Kara Lavender Law

Aug. 20, 2010

Plastics at Sea

Scientists are trying to understand what goes on in and around floating patches of plastic debris in the world's oceans.Scientists are trying to understand what goes on in and around floating patches of plastic debris in the world's oceans.

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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