NASA has awarded a contract to TransAstra to clean up space junk. One category of debris they will target is CubeSats, small satellites the size of a Rubik’s Cube. The recycling centers would allow the collected debris to be recycled.
Global warming could push tropical forests to a point where photosynthesis fails and trees die. The ramifications are huge, scientists say.
India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission landed on the moon on Aug. 23. The Vikram lander operated for almost two weeks. After the start of lunar night the Vikram rover was put into sleep mode. Both the lander and rover have a chance of waking up again later.
U.S. astrophysicists has found via simulations that some black holes might be traveling through space at nearly one-tenth the speed of light.
Megastorms occur approximately every 20 to 30 years on Saturn and are similar to hurricanes on Earth, although significantly larger. But unlike Earth’s hurricanes, no one knows what causes megastorms in Saturn’s atmosphere.
South Korean scientists showerd the process through which plastic transforms into secondary microplastics. Their research reveals that continuous consumption of these secondary microplastics acts as neurotoxins in the brain.
Population ecologist William Rees suggests that planet Earth could be headed for a major population correction—perhaps before the end of this century. Such a correction, he notes, would be a drastic reduction in human population.
An international team of astronomers have identified a powerful magnetic field in the Wolf-Rayet star HD 45166, the exposed helium core of a star that has lost its outer layers of hydrogen.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has followed up on observations by the Hubble Space Telescope of the farthest star ever detected in the very distant universe, within the first billion years after the big bang.
TOI-4860b happens to orbit a tiny star, completing each lap in just 1.52 days. It joins a small number of worlds that pose a fascinating puzzle - there are currently no known formation pathways for such chonkin' planets around such small stars.
Young environmental activists scored a ground-breaking legal victory in U.S. A Montana judge said state agencies were violating their constitutional right to a clean and healthful environment by allowing fossil fuel development.