Molecular oxygen

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has detected traces of molecular oxygen on the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet. Scientists are now trying to determine how the gas was formed on the comet when earlier theories suggest that it should have been annihilated during the formation of the solar system. (Photo : ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM) In […]

3d-printer-made-in-space

Made In Space and home-improvement company Lowe’s are partnering on the Additive Manufacturing Facility, a 3D printer headed to the International Space Station in early 2016. Credit: Made In Space/Lowe’s Enlarge The home-improvement industry will soon get its first foothold in space. California-based startup Made In Space is partnering with […]

Crayfish11D

Researchers from Queen’s University, working with colleagues from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, have linked the localized near-extinction of a native crayfish species in four lakes in Algonquin Park to declining calcium levels, a long-term legacy of acid rain on forest soils and aquatic ecosystems. “Crayfish […]