The moon’s surface is covered with a fine, powdery material. It slightly resembles the soft sand of a pristine beach. The moon soil, though, doesn't seem like a place where Earth-born plants could take life. But scientists in Florida decided to see for themselves. The positive results stunned them.
At first glance, the image looks like just a fuzzy splash of color. In reality it’s something far more powerful. The photo is the first image of a huge black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The Milky Way is our galaxy.
Thought Question: If you were to make one small change to reduce the amount of waste you produce, what would you do and why?
In the mountains of an island village in southern Japan, locals sort trash into 45 categories for recycling. The village’s brewhouse makes beer from leftover crops. The local hotel is decorated with reused materials. The hotel also cuts soap into small pieces so guests won’t waste it. And 40 residents share cars to ferry residents and visitors around town. The mayor is a driver for the city’s rideshare system.
Warming sea temperatures threaten to wipe out huge amounts of Australia’s famed Great Barrier Reef, scientists say. The evidence? Bright colors have disappeared from much of the world’s largest coral reef system.
Monster wildfires scorching New Mexico, including one bigger than the city of Chicago, have destroyed hundreds of homes. The blazes have also forced thousands to evacuate. And President Biden has declared parts of the state disaster areas.
The iconic Chevy Corvette sports car is going electric.
General Motors (GM) President Mark Reuss announced the news this week. “We will have an electrified Corvette next year, so it’s coming very quick,” Reuss told CNBC. A fully electric version will come later, Reuss said, offering few details.
The search for alien life in our solar system may have taken a step forward. Scientists discovered similarities between ice found in Greenland and the frozen shell covering Jupiter’s icy moon. The moon is called Europa. The discovery, scientists say, raises the possibility of liquid water. There could be life in the water.