NASA Scientists Use New Airborne Radar Instrument to Measure Ocean Winds and Currents

[Music]>>Both ocean currents and winds influence the Earth’s climate, and they also influence each other. When the winds blow over the ocean surface, they create current, and current carrying warm or cold water can influence the wind speed that’s blowing over it. Understanding this interaction allows us to better understand how the energy moves between […]

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The Van Allen Belts Are Lethal, This Is How Astronauts Fly Through Them

There’s an invisible, magnetic force field surrounding our planet, protecting us from harmful solar wind that could annihilate Earth. But, this protective blanket is also a swirling ring full of deadly radiation. And to leave Earth’s atmosphere, astronauts have to pass through it. The Van Allen belts are rings of energetically charged particles that have […]

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