New instrument to capture stardust as part of NASA mission

Scientists and engineers at the CU Boulder will soon take part in an effort to collect a bit of stardust—the tiny bits of matter that flow through the Milky Way Galaxy and were once the initial building blocks of our solar ...

NASA's MAVEN observes the disappearing solar wind

In December 2022, NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) mission observed the dramatic and unexpected "disappearance" of a stream of charged particles constantly emanating off the sun, known as the solar wind. ...

Europe's quantum decade extends into space

Europe—and the world—is in the midst of the "quantum decade": a period in which the peculiar properties of matter that manifest at the very tiniest of scales are being transformed from mere scientific curiosities into ...

How to prepare for a trip to space

Aleksandra Stankovic is an aerospace psychologist and spaceflight biomedical researcher who studies how to optimize human performance and behavioral health in extreme operational environments. In this article, she describes ...

UN report warns of catastrophic risks to Earth systems

Melting glaciers, unbearable heat and space junk: a month before crunch climate talks in the United Arab Emirates, a UN report published Wednesday warns about irreversible impacts to the planet without drastic changes to ...

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