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SpaceX Dragon capsule ends test flight with ocean splashdown | News

An unmanned SpaceX capsule has successfully splashed down into the Atlantic Ocean after a short stay on the International Space Station (ISS). The return of the Dragoncraft crew to Earth on Friday morning capped the first orbital test Mission in US space agency NASA's long-delayed quest to resume its flight from US soil later this year. "Good splashdown of Dragon …

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New Type Of Killer Whale Found In Southern Ocean: NPR

A rare photo of "type D" killer whales from South Georgia Island, located between South America and Antarctica, shows the whales' blunt heads and tiny eyepatches.                                                                            Courtesy of J.P. Sylvestre                                       hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of J.P. Sylvestre               A rare photo of "type D" killer whales from South Georgia Island, located between South …

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Mad waves in the ocean cook marine ecosystems, new study notes

The number of days of intense heat waves in the ocean has risen by more than 50 percent in the last 30 years, and has destroyed the marine ecosystems when they were hit, according to a new study. Several regions in the Pacific The Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean are particularly susceptible to water temperatures at the "Warm Range …

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Much of the surface of the ocean will change in color at the end of the 21st century: study

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Climate change is causing major changes in phytoplankton in the world's oceans, and a recent MIT study finds that these changes will affect the color of the ocean over the coming decades and will enhance its blue and green regions. Satellites should recognize these changes in hue and early indicate extensive changes in marine ecosystems. By …

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Ocean mixing that drives climate in surprise location

WASHINGTON (AP) – One of the key drivers of the world's climate is an area in the North Atlantic Ocean where warm and colder water mix and swirl. By hundreds of miles. The consequences are not yet understood It is called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, and scientists describe it as a giant ocean conveyor belt that moves water from …

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The constant mystery of the towering waves of the ocean

At 15:00 on New Year's Day 1995, work on the deck of the Norwegian Draupner oil platform was discontinued, standing isolated in the middle of the stormy North Sea. The wind had become too strong, the waves were blowing and it was no longer safe to be outside. But one wave eclipsed the others. It was 84 feet tall – …

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The depths of the Indian Ocean are explored for the first time

Recent emails Receive breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that mattered delivered the day of the week in the morning. SUBSCRIBE Jan. 24, 2019, 9:40 AM GMT By Associated Press BREMEVERHAVEN, Germany – The scientists were preparing for Thursday to undertake an unprecedented, year-long mission to explore the Indian Ocean and make changes to the Indian Ocean …

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Experts warned that the floating garbage collector would not work. The ocean has proved them right.

A ship drags the Ocean Cleanup floating garbage collector to the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge in September. (Lorin Eleni Gill / AP) Ben Guarino Reporter on Biology, Genetics, Nature, Paleontology and Scientific Culture 17. January at 10:53 The remarkable journey of a multi-million dollar The plan to remove plastic from the Pacific began with a teenage TEDx conversation. In …

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