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NASA study: Mass gains of Antarctic ice sheet greater than losses

30 October 2015

A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers.

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Niagara Falls

The Flock 1 constellation acquired this image of Niagara Falls on 26 October 2015. This famous collection of waterfalls sits on the border between the United States and Canada.

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China launches mapping satellite Tianhui-1C

26 October 2015

China successfully sent the Tianhui-1C mapping satellite into orbit at 3:10 p.m. on 26 October from Jiuquan satellite launch centre in the northwestern province of Gansu.

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CryoSat tracks Arctic sea ice freeze-up

26 October 2015

Arctic sea-ice volume during the first two weeks of October was about 6,200 cubic km. The number comes from Europe's CryoSat mission, which has just restarted its near-real-time data service.

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Annual Antarctic ozone hole larger and formed later in 2015

29 October 2015

The 2015 Antarctic ozone hole area was larger and formed later than in recent years, according to scientists from NOAA and NASA.

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Melting slows Greenland ice flow

28 October 2015

It may seem counter intuitive, but satellite data suggest that part of the Greenland ice sheet moves more slowly if the surface of the ice melts faster.

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SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016

26 June - 01 July 2016

Organisation: SPIE

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P.O. Box 10, Bellingham, WA 98227, United States

Location: : Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Exhibit your technology at the most prestigious gathering of astronomical instrumentation experts in the world. Reach the most important customers working to enable the discovery of the nature and origin of the Universe at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation. Access buyers from the leading prime contractors, suppliers, universities, and government labs - they are onsite to see latest products. Exhibit your latest technologies focused on:

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  • Detectors
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