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North Pole shipping route could open by mid-century

March 6th, 2013

Within the next 50 years, some ships will be able to travel from Europe to Asia by heading due north and then due south, by way of the North Pole, thanks to melting sea ice, a new study predicts.



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Mercury’s north pole is probably chock full of ice

November 30th, 2012
While Mars dominates space-related headlines, a stunning revelation from Mercury could end up being one of the biggest astronomy stories of the year. [Read more]



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Mercury’s north pole has ice, NASA confirms

November 30th, 2012

Mercury's north pole has frozen water according to data revealed Thursday by NASA scientists, confirming the long-held suspicion that the very hot planet closest to the Sun has ice lurking in the shade.



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