The Arctic is poisoning itself

March 1st, 2012 · No Comments · CEOS, Environment and Geography, News, News Release, Research

Dramatic reductions in Arctic sea ice in the last decades may be intensifying bromine release, which results in ozone depletion and toxic mercury deposition in the Arctic environment, a new study reports.
Appearing in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmosphere, the NASA-led study involved five members from the University of Manitoba’s […]

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Winnipeg-Sized Magnet Bursting Inside Supernova Remnant

December 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Astronomy, Images, News Release, Research, Science, physics

Researchers at the University of Manitoba have observed a sudden and brief burst of high-energy emission coming from a supernova remnant named Kes73. They believe this burst of energy is from an unusual pulsar hiding inside the supernova remnant and confirms it is a magnetar, an object with an immense magnetic field.
Magnetars are believed to […]

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