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Space Exploration 36 minutes ago

An ultraviolet instrument for ESA's Jupiter mission

An ultraviolet spectrograph (UVS) designed and built by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is the first scientific instrument to be delivered for integration onto the European Space Agency's Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer (JUICE) ...

Space Exploration 3 hours ago

A year of surprising science from NASA's InSight Mars mission

A new understanding of Mars is beginning to emerge, thanks to the first year of NASA's InSight lander mission. Findings described in a set of six papers published today reveal a planet alive with quakes, dust devils and strange ...

Space Exploration 8 hours ago

InSight detects gravity waves, low rumbles and devilish dust

More than a year after NASA's Mars InSight lander touched down in a pebble-filled crater on the Martian equator, the rusty red planet is now serving up its meteorological secrets: Gravity waves, surface swirling "dust devils," ...

Space Exploration 22 hours ago

The seismicity of Mars

On 26 November 2018, the NASA InSight lander successfully set down on Mars in the Elysium Planitia region. Seventy Martian days later, the mission's seismometer SEIS began recording the planet's vibrations. A team of researchers ...

Environment 19 hours ago

NASA, New Zealand partner to collect climate data from commercial aircraft

NASA is partnering with the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand Space Agency, Air New Zealand and the University of Auckland to install next-generation Global Navigation Satellite System ...

Education 10 minutes ago

To prepare climate strikers for the future, we need to rewrite the history books

If radical action to reduce emissions isn't taken in the next decade or so, many of today's schoolchildren could live in a world that's 3℃ or 4℃ hotter by the time they enter their later years. Their working lives would ...

Space Exploration 1 hour ago

Less than infinite: Space is becoming an orbital landfill

It's mind-boggling to think about anything in terms of infinity.

Environment 1 hour ago

The last ice age tells us why we need to care about a 2-degree change in temperature

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that without a substantial decrease in our use of fossil fuels, we are on track for a global average increase of 2°C in the next few decades, ...

Environment 1 hour ago

Researchers find new reason Arctic is warming so fast

The Arctic has experienced the warming effects of global climate change faster than any other region on the planet. Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have developed a new theory aided by computer simulations ...

Analytical Chemistry 3 hours ago

Substance found in fossil fuels can transform into pure diamond

It sounds like alchemy: take a clump of white dust, squeeze it in a diamond-studded pressure chamber, then blast it with a laser. Open the chamber and find a new microscopic speck of pure diamond inside.

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