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Aldebaran is star near moon on November 13

Will you see the red star Aldebaran – Eye of the Bull in Taurus – in the moon’s glare tonight? More here, including the story of Aldebaran when it joined with another bright star, Capella, to appear as a double pole star.

A fortress of ice and snow

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) After only a few days of searching, experts from the MOSAiC expedition have now found a suitable ice floe, where they will set up the research camp for their one-year-long drift through the Arctic Ocean.

IPCC Report Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

The IPCC has issued another special report: The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. How much carbon is there in the Arctic? [ click on images to enlarge ] How much carbon is present in the northern circumpolar permafrost…

This evening sees the start of MOSAiC

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) Frozen in the Arctic sea ice, scientists from 17 nations will investigate the epicentre of climate change on board the research icebreaker Polarstern for an entire year.