The thawing of permafrost in the northern polar regions is going to release hazards such as bacteria, viruses, radiation, and heavy metals.
Some of the most used climate models fail to to factor in the effects of aerosols from burning biomasses, like those in Central Africa farmland.
A newly published report from NASEM seeks to simplify the planetary protection requirements for certain locations on Mars.
The launch window for NASA’s Lucy mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids opens on October 16, leading up to a twelve-year science mission.
Observations of a galaxy cluster uncover splotchy, mirrored images of a far distant galaxy distorted via gravitational lensing from the cluster.
Early plate tectonics experienced mountain building differently than the current geologic time period, forming lower, flatter mountain ranges.
An analysis of basaltic lava rocks returned from the Moon by China’s Chang’e-5 mission reveals volcanism only two billion years ago.
What’s Up: The Orionid meteor shower, produced by dust trails left from Comet 1P/Halley, will peak in late October 2021 .
A mangrove forest deep in the heart of Mexico, far from any ocean shoreline, provides clues for climate change in the region 125,000 years ago.
The Cormorant Oceanography Projects puts sensors on diving marine birds to measure ocean salinity and currents in hard-to-reach areas.