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InSight’s Seismometer Now Has a Cozy Shelter on Mars

“For the past several weeks, NASA’s InSight lander has been making adjustments to the seismometer it set on the Martian surface on Dec. 19. Now it’s reached another milestone by placing a domed shield over the seismometer to help the instrument collect accurate data. The seismometer will give scientists their first look at the deep interior of the Red Planet, helping them understand how it and other rocky planets are formed.”

Read more –> https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7325

Much of the surface ocean will shift in color by end of 21st century: study

Climate change is causing significant changes to phytoplankton in the world’s oceans, and a new MIT study finds that over the coming decades these changes will affect the ocean’s color, intensifying its blue regions and its green ones. Satellites should detect these changes in hue, providing early warning of wide-scale changes to marine ecosystems.

Writing in Nature Communications, researchers report that they have developed a global model that simulates the growth and interaction of different species of phytoplankton, or algae, and how the mix of species in various locations will change as temperatures rise around the world. The researchers also simulated the way phytoplankton absorb and reflect light, and how the ‘s color changes as global warming affects the makeup of phytoplankton communities.”

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2019-02-surface-ocean-shift-21st-century.html