Read complete prior coronavirus coverage. First, in the southeast, studies would look at how losing planned burns "could be affecting biodiversity, since some species rely on fires to thrive, and causing fuels to accumulate in vegetation, potentially leading to more dangerous wildfires in the future," according to information about the project. The rising sun burns through a layer of Saharan dust on the horizon off Palm Beach on July 18, 2018. Bennu is 500 metres in diameter and its elliptical orbit takes it close to Earth every six years. A depiction of Saharan dust aerosols in the air on June 10, 2020 (03Z June 11). Conceptual image of how saharan dust is transported from Africa. A pale sunrise through Saharan dust off Palm Beach Thursday, August 9, 2018. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft descended to an asteroid Tuesday and, dodging boulders the size of buildings, momentarily touched the surface to … Bennu … It’s also teasing out a potential link between aerosols and COVID-19 severity and mortality," the project synopsis states. Canadian Space Agency. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will touch down on the near-Earth asteroid Bennu on Tuesday, Oct. 20, with help from Canadian technology. NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will touch down on the near-Earth asteroid Bennu on Tuesday, Oct. 20, with help from Canadian technology. All rights reserved (About Us). Because of the lockdown, USDA officials haven't been able to collect as much information about crop planting, progress and conditions this growing season which has led to volatility in agriculture markets and prices, according to NASA's information about the project. Researchers are investigating whether respiratory disease could be contracted through contact with African dust. “We’re using satellite data and machine learning to map where and which crops are growing,” said Hannah Kerner, research professor at the University of Maryland. Sign up today for a subscription to the  Burlington Free Press. This information was used in choosing a safe landing site, called Nightingale, free of boulders dangerous to a spacecraft. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Find out more about these projects online on NASA's website. CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. — A NASA spacecraft descended to an asteroid Tuesday and, dodging boulders the size of buildings, momentarily touched the surface to … Canada will receive a portion of the returned sample as a partner in the mission. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will touch down on the near-Earth asteroid Bennu next week and collect samples that may provide clues to the origin of life on Earth. (NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/CSA/York/MDA via AP)AP. "Specifically, they’re monitoring key commodity crops, which are corn and soybeans in the U.S. and winter wheat in Russia.". Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Environmental scientists and epidemiologists are studying seasonal Sahara desert dust plumes that travel across the Atlantic and to the Caribbean. OLA scanned the asteroid's surface and took almost three billion individual measurements to create a 3D model of Bennu. Sign up today for a subscription to the  Burlington Free Press. Ben Poulter, a research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center said, “It may become more difficult to fight fires in the Western states.”. “We believe that there could be an exacerbation of COVID-19 patients in the Caribbean during African dust events,” said head researcher Pablo Méndez-Lázaro from the University of Puerto Rico. A researcher at the University of Iowa is leading a study to determine if less air pollution during the pandemic could have affected the amount of precipitation. The research includes "six that are looking to satellite images to help reveal how COVID-19 lockdown measures are impacting food security, fire ecology, urban surface heat, clouds and warming, air pollution and precipitation, and water quality and aquatic ecosystems. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. 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Find out more about these projects online on NASA's website . NASA’s OSIRIS-REx successfully collected bits of an orbiting asteroid (Engadget), The Final Biden-Trump Debate Is Thursday. The particles may reveal the age of the asteroid and more about its composition, including any compounds, such as water, that may have been key to kick-starting life on Earth. The study postulates, "Fewer aerosols during the pandemic may have been responsible for the reduced precipitation in February and March 2020 across the western U.S., with areas receiving less than 50% compared to a typical year.". NASA-Sonde hat bei Asteroiden-Manöver ausreichende Probe entnommen Die Sonde Osiris-Rex hat bei ihrem kurzen Besuch auf dem Asteroiden Bennu eine Bodenprobe gesammelt. Rain and snow condense around dust particles and other aerosols. Researchers are measuring how the Bay Area's heat flux could affect its environmental footprint. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. A new study reveals how Canada's OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) was able to map the surface of Bennu to understand the asteroid better, and also help identify a suitable landing site. University of Texas and Jet Propulsion Lab scientists are looking at what environmental factors could potentially affect a second wave of COVID-19 cases across the U.S. In the west, firefighting agencies have employed social distancing requirements, "like eliminating large camps of firefighters living in close quarters." Die Nasa-Wissenschaftler hoffen auf etwa 60 bis 2000 Gramm Staub, Geröll und Gestein. Find out more about these projects online on NASA's website. NASA is finally ready to command its OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe to grab a sample of the space rock Bennu. Connect with your community. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. It’s also teasing out a potential link between aerosols and COVID-19 severity and mortality," the project synopsis states. A plane's contrails, the cloud like vapor that leaves a line across the sky in the wake of the aircraft's path, trap energy from the surface of the planet and from the atmosphere, leading to increased temperatures. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. NASA imaging projects investigate environmental impacts of coronavirus pandemic. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. A look at some of the top stories trending today including weather news, NASA's asteroid landing, coronavirus updates and much more. Michael Daly, a professor of Earth and Space Science at York University in Toronto, and the lead scientist on OLA, led the study and helped develop the instrument for the mission along with the Canadian Space Agency.

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