Hubble captures star ‘on the edge of destruction’

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Credits: NASA, ESA, STScI To celebrate the 31st birthday of the Hubble space telescope NASA has released a stunning picture a giant star ‘waging a tug-of-war between gravity and radiation to avoid self-destruction’. The star in question is AG Carinae, … Read More

Lightning and subvisible discharges produce molecules that clean the atmosphere

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Lightning bolts break apart nitrogen and oxygen molecules in the atmosphere and create reactive chemicals that affect greenhouse gases. Now, a team of atmospheric chemists and lightning scientists have found that lightning bolts and, surprisingly, subvisible discharges that cannot be … Read More

Global glacier retreat has accelerated: New study analyzes roughly 220,000 glaciers

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An international research team including scientists from ETH Zurich has shown that almost all the world’s glaciers are becoming thinner and losing mass’ and that these changes are picking up pace. The team’s analysis is the most comprehensive and accurate … Read More

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