Lift-off: NASA Finally Launches CYGNSS Hurricane Satellite Constellation
NASA has finally launched the CYGNSS 8-satellite mission that will study hurricanes after a hydraulic pump glitch and flight software patch caused a series of delay.
Scientists Discover New Gas Giant Exoplanet 3 Times Jupiter’s Size
A team of astronomers has recently discovered a new gas giant exoplanet that is three times bigger than Jupiter. The new extrasolar world was detected through the gravitational microlensing method.
WATCH: Stunning 3-D View of How Carbon Dioxide Moves Around the Earth
NASA has released new realistic 3-D simulations of how carbon dioxide moves around the Earth’s atmosphere. The visualization will help scientists tackle the rise of CO2 emissions.
Air Conditioning Without Electricity? Beam Heat Into Space, Scientists Say
Scientists have devised a way to provide air conditioning by beaming heat from the Earth’s surface into outer space.
Africa Facing Scarcity, Might Not Have Enough Food to Feed Growing Population by 2050
The population in sub-Saharan Africa is continuously growing, and this might put a strain on the region’s food supply. According to scientists, Africa will need to maximize yields of cereal crops if it wants to provide food to its growing population by 2050.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx New Side Job: Hunt for Rare ‘Trojan’ Asteroids
NASA’s first asteroid return mission OSIRIS-REx will be multitasking during its journey to asteroid Bennu and search for rare and elusive Trojan asteroids.
Japan Launches ‘Space Garbage Truck’ Into Orbit to Clean Up Space Debris
Japan recently launched a “space junk” collector made of fishing net. The spacecraft will collect millions of trash left by satellites and rockets in space.
Massive ‘Extinction-Level’ Flares Could Be Blasting at Proxima B
Scientists have found that Proxima b, a potentially habitable exoplanet nearest to Earth, may frequently experience massive superflares from its star, making it less habitable than believed.
RNA Modification Plays Crucial Role in Brain Function, Scientists Find
A group of researchers found that a new way of regulating genes could play an important role in the activity of the whole nervous system.
Methane Surge Undermines Efforts to Fight Climate Change
Global methane emissions are growing rapidly, and according to international experts, the surge is threatening the world’s efforts to fight climate change.
Nitrogen in Ancient Rocks Could Detect Signs of Early Alien Life on Mars
A recent study suggests that nitrogen in billion-year-old rocks could potentially become bio-signature of life on Mars.
Renewable Future: Myanmar to be Powered by Off-Grid Solar Energy by 2030
The government of Myanmar is planning to provide electricity to thousands of villages through off-grid solar energy.
This Space-Based App Could Tell if Your Roof Needs Repair via Google Earth
Two companies are now using satellite imagery to provide homeowners with more accurate estimates for roof construction work.
Asteroid Hunter: Japan’s Hayabusa 2 Spacecraft Prepares to Conquer Asteroid Ryugu
The Japanese space agency’s Hayabusa 2 gears up for a trip to asteroid Ryugu to bring back asteroid samples to Earth for further studies.