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Glacier new item Mar 20, 2019

Glacier "Tree Rings" Could Hold Clues for Planet's Future

Buried in the ice of Antarctica are records of what Earth looked like 130,000 years ago, when the glaciers last melted - and what it might look like again in the future.


The Multimessenger Diversity Network: Astrophysics Joins Efforts to Broaden Participation in STEM new item Mar 18, 2019

The Multimessenger Diversity Network: Astrophysics Joins Efforts to Broaden Participation in STEM

A new Multimessenger Diversity Network (MDN) to broaden participation in astrophysics was launched earlier this month during a meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The meeting was hosted by the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, headquarters of the NSF-funded IceCube Neutrino Observatory.


Astronomy (Again) Makes its Mark at the South Pole new item Mar 18, 2019

Astronomy (Again) Makes its Mark at the South Pole

Each year, because the ice sheet moves roughly 30 feet a year, it is necessary to mark the location of the South Pole in Antarctica. And each year, the community of researchers and research-support personnel who spend the Southern Hemisphere winter at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station create a unique ceremonial marker that is unveiled on January 1.


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