News Archive / Tagged: methane
Pluto’s glaciers change with its seasonsLaurel KornfeldAugust 26th, 2020
Using data returned by NASA’s New Horizons mission’s July 2015 Pluto flyby, a group of researchers discovered evidence that the dwarf planet’s glaciers expand and grow in response to seasonal changes.
Is Mars undergoing Global Warming? Data from Curiosity suggests it might beLaurel KornfeldJune 28th, 2019
Using its Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) tunable laser spectrometer, NASA's Curiosity rover has detected the highest concentration of methane ever found in the Martian atmosphere, in the Teal Ridge region of Gale Crater.
Gas layer may be keeping Pluto’s subsurface ocean from freezingLaurel KornfeldMay 25th, 2019
A layer of gas located beneath Pluto's icy shell could be keeping the dwarf planet's subsurface ocean from freezing, according to a new study.
Environmental Defense Fund develops methane-hunting satelliteTomasz NowakowskiOctober 16th, 2018
A new commercial effort has opened up a new means to combat climate change.
Pluto’s Earth-like glaciers puzzle scientistsLaurel KornfeldAugust 14th, 2018
Data returned by NASA's New Horizons mission shows Pluto has extremely high mountains, where glaciation appears to be occurring, a finding scientists cannot fully explain.