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January 8, 2021: EUVST telescope will study how solar winds emanate from the sun, creating ‘space weather’Nasa has approved a large contribution to Japan’s Extreme Ultraviolet High-Throughput Spectroscopic Telescope (EUVST) mission. Continue reading...
January 5, 2021: At high altitudes, carbon dioxide releases energy into space, making the atmosphere contractIn all the discussions about climate change, one thing is often overlooked – the upper atmosphere of Earth is actually cooling while the lower atmosphere grows warmer, and this strange paradox is a clear fingerprint of gree...
December 12, 2020: NASA enthusiastically recommends that you check out the sky.  The peak of the brilliant annual Geminids meteor shower is happening on Dec. 13 and 14, the space agency advised on Friday. This natural light show is created when the leftover trail of dust and bits from an asteroid or rocky comet (called 3200 Phaet...
December 10, 2020: The worst pandemic in a century won't make a dent in humanity's accelerating carbon problem.  In 2020, civilization emitted an estimated 34 billion tonnes (or 37.5 billion tons) of heat-trapping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to an annual analysis released Thursday by the Global Carbon Project, a...
December 1, 2020: New technologies to remove CO2 at source or from the atmosphere are in rapid development. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies can be used in conjunction with bioenergy, the burning of biomass for energy, to create a carbon negative solution.
November 18, 2020: The 2020 election is expected to usher in a major shift in immigration enforcement — particularly in suburban Atlanta, where newly elected sheriffs are pledging to limit how they cooperate with ICE.
November 11, 2020: Cassava, a root crop that feeds more than 1 billion people around the world, could benefit from rising atmospheric CO2 levels.
October 28, 2020: NASA is prepping its Dragonfly mission to go look for signs of life on the enticing moon.
October 28, 2020: Blue sprites and elves have been detected twirling in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter by NASA's Juno mission. While it may sound like something out of a fantasy novel, sprites and elves are actually two types of quick, bright flashes of light, or transient luminous events.
October 28, 2020: Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is the only moon in our solar system that has a thick atmosphere. It's four times denser than Earth's. And now, scientists have discovered a molecule in it that has never been found in any other atmosphere.
October 27, 2020: Scientists found unseen volcanoes are spewing sulfur dioxide into the thin moon's atmosphere.
October 27, 2020: NASA is prepping its Dragonfly mission to go look for signs of life on the enticing moon.
October 22, 2020: NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos are scheduled to depart from the International Space Station for Earth on Wednesday evening.
October 8, 2020: A new study published in the journal Nature suggests that nitrous oxide — a gas that is 300 times more harmful to the climate than carbon dioxide — is steadily increasing in the atmosphere.
October 6, 2020: Amy Coney Barrett heads before the Judiciary Committee less than a month before the election.
September 30, 2020: Last week a space rock was caught skimming the edge of our planet over Europe before heading back out to space.
September 27, 2020: Earlier this month, researchers discovered traces of phosphine in the clouds of Venus, a molecule that is only made on Earth as a byproduct of life. A new study, suggests the phosphine may have emanated from our planet.
September 21, 2020: Telescopes from the ground are bigger, but have to fight the atmosphere. Here's how to win.
September 19, 2020: Athletes in other sports are still in limbo. Campuses have lost the campus feel. And people used to falls built around college football Saturdays are having to rethink their weekends.
September 14, 2020: Phosphine, released by microbes in oxygen-starved environments, was present in quantities larger than expectedTraces of a pungent gas that waft through the clouds of Venus may be emanations from aerial organisms – microbial life, but not as we know it.Astronomers detected phosphine 30 miles up in the planet’s at...
September 14, 2020: In a press briefing today, scientists rom the Royal Astronomical Society announced a potentially revolutionary scientific discovery: They’ve detected the presence of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus, which suggests the possible presence of biological life. Phosphine is a gas that’s a known biosignatu...
September 14, 2020: Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet. Two telescopes in Hawaii and Chile spotted in the thick Venutian clouds the chemical signature of phosphine, a noxious gas ...
September 14, 2020: Scientists have confirmed the presence of phosphine molecules, featuring hydrogen and phosphorus, inside Venusian clouds -- a possible signature of airborne, extra-terrestrial life.
September 11, 2020: Nonie Chapman reminisces in newly restored secretaries’ room at Kent country houseNonie Chapman has fond memories of Winston Churchill shuffling to the front row of his personal cinema, wearing his monogrammed slippers and a vibrant green one-piece velvet siren suit, and of course smoking a cigar.She was a 21-year...
September 10, 2020: Technology is now shining a light on a mysterious sea creature called a larvacean. The little critter appears to be a vital and powerful ally in the fight against climate change. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.