Raspberry Pi used to steal data from Nasa lab

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Jet Propulsion Lab is currently constructing the Mars 2020 rover A tiny Raspberry Pi computer has been used to steal data from Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the space agency has revealed. An audit report reveals the gadget was used to take about 500MB of data. It said two of […]

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Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

Image copyright NASA/JPL-CALTECH/MSSS Image caption The Curiosity rover carries an onboard lab to measure the chemistry of the atmosphere The American space agency’s Mars rover Curiosity has recorded its largest measurement yet of methane. The robot frequently “sniffs” the Red Planet for the gas but has never before seen so high a concentration – of […]

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CO2 and how it links manure and fizzy drinks

Scientists from round the world are meeting in Germany to discuss how money can be made from carbon dioxide. The aim is to transform some of the CO2 that’s overheating the planet into products to benefit humanity instead. While the technology may not solve climate change, they insist it will help a little. BBC Environment […]

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Turning carbon dioxide into cash

Scientists from round the world are meeting in Germany to improve ways of making money from carbon dioxide. They want to transform some of the CO2 that’s overheating the planet into products to benefit humanity. They don’t claim the technology will solve climate change, but they say it will help. Carbon dioxide is already being […]

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The chart that defines our warming world

Is this the simplest way to show what is meant by global warming? The chart below organises all the countries of the world by region, time and temperature. The trend is unmistakeable. Image caption Each row of coloured pixels represents the temperature record of an individual nation within in its region. The countries are listed […]

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European Space Agency probe to intercept a comet

Image copyright SPL Image caption Artwork: There may be little warning of a very distant visitor The European Space Agency is to launch another mission to a comet. After the hugely successful Rosetta encounter with the icy dirt-ball known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014, officials have now selected a new venture that will launch in 2028. […]

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Spy satellites reveal extent of Himalayan glacier loss

Image copyright NRO/USGS Image caption The Hexagon images were declassified in 2011 and digitised for scientific study Images from Cold War spy satellites have revealed the dramatic extent of ice loss in the Himalayan glaciers. Scientists compared photographs taken by a US reconnaissance programme with recent spacecraft observations and found that melting in the region […]

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