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  2008   August — Science News

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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Sunrise

Above the Martian arctic circle, the sun does not set during the peak of the Martian summer. But, this period of maximum solar energy is past. On Sol 86, or the 86th Martian day after Phoenix landed on the Red planet, the sun fully set behind a slight rise to the north for about half [...]

Flatfish fossils fill in evolutionary missing link

All adult flatfishes -including the gastronomically familiar flounder, plaice, sole, turbot, and halibut- have asymmetrical skulls, with both eyes located on one side of the head. Because these fish lay on their sides at the ocean bottom, this arrangement enhances their vision, with both eyes constantly in play, peering up into the water.
This remarkable [...]

The Eagle Prepares to Land

The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, in a landing configuration was photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Module Columbia. Inside the module were Commander Neil A. Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin. The long rod-like protrusions under the landing pods are lunar surface sensing probes. Upon contact with the lunar surface, [...]

Morning Frost on the Surface of Mars

A thin layer of water frost is visible on the ground around NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander in this image taken by the Surface Stereo Imager at 6 a.m. on Sol 79 (August 14, 2008), the 79th Martian day after landing. The frost began to disappear shortly after 6 a.m. as the sun rose on the [...]

Newly described ‘dragon’ protein could be key to bird flu cure

Scientists and researchers have taken a big step closer to a cure for the most common strain of avian influenza, or “bird flu,” the potential pandemic that has claimed more than 200 lives and infected nearly 400 people in 14 countries since it was identified in 2003.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne [...]