A speleothem has revealed rapid periods of warming across the interior of the continent during the last glacial period, corresponding to similar events recorded in Greenland ice.
Caves Offer Temperate Hope for Future Moon Exploration
Large caves near the Moon’s equator maintain a temperate, stable daily temperature around 17°C.
Mapping a Volcanic Eruption in the Backyard of Iceland’s Capital
Researchers used satellites and aerial data to create regularly updated maps of the Fagradalsfjall eruption for both the public and disaster response agencies.
The Alps Are Dusted with Nanoplastics
A new study finds the lofted pollutants came from major European cities, but further study is required to fully understand the plastics’ transport and deposition processes.
Asteroid May Be a Chip off the Old Moon
Spectral data suggest that Kamo‘oalewa, a near-Earth asteroid, has a composition similar to lunar rocks.
Freshwater Mussel Shells May Retain Record of Alpine Snowpack
A new study explores a possible proxy for seasonal freshwater input that could elucidate changes in alpine snowpack as the planet warms.
Autonomous Vehicles Could Benefit from Nature
A team of researchers at the University of Michigan is looking to animals to find new ways for autonomous vehicles to navigate through the environment.
The Possible Evolution of an Exoplanet’s Atmosphere
Scientific sleuths explore data gathered trillions of kilometers away and put forth different, and often conflicting, ideas to reconstruct the gaseous envelope on a distant rocky exoplanet, GJ 1132 b.
Monitoring Seismic Vibrations During a Pandemic
Researchers in Spain monitored variations in seismic noise across Barcelona as the city locked down during the pandemic, clarifying the seismic band associated with human activity.
Noctilucent Clouds Light Up Northern Germany
A shift in the tropopause jet may have triggered the unusual number of high-altitude clouds that briefly appeared in the early summer of 2019.