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Mars Will Become a Ringed Planet When Phobos Dies
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, interesting, Nature Geoscience, news, science, space, study, U.C. Berkeley, interesting )

- 11 hours ago -
The Martian moon will break apart, due to gravity and tidal forces, before it hits the atmosphere, creating a debris ring that will encircle Mars for millions of years. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
First Flowers to Bloom in Space Aboard the International Space Station
Science & Tech  (tags: astronauts, atmosphere recycling, food, interesting, ISS, Mars, nasa, news, space )

- 5 days ago -
Astronauts are growing quick-sprouting Zinnia flowers on the ISS to determine how to grow flowering veggies, like tomatoes. Growing veggies for food is crucial for the manned Mars mission, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
In a Rapidly Warming World, More Rain Can Mean Less Water
Science & Tech  (tags: Columbia University, environment, global warming, greenhouse gases, humans, interesting, news, Potsdam Institute, science, snow packs, water )

- 8 days ago -
Researchers warn that water managers around the globe must prepare for a world where vital snow reservoirs no longer exist, such as the Rocky Mountains, leading to a total water scarcity, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Rapid Loss of Massive Greenland Glacier Will Have Significant Global Impact
Science & Tech  (tags: Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, climate change, global warming, greenhouse gases, interesting, news, science, University of California Irvine, University of Kansas, Zachariae Isstrom¬†glacier )

- 9 days ago -
One of GreenlandâEUR(TM)s largest ice sheets is melting at a rate of five billion tons per year, enough to flood US coastlines and most other coastal countries, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Why the Orbits of Pluto's Moons Are Perplexing Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, interesting, nasa, New Horizon, Pluto, science, Smithsonian Magazine, space )

- 14 days ago -
The moons orbiting Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, are spinning incredibly fast; one is spinning backward against its orbit and some are tilted on their sides. Scientists are puzzled, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Supposedly 'Extinct' Omura's Whales Spotted
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, endangered, Good News, interesting, news, Omura's whales, research, science, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution )

- 20 days ago -
A whale species marine conservationists feared was extinct is now living off the coast of Madagascar. They emit song-like vocalizations that may play a role in mating. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Comet Lovejoy Is Producing Alcohol and Sugar in Trek Across Space
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Comet Lovejoy, discovery, interesting, life, news, organic compounds, Paris Observatory, science, space )

- 32 days ago -
This discovery marks the first time ethyl alcohol, the same type in alcoholic beverages, has been observed in a comet. It means comets could have supplied Earth with life, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Life First Emerged on Earth a Lot Earlier Than We Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, Australia, discovery, Earth, interesting, life, news, science, Temple University, Stanford University, UCLA )

- 33 days ago -
A discovery of carbon from a long-decayed living organism inside volcanic rock indicates that life began on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, when Earth was still in a volcanic stage. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
25 Million Americans Could Lose Their Homes to Global Warming: Will You?
Environment  (tags: CO2, climate change, flooding, environment, global warming, greenhouse gases, interesting, news, Proceedings of the National Academy of S, science, Thomson Reuters Foundation )

- 43 days ago -
Their homes will be submerged by rising warming oceans unless aggressive cuts to greenhouse gas, according to National Academy of Sciences. Ice sheets in Antarctica and elsewhere are melting, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
NASA Lays Out Three-Phase Plan for Putting Astronauts on Mars
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroids, astronauts, astronomy, exploration, humans, interesting, Mars, Moon, nasa, news, science, space )

- 46 days ago -
NASA aims to put astronauts on Mars in 2030 after gathering more human spaceflight expertise in low Earth orbit aboard the ISS, and then onto deep-space missions to retrieve asteroid samples. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
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