James Garvin

Jun. 12, 2009

Moon Missions Preview

If all goes according to plan, two spacecraft will launch en route to the moon next week. We'll get an update on the LRO and LCrOSS missions.

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

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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