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60Fe and 244Pu deposited on Earth constrain the r-process yields of recent nearby supernovae

Natural plutonium from supernovaeThe rapid neutron capture process (r-process) produces many of the heavy chemical elements, but the astrophysical settings where it occurs remain unclear. Leading candidates are neutron star mergers and some types of supernovae. Wallner et al. analyzed the plutonium content of a deep-sea crust sample, identifying a few dozen atoms of the…

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NASA set to Declare Earth system observatory

SummaryNASA is set to announce its next generation of Earth-observing satellites. As soon as this month, it will lay out plans for a multibillion-dollar set of missions that will launch later this decade. This “Earth system observatory” will offer insights into two long-standing wild cards of climate change—clouds and aerosols—while providing new details about the…

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NASA Awards Earth Science Data and Information System Contract

NASA has awarded the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Evolution and Development (EED)-3 contract to Raytheon Company of Riverdale, Maryland.


Earth Day: Climate change is becoming ever more important to business

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On Earth Day, USDA Invests $487 Million in Rural Water, Energy, and Biofuel Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2021 – Today, in honor of Earth Day 2021, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $487 million in critical infrastructure that will help communities in 45 states (PDF, 595 KB) build back better and stronger while prioritizing climate-smart solutions and…

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On Earth Day, NASA Informs us how we Are all connected

Home News Science & Astronomy This Earth Day (April 22), NASA scientists, astronauts and even Grammy-nominated pop sensation Shawn Mendes teamed up to remind us how planet Earth connects us all. Earth Day can serve as a powerful reminder of just how incredible and precious this “beautiful rock we call home” really is, NASA astronaut Mark…

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10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth

The United Nations suggests that climate change is not just the defining issue of our time, but we are also at a defining moment in history. Weather patterns are changing and will threaten food production, and sea levels are rising and could cause catastrophic flooding across the globe. Countries must make drastic actions to avoid…

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Google Earth adds time lapse video to depict climate change

MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology WriterApril 15, 2021Updated: April 15, 2021 10:28 a.m.This image provided by Google shows a still image of the Columbia Glacier in Alaska as part of a new time-lapse video feature coming out as part of the biggest update to the Google Earth app in five years. The app is adding a new video…