Posts Tagged ‘observations’

Cloud seeding for snow: Does it work? Scientists report first quantifiable observations

For the first time, scientists have obtained direct, quantifiable observations of cloud seeding for increased snowfall — from the growth of ice crystals, through the processes that occur in clouds, to the eventual snowfall.
The National Science Foun…

ECOPOTENTIAL Workshop "SPACED: Using Earth Observations to Protect Natural Landscapes"

The ECOPOTENTIAL H2020 project, focusing its activities on blending Earth Observations from remote sensing, field measurements, data analysis and modeling of current and future ecosystem conditions and services, is organizing this workshop in Brusse…

Have researchers finally found the first-ever exomoon?

While astronomers have located more than 1,000 verified exoplanets and several thousand other potential candidates, they have yet to find a confirmed exomoon, but now, a new study posted to the arXiv prepublication server could provide evidence of the first such discovery. According to Engadget and BBC News, Dr. David Kipping, an assistant professor of […]

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Astronomers discover extremely hot, pitch-black exoplanet

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a most unusual exoplanet that absorbs 94% of the visible light given off by its host star, making it seem as if it is pitch-black in color, according to research published last week in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. This unusual world, officially known as WASP-12b, is a “hot […]

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Mountain-sized asteroid narrowly misses Earth

A nearly three-mile-wide asteroid originally discovered in 1981 has just made a record-breaking fly-by of Earth, passing within just 4.4 million miles (7.0 million kilometers) of our home planet on September 1, various online media outlets reported over the Labor Day weekend. According to Seeker and Space.com, the approximately 2.7-mile-wide (4.4 kilometer) space rock known […]

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