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MIAMI (AP) - Florida International University is taking over an undersea research lab in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station has one less capsule and a lot less trash.
CAPTION FROM NASA:
Saturn and its rings completely fill the field of view of Cassini's narrow-angle camera in this natural-color image taken on March 27, 2004. This is the last single `eyeful' of Saturn and its rings achievable with the narrow-angle camera on approach to the planet. From now until orbit insertion, the rings will be larger than the camera's field of view. The image is a composite of three exposures in red, green, and blue, taken when the spacecraft was 47.7 million kilometers (29.7 million miles) from the planet. The image scale is 286 kilometers (178 miles) per pixel.
Color variations between atmospheric bands and features in the southern hemisphere of the planet, as well as subtle color differences across Saturn's middle B ring, are now more distinct than ever. Color variations generally imply different compositions. The nature and causes of any compositional differences in both the atmosphere and the rings are major questions to be investigated by Cassini scientists as the mission progresses.
The bright blue sliver of light in the northern hemisphere is sunlight passing through the Cassini Division in Saturn's rings and being scattered by the cloud-free upper atmosphere.
Two faint dark spots are visible in the southern hemisphere. These spots are close to the latitude where Cassini saw two storms merging in mid-March. The fate of the storms visible here is unclear. They are getting close and will eventually merge or squeeze past each other. Further analysis of such dynamic systems in Saturn's atmosphere will help scientists understand their origins and complex interactions.
Moons visible in this image are (clockwise from top right): Enceladus (499 kilometers, 310 miles across), Mimas (398 kilometers, 247 miles across), Tethys (1060 kilometers, 659 miles across), and Epimetheus (116 kilometers, 72 miles across). Epimetheus is dim and appears just above the left edge of the rings. Brightnesses have been exaggerated to aid visibility.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. The imaging team is based at the Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Released: April 29, 2004 (PIA 05389) Image/Caption Information
External link: http://ciclops.lpl.arizona.edu/PR/2004D29/PR2004D29A.html
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is putting climate change deniers in the same category as those who insist the Earth is flat.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard are bracing for another blast of below-normal temperatures and heavy snowfall after a few days of temperatures slightly above normal for this time of year.
GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — Much needed rain is coming to parts of drought-stricken California but to some, it's also much dreaded.
SEATTLE (AP) — Skiers and snowboarders rejoiced when a series of storms dumped several feet of snow in the mountains across the West.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials plan to announce Friday how much water they can release this year through a vast system of rivers, canals and reservoirs, but Central Valley farmers on the front lines of California's historic drought expect little, if anything.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Champion says weather is what colors people's planning and decision-making as they go through their day and his new Weather Channel show will make weather its top priority.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A storm is expected to drop several inches of snow on the East Coast before rain and warmer temperatures give residents a reprieve from shoveling and shivering.
BOSTON (AP) — The latest blast of snow to hit New England dumped more than a foot in part of Massachusetts and packed heavy winds that left thousands without power on Cape Cod.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Commuters face a messy morning of travel a day after a winter storm brought snow and ice to many states, leaving at least 21 dead.
ATLANTA (AP) — Small armies of utility workers labored to turn the lights — and the heat — back on for hundreds of thousands of Southerners as a winter storm that left them without power threatened major cities farther up the East Coast.
I remember at a very early age setting up my first rain gauge. I did not know it would be the beginning of a life long passion for measuring and forecasting weather. During my thirty year career in weather I have meet many folks that share my love for meteorology. Some are in the field but many are enthusiasts who make it a hobby.
It has long be know that the large scale warming and cooling of the central and east-central equatorial Pacific waters has a large impact on global weather. This warming and cooling goes by the names El Nino and La Nina respectively (see photo courtesy NASA) and flip flops between phases periodically. When the water is neither warm or cool we call it a neutral phase.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arctic isn't nearly as bright and white as it used to be, because of more ice melting in the ocean. And according to a new study, that's turning out to be a global problem.
Climate science is enormously complex, and irresponsible commentators like Patrick Buchanan (Oct. 17 Times column) hopelessly muddle the facts. Here are three red-flag arguments used by those who grossly misunderstand global warming or aim to mislead.
SARASOTA - All this month we've been giving you a more personal side of the men you see on TV here every day on ABC 7. Now we're getting to know a little more about the always charismatic morning meterologist, John Scalzi.
In a rare November outbreak of tornado activity five people have lost their lives and many more remain missing. Scores of home have been removed from their foundations and power is out to tens of thousands. The Storm Prediction Center graphic below indicates over 80 tornado reports. But how will the meteorologist determine which of the reports are real tornado touch downs, which are duplicate reports and which are reports of just strong wind?
ABC 7's Chief Meteorologist Bob Harrigan has been forecasting Suncoast weather for 28 years. You can watch Bob's forecasts weekdays at 5 pm, 5:30 pm, 6 pm and 11 pm.
MOSCOW (AP) -- With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across the sky over Russia's Ural Mountains region Friday and exploded with the force of an atomic bomb, injuring more than 1,000 people as it blasted out windows and spread panic in a city of 1 million.
(ARA) - Starting an environmentally friendly routine at home is a goal for many families who are concerned with reducing their environmental footprints. The age-old reduce, reuse and recycle mantra is a great start, but what many don't know is that there are also simple changes you can make to your health and beauty routine that can make a big impact on the environment. Who knew "green" preening could be so easy?
(ARA) - Seattle residents still recall how their hilly city streets once turned into skating rinks as cars, wheels spinning on ice, crashed into parked vehicles. It was like a game of bumper cars.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A 150-foot asteroid hurtled through Earth's backyard Friday, coming within an incredible 17,150 miles and making the closest known flyby for a rock of its size. In a chilling coincidence, a meteor exploded above Russia's Ural Mountains just hours before the asteroid zoomed past the planet.