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Fix Earth’s climate crisis instead of dreaming of other planets, urges Nobel prize-winning astronomer

Humanity should focus its attention on solving the climate crisis instead of farfetched and unrealistic notions of escaping Earth for unspoiled planets, a scientist who won this year’s Nobel Prize winners has said. Swiss astronomer Didier Queloz, who shared the prestigious 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics for his role in discovering planets orbiting distant suns,…

How does the solar wind affect Earth? | Earth

Why should we care about the new findings – released this week – from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe? This new NASA video explains how the solar wind – a stream of charged particles from the sun – affects earthly astronauts and technologies. Scientists released four new papers in the journal Nature this week, outlining new…

First evidence that Antarctica’s thinning ice shelves are causing more ice to move from the land into the sea

A detailed view of changes in ice flow around the Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers, due to thinning ice shelves. Pine Island Glacier is at the top right, with changes seen almost 100 miles inland. Credit: Northumbria University Researchers have produced the first physics-based quantifiable evidence that thinning ice shelves in Antarctica are causing more…

A ‘Mole’ Isn’t Digging Mars: NASA Engineers Are Trying To Find Out Why

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