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Undersea anchors of ice that help prevent Antarctica's land ice from slipping into the ocean are shrinking at more than twice the rate compared with 50 years ago, research shows. More than a third of these frozen...
An international team of scientists from China, the U.S. and Europe has studied new fossils of the marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. This research has made it possible to fully describe the bizarre, very impressive animal for...

Satellite images show coastal algae blooms have grown larger over past two decades

A team of Earth scientists affiliated with multiple institutions in China and the U.S. has found that coastal algae blooms (also known as phytoplankton...

Before and after satellite images show scale of earthquake destruction in Turkey

Thousands of people across swathes of Turkey and Syria were killed in Monday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake and the various aftershocks that followed. Tens of thousands...

Old NASA satellite falling from sky this weekend, low threat

A 38-year-old retired NASA satellite is about to fall from the sky. NASA said Friday the chance of wreckage falling on anybody is "very low."...

Landslide risk remains long after an earthquake, according to satellite imagery study

Satellite observations have revealed that weak seismic ground shaking can trigger powerful landslide acceleration—even several years after a significant earthquake. These observations help paint a...

Satellite data finds landfills are methane ‘super emitters’

Landfills are releasing large amounts of planet-warming methane gas into the atmosphere from the decomposition of waste and are a significant contributor to such...

NASA satellite breaks from orbit around Earth, heads to moon

A satellite the size of a microwave oven successfully broke free from its orbit around Earth on Monday and is headed toward the moon,...

Satellite images reveal dramatic loss of global wetlands over past two decades

An analysis of more than a million satellite images has revealed that 4,000 square kilometers of tidal wetlands have been lost globally over twenty...

Satellite mission finds that Tonga volcanic eruption effects reached space

When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15, 2022, it sent atmospheric shock waves, sonic booms, and tsunami waves around the world....

Using satellite data to help direct response to natural disasters

Researchers have developed a way to use satellite imaging data to create 3D images that could quickly detect changes on the Earth's surface, a...

US intelligence satellite launched from California

A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office was launched into space from California on Sunday. The NROL-85 satellite lifted off at 6:13 a.m....

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