Leakage from frozen layers was a puzzle, but a new study shows how the potent greenhouse gas breaks through icy barriers.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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With her students, aerospace engineer Kerri Cahoy is developing small, affordable “CubeSats” to monitor weather and search for exoplanets.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~9 min
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High-resolution climate projections could enable a robust adaptation and resilience response.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~4 min
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Study suggests sea ice blocks the flow of carbon both into and out of the ocean, in roughly equal measure.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~6 min
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The rocky world, with its baking-hot surface, is likely not habitable.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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Evidence indicates phosphine, a gas associated with living organisms, is present in the habitable region of Venus’ atmosphere.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~10 min
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By making their own lava and cooled glass, scientists find these materials likely aren’t responsible for the unexpected glow of some exoplanets.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~8 min
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Findings also suggest exoplanets lying within habitable zones may be susceptible to ice ages.
July 29, 2020 • ~8 min
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Geological evidence suggests the known dinosaur groups diverged early on, supporting the traditional dinosaur family tree.
July 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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Study suggests the rare objects likely came from an early planetesimal with a magnetic core.
July 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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