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Possible organic compounds found in Mars crater rocks

A study published in Science analyses multiple rocks found at the bottom of Jezero Crater on Mars, where the Perseverance rover landed in 2020, revealing significant interaction between the rocks and liquid water. Those rocks also contain evidence co.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgNov 24th, 2022

NASA’s Mars helicopter has just set a new flight record

During its 35th flight on the red planet on Saturday, NASA's impressive Mars helicopter managed to set yet another aviation record......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 7th, 2022

Chemists develop reactions for the general synthesis of promising unexplored compounds

Chemists at Scripps Research have devised the first general method for synthesizing a family of compounds called 1,2,3,5-tetrazines, which hold great promise for making pharmaceuticals, biological probes and other chemical products......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 6th, 2022

Long-lived lakes reveal a history of water on Mars

The northern hemisphere of Mars is divided into two broadly distinctive areas: the smooth northern lowlands and the pockmarked southern highlands. The region of Arabia Terra sits along the transition between these two regions and is thought to contai.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 6th, 2022

Cosmic ray counts hidden in spacecraft data highlight influence of solar cycle at Mars and Venus

Measurements by ESA's long-serving twin missions, Mars Express and Venus Express, have captured the dance between the intensity of high-energy cosmic rays and the influence of the sun's activity across our inner solar system......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 5th, 2022

Organic aerosols in remote regions are forming clouds and may have an underestimated effect on climate change

A research group from Nagoya University in Japan has developed a model to clarify the importance of analyzing the formation of clouds from human and natural particles. Since many climate models simplify the formation of atmospheric particles from org.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 5th, 2022

Giant mantle plume reveals Mars is more active than previously thought

On Earth, shifting tectonic plates reshuffle the planet's surface and make for a dynamic interior, so the absence of such processes on Mars led many to think of it as a dead planet, where not much happened in the past 3 billion years......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 5th, 2022

A new, unique covalent organic framework for use in drug delivery and clean energy

In our quest for clean energy and sustainable health solutions, advanced materials with unique, customizable properties play a crucial role. Among them, a new generation of porous solids known as three dimensional (3D) covalent organic frameworks (CO.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 5th, 2022

How to see Mars at its brightest at opposition this week

Stargazers in the northern hemisphere are in for a treat as Mars has reached its closest point to Earth, giving the best view of the Red Planet until the 2030s......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2022

An easy way for dairy farmers to reduce their climate impact

Adding even a small amount of biochar—a charcoal-like material produced by burning organic matter—to a dairy's manure-composting process reduces methane emissions by 84%, a recent study by UC Merced researchers shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2022

If there is phosphine on Venus, there isn"t much

In the absence of direct observations of extraterrestrial life, scientists often focus on searching for biosignatures, chemical by-products of life, that can be detected with remote sensing. Although Mars has received the most attention in this regar.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2022

NASA’s skywatching highlights for December include a lunar occultation

This month offers a great opportunity to witness a lunar occultation of Mars, when the red planet slips behind our nearest neighbor......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2022

With a small network of satellites around Mars, rovers could navigate autonomously

When it comes to "on the ground" exploration of Mars, rovers make pretty good advance scouts. From Pathfinder to Perseverance, we've watched as these semi-autonomous robots do what human explorers want to do in the future. Now, engineers are studying.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 1st, 2022

Should we build a nature reserve on Mars?

There are 8 billion of us now. The UN says when the population peaks around the year 2100, there'll be 11 billion human souls. Our population growth is colliding with the natural world on a greater scale than ever, and we're losing between 200 and 2,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 1st, 2022

Death Valley"s Ubehebe Crater reveals volcanic hazard areas are underestimated

When magma bubbles up toward Earth's surface and meets groundwater, steam pressure builds, sometimes bursting into eruptions that spew currents of hot ash, potentially burning and asphyxiating people and burying nearby cities. Take, for example, simi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 1st, 2022

Pop-Up Farming Pods to Help Colonizers Grow Crops on Mars

Interstellar Lab’s inflatable BioPod is designed to help plants survive inhospitable conditions on Earth and allow explorers to settle on the Red Planet......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsDec 1st, 2022

Spatial distribution characteristics of nitrogen and dissolved organic matter in large, shallow degenerating lake

Abnormal climate, urban expansion, and human activities make the nitrogen-containing nutrients in many productive or functional lakes maintain a high level for a long time. The transport and transformation of nitrogen, a key nutrient element affectin.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2022

Organic cation transporters: Research into their structure facilitates targeted development of new drugs

Monoamines are neurotransmitters in the central and peripheral nervous systems and they also transmit signals between cells and the brain. This transmission is followed by their reuptake into the cells by means of transporters. While the specific mon.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2022

Simulations of impact crater show small asteroids are probably young

The impact experiment conducted on the asteroid Ryugu by the Japanese Hayabusa2 mission that took place two years ago resulted in an unexpectedly large crater. With the use of simulations, a team led by the University of Bern and the National Center.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2022

Mars Semiconductor expects another growth year in 2023

Mars Semiconductor, a Taiwan-based company mainly engaged in system-on-chip (SoC) and cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) business, expects to post another on-year revenue growth in 2023......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsNov 30th, 2022

NASA Awards ICON $57 Million Contract For "Lunar Surface Construction System"

NASA has established a multi-million dollar contract with a 3D printing construction company to invest in "space-based construction" for the Moon and Mars. NASA has.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsNov 29th, 2022