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‘We’re missing something fundamental about the sun’

Parker Solar Probe – now in its 4th orbit around our local star – is designed to endure the sun’s heat and radiation like no previous mission. Data collected during the craft’s first 2 orbits were released last month. This week, 4 new studies in Nature have space scientists buzzing.

Sunrise at the moon’s Bhabha crater

A day on the moon lasts about an earthly month, so dawn comes to each part of the moon only that often. In this view from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, you can see a crater’s central peak illuminated by sunlight, while the crater floor remains dark.

Lucid Motors Begins Construction Of Arizona Factory

Lucid Motors factory in ArizonaAfter 3 years of delay, Lucid Motors has begun building its factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, thanks to a $1 billion line of funding from Saudi Arabia. Production is expected to begin in about a year.

Chennai engineer helped find India’s Vikram lander, which crashed on the moon

In September, India hoped to become the 4th nation to soft land on the moon successfully with its Chandrayaan 2 mission. Moments before touchdown, the mission’s Vikram lander crashed. Now the lander has been found again.

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Operational mapping system for high-resolution tropical forest carbon emissions

For the first time, scientists have developed a method to monitor carbon emissions from tropical forests at an unprecedented level of detail. The approach will provide the basis for developing a rapid and cost-effective operational carbon monitoring system, making it possible to quantify the economic cost of deforestation as forests are converted from carbon sinks to sources.

Ants Rip Queen’s Legs Off | Empire Of The Desert Ants | BBC Earth

In the final days of empire, the colony is at its most vulnerable; and the Queen meets her final grisly end.Subscribe: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthSub Watch more:Planet Earth http://bit.ly/PlanetEarthPlaylistBlue Planet http://bit.ly/BluePlanetPlaylistPlanet Earth II http://bit.ly/PlanetEarthIIPlaylistPlanet Dinosaur http://bit.ly/PlanetDinoPlaylist Natural World: Empire Of The Desert AntsAgainst…

NASA embarks on 5 US expeditions targeting air, land and sea

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA is sending 5 airborne campaigns across the United States in 2020 to investigate fundamental processes that ultimately impact human lives and the environment, from snowstorms along the East Coast to ocean eddies off the coast of San Francisco.

Smoker-survivor genes may have long ancestral history of fighting toxins

Longevity genes that helped humans survive ancient airborne toxins may be the same genes that make humans resilient to pollution from fossil fuels and cigarette smoke today, according to a new study.