Blame Mercury for all this madness

It is endlessly amazing that the UK is able to hold a state funeral with only 10 days’ notice, complete with gun salutes, leaders of the free world, and a procession of some 4,000 soldiers marching in time to a single pendulum. Beat… Still, ask a train operator to do something seemingly simple like take … Read more

Ryugu asteroid surprises researchers | Technology news

In December 2020, a small landing capsule brought rocky particles from the asteroid Ryugu to Earth’s material from the beginnings of our solar system. In December 2020, a small landing capsule brought rocky particles from the asteroid Ryugu to Earth’s material from the beginnings of our solar system. The Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2 collected … Read more

Guest Columnist Rutherford H. Platt: Republicans Abandon the Planet

On Labor Day, 80 million people along the East Coast were under watch or flash flood warnings, while another 50 million in six western states were under severe heat warnings. With rain in parts of Georgia falling “once every 1,000 years,” Salt Lake City hit a record 103 degrees, and Long Beach, California, hit 108. … Read more

Thousands of students take part in school strike for climate: ‘We want a future on this planet’

Wellington Strike School 4 Climate Out Parliament. picture: RNZ / Crystal Gibbins Climate change protests have begun in four cities, as New Zealanders join a global climate strike. Thousands of students across the country are absent from school today – some of whom have been given permission – to join the global protests calling for … Read more

UNOOSA and MBRSC to transfer innovations from Bahrain and Nepal into space on the PHI-1 satellite

United Arab Emirates: The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC), the United Arab Emirates, and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) announced two payloads of PHI-1 missiles. Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed last year at the 72nd International Astronautical Conference (IAC) held in Dubai, the United Nations Office for Outer Space … Read more

Why is there still hope for our planet

This year, the world population will exceed eight billion. Nature faces enormous challenges, mainly because humans are consuming more than the planet can handle. At the same time, when we must work together across borders to solve these challenges, humans still squabble over politics, religion, commerce, and land, just as we have done for thousands … Read more

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia buys a pair of SpaceX astronaut seats from Axiom Sources

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia plans to send two astronauts to the International Space Station aboard Elon Musk’s SpaceX capsule, becoming the latest Gulf country to strengthen ties with private US space companies, according to three people familiar with the matter. arrangement. The sources, who … Read more

Super-Earths are bigger, more common, and habitable than Earth itself — and astronomers discover billions more they think are out there

Astronomers now routinely discover planets that orbit stars outside the solar system – they are called exoplanets. But in the summer of 2022, teams working on NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite found a few intriguing planets orbiting in the habitable zones of their parent stars. One planet is 30% larger than Earth and orbits its … Read more