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science2.8 Trillion Tons of Nearly Fresh Water Found Under the Ocean

Low-salinity submarine groundwater contained within continental shelves is a global phenomenon. While low-salinity groundwater is thought to be abundant, its distribution and volume worldwide is poorly understood due to the limited number of observations. Researchers have imaged laterally continuous aquifers …

materialsMost Plastic Was Not Recycled But Was Dumped

78% (830,000 tonnes) of the 2018 U.S. plastic waste exports were sent to countries with waste “mismanagement rates” greater than 5%. Mismanagement means the plastic was probably dumped in a river. The actual mismanagement rates in China, India and Vietnam …

astronomyWater Moving on the Moon

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the Moon. The Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) measurements of the sparse layer of molecules temporarily stuck to the surface helped characterize lunar hydration changes over …

climate changeIndia’s and Pakistan’s War and Nuclear War Plans

One of the most likely places for a major power war or nuclear war is between India and Pakistan. They each have between 80 and 200 nuclear weapons. This is the most likely place where a major nuclear war could …

colonizationEquipment for Moon Mining Operations are Being Developed

The technology needed for mining water ice on the moon and converting it into fuel is pretty straight forward. Various groups are already making the actual needed hardware. Paragon Space Development and Giner are already making key pieces of what …

moon$4 Billion Moon Water Mining Operation for $2.4 Billion Per Year Business

Philip Metzger has a study of mining water on the moon. If water is mined on the moon then it could save satellite missions to geosynchronous orbits about $100 million. Currently it costs over $100 million for the extra stage …

canadaGraphene water filtration system

Graphene Leaders Canada has its new GLC+™ WATER TECHNOLOGIES PLATFORM. The platform offers a disruptive solution to water pollution and remediation and is based on years of expertise in graphene solutions work with a keen focus in water filtration. The …

carnival of spaceCarnival of Space 587

1. Universe Today – Not all the Earth’s Water Came From Comets A new model suggests that the inevitable formation of water would likely occur on any sufficiently large rocky exoplanets in extrasolar systems. Previously, we thought that the only …