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Solar System
Mar 27, 2001

      On rusty-red Mars, a curious deposit of gray-colored hematite (a mineral cousin of common household rust) could hold the key to the mystery of elusive...

Earth
May 22, 2016

Aquarius is a focused satellite mission to measure global sea surface salinity (SSS). Its instruments measure changes in SSS equivalent to about a "pinch" (i.e., 1/6 of a...

Earth
May 22, 2016

state, providing for scientific advances and societal benefits. Direct measurements of soil moisture and freeze/thaw state are needed to improve our understanding of regional...

Earth
Aug 20, 2007

Although everyone knows that seawater is salty, few know that even small variations in ocean surface salinity (i.e., concentration of dissolved salts) can have dramatic...

Solar System
May 22, 2016

. Scientists will use MAVEN data to determine the role that loss of volatile compounds—such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and water—from Mars' atmosphere to space has...

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Earth
May 22, 2016

Greenland’s ice from below? Over a five-year campaign, OMG will observe changing water temperatures on the continental shelf surrounding Greenland, and how marine glaciers...

Earth
Nov 5, 2019

Brad Doorn, program manager for NASA Earth Applied Sciences Water Resources Program and Food Security Program, is receiving NASA’s prestigious Exceptional Service Medal for...

Solar System
May 22, 2016

. Mars Global Surveyor arrived at Mars on September 11, 1997, and has contributed a multitude of findings, including signs of past, persistent water such as an ancient delta...

Earth
May 22, 2016

Stratospheric water vapor has large impacts on the earth’s climate and energy budget. Future changes in stratospheric humidity and ozone concentration in response to changing...

Earth
Feb 6, 2015

Feb 6, 2015: Water may be the most influential substance on Earth.  It covers more than 70% of our planet's surface, plays a key role in weather and climate, and...

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