The next-gen robots that could explore ocean worlds | News

The next-gen robots that could explore ocean worlds |  News

Ocean worlds in our solar system are attractive places in the search for life beyond Earth. Beneath a thick, icy shell, Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moons Titan and Enceladus likely harbor oceans, scientists believe. On Earth, the oceans teem with life, but is the same scenario possible on these frosty moons? Future missions could … Read more

‘Threatening’ Asteroid on a Collision Course With Earth Has Just Been Downgraded

'Threatening' Asteroid on a Collision Course With Earth Has Just Been Downgraded

It’s comforting to know that there are people who are literally paid to watch the night sky to ensure that at least we’ll be informed if an asteroid will hit the Earth. Technology and near-Earth surveys have become advanced enough that the likelihood of a planet-killer-sized asteroid coming out of nowhere, as is so prevalent … Read more

MIT Scientists Suggest Wild Plan to Ease Climate Change: Space Bubbles

MIT Scientists Suggest Wild Plan to Ease Climate Change: Space Bubbles

Concerned that efforts to staunch the flow of excess greenhouse gases bleeding into our atmosphere won’t be enough to save us from a worsening crisis, MIT engineers have returned to a decades old vision to help ease the effects of climate change. To buy time for weaning ourselves off our fossil fuel addiction, we could … Read more

A 4-Billion-Year-Old Piece of Earth’s Crust Has Been Identified Beneath Australia

A 4-Billion-Year-Old Piece of Earth's Crust Has Been Identified Beneath Australia

Scientists can use various clues to figure out what’s under Earth’s surface without actually having to do any digging – including firing super-fine lasers thinner than a human hair at minerals found in beach sand. This technique has been used in a new study that points to a 4-billion-year-old piece of Earth’s crust about the … Read more

A Disturbing Shift Has Affected Earth’s Delicate Energy Balance, Scientists Report

A Disturbing Shift Has Affected Earth's Delicate Energy Balance, Scientists Report

Our living planet is unique among all we’ve been able to explore in the Universe so far. From our axial tilt preventing too many temperature extremes, to our goldilocks zone position, life on Earth depends on many finely balanced, interwoven cycles that come together to produce the exact circumstances we need to thrive. One of … Read more

Living on Earth: The Sounds of Mars

Living on Earth: The Sounds of Mars

Air Date: Week of July 8, 2022 stream / download this segment as an MP3 file A panoramic view of Perseverance’s landing site on February 18, 2021. (Photo: NASA, Public Domain) The first successful Mars lander was Viking 1 in 1976, and now, after dozens of missions NASA has finally captured the first ever audio … Read more

Loads of Precursors For RNA Have Been Detected in The Center of Our Galaxy

Loads of Precursors For RNA Have Been Detected in The Center of Our Galaxy

The heart of the Milky Way is apparently a hotspot for molecules that combine to form RNA. A new survey of the thick, molecular clouds that shroud the galactic center has revealed the presence of a wide range of nitriles – organic molecules that are often toxic in isolation, but also constitute the building blocks … Read more

Defense test against potential asteroid impact on Earth simulated- check shocking revelation

Defense test against potential asteroid impact on Earth simulated- check shocking revelation

NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is the world’s first full-scale planetary defense test against potential asteroid impacts on Earth. NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is the world’s first full-scale planetary defense test against potential asteroid impacts on Earth. Researchers now show that instead of leaving behind a relatively small crater, the … Read more

Researchers simulate defense test against potential asteroid impacts on Earth

Researchers simulate defense test against potential asteroid impacts on Earth

NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is the world’s first full-scale planetary defense test against potential asteroid impacts on Earth. Researchers now show that instead of leaving behind a relatively small crater, the impact of the DART spacecraft on its target could leave the asteroid near unrecognizable. 66 million years ago, a giant asteroid … Read more