Researchers aim to update Apollo-era information about rocket-powered landings on dusty celestial bodies like Mars with new supercomputer simulations.
July 31, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: physics soil mars spacecraft science-and-technology dust
A new study in Sub-Saharan African shows that increases in dust air pollution boosts infant mortality. Climate change could make things even worse, too.
July 10, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change pollution emissions childrens-health babies featured health-and-medicine sub-saharan-africa dust
The chemical reactions that dust storms on Mars cause indicate that our quest to find life on the red planet may need to go beneath the surface.
June 19, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: space planets mars weather alien-life science-and-technology dust
"This tells us that the basic organic chemistry needed for life is present in the raw gas prior to the formation of stars and planets."
June 16, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: evolution space life stars science-and-technology gases dust
The star Betelgeuse dimmed 40% last year, fueling popular speculation that the red supergiant would soon explode as a massive supernova.
March 6, 2020 • ~6 min
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You might think all dust is "dead," but that's not true, and antibacterial products could make the microbes in dust resistant to antibiotics.
Jan. 3, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: bacteria antibiotics drug-resistance featured health-and-medicine dust
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