#wanttoknow! – This week’s viewer question comes from Kevin Mwachiro in Mombasa, Kenya.
When up to thousands of starlings swoop through the sky in unison — known as a murmuration — the mass aerial displays they produce are breathtaking. But how do starlings fly with such stunning coordination?
Soils are a double-edged climate sword. They are huge reservoirs of organic carbon and can act as a carbon sink. But they can also release CO2 into the atmosphere when used unsustainably.
Data from leading international weather agencies shows the record-breaking trend toward a warmer planet is continuing. The findings uphold scientists' understanding of human-caused climate change.
Next year will bring three bright planets, two total lunar eclipses, a new powerful rocket, Alexander Gerst's second term in the ISS, a Mars mission and the launch of Europe's spacecraft to Mercury.
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