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NASA's New Robotic Polar Rover — GROVER — Passes First Polar Field Test

NASA’s new robotic polar rover — GROVER — recently passed its first field test in a polar environment. The rover — commanded solely via satellite communications — successfully navigated the highest, most-extreme point in Greenland, dealing with wind gusts of over 30 mph and temperatures as low as -22 Fahrenheit. GROVER — an acronym for

Arctic Death Spiral Continues (or Speeds Up..)

The Arctic is not looking good. It’s got a fever and may not live through it. As the NASA press release below notes, “the oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic Ocean’s floating ice cap.” This is no

Northern Siberia From Space (Photo of the Day)

The Thematic Mapper on the Landsat 5 satellite captured this natural-color image on June 15, 2009 of Omulyakhskaya and Khromskaya Bays which lie along the northern Siberian coast, southeast of the Lyakhov Islands while the ice still lingered on the sea surface and on some inland water bodies.

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