Pattern in whale songs predicts migration

First author William Oestreich observing whales aboard the off the coast of Monterey Bay, California. Credit: Dr. Jeremy Goldbogen Through the use of two advanced audio recording technologies, a collaboration of Monterey Bay researchers has ....

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Climate: Iodic acid influences cloud formation at the North Pole

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The Arctic is warming two or three times faster than the rest of the planet. This amplified warming is due to several factors, but the relative importance of each one remains ....

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Hubble watches exploding star fade into oblivion

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the quick, fading celebrity status of a supernova, the self-detonation of a star. The Hubble snapshots have been assembled into a telling movie of the titanic stellar blast ....

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Very Large Telescope spots galaxies trapped in the web of a supermassive black hole

With the help of ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found six galaxies lying around a supermassive black hole, the first time such a close grouping has been seen within the first billion years ....

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Antarctic sea ice may not cap carbon emissions as much as previously thought

The prevailing theory has been that sea ice can act as a lid to keep carbon in the ocean from escaping back to the atmosphere. However, researchers at MIT have now identified a counteracting effect ....

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Solar orbiter’s first science data shows the sun at its quietest

Overview of the Solar Orbiter magnetic field data released today. Here, the amplitude of the magnetic field is shown, along with the distance of the spacecraft from the sun in Astronomical Units (the Earth is ....

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New gas giant exoplanet discovered by NGTS survey

Full NGTS and TESS light curves for NGTS-12. The red vertical lines give the positions of the observed transits of NGTS-12b. Credit: Bryant et al., 2020. An international team of astronomers has discovered a new ....

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