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The Sky This Week from February 23 to March 1: Catch a chilly Full Snow Moon

Friday, February 23A Full Moon rises opposite the setting Sun this evening, riding into the sky beneath the body of Leo the Lion. Luna sits within 3° of the lion’s bright heart, Regulus, a 1st-magnitude star that lies close to the ecliptic plane that the Moon and planets follow through our sky. In fact, theContinue reading "The Sky This Week from February 23 to March 1: Catch a chilly Full Snow...

‘Very rare’ clay figurine of Mercury discovered at Roman site in Kent

Previously unknown settlement in Small Hythe was once an important infrastructure linkA “very rare” clay figurine of the god Mercury, one of fewer than 10 ever found in Britain, has been discovered at a previously unknown Roman settlement that once sat next to a busy port – but is now 10 miles from the sea.The site of the settlement, in the modern hamlet of Small Hythe (or Smallhythe), near...

A Private Lander Made a Historic Touchdown on the Moon, But Sent a Weak Signal

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A private lander touched down on the moon Thursday but managed just a weak signal back, as flight controllers scrambled to gain better contact with the first U.S. spacecraft to reach the lunar surface in more than 50 years. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Despite the spotty communication, Intuitive Machines, the company that built and managed...

US returns to lunar surface for first time in over 50 years: ‘Welcome to the moon’

Intuitive Machines’ spacecraft Odysseus lands after a 73-minute descent, touching down near moon’s south poleThe United States has returned to the lunar surface for the first time in more than 50 years after a privately-built spacecraft named Odysseus capped a nail-biting 73-minute descent from orbit with a touchdown near the moon’s south pole.But amid celebrations of what Nasa hailed “a...


THURSDAY 22. FEBRUARY 2024


Odysseus moon landing live updates: first US lunar attempt in 52 years

Carrying Nasa instruments, Intuitive Machines Odysseus lander aims to be the first US landing on the moon for over 50 yearsThe uncrewed Nova-C lander built by Intuitive Machines launched on 15 February. Its scheduled touchdown near the moon’s south pole would be the first lunar landing of a US spacecraft since Nasa’s final Apollo mission in December 1972, and the first by a non-government...

Black carbon sensor could fill massive monitoring gaps

Black carbon is the most dangerous air pollutant you've never heard of. Its two main sources, diesel exhaust and wood smoke from wildfires and household heating, produce ultrafine air particles that are up to 25 times more of a health hazard per unit compared to other types of particulate matter.

Irrecoverable carbon in the mountains: Embracing the opportunity of agroforestry

Over 29% of global irrecoverable carbon, which once gone is not likely to recover in any reasonable timeframe according to scientific literature, is stored in mountains. This biomass, representing irreplaceable ecosystems, biodiversity, and globally significant ecosystem services, is under threat everywhere by demographic and environmental pressures, as Earth's rapidly changing global climate is...

What does a physicist see when looking at the NFT market?

The market for collectible digital assets, or non-fungible tokens, is an interesting example of a physical system with a large scale of complexity, non-trivial dynamics, and an original logic of financial transactions. At the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN) in Cracow, its global statistical features have been analyzed more extensively.