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Juno’s new images reveal Ganymede’s north pole

These are the first spacecraft images yet acquired of the north pole of Ganymede, largest moon of the giant planet Jupiter. NASA’s Juno spacecraft – now orbiting Jupiter – obtained them.

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South Atlantic anomalies existed 8 – 11 million years ago

Research has revealed that strange behavior of the magnetic field in the South Atlantic region existed as far back as eight to 11 million years ago, suggesting that today’s South Atlantic Anomaly is a recurring feature and unlikely to represent an impending reversal of the Earth’s magnetic field.

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South Atlantic anomalies existed 8 – 11 million years ago

Research has revealed that strange behavior of the magnetic field in the South Atlantic region existed as far back as eight to 11 million years ago, suggesting that today’s South Atlantic Anomaly is a recurring feature and unlikely to represent an impending reversal of the Earth’s magnetic field.

5 years after New Horizons flyby, 10 cool things about Pluto

Here are 10 of the coolest, weirdest and most unexpected findings about the Pluto system scientists have learned thanks to the New Horizons spacecraft’s flyby of the distant world in 2015.

Arctic Sea Ice at Record Low for Time of Year

[ click on images to enlarge ] Arctic sea ice looks set to reach an all-time record low in September 2020. A Blue Ocean Event (BOE) is one of the many tipping points threatening to get crossed in the Arctic….

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Leipzig research balloon becomes platform for Arctic atmosphere measurements in MOSAiC

(Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)) After a preparatory period of about three years, observations that play an important role in studying the atmosphere in the Arctic will start at the end of June: For the first time the regular tethered balloon measurements conducted during the international MOSAiC expedition, are now being enhanced by a balloon that is considerably larger. With a capacity of 90 cubic metres it can be used to measure clouds and atmospheric radiation up to one and a half kilometres above the ice.

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2020 Siberian Heatwave continues

Very high temperatures hit Northern Europe and Eastern Siberia near the Arctic Ocean on June 18, 2020. This is a continuation of the heatwave that hit Siberia in May 2020. The image below, from an earlier post, shows temperature anomalies…

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2020 Siberian Heatwave continues

Very high temperatures hit Northern Europe and Eastern Siberia near the Arctic Ocean on June 18, 2020. This is a continuation of the heatwave that hit Siberia in May 2020. The image below, from an earlier post, shows temperature anomalies…