Old weather data reveals how the UK's highest mountain can experience periods of near-zero humidity.
Jonathan AmosBen Nevis is notoriously wet. The summit is frequently lost in the cloud. But the rescued observations made by the famous "Weathermen of Ben Nevis" show the air atop the Munro can also sometimes be bone dry. @ed_hawkins
Jonathan Amos.@TheJR is back in Punta Arenas after its successful core retrievals in the Amundsen Sea. Now loading the beer before heading into Iceberg Alley. Detail here on Expedition 379 from Claus-Dieter Hillenbrand from @BAS_News.
The fireball is the second most powerful in 30 years and the biggest since Chelyabinsk in 2013.
Jonathan AmosDIdn't see that coming! "It went largely unnoticed until now because it blew up over the Bering Sea, off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. The space rock exploded with 10 times the energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb." @rincon_p at #LPSC2019
Scientists examine sediments that should hold clues to the future behaviour of the White Continent.
Jonathan AmosDodging icebergs, the ship managed to retrieve two cores. These will tell us how the likes of Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers responded during previous warm periods. Background to the earlier, preliminary work is here
The Bering Strait is a sea passage that separates Russia and Alaska. It is usually covered with sea ice at this time of year – but as this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission on 7 March 2019 shows, it is virtually ice-free.The Bering...
Paul Conroy and Marie Colvin tell the story of the civilians in the Syrian conflict.
Jonathan AmosYou have until 23:35 tonight to watch this extraordinary #Storyville docu about Marie Colvin, told principally through the eyes of her photographer Paul Conroy. Forget whatever rubbish you'd planned to watch - this will knock you out of your chair.
Whether or not you caught the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch this past weekend, here’s your chance to learn why this mission, known as Demo-1, is such a big deal.
The First of its Kind Demo-1 is the first...