When rains fell on the arid Atacama Desert, it was reasonable to expect floral blooms to follow. But a team of astrobiologists has found that the water brought death instead.
This lagoon appeared in 2017 in Chile’s Atacama Desert. It evaporated months later. image via Carlos González-Silva.
On November 26, 2018, NASA’s InSight lander will make its daring descent to Mars’ surface. The spacecraft is scheduled to touch down Monday at approximately 20:00 UTC (3 p.m. EST), with live landing commentary starting about an hour before.
This illustration shows a simulated view of NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander firing retrorockets to slow down as it descends toward the surface of Mars. Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech.
Last month, the International Astronomical Union – same organization that demoted Pluto to dwarf planet status – voted to rename Hubble’s law as the Hubble–Lemaître law. Will astronomers use the new name?
The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is nearing an end, but November hurricanes do occur and they can be deadly.
Preliminary summary of the tracks of all tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Basin during the 2018 hurricane season. Image iva TheHurricaneEditorMaker via Wikimedia.