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Thursday, July 25, 2024
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
NASA's Neurodiversity Network (N3) Seminar
Learning about Neurodiversity and NASA's Neurodiversity Network
Lynn Cominsky, Sonoma State University
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Tuesday, July 30, 2024
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
NASA 2024 Early Adopter Showcase
Hosted by the NASA Mission Engagement Program

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Wednesday, July 31, 2024
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
NASA 2024 Early Adopter Showcase
Hosted by the NASA Mission Engagement Program

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Arctic Sea Ice Hits Annual Minimum, Antarctic Sets New Record

Arctic sea ice likely reached its annual minimum extent on Sept. 19, 2023, making it the sixth-lowest year in the satellite record. Meanwhile, Antarctic sea ice reached its lowest maximum extent on record on Sept. 10 at a time when the ice cover should have been growing at a much faster pace.

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