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New Arctic Ice Thickness Map

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the first maps of sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, based on data from the CryoSat mission. Cryosat’s orbit goes within a couple of degrees of the poles, allowing it to collect much more … Continue reading

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Time lapse of Earth rotating under the night sky

The Very Large Telescope (VLT) is an array of four, movable optical telescopes operated by the European Southern Observatory in Chile. According to its Wikipedia entry the array is capable of seeing the gap between the headlights of a car … Continue reading

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