State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

meteorites

  • Was It an Alien Spacecraft—Or a Delivery Truck?

    Was It an Alien Spacecraft—Or a Delivery Truck?

    A Harvard astronomer says a meteor came from beyond our solar system. A new study questions whether his data includes a more obvious explanation.

  • An Archive of the Stars Is Born

    An Archive of the Stars Is Born

    NASA has designated a group at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory with preserving and making easily accessible data from all the extraterrestrial material curated by the agency.

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Was It an Alien Spacecraft—Or a Delivery Truck?

    Was It an Alien Spacecraft—Or a Delivery Truck?

    A Harvard astronomer says a meteor came from beyond our solar system. A new study questions whether his data includes a more obvious explanation.

  • An Archive of the Stars Is Born

    An Archive of the Stars Is Born

    NASA has designated a group at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory with preserving and making easily accessible data from all the extraterrestrial material curated by the agency.