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Antarctic ice sheet melting faster than ever, alarming: New study

Using GRACE or gravitational satellite data, researchers have found that the ice sheet covering Antarctica is melting faster than ever, especially in the past one decade. Antarctica’s massive ice sheet lost twice its mass in its western portion compared to what it accumulated in the east and the┬ásouthern continent’s ice cap is melting ever faster, said researchers. The researchers were ...

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4 New NASA Missions Exploring Deep on Earth, 1 More to Begin Soon

Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space – with a fifth newly in orbit – after the busiest year of NASA Earth science launches in more than a decade. On Feb 27 last year, NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the Earth-observing Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory into space from Japan. NASA’s ...

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