JWST shows Neptune’s splendor amid landscape of galaxies – Spaceflight Now

In this image by Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam), a smattering of hundreds of background galaxies, varying in size and shape, appear alongside the Neptune system. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI Fresh images from the James Webb Space Telescope show the faraway planet Neptune hung amid a tapestry of even more distant galaxies, the latest view … Read more

Not even soaking rain can ease fire risk in a California hit by record heat, dry landscape

by Hayley Smith and Alexandra E. Petri Credit: CC0 Public Domain A summer of drought, extreme heat and deadly wildfires will end with much-needed rain this week in parts of California, but it is unlikely to douse the threat of wind-driven fires this fall in a state scarred by record-setting heat waves and bone-dry landscapes. … Read more

Asia-Pacific heritage conservation benefits from ‘cultural landscape’ approach

Credit: Routledge It has been a generation now. Long enough, Kapila Silva historic believes, to pronounce the “cultural landscape” approach, the broad-minded preservation efforts of the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO, a success. That is the bottom line of the wide-ranging new book co-edited by the University of Kansas … Read more

Webb reveals “Cosmic Cliffs” – a glittering landscape of star birth

Science & Exploration 12/07/2022 1277 views 10 likes The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope reveals emerging stellar nurseries and individual stars in Carina Nebula that were previously obscured. The new images showcase how Webb’s cameras can peer through cosmic dust, shedding new light on how stars form. Objects in early, rapid phases of star formation … Read more

Amazon landscape change study highlights ecological harms and opportunities for action

Large-scale agriculture in the Brazilian Amazon. Credit: Erika Berenguer A major study into landscape changes in the Brazilian Amazon sheds new light on the many environmental threats the biome faces—but also offers encouraging opportunities for ecological sustainability in the world’s most biodiverse tropical forest. The study’s findings are critical because as the Amazon moves closer … Read more

Curiosity captures stunning views of a changing Mars landscape

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover captured this view of layered, flaky rocks believed to have formed in an ancient streambed or small pond. The six images that make up this mosaic were captured using Curiosity’s Mast Camera, or Mastcam, on June 2, 2022, the 3,492nd Martian day, or sol, of the mission. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS For the … Read more

Scientists model landscape formation on Titan, revealing an Earth-like alien world — ScienceDaily

Saturn’s moon Titan looks very much like Earth from space, with rivers, lakes, and seas filled by rain tumbling through a thick atmosphere. While these landscapes may look familiar, they are composed of materials that are undoubtedly different — liquid methane streams streak Titan’s icy surface and nitrogen winds build hydrocarbon sand dunes. The presence … Read more