New study examines ethics of community-engaged research from the perspective of community partners

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In recent years, there’s been rapid growth in the field of community-engaged research, a model of knowledge production that universities with community organizations to co-develop research in response to local needs. In theory, this model can advance the service mission of public universities. But there’s been little follow-up research to assess … Read more

One year on this giant, blistering hot planet is just 16 hours long — ScienceDaily

The hunt for planets beyond our solar system has turned up more than 4,000 far-flung worlds, orbiting stars thousands of light years from Earth. These extrasolar planets are a veritable menagerie, from rocky super-Earths and miniature Neptunes to colossal gas giants. Among the more confounding planets discovered to date are “hot Jupiters” — massive balls … Read more

Climate change is altering the seasonal rhythm of plant life-cycle events

Changes in the environment can have economic consequences as it affects the quantity and quality of agriculture and forestry products. Credit: Shutterstock “Si sta come d’autunno sugli alberi le foglie.” “We are like autumn leaves on branches,” Italian poet Giuseppe Ungaretti wrote in his 1918 poem Soldati (Soldiers), on the tragedy of human life and … Read more

How do you power a vehicle on Mars?

How is power generated for the vehicles that explore other worlds? This is a problem that PVL MSc student Justin Kerr is considering this term in his research. In the inner solar system, solar power tends to dominate, but once we move outward, electricity generated from the heat of nuclear decay in Plutonium is the … Read more

NASA plans to roll first Artemis moon rocket back to hangar next week – Spaceflight Now

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket on pad 39B. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky NASA will move its first giant Space Launch System moon rocket off the launch pad and back to its hangar at the Kennedy Space Center as soon as next Tuesday, giving teams an opportunity to resolve several problems discovered during three attempts to load … Read more

Full Moon of Pisces – The Mystery of Sacrifice – TPS – English

Today we celebrate the third of the 12 Festivals of the new world Religion, the Full Moon of Pisces – the festival aimed at asserting the Will to save in order to give freedom. [1] “Pisces—Here, at the final stage, Pisces stands for the death of the personality and the release of the soul from … Read more

The future of international cooperation in space is splitting along lines of power on Earth

No human has been on the Moon in 50 years, but in the next decade, both the US-led Artemis Accords and a Chinese-Russian mission aim to establish Moon bases. Credit: NASA/Neil Armstrong Even during times of conflict on the ground, space has historically been an arena of collaboration among nations. But trends in the past … Read more

Fragile orbits of seven exoplanets could survive only limited early bombardment — ScienceDaily

Seven Earth-sized planets orbit the star TRAPPIST-1 in near-perfect harmony, and US and European researchers have used that harmony to determine how much physical abuse the planets could have withstood in their infancy. “After rocky planets form, things bash into them,” said astrophysicist Sean Raymond of the University of Bordeaux in France. “It’s called bombardment, … Read more