Water confirmed on the moon

LCROSS Impact Finds Water on the Moon Enlarge   The visible camera image showing the ejecta plume at about 20 seconds after impact. Credit: NASA (PhysOrg.com) — The argument that the moon is a dry, desolate place no longer holds water. Secrets the moon has been holding, for perhaps billions of years, are now being…

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El Niño gaining strength

From the “WUWT never reports on anything warm department”, JPL reports El Niño looks like it is on schedule to make a Christmas appearance as “The Boy”. The good news is that it will likely help California’s water situation this year. From NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory El Niño is experiencing a late-fall resurgence. Recent sea-level…

Sea sponges soak up carbon …like a sponge

From Eurekalert Sponges recycle carbon to give life to coral reefs Coral reefs support some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, yet they thrive in a marine desert. So how do reefs sustain their thriving populations? Marine biologist Fleur Van Duyl from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research is fascinated by the…