NASA’s CAPSTONE lunar probe has more problems than we thought

Artist’s rendering of CAPSTONE.Image: Nasa Controllers with the CAPSTONE mission are attempt to regain control of the Probe bound to the Moon, which is currently collapsing, is experiencing temperature issues and is unable to use its solar panels to fully recharge its batteries. In a update released on Monday, Advanced Space described it as a … Read more

Humans and cockatoos are in an ‘arms race’ for litter in Sydney

A cockatoo trying to push away the placed brick away from the litter it craves.Photo: Barbara Klump In Sydney, Australia, man and bird are in a fierce battle for the most precious resource: garbage. Over the past few years, a team of scientists has been studying the area’s Sulphur-crested Cockatoo parrots, which have learned — … Read more

Russia warns of oil and gas price caps

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the region was facing an extraordinary situation. Thierry Monasse | Getty Images News | Getty Images European Union energy ministers met in Brussels on Friday for emergency talks on how to protect households and businesses from runaway gas and electricity prices ahead of winter . European Commission … Read more

World is on the verge of reaching four climate ‘tipping points’, new study finds

Even if the world somehow manages to limit future warming to the most stringent international temperature goal, four Earth-changing climate “tipping points” are still likely to be triggered and many more imminent as the planet heats up more after that, according to a new study. An international team of scientists has looked at 16 climate … Read more

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announces cap on energy bills

LONDON — British Prime Minister Liz Truss announced a sweeping stimulus package on Thursday to help Britons cope with soaring energy bills and attract investment in the energy sector. Truss announced a “new energy price guarantee that will give people certainty on energy bills”. investment related news Two major investment banks see this stock as … Read more

Why did Russia cut off the gas supply to Europe?

Russia’s decision to indefinitely suspend gas flows to Europe via Nord Stream 1 is seen as another escalation in its policy of inflicting economic hardship on Germany. Lisi Niesner | Reuters Europe has been plunged into its biggest energy crisis in decades, with Russia’s natural gas supplies becoming volatile and unpredictable even before the invasion … Read more

What you need to know about SLS, Orion

NASA plans to launch the Artemis I mission Monday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, sending the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion capsule on a more than month-long journey around the moon. — The uncrewed launch marks the debut of the most powerful rocket ever assembled and kicks off NASA’s long-awaited return to … Read more

Japan is turning to more nuclear power – IEA says that’s good news

This image, from March 2022, shows wind turbines in front of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Japan. The country now plans to use more nuclear energy in the coming years. Korekore | Istock | Getty Images Japan’s plans to return to using more nuclear power have been welcomed by the International Energy Agency, with … Read more

A new map of Mars shows where it was once covered in water

A map of hydrated mineral deposits on Mars. Green represents hydrated sulfates; red is hydrated clays; orange is carbonate salts; and blue is hydrated silica and aluminosilicate clays. The history of water on Mars is much deeper than scientists believed. A new project has mapped hundreds of thousands of rock formations on the Red Planet … Read more

NASA selects sites on the Moon where two astronauts could land in 2026

The SLS rocket sits atop the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center prior to the launch of Artemis 1.Photo: Nasa NASA returns to the Moon, but first the space agency needs to decide where it’s going Park. Friday he revealed 13 candidate landing regions near the south pole of the Moon for the Coming Mission … Read more