It may already be too late to reach the UN goal of genetic diversity

Palo Alto, CA –Climate change and habitat destruction may have already caused the loss of more than a tenth of the world’s genetic diversity, according to new research led by Carnegie’s Moises Exposito-Alonso and published in science. This means that it may already be too late to reach the proposed UN goal, announced last year, … Read more

The Water-Lakes-on-Mars debate just got more interesting

This image taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the ice caps at the south pole of Mars. Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona / JHU Scientists have been debating ambiguous radar scans of Mars’ south pole for years. Do they reveal underground lakes of liquid water? Or something else? Two new newspapers … Read more

Meaning of retrograde planets in the birth chart | Carol Allen

While Mercury retrograde gets a lot of attention, it’s not the only planet to do so. In fact, all planets do, and many of us are born with retrograde planets – such as Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and Saturn – somewhere within the houses shown on our natal charts. This fact is far less known and … Read more

The first object to visit us from another star system could be a spaceship

Get to know the scientists: they give the audience the most interesting explanation possible and then act like nerds and publish an article years later saying something much more mundane. And so it is with the first object that enters our solar system from a different place. Dubbed “Oumuamua”, scientists are still debating what the … Read more

The first object to visit us from another star system could be a spaceship

Get to know the scientists: they give the audience the most interesting explanation possible and then act like nerds and publish an article years later saying something much more mundane. And so it is with the first object that enters our solar system from a different place. Dubbed “Oumuamua”, scientists are still debating what the … Read more

Webb’s Exoplanet Observations Prove Its Strengths | Business | September 2022

WASHINGTON, DC, September. 12, 2022 – In two groundbreaking firsts, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captured a direct image of an exoplanet, or a planet outside our solar system, as well as the first clear evidence of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an exoplanet. The observations, made with the powerful infrared (IR) telescope, provide … Read more

NASA’s black hole audio shows how scientists are recording the universe

Also, in 1964, researchers A. Penzias and R. Wilson experienced a disturbance, or “crackle”, when making observations with an antenna. They found that the persistent noise during their study was due to cosmic microwave background radiation – this discovery provided a boost to the Big Bang theory of the universe. And that’s not all. A … Read more

The fuel leak spoils NASA’s second attempt to launch a lunar rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida. (AP) – NASA’s lunar rocket caused another dangerous fuel leak on Saturday, forcing launch controllers to abort their second attempt this week to send a crew capsule into lunar orbit with test dummies. The maiden flight is now stopped for at least a few weeks, if not months. The previous launch attempt … Read more

EXPLANATION: NASA tests the new lunar rocket, 50 years after the Apollo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida. (AP) – With years of delay and billions over budget, NASA’s new moon rocket will debut next week on a high-risk test flight before astronauts climb to the top. The 322-foot (98-meter) rocket will attempt to send an empty crew capsule into a distant lunar orbit, 50 years after NASA’s famous Apollo … Read more