The latest in science news, from the depths of space to the quantum realm.

High Hopes claims stratospheric breakthrough in direct air CO2 capture

May 03, 2021
An ambitious Israeli startup claims it can pull carbon dioxide out of the air vastly cheaper than anyone else, using massive high-altitude balloons to take advantage of stratospheric temperatures and freeze CO2 out of the air with minimal energy.




  • Extremely eccentric minor planet to visit inner solar system this decade

    June 20, 2021
    The outskirts of our solar system is teeming with mysterious objects – and now one of them is heading our way. Astronomers have discovered a minor planet that’s about to make its closest pass to the Sun on its 600,000-year orbit.
  • The light galaxy at the heart of a dark dispute

    June 17, 2021
    In 2018 astronomers claimed to have found a galaxy that didn’t have any dark matter. The controversial study sparked a debate and raised new questions about cosmology. Now, the scientists say they've uncovered further evidence of the odd deficiency.
  • China launches first crew to Tiangong space station

    June 17, 2021
    China has embarked on its first crewed space mission in almost five years, launching a trio of astronauts into orbit to occupy its under-construction space station, before the two final modules are launched over the next 18 months.






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