Peregrine will be launched on New Year's Eve: here are its objectives

Peregrine Soars: A Pioneering Christmas Eve Launch to Explore the Lunar Frontier

This year, at dawn on Christmas Eve, a spaceship named Peregrine will fly towards the Moon. Initiated as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program, this mission, which marks the first flight of United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur rocket, has historic implications. Lots of firsts This mission will go down in the history […]

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300 million year old fossils distorted by the formation of Pangea

300 million year old fossils distorted by the formation of Pangea

Fossils discovered more than a century ago in Ireland were likely deformed by superheated fluids around 300 million years ago. These fluids are believed to have been released when Earth’s ancient continents collided to form Pangea. Details of the study are published in the journal Paleontology. Strange ‘dragon’ fossils These 320-million-year-old fossils (Carboniferous era) are […]

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A dieback of the Amazon simulated by the latest generation of climate models

A dieback of the Amazon simulated by the latest generation of climate models

A study provides a better understanding of how the Amazon could react to climate change by the end of the century. Crossing a tipping point beyond which the whole of the forest would turn into savannah, for example, seems rather unlikely. The results were published in the journal Earth System Dynamics on November 24. The […]

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Marine life: towards an extinction worthy of the Permian-Triassic crisis in the event of inaction

Marine life: towards an extinction worthy of the Permian-Triassic crisis in the event of inaction

Unless we act quickly to limit global warming, nearly all marine species will be at high or critical risk of extinction by the end of the century. Also, there is still time to act to avoid these gloomy prospects. At least that is what a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change reports on […]

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Elephant seals to refine our understanding of the 'Blob'

Elephant seals to refine our understanding of the ‘Blob’

By ingeniously taking advantage of elephant seals, a study has shed light on the mechanisms involved in the dynamics of the Blob, this exceptional marine heat wave that occurred a few years ago in the northeast Pacific. The results were published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans on July 4. The marine heat wave […]

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