Researchers aim to update Apollo-era information about rocket-powered landings on dusty celestial bodies like Mars with new supercomputer simulations.
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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.
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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.
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"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."
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The star Betelgeuse dimmed 40% last year, fueling popular speculation that the red supergiant would soon explode as a massive supernova.
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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.
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