There are more trees in the West African Sahara Desert that you might think, according to a study that used artificial intelligence and satellite imagery.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: artificial-intelligence trees earth-and-environment deserts sahara satellite-imagery
A massive Saharan dust plume is moving into the southeast US, bringing technicolor sunsets and suppressing tropical storms
From June through October, it's not unusual for huge Saharan dust plumes to blow across the Atlantic. They can darken skies but also bring calmer weather and electric sunsets. Here's how they form.
June 25, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate hurricanes storms atmospheric-science weather air-quality atlantic-ocean dust sahara tropical-rainforest
Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet's geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.
June 16, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: space nasa mars gravity volcanoes antarctica earth meteorites outer-space asteroids national-science-foundation mars-rover sahara rock life-on-mars morocco martian-volcanoes
The Sahara desert was once underwater and home to ancient relatives to animals like sharks and crocodiles, fossils show.
July 9, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: climate-change water fossils featured science-and-technology deserts sahara
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