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Feb 26, 2015 03:54 PM ET // Brian Kahn, Climate Central
New satellite data shows how Sahara dust in the wind makes it to the Amazon, ensuring its survival. Continue reading →
Feb 20, 2015 02:11 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
By watching how an exoplanet orbiting the star Beta Pictoris interacts with circumstellar dust, astronomers are beginning to understand how to look for the dusty fingerprints of hidden alien worlds. Continue reading →
Jan 14, 2015 12:51 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Destroying forests and intensively farming the land erodes as much soil in a few decades as would naturally erode over thousands of years. Continue reading →
Dec 22, 2014 01:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Mars' atmosphere is often viewed as frigid and unchanging, but in studies of the red planet's aeolian processes, nothing could be further from the truth -- particularly where Martian dust devils are concerned. Continue reading →
Nov 6, 2014 03:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hubble has completed a detailed survey of stars with dusty circumstellar disks -- but their stunning variety has been a surprise to astronomers.
Oct 17, 2014 11:30 AM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
The 1934 drought is the worst on record for North America in the past 1,000 years, and had similar conditions to the current California drought.
Sep 22, 2014 10:06 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The likelihood that a South Pole-based telescope detected elusive gravitational waves earlier this year has just taken another nosedive. Continue reading →
Aug 14, 2014 02:01 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Thanks to a massive effort by 30,716 volunteers, scientists have pinpointed what appear to be seven precious specks of dust from outside the solar system, each bearing unique stories of exploded stars, cold interstellar clouds and other past cosmic lives.
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