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Why NASA wants to 'touch the sun'

The sun, the very centerpiece of our solar system and the most important source of energy for life on Earth, has a visitor. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has been studying the sun, flying closer than ever before, and making incredible…

How does the solar wind affect Earth?

Why should we care about the new findings – released this week – from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe? This new NASA video explains how the solar wind – a stream of charged particles from the sun – affects earthly astronauts and technologies.

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Forest fragmentation hits wildlife hardest in the tropics

(Oregon State University) Animals that evolved in environments subject to large-scale habitat-altering events like fires and storms are better equipped to handle forest fragmentation caused by human development than species in low-disturbance environments.

‘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.

NASA finds second tropical system develops in Arabian Sea

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm 07A has developed in the eastern Arabian Sea, one day after Tropical Storm 06A developed in the western part of the sea. Infrared imagery from an instrument aboard Terra revealed that very high, powerful storms with very cold cloud top temperatures were southwest of the center.

Innocent animals cannot do anything about climate change. Only people can. – USA TODAY

Caught by a motion-detection trail camera in the Florida wilds, a young panther manages a few steps before its wobbling hindquarters fail and its rear legs collapse to the ground. The cat, among several species stricken by some mysterious neurological ailment possibly connected…

Meteorological winter arrives with a roar in North America

It’s December, which means it’s “meteorological winter” for the Northern Hemisphere. And while there are still a few weeks until the winter solstice — which marks the official beginning of “astronomical winter” on Dec. 21 — the weather across much…