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NSF Arctic & Antarctic Press Releases
Image representing Arctic & Antarctic Earth's polar regions may seem like mirror images. But each is a unique environment with features we are still trying to understand, and each affects the rest of the globe.

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Public Release: 10-Apr-2019
Astrophysical Journal Letters
Astronomers capture first image of a black hole
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) -- a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration -- was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.
US National Science Foundation

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Public Release: 1-Feb-2019
Ocean expedition to West Antarctic Ice Sheet seeks to reveal climate history
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Amundsen Sea off Antarctica could play a pivotal role in future sea level rise, but many questions remain unanswered, scientists say. Now, researchers taking part in an international ocean drilling expedition funded by the National Science Foundation and international partners are on Antarctica's remote Amundsen Sea looking for clues through an analysis of the ice sheet's history.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
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703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 10-Jan-2019
Scientific Reports
Speeding up genetic diagnosis of Huntington's disease
Elongated segments of DNA cause Huntington's disease and certain other disorders of the brain. Researchers funded by the SNSF have developed a method to determine the length of the mutated genes quickly and easily.
Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Professor Vincent Dion
vincent.dion@unil.ch
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Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Public Release: 17-Dec-2018
Nature
Seismic study reveals huge amount of water dragged into Earth's interior
Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously estimated, according to a first-of-its-kind seismic study that spans the Mariana Trench, a crescent-shaped trench in the Western Pacific that measures 1,500 miles long and is the deepest ocean trench in the world.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

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