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Skywatchers: This Weekend to Be Astronomical; It’s the Meteors Vs. Supermoon

Two great events of astronomical proportions occur this weekend. Unfortunately, one will almost wash out the other. It’s time for the annual Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower, but at the same time “Supermoon 2012.”

It’s the Salt’s Fault: Our Ever-Circulating Oceans

For the first time, thanks to the Aquarius instrument aboard an Argentinean satellite, a global perspective of the distribution of salt across the oceans is now available for analysis. With this data, a better understanding of ocean circulation patterns will lead to a better understanding of changing global climates.