Massive methane leaks mapped from space

Using satellite data, researchers have mapped massive plumes of methane released by human activities. Those satellite images revealed that plumes of methane emitted by oil and gas facilities during leaks or maintenance operations made up about 8% to 12% of all oil and gas methane emissions, according to a new study.  “This work confirms what … Read more

Local Bubble: Huge gas structure that contains the solar system mapped for first time

The solar system lies inside a structure called the Local Bubble some 1000 light years across – and a map of its surface shows it is the site of star formation Space 12 January 2022 Artist’s illustration of the Local Bubble with star formation occurring on the bubble’s surface Leah Hustak (STScI) The star-forming regions … Read more