NASA gives up on taking Mars’ temperature

Enlarge / A selfie taken by the InSight Lander.
Today, NASA announced that it was giving up on its attempts to place a temperature sensor several meters under the Martian surface. Part of the agency’s InSight lander, the hardware was s…

2020 ties 2016 as the warmest year on record

Enlarge / Intense wildfires were one of the climate impacts linked to the recent string of very hot years.
Bloomberg/Getty Images
Today, NASA and NOAA are announcing that 2020 was one for the record books, tying with 2016 for the warmest year since we’…