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Happy Solstice –Tyrrhenian Sea and Solstice Sky

NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day: Today the solstice occurs at 23:03 Universal Time, the Sun reaching its southernmost declination in planet Earth’s sky. Of course, the December solstice marks the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere and summer … Continue reading

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Spiraling Plankton Eddies Off the Australian Coast

While oceans in Northern latitudes are feeling the icy blast of winter, the antipodes are in the middle of a very hot summer.  Indeed, for Australia, there maybe too much of summer’s sun, as the continent suffers under a brutal … Continue reading

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A Satellite’s View of Ship Pollution

Ships are the most energy efficient means of moving good across the surface of the earth.  Goods moved by ship have the lowest carbon foot-print of goods moved by any other means. At the same time, modern ships are significant … Continue reading

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NASA’s Perpetual Ocean

If you haven’t seen this yet, it is definitely worth watching.  It is a visualization developed by NASA/JPL of ocean surface currents around the world between 2005 and 2007.  Fascinating. NASA | Perpetual Ocean

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