A new exoplanet discovery is the first of its kind, sitting in a strange ‘gap’ of exoplanets insanely close to their host stars. The planet is a Neptune-sized body that whips around its star once every 19 hours. Never before has a Neptune-sized exoplanet been found with an orbital period of less than a day.
PA Images via Getty Images Looking to get a playful new puppy? New research from scientists at Stockholm University might help. Researchers analyzed the behavior of 89,352 dogs from 132 breeds and produced a ranking for which types of dogs are the most playful. The scientists found that hunting and herding dogs are more playful,
WASHINGTON — The International Space Station maneuvered to avoid a potential collision with a piece of space debris Sept. 22, an incident the head of NASA used to advocate for more funding for the agency directed to handle space traffic management. NASA announced on the afternoon of Sept. 22 that it was working with U.S.
If you needed any more evidence that America’s vehicle fleets are driving toward zero-emission status, it’s this: Walmart just announced that it will electrify and zero out emissions from all Walmart vehicles, including long haul trucks, by 2040. That includes more than 10,000 vehicles, including 6,500 semi-trucks and 4,000 passenger vehicles. Up until this point, Walmart
Xi Jinping, China’s president, speaks during the United Nations General Assembly on September 22, 2020. Tiffany Hagler-Geard | Bloomberg | Getty Images China is targeting peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by the year 2060, according to President Xi Jinping. In an address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday,
The logo of Chinese company Huawei at their main U.K. offices in Reading, west of London, on January 28, 2020. Daniel Leal-Olivas | AFP via Getty Images Huawei said that Qualcomm has applied for a license to sell it chips and will use them in smartphones if permission is granted by the U.S. government. China’s
Autumn on the Arctic tundra, which is becoming a deeper shade of green in some places as temperatures climb. Credit: Getty Climate change 22 September 2020 Climate change drives vegetation gains in patches of the high Arctic tundra. Parts of the treeless Arctic tundra have become greener as rising temperatures stimulate plant growth. Low-resolution satellite
NASA has released its first full plan for its Artemis missions, which aim to put the first woman on the moon and the first man since 1972. The plan calls for a lunar landing in 2024, but before that, NASA intends to launch two other missions to the moon to test its new Orion spacecraft. “Our plan to
A “Halloween Blue Moon” is coming. getty A new season of stargazing has begun—and it’s set to be incredible. The equinox on Tuesday signals the beginning of fall or autumn in the northern hemisphere while below the equator, it’s now spring. Both of these seasons will cease on December 22, 2020 when the solstice occurs.
WASHINGTON — Commercial spaceflight company Blue Origin is considering development of commercial space stations, with NASA as a potential early customer. Blue Origin posted a job opening Sept. 18 for am “Orbital Habitat Formulation Lead” at its headquarters in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Washington. That individual will be charged with leading the company’s development
Mike Flewitt, chief executive officer of McLaren Automotive Ltd., gestures while speaking on the opening day of the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The show near Lake Leman, which opens to the public from March 7 to 17, will be the first gilded showcase of the year
Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks outdoors at the company’s 2020 “drive-in” shareholder’s meeting and battery day on Sept. 22. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said, at the company’s 2020 annual shareholder meeting and battery day presentation that he expects vehicle deliveries to increase by 30 to 40 percent over last year, when the company reported deliveries
In some regions, warm winds pushed the edge of the Arctic sea ice further north than ever before this year.Credit: AP/Shutterstock This year, Arctic sea ice shrank to its second-lowest extent in more than 40 years of satellite measurements. On 15 September, ice covered just 3.74 million square kilometres of Arctic waters at its annual
We all know and love our Moon. It’s been Earth’s constant companion for billions of years, a mainstay of the skies. But it’s not our only companion. Every now and again, a smaller object gets temporarily captured in our planet’s orbit, hanging around for a short period of time – a few months or years –
There is a lot of buzz this week as various news outlets report on possible changes in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Chief Scientist position. I will defer to other sources on the hubbub around names being considered. It occurred to me that many people may not be familiar with NOAA’s senior leadership
The space industry has a rich history of building supply-chain relationships to deliver complex and exacting space systems. The industry is also no stranger to partnering closely with suppliers and customers, including governments, to develop and deliver new technology and advance the art of the possible. However, while public-private partnerships are getting a lot of
Jeff Kowalsky | Bloomberg | Getty Images GE said Monday that it intended to “exit the new build coal power market,” in a move that will see the industrial powerhouse place a renewed emphasis on renewable energy. Over the years, GE has been deeply involved with the coal industry. Its website states it has 100
Larry Ellison, chairman of Oracle Corp., speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Oct. 25, 2015. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Picture cloud infrastructure as a city with many office buildings. Amazon is the landlord everyone talks about, because of its sleek towers, fast elevators, modern floor plans and
Net Zero Dieter Helm William Collins (2020) Climate-change economist Dieter Helm was frustrated by a widely repeated claim from the UK Committee on Climate Change: “By reducing emissions produced in the UK to zero, we also end our contribution to rising global temperatures.” Not so, he objects: consumers also import goods and services from countries
Every exoplanet is special in its own way, but a newly discovered exoplanet 186 light-years away is an especially delicious treat. It’s a smallish world around the same size as Earth, whipping around its star on an orbit that takes just 3.14 days. That’s extremely close to the mathematical constant π (Pi), the number that