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Space Exploration Nov 30, 2020

Laboratory experiments unravelling the mystery of the Mars moon Phobos

Of course, there is no weather in our sense of the word in space—nevertheless, soil can also "weather" in the vacuum of space if it is constantly bombarded by high-energy particles, such as those emitted by the sun. The ...

Astronomy Nov 30, 2020

An Earth-like stellar wind for Proxima Centauri c

Proxima Centauri is the closest star to the Sun, and its planet, Proxima Cen b ("Proxima b"), lies in its habitable zone (the distance range within which surface water can be liquid), making the planet a prime target for ...

Space Exploration Nov 30, 2020

Rollercoaster research landed, next flight: Moon and Mars

It was a difficult campaign to organize, but the scientific results are some of the best ever. Earlier this month, over 60 researchers ran 11 experiments in an Airbus aircraft with no less than three pilots. This was no ordinary ...

Other Nov 30, 2020

Saving money key motivator to reducing food waste, study finds

Uneaten food on consumers' plates makes up 34 percent of food waste in the hospitality sector—an extravagance the industry could do without in the face of COVID-19, a University of Otago study argues.

General Physics Nov 30, 2020

In search for dark matter, new fountain design could become wellspring of answers

You can't see it. You can't feel it. But the substance scientists refer to as dark matter could account for five times as much "stuff" in the universe as the regular matter that forms everything from trees, trains and the ...

Earth Sciences Nov 30, 2020

Life on an airless Earth

In hidden pockets around the world, tiny creatures consume toxins and wait for their day to again rule the Earth.

Astronomy Nov 30, 2020

Fast-moving gas flowing away from young star caused by icy comet vaporisation

A unique stage of planetary system evolution has been imaged by astronomers, showing fast-moving carbon monoxide gas flowing away from a star system over 400 light years away, a discovery that provides an opportunity to study ...

Space Exploration Nov 27, 2020

Cyprus rocky testing ground for Mars

International and Cypriot experts on Friday discussed a research project to test space equipment on the Mediterranean island before sending it to Mars to measure the age of its rocks, officials said.

Astronomy Nov 27, 2020

Comet 2019 LD2 (ATLAS) found to be actively transitioning

A comet discovered last year is offering scientists new insights into how these objects "turn on" and evolve, as it actually transitions out of the Centaur population and into the Jupiter Family of Comets (JFCs), according ...

Biochemistry Nov 27, 2020

Creating energy and valuable products from fruit waste

Waste from the citrus industry can provide biogas and valuable products for a range of industries. This has been shown by Lukitawesa, who recently defended his doctoral thesis at the Department of Resource Recovery and Building ...

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