The lander, built by an Israeli company, will survive on the surface for just a few days. It will capture magnetic field data and conduct an experiment with a lunar orbiter.
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White House Science Adviser Outlines Vision
In his first major address, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy emphasized the roles of the private sector and the federal government.
“Eco-friendly” Flame Retardant May Have Eco-poor Breakdown
These flame retardants replaced earlier chemicals known to degrade into environmentally harmful by-products. The newer compounds may do the same thing.
Catching Oklahoma’s Tiny Tremors in the Act
Scientists map thousands of microearthquakes in Oklahoma to take a closer look at the seismic effects of wastewater injection following oil and gas operations.
The Value of Snow
Investments in snow pay high-dollar dividends.
World off Course to Meet Emissions Reduction Goals
A new energy report shows a disconnect between scientific research targets and what is happening in the energy markets.
Wireless Frequency Sharing May Impede Weather Satellite Signals
The delivery of weather satellite imagery is reliable today, but will it stay that way in the future?
The Benefits and Vulnerabilities of a Warming Europe
Scientists evaluate the economic and environmental impacts of a warmer climate on European countries, finding a range of effects on tourism, electricity demand, and ecosystem production.
How Sudden Stratospheric Warming Affects the Whole Atmosphere
High above Earth’s surface, air temperatures occasionally increase suddenly, producing widespread effects on weather, air chemistry, and telecommunications.
Deep-Seabed Mining May Come Soon, Says Head of Governing Group
New regulations could open the door for sustainable mining, says the head of the International Seabed Authority. However, he and others pointed to environmental, financial, and technical challenges.