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NASA/Forest Service Maps Aid Fire Recovery

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  • New maps of burn areas from two California megafires are so detailed, they can show individual trees.
  • The maps are being used in rehabilitating the burn areas and protecting wildlife.
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It's the Final Act for Larsen B Ice Shelf, NASA Finds

A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and is likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade. 723 more words

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The probability of earthquakes has changed following new study

A new report by the U.S. Geological survey has introduced a new earthquake forecast model that changes the forecasts for magnitude, location, and likelihood as compared to the 2007 forecast model. 465 more words

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NASA Selects Advanced Space Technology Concepts for Further Study


NASA has selected 15 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), a program that aims to turn science fiction into science fact through the development of pioneering technologies. 688 more words

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Star Explosion is Lopsided, Finds NASA's NuSTAR

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has found evidence that a massive star exploded in a lopsided fashion, sending ejected material flying in one direction and the core of the star in the other. 780 more words

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Saturn Moon's Activity Could Be 'Curtain Eruptions'



New research using data from NASA’s Cassini mission suggests most of the eruptions from Saturn’s moon Enceladus might be diffuse curtains rather than discrete jets. Many features that appear to be individual jets of material erupting along the length of prominent fractures in the moon’s south polar region might be phantoms created by an optical illusion, according to the new study. 486 more words

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