The quartet of spacecraft tasked with monitoring space weather are now in a tiny pyramid of satellites flying in a tighter formation than ever attempted before.
A quartet of satellites launched tonight, the Magnetospheric Multiscale observatories. The four identical satellites will observe and measure magnetic reconnection, the explosive moment when mismatched magnetic fields connect, realign, and reconnect in a new configuration.
In France's northeastern Alsace region, bees have been purloining the brightly hued, sugary waste products from a biogas plant outside of the town of Ribeauville to make blue and green honey. Where's this rainbow sticky stuff coming from? Why, a Mars chocolate factory 62 miles away from these particular beehives.…