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Bottled water recall: This water may be contaminated with mold

April 13th, 2022

Just like the foods we see recalled all the time, water can harbor dangerous microorganisms that are harmful to humans. That’s the case with one brand of bottled water that’s part of a new action. Dangerous microbes may have contaminated a single lot of Co-Op Clearview Artesian Water. As a result, customers who purchased the …

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Alphabet wants your help to draw drinking water from the air

October 28th, 2021

If there’s one thing to take from Denis Villeneuve’s excellent Dune reboot, it’s how important water is when you don’t have an abundance of it. Most of us take this precious resource for granted. But hundreds of millions of people struggle to source clean drinking water every day. Google parent company Alphabet might help solve …

NASA-Tide Partnership

NASA and Tide team up to deal with dirty laundry in space

June 23rd, 2021

Humans have been living in space for years, but it took endless research and planning to make that possible. Everything we take for granted on the surface of the planet, where we have gravity and resources to accommodate our every whim, has to be engineered to work in space. Scientists have yet to solve every …

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A Mars orbiter just detected something it’s never seen before

February 12th, 2021

The atmosphere of Mars is thin and, compared to Earth, barely even there at all, but it can still teach us about the history of the planet and its present-day status. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, which is a project from the European Space Agency and Russia’s Roscosmos, recently detected a gas that it never …

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Should we stop visiting the Moon’s poles?

January 6th, 2021

The Moon has water ice hiding near its poles, which is something that is a fairly recent discovery.  The ice could hold clues about where the water on Earth came from and tell us a lot about the history of the Earth-Moon system.  An increasing number of missions to the Moon’s poles could potentially contaminate …

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Here’s why Jupiter’s moon Europa spews water into space

November 11th, 2020

Europa, a moon of Jupiter, is one of the few places in our solar system where we might be able to find life. New research focused on the water plumes that spew from its surface and attempted to explain them. A theory suggests that the plumes are water that was trapped in ice bubbles after …

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NASA announces discovery of water on the Moon

October 26th, 2020

NASA announced the confirmation of water on the lunar surface. The discovery is big, but scientists had believed that there was water trapped within the lunar soil for some time now. Processing the soil, called regolith, to obtain usable water is something that researchers have been working on for some time. Hey so remember last …

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Scientists spot hints of flowing water on asteroid’s surface

October 12th, 2020

The asteroid known as Bennu has revealed some tantalizing secrets to NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. Some rocks and surface features of the asteroid appear to indicate that water once flowed on its surface or that of its parent asteroid. NASA’s asteroid probe will begin its return journey to Earth in December and arrive back to Earth …

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There may be way more water on Mars than we realized

September 28th, 2020

Researchers think they’ve spotted signatures of liquid water hiding out beneath the surface of Mars. The south pole in particular is apparently a hot spot for subglacial lakes, according to data from the Mars Express spacecraft. Future missions could investigate the claims and provide proof. Just exactly how much liquid water is on Mars? If …