Ice Sheet Loss at Both Poles Increasing, Major Study Finds

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WASHINGTON — An international team of experts supported by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) has combined data from multiple satellites and aircraft to produce the most comprehensive and accurate assessment to date of ice sheet losses in Greenland and Antarctica and their contributions to sea level rise.

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Quasar GB 1428

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Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/NRC/C.Cheung et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA

This composite image shows the most distant X-ray jet ever observed. X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory are shown in blue, radio data from the NSF’s Very Large Array are shown in purple and optical data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope are shown in yellow. The jet was produced by a quasar named GB 1428+4217, or GB 1428 for short, and is located 12.4 billion light years from Earth. Labels for the quasar and jet can be seen by mousing over the image. The shape of the jet is very similar in the X-ray and radio data.

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Space Stars: Generations — Lockhart, Shatner, Wheaton Videos Celebrate NASA Spinoff Benefits to Life on Earth

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WASHINGTON — June Lockhart, William Shatner and Wil Wheaton are the latest entertainment icons featured in new public service announcements that highlight how some of NASA’s outstanding accomplishments in space are used to improve our life on Earth.

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Northrop Grumman Delivers Australian Automated Biometric Information System Trial Proof of Concept

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Trial proof of concept will help develop a biometric data repository for the Australian Department of Defence

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has successfully delivered the trial proof of concept for an automated biometric information system (ABIS) for the Australian Department of Defence. The system will be operated for a trial period to enable testing and refinement of analytical techniques for producing biometrically enabled intelligence and to help determine the requirements for a future biometrics information management solution.

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