Without the ice, this is what Antarctica would look like. It's nice and blue this map, so I like it. I'm not too fond of the idea of actually being able to observe this in real life, though. That means that all the ice would have melted. We really don't want that! :-)
It sounds so simple, sharing data with others. It is not. So this is quite an achievement from ESA, having the members agreeing to openly share the data from the new family of Earth observation satellites.
Our search for knowledge about the distant universe has led to better understanding of our own planet. Looking at Earth from space has in fact been pivotal for geoscience. The Earth rise, the famous picture that an astronaut on the Apollo mission took, still fascinates us. And this image of a crescent Earth taken by Rosetta is reminding us of the beauty and vulnerability of our own planet.
This CMS tracker can be found as part of LHC at Cern. It is made by about 200 square meters of silicon detectors: it is the largest such detector ever built, with the highest number of electronic channels ever put together in such a devise.
If you are living close to an installation like this (there are several huge scientific machine several places on this planet; ESRF in Grenoble, Brookhaven in US etc), you should try to visit. It is mighty impressive to be close to these technological wonders.
...in a tree and then some. Creativity is needed when you want to spread the word about your scientific work and results. Particularly challenging for both the sender and receiver when the topic is climate change and the political temperature is much higher than the global warming...:-)
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