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Windows to the Universe

Windows to the Universe
This first global map of ocean surface saltiness, released in September 2012 by the NASA Aquarius mission team, shows the distribution of salt in the first 2 cm of the Earth's ocean. Salinity variations are one of the main drivers of ocean circulation, and are closely connected with the cycling of freshwater around the planet. High salinity is seen in the Mediterranean, Atlantic, and the Arabian Sea. Image courtesy of NASA/GSFC/JPL-Caltech

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Earth - Your life on earth Explore BBC Earth's unique interactive, personalised just to you. Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space. Investigate how the world around you has changed since you've been alive; from the amount the sea has risen, and the tectonic plates have moved, to the number of earthquakes and volcanoes that have erupted. Grasp the impact we've had on the planet in your lifetime; from how much fuel and food we've used to the species we've discovered and endangered. And see how the BBC was there with you, capturing some of the most amazing wonders of the natural world.

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WW2010 (the weather world 2010 project): Celebrating 15 Years! Editor's Note: We first started work on this web site back in 1995 when the web was still a new thing. In thinking of all the "futuristic" features of all sorts that we had been tasked to includ in it, we jokingly named it Weather World (perhaps after Disney World, or maybe Wally World in the Chevy Chase film). We started to add "2000" to that as was popular at the time for future looking products, but decided that it was too close, and bumped the number up to 2010. Although it was the development code name, we decided to keep it, shortening it to WW2010. Ironically, now in actual 2010, the site seems dated, both stylistically and technologically, though the information herein is still useful.

This Is The Most Distant Galaxy We've Ever Observed Break out the record books, because we’ve just found the most distant galaxy we’ve ever seen. Discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope, it lets us peer back into the far reaches of the universe. Called GN-z11, the galaxy is seen as it appeared 13.4 billion years ago, and owing to the expansion of the universe it is now more than 32 billion light-years from Earth. This means we are looking at it just 400 million years after the Big Bang, which is seriously impressive. The previous record for the most distant galaxy we’d found, EGS8p7, came in at 13.2 billion years. The discovery of GN-z11 will be published in The Astrophysical Journal on March 8.

Science Friday: Rockets, Planets, Stars & Bears…oh my by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , trackback Welcome back to Science Friday! I missed you all so much last week. So, to make up for it, this week we’ve got a double dose of awesome. Discover 32 new exoplanets, go or no-go for NASA’s new rocket, save the polar bears, and help redefine the shape of our solar system. If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system Mercury Venus Earth Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! Be inspired!

Environmental Science Institute According to the National Research Council, the United States trails behind more than a dozen other nations in the percentage of 24-year olds who earn degrees in natural sciences or engineering as opposed to other degrees. The nationwide trend of fewer students choosing careers in science makes it essential that we engage students through new and innovative efforts. ESI is leading the way in those efforts through programs such as our Hot Science – Cool Talks Outreach Series, educational mini-sites and environmental guides – all of which are designed to help the students and the community connect with environmental sciences in new and fruitful ways. ESI also offers a YouTube Channel with videos featuring leading scientists discussing current issues in environmental science. ESI also works to provide teachers with innovative opportunities and inquiry-based resources that help bring the latest in science into the K-12 classroom.

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