Spaceship Earth

    • Surviving Halloween Solar Scare
      Unprecedented observation of the solar flares that centered on Halloween may offer better ways to understand the violent jets of charged particles that reach Earth and can damage satellites. One casualty that is seeking a reprieve from the flares is a radiation experiment now orbiting
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    • Blue Dot,  Red Planet
      The Mars' Orbital Camera snapped the first ever image of the Earth as seen from another planet that shows our home as a planetary disk: the terrestrial 'pale blue dot'.
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    • Lifetime of Complex Life
      Stars grow hotter as they age, and habitable planets orbiting them become uninhabitable. How long can complex life flourish?
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    • Earthshine
      When the crescent moon is just a sliver each month, the phrase--'old moon in the young moon's arms'-- poetically describes a marvel of nature.
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    • Watching Earth Breathe
      The first continuous global observations of the biological engine that drives life on Earth will be used by scientists to study the fate of carbon in the atmosphere, the length of terrestrial growing seasons and the vitality of the ocean's food web.
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