Search results for Ceres

Economics & Business Nov 03, 2022

Companies often don't match climate talk and lobbying, study says

Major corporations' advocacy for clean energy and climate policies falls well short of the nearly unanimous support for cutting emissions and boosting renewable energy in the United States, according to a report from sustainability ...

Astronomy Oct 13, 2022

30,000 near-Earth asteroids discovered, and numbers are rising

We have now discovered 30,039 near-Earth asteroids in the solar system—rocky bodies orbiting the sun on a path that brings them close to Earth's orbit. The majority of these were discovered in the last decade, showing how ...

Astronomy Aug 31, 2022

Is Pluto a planet? It is no longer considered one, but some believe it should be

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Subject to memorization in school and known as the definitive planetary lineup, Pluto was included in the list until the International Astronomical ...

Planetary Sciences Aug 19, 2022

What is the maximum number of moons that Earth could have?

In a recent study published in Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington, Valdosta State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the National Radio Astronomy ...

Environment Aug 01, 2022

Profits over planet? Experts eye companies at crucial moment for climate change fight

June 1 marked the start of another perilous hurricane season in the eastern United States.

Astronomy Aug 01, 2022

Modeling reveals how dwarf planet Ceres powers unexpected geologic activity

For a long time, our view of Ceres was fuzzy, said Scott King, a geoscientist in the Virginia Tech College of Science. A dwarf planet and the largest body found in the asteroid belt—the region between Jupiter and Mars speckled ...

Space Exploration Jul 05, 2022

Novel NASA instrument sets sights on earthbound solar radiation

A very small instrument has a big job ahead of it: measuring all Earth-directed energy coming from the sun and helping scientists understand how that energy influences our planet's severe weather, climate change and other ...

Biochemistry May 24, 2022

Wax worm saliva contains enzymes capable of breaking down plastics

A team of CSIC researchers has discovered that wax worm saliva degrades plastic; a discovery with numerous applications for treating or recycling plastic waste. Back in 2017, the team discovered that this worm species (the ...

Environment May 19, 2022

Time running out on the 'one opportunity' for a climate bill

When President Joe Biden went to Capitol Hill in October to arm-twist for his signature environmental and economic legislation, many Democrats remained hopeful the bill's climate provisions would survive.

Astronomy May 19, 2022

Ceres probably formed farther out in the solar system and migrated inward

When Sicilian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi spotted Ceres in 1801, he thought it was a planet. Astronomers didn't know about asteroids at that time. Now we know there's an enormous quantity of them, primarily residing in the ...

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