Thomas R. Watters

Feb. 24, 2012

Imagining A More Active Moon

New research says that our moon may be more geologically active than once thought.

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New Views of the Moon

New images of the moon's surface taken from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera show fault lines with a surprising explanation: the moon may be shrinking.

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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