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Climatologists estimate extreme rainfall events in tropics

Thunderstorm complexes, flood-inducing monsoonsand wide-sweeping cyclones will all become more likely in the tropics; suggest MIT projections that show 10 percent heavier rainfall extremes for every 1 degree Celsius rise in temperature. The new estimates, appearing in the journal Nature Geoscience, are based on model simulations and decades of observations. Most of the possible consequences […]

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Milky Way Not Your Average Spiral Galaxy

Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have been conducting a comprehensive structural analysis of our galaxy and found intriguing new evidence that the Milky Way is quite different from what we believe to be an ordinary spiral galaxy. The study, appearing inAstrophysical Journal Letters, reveals details of a long central bar feature that distinguishes the […]

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