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03/26/1998

Yucca Mountain Is Possibly More Seismically Active Than Once Believed, Geologists Discover

Robert Tindol
Recent geodetic measurements using Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites show that the Yucca Mountain area in southern Nevada is straining roughly 10 to 100 times faster than expected on the basis of the geologic history of the area. And for the moment at least, geologists are at a loss to explain the anomaly.
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03/12/1998

Mars Global Surveyor already bringing in scientific payoff

Robert Tindol
Despite a 12-month delay in aerobraking into a circular orbit, the Mars Global Surveyor is already returning a wealth of data about the atmosphere and surface of the Red Planet.
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12/08/1997

Biological Activity the Likely Culprit of Atmospheric Nitrous Oxide Increases

Robert Tindol

New research suggests that the changing concentration of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere is largely a result of biological activity.

12/04/1997

Geophysicists Develop Model to Describe Huge Gravity Anomaly of Hudson Bay Region

Robert Tindol

Using a new approach to analyzing planetary gravity fields, two geophysicists, Mark Simons at the California Institute of Technology and Bradford Hager at M.I.T., have shown that incomplete glacial rebound can account for a substantial portion of the Hudson Bay gravity anomaly. Geophysicists Develop Model to Describe Huge Gravity Anomaly of Hudson Bay Region December 1997 97

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01/16/1997

State-of-the-Art Seismic Network Receives New Funding

Robert Tindol
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