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Huge Wafts of Smoke From North American Wildfires Have Traveled All the Way to Europe

Natural-color image showing smoke across the upper Midwest on September 13, 2017. (Image: NASA/Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)) It’s been a particularly brutal wildfire season in parts of western North America, as several large blazes continue to cause headaches from California up to British Columbia. As shocking new satellite images show, the smoke from these […]

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captures Spectacular Images as It Climbs Toward a Mysterious Outcrop

Curiosity Mastcam image showing details of the sedimentary rocks that make up Vera Ridge. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS) Over the past few days, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been making a steady climb towards a strange Martian ridge that’s captivated scientists since before the mission even started. Known as Vera Ridge after the pioneering astrophysicist Vera Rubin, the durable […]