MS-ESS2-5

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  1. Climate

    Predicting a wildfire with data from space

    When the West gets dry it can catch fire. A teen decided to find out if satellite data might show where a fire’s fuel might reside.

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  2. Chemistry

    Particles in air help fatten clouds’ water droplets

    Making their own clouds has shown scientists how the fattest water droplets form. Understanding this could lead to better forecasts of climate change.

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  3. Climate

    Explainer: How scientists know Earth is warming

    Scientists can calculate global temperatures, both present and past. Their findings show that the planet is rapidly heating up.

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  4. Climate

    Picture This: Biggest hurricane in the West

    The hurricane that’s storming into western Mexico has had higher sustained winds than any seen in the Western Hemisphere. It’s also got the lowest atmospheric pressure, making it a monster storm.

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  5. Physics

    Scientists ‘see’ thunder for first time

    Scientists have captured the first image of thunder. The map shows the relative strengths of the sound waves emanating from the loud clap.

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  6. Climate

    Cosmic rays offer clues about lightning

    Space particles called cosmic rays pelt Earth. Scientists are using the rain of these particles to probe how lightning forms.

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  7. Earth

    Mornings become electric

    Lightning packs a wallop in the morning. The most powerful lightning strikes in the continental United States usually peak before noon.

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