Science/Nature

Climate change: ‘Hell to pay’ if COP24 talks fail

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Amid impassioned pleas for progress, negotiators at the UN climate talks in Poland are facing the final day with many issues undecided. Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed said there would be "hell to pay" if countries failed to take significant steps.Countries are struggling to complete the complex "rulebook" of the Paris climate agreement.But they are also under pressure to boost their promises to cut carbon.One
Science/Nature

Close-up images of Nasa’s Jupiter mission

[ad_1] Nasa's Juno mission to Jupiter has reached its halfway mark and has revealed new views of cyclones at the gas giant's poles.As it orbits the planet every 53 days - Juno performs a data-gathering dive, speeding from pole to pole.Its sensors take measurements of the composition of the planet, in an effort to decipher how the largest world in our Solar System formed. [ad_2] Source link
Science/Nature

Nasa’s Jupiter mission Juno reveals giant polar storms

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt / Seán Doran Image caption People have downloaded the raw images of Jupiter and processed them, often revealing new details of its surface Nasa's Juno mission to the gas giant Jupiter has reached its halfway mark and has revealed new views of cyclones at the poles. As it orbits the planet every 53 days - Juno performs a science-gathering
Science/Nature

Climate change: Failure to tackle warming “suicidal”

[ad_1] Image copyright SOPA Images Image caption Some observers believe that the return of Mr Guterres to these talks is a sign that significant progress is not being made The UN secretary-general has warned negotiators at a major meeting that failing to increase efforts on climate change would be "not only immoral but suicidal" for the planet. Antonio Guterres has flown back to Poland to try and push COP24 to
Science/Nature

Parker Solar Probe: Sun-skimming mission starts calling home

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA/NRL/Parker Solar Probe Image caption Parker took this image of a streamer, a dense part of the corona, on 8 November Just weeks after making the closest ever flyby of the Sun, Nasa's Parker Solar Probe is sending back its data.Included in the observations is this remarkable image of the energetic gas, or plasma, flowing out from the star.The bright dot is actually far-distant Jupiter. The black
Science/Nature

Climate change is ‘shrinking winter’

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA Image caption Satellite images from 2002 (left) compared with 2017 (right) highlight the decreasing snowpack Snowy mountain winters are being "squeezed" by climate change, according to scientists in California. Researchers who studied the winter snowfall in the mountains there revealed that rising temperatures are reducing the period during which snow is on the ground in the mountains - snow that millions rely on for their fresh
Science/Nature

Samples cut around Soyuz hole in spacewalk

[ad_1] Two Russian cosmonauts have used knives and shears to cut samples from around a hole in the Soyuz spacecraft, which Moscow says may have been caused by a drill.Roscosmos space agency says it wants to find out whether the 2mm puncture was made on Earth or in space. It has ruled out a manufacturing defect and says it may have been deliberate sabotage, but Nasa has played down such