Zooming In on an Infant Solar System

From UA news By Daniel Stolte, University Communications June 10, 2010 For the first time, astronomers have observed solar systems in the making in great detail. Like a raindrop forming in a cloud, a star forms in a diffuse gas cloud in deep space. As the star grows, its gravitational pull draws in dust and…

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Global warming's impact on Asia's rivers overblown

Freshwater flow dominated by monsoon rains rather than glacier run-off. Reposted from naturenews (nature.com) Richard A. Lovett Although global warming is expected to shrink glaciers in the Himalayas and other high mountains in Central Asia, the declining ice will have less overall impact on the region’s water supplies than previously believed, a study concludes. It’s…