Solving the case of ocean eddy death could help climate modelers better represent the effect of wind.
Enhancements to the largely invisible framework will enable researchers to investigate pressing questions about our planet’s future.
The bright clutter of individual discoveries can overshadow some fascinating research, from necroplanetology to rogue planets to the intimacy of alphanumeric nomenclature.
The curtain is about to rise on the James Webb Space Telescope. Let’s see what’s in store for its opening act.
Clouds make climate modeling on Earth difficult. Identifying—and even defining—atmospheric phenomena on other planets is the next big exoplanet challenge.
Researchers have identified more than 2,000 stars whose past, present, or future vantage points afford a view of Earth passing directly in front of the Sun, a geometry useful for pinpointing planets.
Standardizing these corrections will help scientists understand ocean ecosystems.
The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center is training scientists to create immersive virtual field experiences of glaciers, sea ice, and snow.
Fixed smartphone networks can provide robust early warning of earthquakes at far lower costs than traditional scientific arrays, which is an important consideration for regions with limited resources.
Resources and data offered by the National Ecological Observatory Network are supporting researchers investigating critical ecosystem changes across the country.