Friday, May 20, 2011

What's Hot This Week

NASA to Launch New Ocean-Watching Satellite in June

By Denise Chow

NASA is preparing a sophisticated new observatory, designed to study the relationship between the saltiness of Earth's oceans and the planet's climate, for its launch into orbit next month.

Satellite Image Reveals Spread of a Megacity

By Jennifer Welsh

A newly released satellite image reveals Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey at 15 million inhabitants, is quickly becoming a "megacity" covering almost 700 square miles (1,800 square kilometers).

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