We May Finally Understand Why Clouds Are Different Between Earth’s Hemispheres

You might think that clouds are clouds all over Earth, but that’s not true. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, the clouds there are different, more abundant, and more reflective than the clouds found in the Northern Hemisphere, a fact that scientists are very familiar with, but haven’t been able to explain fully. Now, new … Read more

Saturn’s ‘Death Star’ moon could have a secret underground ocean

Scientists have found “compelling evidence” that Saturn’s “Death Star” moon is hiding the ocean just below its surface, furthering the search for possible life in our solar system. Researchers say that Mimas, Saturn’s smallest, innermost moon – whose resemblance to Star Wars’ infamous battle station inspired its nickname – revealed the first clue that it … Read more

Antarctic ‘Megaberg’ Released 152 Billion Tons of Freshwater Just Before Melting

Scientists have been keeping a close eye on the ‘megaberg’ designated as A68a since its separation from Antarctica back in July 2017 – and new research highlights how much freshwater is released into the ocean during its late melting process. Satellite monitoring systems indicate that for three months at the end of its life, until … Read more

A ‘Pristine’ Reef of Rose-Shaped Corals Was Just Found Off The Coast of Tahiti

Scientists have discovered a vast reef of “true” rose-shaped corals that appear unharmed because of climate change in deep water off the coast of Tahiti, UNESCO announced Thursday. Mapping about three kilometers (two miles) long and up to 65 meters (213 feet) wide, UNESCO described it as “one of the largest healthy coral reefs ever … Read more

The Moon That Resembles The Death Star Has Been Hiding Another Epic Secret

The Solar System is perhaps an even more soggy place than we suspected. New analysis of one of Saturday’s moons suggests it may be home to a liquid ocean. No, not the usual suspects – the new offender is Mimas, the small moon with a large crater, which makes it more like passing the ‘Death … Read more

This tiny Saturn moon could have an ocean inside

Mimas and Enceladus Saturn moons. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Institute of Space Science. A Southwest Research Institute scientist proved that a small, inward-looking moon was Saturday’s inert frozen satellite, and instead found compelling evidence that Mimas has a liquid inner ocean. In the rare days of NASA’s Cassini mission, the spacecraft reported a curious … Read more

Moon’s crust may have formed from ‘slushy’ magma ocean long ago

The moon crust It may have formed from an uneven layered “slush” of magma that once covered the entire body, according to a new study. This is the latest spin of the scientists’ photo shoot how the moon formed and its features, a picture that has been changing ever since Apolo astronauts brought moon rocks … Read more

Why did ocean productivity decline abruptly 4.6 million years ago?

drill cores. Credit: J. Henderiks. By drilling deep into sediments on the ocean floor researchers can travel back in time. A research team led by Uppsala University is now presenting new clues as to when and why an era commonly referred to as the ‘biogenic flower’ came to an abrupt end. Changes in the shape … Read more

Shifting ocean closures best way to protect animals from accidental catch – BIOENGINEER.ORG

From: Michelle Ma University of Washington [email protected] (NOTE: Researcher contact details at end) Embargo by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences To be released to the public at noon Pacific Time / 3 pm Eastern Time on Monday, January 17, 2022 Removal of ocean closures is the best way to protect animals from accidental … Read more

Freezing of “Slushy” Ocean of Magma Led to Formation of the Moon’s Crust

Magma ocean artist concept. Scientists have shown how freezing a ‘slushy’ ocean of magma can account for the composition of the Moon’s crust. The scientists, from Cambridge University and the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon, have proposed a new model of crystallization, where crystals remained suspended in liquid magma over hundreds of millions of years … Read more