MESSENGER observations show a 50% rise in atmospheric sodium-group ions during periods of high solar wind activity.
A super salty spring in the Canadian Arctic provides insights key to detecting life on a distant ocean world.
Use of deicing agents may sometimes raise sodium levels in drinking water beyond healthy limits for people on salt-restricted diets.
Road salt is primarily to blame for the shift, though the water remains within safe levels for now.
Turbulence causes local variations in relative humidity, which can push particles past a critical saturation threshold for droplet nucleation.
Clouds form and dissipate on a gas giant orbiting a Sun-like star.
Hubble Space Telescope observations suggest that sodium chloride exists in young, geologically active regions on Europa, likely fed by upwelling from the moon’s subsurface ocean.
Stars with giant planets tend to have a few key elements in abundance. A new algorithm used these patterns to predict hundreds of stars that will likely have exoplanets if we go looking for them.
Thermal modeling suggests that active magmatism in the past few hundred thousand years could account for the presence of a large lake previously hypothesized beneath the Red Planet’s southern ice cap.
Before a firework was red, it was a strontium salt waiting for its moment.