Search results for Planet Nine

Environment Jan 08, 2021

El Nino and La Nina, the climate cycles that blow hot and cold

Natural climate phenomena El Nino and La Nina are opposite phases of a complex weather pattern so powerful that it can alter the global temperature.

Space Exploration Jan 08, 2021

Evidence of water movement found in meteorites that only recently fell to Earth

A team of researchers affiliated with institutions in Australia, the U.S. and France has found evidence of relatively recent water movement in meteorites that only recently collided with the Earth. In their paper published ...

Economics & Business Jan 06, 2021

Businesses stand to benefit from sustainable restructuring

The Earth is populated by an increasing number of people who demand more and more products, which is simply not viable in the long run. Our planet does not have unlimited resources. Emissions are harming the environment ...

Environment Dec 23, 2020

Caspian crisis: Sinking sea levels threaten biodiversity, economy and regional stability

Coastal nations are rightly worried about sea level rise, but in the countries around the Caspian Sea, over 100 million people are facing the opposite problem: an enormous drop in sea level. Technically, this sea is a land-locked ...

Space Exploration Dec 21, 2020

How to get people from Earth to Mars and safely back again

There are many things humanity must overcome before any return journey to Mars is launched.

Earth Sciences Dec 14, 2020

Chance played a major role in keeping Earth fit for life

A study by the University of Southampton gives a new perspective on why our planet has managed to stay habitable for billions of years—concluding it is almost certainly due, at least in part, to luck. The research suggests ...

Space Exploration Dec 12, 2020

Chile awaits total eclipse of the sun as Covid restrictions rise

Chileans will turn their eyes to the sky on Monday to admire a total eclipse of the sun, but unlike last year's phenomenon their numbers will be severely reduced by coronavirus restrictions.

Astronomy Dec 10, 2020

Hubble pins down weird exoplanet with far-flung orbit that behaves like the long-sought 'Planet Nine'

A planet in an unlikely orbit around a double star 336 light-years away may offer a clue to a mystery much closer to home: A hypothesized, distant body in our solar system dubbed "Planet Nine."

Space Exploration Dec 09, 2020

Surer signs of life: A better class of tools for detecting signs of life on other planets and moons

When they reached Mars' surface in 1976, NASA's two Viking landers touched down with a gentle thud. At 7 feet tall, 10 feet long, and weighing around 1,300 pounds, these spacecraft—the first U.S. mission to successfully ...

Environment Dec 08, 2020

From permafrost microbes to survivor songbirds, research projects are also victims of pandemic

What do you do when COVID-19 safety protocols and travel restrictions mean you can't do your research? That's what these three scientists have had to figure out this year, as the global pandemic has kept them from their fieldwork.

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