Topic: Ocean

Europa's "chaos terrain"

Nov. 16, 2011
Europa's "chaos terrain"

Institute for Geophysics scientists find evidence for a "Great Lake" on Jupiter's moon Europa and a potential new habitat for life beyond Earth.

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Scientists Find Evidence for "Great Lake" on Europa and Potential New Habitat for Life

Nov. 16, 2011

In a significant finding in the search for life beyond Earth, scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere have discovered what appears to be a body of liquid water the volume of the North American Great Lakes locked inside the icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa.

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Science in the headlamp

Nov. 8, 2011
Jamie Austin (in the burnt orange shirt) stands with the crew of the Exploration Vessel Nautilus in summer 2001.

Institute for Geophysics research scientist Jamie Austin explores the sea with a live global audience. Join his next expedition online.

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Explorers Invite Public to Join Historic Ocean Expedition Online

Nov. 3, 2011

Explorer Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic in 1985, is partnering with scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and other institutions to webcast a live scientific expedition to the eastern Mediterranean Nov. 10-18. People around the world will be able to view live video feeds and submit questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week as the scientists use remotely operated vehicles to map the seafloor, study underwater volcanoes, investigate unusual life forms, explore shipwrecks and more.

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Archaeologists unearth a graveyard of ancient shipwrecks in the Black Sea

Oct. 27, 2008

Phantoms of the Deep: In the depths of the Black Sea lies a landscape of eternal darkness. With no light and no oxygen in the sea's anoxic layer, no life can survive, except perhaps the ghosts of ancient mariners whose ships foundered thousands of years ago.

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