launch
Airbus Defence and Space has published the first images obtained from the SPOT 7 satellite, a mere three days after its launch on 30 June. Over the last few hours, the entire chain - from satellite ... more
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NASA's Aquarius Returns Global Maps of Soil Moisture
Scientists working with data from NASA's Aquarius instrument have released worldwide maps of soil moisture, showing how the wetness of the land fluctuates with the seasons and weather phenomena. ... more
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GPM Satellite Sees First Atlantic Hurricane
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NASA NOAA Water Vapor Animations Over Oceans
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Monitoring climate change from space
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