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7 Earth-Size Planets Orbit Dwarf Star, NASA and European Astronomers Say: Astronomers are excited by the discovery, which suggests that some of these exoplanets — planets around stars other than the sun — could support life and may be awash in oceans.

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Trilobites: ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse Will Cross South America and Africa on Sunday: Known as an annular eclipse, it occurs when the moon moves in between the sun and the Earth but is too far to completely block the sun as it would during a total solar eclipse.

Mildred Dresselhaus, the Queen of Carbon, Dies at 86: Dr. Dresselhaus, who helped transform carbon into the superstar of modern materials science, was renowned for her efforts to promote the cause of women in science.

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Computer model provides a new portrait of carbon dioxide
By Patrick Lynch

An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.

Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern and southern hemispheres and distinct swings in global carbon dioxide concentrations as the growth cycle of plants and trees changes with the seasons.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

This is gorgeous… and strangely soothing.

For more mesmerizing climate models, watch Gavin Schmidt’s talk about climate change patterns»

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