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Juno just entered the Europa race, offering our best look in 20 years in an icy world

Juno just entered the Europa race, offering our best look in 20 years in an icy world

enlarge / The best images of Europa we have were collected over two decades ago. On Thursday morning, NASA’s Juno spacecraft abruptly descended to 358 kilometers from the surface of Europa, the large, snow-covered moon orbiting Jupiter. This flyby will provide humanity with the closest possible view of Europa since the Galileo mission made several …

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Clams tell us why Earth entered a mini ice age hundreds of years ago

Clams tell us why Earth entered a mini ice age hundreds of years ago

Some scientists are becoming “whisperers” for clams to better predict when our planet’s climate might be in peril. To researchers, a tight-lipped bivalve may sound like an odd creature, but as we’re about to learn, clams are outstanding natural historians. Similar to tree rings, growth bands on their shells hold important information about the environment …

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The global economy may have entered a new era: 'Big swings'

The global economy may have entered a new era: ‘Big swings’

A recurring and troubling theme emerged in the proceedings over the past few days at the annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where many of the world’s most powerful economic policymakers took to the podium. many of these leaders It is believed that the extraordinary economic volatility of the past few years – with …

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