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This Epic Ion Engine Will Power NASA’s Test Mission to Redirect an Asteroid

This Epic Ion Engine Will Power NASA’s Test Mission to Redirect an Asteroid

EVAN GOUGH, UNIVERSE TODAY 29 MARCH 2020 Despite humanity's current struggle against the novel coronavirus, and despite it taking up most of our attention, other threats still exist. The very real threat of a possible asteroid strike on Earth in the future is taking a backseat for now, but it's still there. Though an asteroid…
New research suggests parents should limit screen media for preschoolers

New research suggests parents should limit screen media for preschoolers

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research from University of California, Davis, suggests that parents should delay introducing their children to any screen media, as well as limit preschool-age children's use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. The research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics this week. Over a two-and-a-half-year…
Feeling Helpless? You Can Actually Contribute to Coronavirus Research From Home

Feeling Helpless? You Can Actually Contribute to Coronavirus Research From Home

AYESHA TULLOCH ET AL., THE CONVERSATION 30 MARCH 2020 As people try to maintain social engagement during self-isolation, citizen science offers a unique opportunity.Defined as "public participation and collaboration in scientific research", citizen science allows everyday people to use technology to unite towards a common goal – from the comfort of their homes. And it…
Avoid coronavirus when you leave the house: 12 things you can do to help stay safe

Avoid coronavirus when you leave the house: 12 things you can do to help...

Social distancing is important in the grocery store, but so is how you shop. Shara Tibken/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Even though you spend most of your day indoors while quarantined at home, chances are you still leave the house to run errands and get…
On Mars, deep-water diversity has stood the test of time, meteorites show

On Mars, deep-water diversity has stood the test of time, meteorites show

Home News Science & Astronomy Mars as seen from orbit by NASA’s Viking mission. (Image: © NASA/JPL) The water buried deep within Mars likely came from at least two very different sources long ago, a new study suggests."These two different sources of water in Mars' interior might be telling us something about the kinds of…
Stuck inside? Tips for indoor gardening to bring green to your space while quarantined

Stuck inside? Tips for indoor gardening to bring green to your space while quarantined

CLOSESpring is here – time to get out your gardening gear and... ooops. If you are among the millions confined to home due to coronavirus, you may not have a spacious outdoor garden to putter around in while you wait for the danger to pass.Maybe you have a small deck or a patio or a rooftop plot, but…
Uranus has started leaking gas, NASA scientists confirm

Uranus has started leaking gas, NASA scientists confirm

As if 2020 couldn’t get any more cursed, NASA scientists looking back through decades-old data from the Voyager 2 spacecraft have discovered a mysterious gas escaping from Uranus.The data showed some mysterious force sucking the atmosphere straight out of the planet and into space.Photo: NASA/JPLHighly detailed and scientific NASA research can confirm that something massive…
Carbon-14 Spiked Worldwide Over 1200 Years Ago, And The Sun Is To Blame

Carbon-14 Spiked Worldwide Over 1200 Years Ago, And The Sun Is To Blame

Despite violent events like flares, coronal mass ejections, sunspots, and other complex physics... [+] occurring in the outer layers, the Sun's interior is relatively steady: producing fusion at a rate defined by its interior temperatures and densities at every internal layer. However, these surface dynamics can have enormous effects on a star's planets, including here…
PHOTO GALLERY: United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Carries US Space Force’s First Mission |

PHOTO GALLERY: United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Carries US Space Force’s First Mission...

lifted off March 26 at 4:18 p.m. EDT. ABOVE VIDEO: United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on March 26 at 4:18 p.m. EDT. BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL,…
Astronomers believe they have found the edge of the Milky Way galaxy

Astronomers believe they have found the edge of the Milky Way galaxy

Astronomers believe they have discovered the edge of the Milky Way galaxy, according to a new study.The research, which can be read on the arXiv repository, notes there is a measurement that was discovered that could give us the exact dimensions of the galaxy, as well as how many galaxies surround ours."Using the current dwarf…
The top space stories of the week!

The top space stories of the week!

Record-holding NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Scott Kelly shared tips with the public on how to handle long periods of isolation, old Voyager 2 data suggests that Uranus had a large gas bubble and space agencies continue responding to the ongoing spread of the new coronavirus. These are just some of the top stories this…
16 years and counting: How ESA squeezed oodles of bonus science out of plucky Mars Express probe

16 years and counting: How ESA squeezed oodles of bonus science out of plucky...

Space extenders As the European Space Agency flicked the standby switch on some of its long-lived spacecraft in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Register figured it was time for a look at how the agency has kept its fleet flying far beyond expectations. Today, the veteran Mars Express orbiter. ESA's Mars Express (MEX) spacecraft…
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope full mirror deployment a success

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope full mirror deployment a success

The primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is planned to be deployed only once more on Earth, before being packaged for delivery to South America. Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn In a recent test, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope fully deployed its primary mirror into the same configuration it will have when in space. As…
NASA goes back to the future and revives its formerly forbidden ‘worm’ logo

NASA goes back to the future and revives its formerly forbidden ‘worm’ logo

The NASA “worm” logo appears on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that’s due to launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft as early as next month. (SpaceX Photo)NASA is restoring a squiggly graphic representation of its acronym, known as “the Worm,” to a place of prominence, 28 years after it was consigned to the dustbin of space history.NASA…
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s latest Starship photos reveal surprise landing legs

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s latest Starship photos reveal surprise landing legs

CEO Elon Musk published new photos of a Starship prototype shortly after it was moved to SpaceX’s South Texas launch pad, revealing the surprise inclusion of already-installed landing legs and hinting at the growing maturity of the rocket’s design. Published on March 30th and likely taken late on March 29th, Musk’s latest Starship photos offer…
China’s Long March 2C rocket launches military surveillance satellites into orbit

China’s Long March 2C rocket launches military surveillance satellites into orbit

Home News Spaceflight China successfully launched three new military surveillance satellites into orbit on a Long March 2C rocket today (March 24).Topped with three Yaogan-30 Group 6 surveillance satellites for the Chinese military, the rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China's Sichuan province at 11:43 a.m. local time (0343 GMT; 11:43…
New Mission From NASA Will Help Understand How the Sun’s Radiation Affects Space

New Mission From NASA Will Help Understand How the Sun’s Radiation Affects Space

NASA announced a new mission dedicated to studying massive space weather storms with tiny satellites under the SunRISE mission.The SunRISE mission stands for, Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment, where NASA will use six CubeSat nanosatellites to create a large radio telescope. Each satellite is around the size of a toaster oven and will be solar…
Engineers test a powered ‘ankle exoskeleton’ to make running easier

Engineers test a powered ‘ankle exoskeleton’ to make running easier

Here's how the exoskeleton works: Its motors tug a cable running through the back of the rig from the heel to the calf. That pulls the foot upward during the toe-off, extending the ankle at the end of every step. Team member and Stanford grad student Delaney Miller said:"Powered assistance took off a lot of…
Woman makes prosthetic leg for her husband from bits found in the shed

Woman makes prosthetic leg for her husband from bits found in the shed

What is the coronavirus? A coronavirus is a type of virus which can cause illness in animals and people. Viruses break into cells inside their host and use them to reproduce itself and disrupt the body's normal functions. Coronaviruses are named after the Latin word 'corona', which means crown, because they are encased by a spiked…
European Neanderthals feasted on fresh seafood, boosting their brain

European Neanderthals feasted on fresh seafood, boosting their brain

The more we look, the more we find evidence that the Neanderthals were similar to modern humans. In the latest study, researchers found evidence that at least some groups of Neanderthals might have not feasted on mammoth steak — instead preferring fresh shark or dolphin. Surf and turf Neanderthals lived at the Figueira Brava site…
Study: Future astronauts could use their own urine to help build moon bases

Study: Future astronauts could use their own urine to help build moon bases

U is for urea — Urea could serve as plasticizer for making concrete-like material out of lunar soil. Jennifer Ouellette - Mar 31, 2020 7:30 pm UTC Enlarge / Future moon bases could be built with 3D printers that mix materials such as Moon regolith, water, and astronauts’ urine.Early last year, NASA announced an ambitious…
NASA and ESA to fund coronavirus projects

NASA and ESA to fund coronavirus projects

by Jeff Foust — April 1, 2020 NASA and ESA used satellite data to measure the drop in pollution in China earlier this year because of the coronavirus outbreak there. The agencies are seeking proposals to either study the pandemic's effects or support response efforts. Credit: NASA WASHINGTON — NASA and the European Space Agency…
Scientists find extraterrestrial superconductivity in meteorites

Scientists find extraterrestrial superconductivity in meteorites

By James Rogers, Fox News March 25, 2020 | 1:30pm | Updated March 25, 2020 | 4:40pm Enlarge Image The main mass of the Mundrabilla meteorite. Graeme O. Churchard Scientists at UC San Diego and the Brookhaven Laboratory in New York have discovered superconductivity in meteorites. After analyzing 15 pieces of comets and asteroids the…
Ocean Creatures Have Been Protecting Us From Millions of Viruses This Entire Time

Ocean Creatures Have Been Protecting Us From Millions of Viruses This Entire Time

PETER DOCKRILL 31 MARCH 2020 It's fair to say that the world has had more than enough of viruses right now. Unfortunately, the converse is not necessarily true.The incredible vastness of the virosphere is hard to overstate. While several thousand kinds of virus have been studied in detail, scientists say we haven't even scratched the…
Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-sized black hole

Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-sized black hole

This illustration depicts a cosmic homicide in action. A wayward star is being shredded by the intense gravitational pull of a black hole that contains tens of thousands of solar masses. The stellar remains are forming an accretion disk around the black hole. Flares of X-ray light from the super-heated gas disk alerted astronomers to…
NASA selects space science cubesat mission

NASA selects space science cubesat mission

by Jeff Foust — March 30, 2020 The SunRISE mission will fly six cubesats that will form a virtual radio antenna in Earth orbit to monitor solar activity at wavelengths that can't be studied from the Earth. Credit: Univ. of Michigan WASHINGTON — NASA announced March 30 it will fund the development of a cluster…
NASA Asteroid Tracker: 2 NEOs Currently Headed For Earth

NASA Asteroid Tracker: 2 NEOs Currently Headed For Earth

KEY POINTSNASA detected two asteroids that are currently headed for EarthOne of the asteroids follows an Earth-crossing natural orbitBoth asteroids are big enough to cause powerful airburstsNASA is currently monitoring two asteroids that are currently headed for Earth. According to the data collected by the agency, the approaching asteroids are big enough to cause violent…
Ancient Mercury Had the Right Stuff For Life, Surprising New Research Suggests

Ancient Mercury Had the Right Stuff For Life, Surprising New Research Suggests

Stylized view of Mercury. Image: NASAMercury, the closest planet to the Sun, is one of the last places we think about when considering the potential for life in the solar system. New research suggests the planet’s interior once contained the basic ingredients for life, a finding that could change the way we view this toasty,…
Super pink moon: NASA’s top tips for April skywatchers

Super pink moon: NASA’s top tips for April skywatchers

Skywatchers are in for a treat in April when the super pink moon, the biggest supermoon of 2020, lights up the night sky.The April full moon is the closest supermoon of the year, which means that it is the largest, according to EarthSky.“That’s because this full moon more closely coincides with lunar perigee – the…
International ozone treaty stops changes in Southern Hemisphere winds

International ozone treaty stops changes in Southern Hemisphere winds

The 2019 ozone hole reached a peak extent of 6.3 million square miles on September 8, 2019, the lowest maximum observed in decades. This NASA visualization depicts ozone concentrations in Dobson Units, the standard measure for stratospheric ozone. Credit: NASA Chemicals that deplete Earth's protective ozone layer have also been triggering changes in Southern Hemisphere…
ESA Will Break COVID-19 Restrictions To Nudge BepiColombo Towards Mercury

ESA Will Break COVID-19 Restrictions To Nudge BepiColombo Towards Mercury

Artist's concept of BepiColombo as it approaches Mercury ESA Even in the midst of a global pandemic, gravity and velocity wait for no man. Spacecraft en route to far-flung destinations within our solar system demand course corrections. That’s why the European Space Agency (ESA) is temporarily disregarding COVID-19 protocol to provide the European-Japanese BepiColombo spacecraft with one…
Hungry black hole may be cosmic ‘missing link’

Hungry black hole may be cosmic ‘missing link’

Artwork: The presumed black hole revealed itself by tearing apart a star that ventured too closeA team of astronomers has found what it says is the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole.They say the presumed "intermediate-mass" black hole betrayed its existence by tearing apart a wayward star that ventured too close.These…
Tree rings could pin down Thera volcano eruption date

Tree rings could pin down Thera volcano eruption date

- Advertisement -    Research led by the University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research has anchored a long sequence of tree rings, providing context for the civilizations that existed throughout the Bronze and Iron Ages. Charlotte Pearson’s eyes scanned a palm-sized chunk of ancient tree. They settled on a ring that looked “unusually light,” and…
SpaceX encounters problem just before Crew Dragon parachute test

SpaceX encounters problem just before Crew Dragon parachute test

Home News Spaceflight The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft for the Demo-2 mission made it to Florida’s Space Coast on Feb. 13, 2020. (Image: © SpaceX) SpaceX just experienced a hiccup in the lead-up to its first crewed flight.  The California-based company hauled a test article of its Crew Dragon capsule skyward with a helicopter on…
More men, more problems? Not necessarily, study finds

More men, more problems? Not necessarily, study finds

FSU Psychology professor/researcher Jon Maner. Credit: Florida State University Men are more prone to competitive risk taking and violent behavior, so what happens when the number of men is greater than the number of women in a population?   According to research by Florida State University Professor of Psychology Jon Maner, the answers might not be…
Phillipe Nover reveals ‘horrific’ battle being fought against coronavirus in New York: ‘It’s spreading like w…

Phillipe Nover reveals ‘horrific’ battle being fought against coronavirus in New York: ‘It’s spreading...

Ex-UFC fighter Phillipe Nover fought plenty of battles during his mixed martial arts career, but no opponent was as terrifying as the virus he’s currently watch tear through the population in New York City on a daily basis. The 36-year-old former Ultimate Fighter contestant has been a registered nurse in New York for several years…
SpaceX wins NASA contract to deliver cargo to Lunar Gateway moon outpost

SpaceX wins NASA contract to deliver cargo to Lunar Gateway moon outpost

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has delivered cargo to the International Space Station, but soon it will carry goods to an orbit higher than the International Space Station: the lunar Gateway. Agency officials announced Friday (March 27) that NASA selected SpaceX as the first commercial company to be contracted to deliver cargo to the upcoming Gateway. The…
This giant glacier in Antarctica is melting, and it could raise sea levels by 5 feet, scientists say

This giant glacier in Antarctica is melting, and it could raise sea levels by...

(CNN)In the last 22 years, one giant glacier in Antarctica has retreated almost three miles. If it fully thaws, sea levels would rise almost 5 feet. That's according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.…
In Exactly A Year Our Knowledge Of The Cosmos Will Change Forever. This Is The $10 Billion Reason

In Exactly A Year Our Knowledge Of The Cosmos Will Change Forever. This Is...

Artist's impression of the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope. ESA, NASA, S. Beckwith (STScI) and the HUDF Team, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems / STScI / ATG medialab In precisely one year—on Tuesday, March 30, 2021—the almost US$10 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST or “Webb” for short) will launch on a European Ariane 5 rocket…
This Galaxy is the Very Definition of “Flocculent”

This Galaxy is the Very Definition of “Flocculent”

I know you’re Googling “flocculent” right now, unless you happen to be a chemist, or maybe a home brewer. You could spend each day of your life staring at a different galaxy, and you’d never even come remotely close to seeing even a tiny percentage of all the galaxies in the Universe. Of course, nobody…
They Celebrated Basketball and a Birthday. Then Came Coronavirus.

They Celebrated Basketball and a Birthday. Then Came Coronavirus.

A tight social circle bound by New York City basketball is hit hard by Covid-19, with two dead and others ailing.At a court in New York’s Riverside Park.Credit...Vincent Tullo for The New York TimesMarch 28, 2020The connections in New York City basketball run deep. Generations of boys and young men starred on the playgrounds, the…
Land Animals Began Dying in Earth’s Greatest Extinction Long Before Marine Life

Land Animals Began Dying in Earth’s Greatest Extinction Long Before Marine Life

(Aunt_Spray/iStock/Getty Images) Around a quarter of a billion years ago, the vast majority of species on land and sea were wiped out in The Great Dying, thanks to a series of volcanic eruptions spewing out noxious greenhouse gases. With the discovery that land animals had a big head start in this tremendous mass extinction, researchers…
How the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the world’s biggest physics experiments

How the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the world’s biggest physics experiments

Italy's Virgo gravitational-wave detector has been forced to shut down.Credit: Claudio Giovannini/AFP/Getty The vast, sparsely populated Argentinian Pampas would seem ideal for social distancing. In the Mendoza region, the Pierre Auger Observatory near Malargue consists of more than 1,600 car-sized plastic tanks filled with water, scattered across some 3,000 square kilometres of land that is…
Newly discovered feathered dinosaur was one of the last known raptors

Newly discovered feathered dinosaur was one of the last known raptors

A feathered dinosaur with massive five inch claws has been discovered by scientists and it was one of the last raptor like dinosaurs before the mass-extinction.The lightning quick beast had a whiplash-like tail which enabled it to hunt like a cheetah - today's fastest living land animal.It was found by palaeontologists from the New Mexico Museum…
Positive effect of global lockdown, Earth’s Ozone layer is healing itself | Global Lockdown

Positive effect of global lockdown, Earth’s Ozone layer is healing itself | Global Lockdown

The positive effect of global lockdown has been seen. The Earth's Ozone layer is healing itself. Pollution level decreases.#coronavirus #covid19 #coronaviruschina #coronavirusalert #coronavirusprevention #coronavirusexplained #coronaviruscure #covid19virus #covid19outbreak #covid19vaccine #coronavirusindiaupdate #covid19italyAbout Channel: WION -The World is One News, examines global issues with in-depth analysis. We provide much more than the news of the day. Our aim…
Santa Cruz hires homeless response manager

Santa Cruz hires homeless response manager

Newman takes over her new position with the city next week Santa Cruz hires homeless response manager Newman takes over her new position with the city next week Hide Transcript Show Transcript HOMELESS RESPONSE MANAGER. BROOKE NEWMAN ... IS A FORMER ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE DOWNTOWN STREETS TEAM. PART OF HER JOB WILL INCLUDE WORKING WITH…
How Neon Can Make a Star Destroy Itself

How Neon Can Make a Star Destroy Itself

The heart of the Crab nebula, which might have met its end via the processes outlined in the story below.Image: NASA and ESA; Acknowledgment: J. Hester (ASU) and M. Weisskopf (NASA/MSFCSome stars have the element neon to thank for their ultimate, explosive demise, according to astrophysical research.Astronomers love studying the life cycles of stars, including…
New species of Peacock spider is discovered that resembles Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’

New species of Peacock spider is discovered that resembles Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’

A spider that resembles Vincent van Gogh's famous 'Starry Night' painting has been discovered in Australia.This male, named Maratus constellatus, is no more than four millimeters in length and was spotted in the Little Desert National Park.The colorful arachnid is one of seven new species of Peacock spiders, which are tiny, harmless creatures that are…
International regulations have paused a jet-stream shift in the Southern Hemisphere

International regulations have paused a jet-stream shift in the Southern Hemisphere

NEWS AND VIEWS 25 March 2020 The Antarctic ozone hole shifted the jet stream in the Southern Hemisphere poleward, leading to hemisphere-wide climatic changes. But the Montreal Protocol, which banned ozone-depleting substances, has halted the shift. Alexey Yu. Karpechko Alexey Yu. Karpechko is at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Meteorological Research Unit, PO Box 503, Helsinki…
Researchers Use Futuristic Technology to Print 1,000 Face Shield Parts Per Day for Coronavirus Pandemic

Researchers Use Futuristic Technology to Print 1,000 Face Shield Parts Per Day for Coronavirus...

David Walker wears the final product. Researchers hope to make a dent in hospitals’ need with a single 3D printer. Northwestern University researchers have demonstrated the ability to generate 1,000 components for face shields per day — with a single 3D printer. A critical piece of personal protective equipment (PPE), face shields protect health care…
Upcoming ‘Pink Moon’ is the biggest supermoon of 2020

Upcoming ‘Pink Moon’ is the biggest supermoon of 2020

The spring moon rising over Utah's Wasatch Mountains. NASA/Bill Dunford The evening of April 7 and early morning hours of April 8 will be dominated by what should be the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year. And because it's the first full moon of the northern spring, it's also traditionally known as the "pink…
Meet Our Oldest Common Ancestor: A 555 Million-Year-Old Worm-Like Creature

Meet Our Oldest Common Ancestor: A 555 Million-Year-Old Worm-Like Creature

Scientists have discovered our earliest common ancestor — and the earliest ancestor of all animal life. The honor goes to a minuscule worm-like creature that lived on the seafloor 555 million years ago. Researchers led by geologists at the University of California (UC) Riverside have identified it as the first known bilaterian, an organism with…
Sunlit Peaks in the Himalayas

Sunlit Peaks in the Himalayas

As the International Space Station (ISS) was traveling over India towards the day-night terminator, an astronaut shot this photograph of Earth’s third-highest summit, Kangchenjunga, and its surrounding peaks warmly lit by the setting Sun. With the Sun low in the sky, the light was passing through more atmosphere, which scatters it towards the red end…
10 major news events you may have missed because of the pandemic

10 major news events you may have missed because of the pandemic

A school of fish hoover over coral on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, which is experiencing its third mass bleaching event in five years. Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has dominated headlines over the past two months, as countries scramble to contain their outbreaks and the death toll climbs…
SpaceX Starlink wins permit to send internet to customers like you

SpaceX Starlink wins permit to send internet to customers like you

SpaceX has been busy building its Starlink satellite constellation. To date, the company has launched more than 350 of the internet-beaming satellites into orbit. But now, it’s snagged approval for another piece of crucial hardware: user terminals. The FCC granted SpaceX permission to roll out up to 1 million of the ground-based terminals needed to…
A ‘pink’ supermoon is set to appear in early April, the biggest and brightest lunar event of 2020

A ‘pink’ supermoon is set to appear in early April, the biggest and brightest...

A 'pink' supermoon is set to appear in early April, marking the arrival of spring with the biggest and brightest lunar event of 2020The first full moon after the spring equinox will be a pink supermoonThe pink supermoon will be visible on the evening of Friday, April 7thIt's named 'pink' in honor of a wildflower,…
On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn CO2 into new products

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn CO2 into new products

A device to capture carbon dioxide from the air and convert it to useful organic products. On left is the chamber containing the nanowire/bacteria hybrid that reduces CO2 to form acetate. On the right is the chamber where oxygen is produced. (UC Berkeley photo by Peidong Yang) If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the…
More than 12,000 apply to become an astronaut for NASA’s ‘Artemis Generation’

More than 12,000 apply to become an astronaut for NASA’s ‘Artemis Generation’

Home News Spaceflight A NASA astronaut works outside the International Space Station. NASA received more than 12,000 applications in March 2020 from people wanting to become astronauts. (Image: © NASA) The results are in and, no surprise, a lot of people want to be a NASA astronaut. More than 12,000 people have applied to join what…
Comet Y4 Could Be Bright Spot for Washington, Oregon Coasts

Comet Y4 Could Be Bright Spot for Washington, Oregon Coasts

Comet Y4 Could Be Bright Spot for Washington, Oregon Coasts - Portland to Seattle Published 03/31/2020 at 6:44 AM PDT By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff (Portland, Oregon) – Those on the Washington coast and Oregon coast as well as inland places like Seattle, Portland, Eugene and Tacoma may get to see plenty in the…
Covid-19: how do we test for it?

Covid-19: how do we test for it?

Science Weekly Coronavirus outbreak Hannah Devlin speaks with Prof David Smith about the various ways in which clinicians can test whether or not someone is infected with Sars-CoV-2. And, following the recent announcement that the UK government has bought millions of antibody tests, explores what these might be able to tell us How to listen…
Physicists weigh in on the origin of heavy elements

Physicists weigh in on the origin of heavy elements

A look inside the ISOLDE Solenoid Spectrometer at CERN. Credit: Argonne National Laboratory A long-held mystery in the field of nuclear physics is why the universe is composed of the specific materials we see around us. In other words, why is it made of "this" stuff and not other stuff? Specifically of interest are the physical…
Former NASA astronaut shares isolation advice for coronavirus quarantine

Former NASA astronaut shares isolation advice for coronavirus quarantine

CORONAVIRUS Peggy Whitson, the former NASA astronaut who spent 665 days in space, said the stay-at-home orders should be viewed with a long-term lens. AUSTIN, Texas — Former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is no stranger to isolation.As the first female commander on the International Space Station, she spent the most time in space for any…
Space Photos of the Week: Awesome Planets and Ancient Gods

Space Photos of the Week: Awesome Planets and Ancient Gods

In 1781, astronomer William Herschel discovered a new planet. He wanted to name it Georgian Sidus (George’s Star) after King George III, but all of the other planets in the solar system were named after Roman gods. Fellow astronomer Johanne Bode suggested the name Uranus (a Greek god) would be a better fit, though it…
In Photos: The Expedition 62 mission to the International Space Station

In Photos: The Expedition 62 mission to the International Space Station

Home News Spaceflight The three-member Expedition 62 crew — Oleg Skripochka, Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan — pose together wearing their mission patch t-shirts at the International Space Station, on Feb. 7, 2020. (Image credit: NASA)Expedition 62 to the International Space Station (ISS) began on Feb. 6, 2020, with the departure of the Soyuz MS-13…
Watch live: Atlas V rocket launching advanced military satellite today!

Watch live: Atlas V rocket launching advanced military satellite today!

Home News Spaceflight Update for 4:53 pm ET: The United Launch Alliance successfully launched an Atlas V rocket carrying the AEHF-6 military communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force at 4:18 p.m. EDT (2018 GMT). Read our full story here.A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the new AEHF-6 military communications satellite for…
Bouncy and durable rubber pavements could save thousands of lives, scientists say

Bouncy and durable rubber pavements could save thousands of lives, scientists say

Credit: Astrid Gast, Shutterstock A team of researchers supported by an EU initiative is testing pavements made from recycled tyres to prevent injuries from accidents and falls. Falls and fall-related injuries represent a significant health and safety problem for adults of all ages, particularly the elderly. Falls are the second leading cause of accidental or…
Japanese government predicts Mount Fuji eruption could smother Tokyo 17.3BILLION cubic feet of ash

Japanese government predicts Mount Fuji eruption could smother Tokyo 17.3BILLION cubic feet of ash

Japanese government simulates what would happen if Mount Fuji erupted again, predicting Tokyo would be covered beneath 17.3BILLION cubic feet of volcanic ashThe Japanese government simulated the potential effects of a Mt. Fuji eruptionThey ran models for possible eruptions at 92 locations on the mountainIn the worst case scenarios, Tokyo could be shut down in…
‘Become experts on the thing that is threatening you’: Advice from astronauts on isolation on Earth

‘Become experts on the thing that is threatening you’: Advice from astronauts on isolation...

Before living for months in space, Christina Koch lived at the South Pole and Chris Hadfield lived at the bottom of the ocean, in a laboratory just off the coast of Florida.The astronauts didn’t get out much, or couldn’t, with Koch surrounded by frozen terrain and Hadfield 62 feet underwater. But the experiences proved useful.…
Brightening comet Atlas could soon lift your gaze and spirits just a little

Brightening comet Atlas could soon lift your gaze and spirits just a little

Atlas is similar to this comet that passed Earth in 2018. NASA A new comet known as Atlas -- named after the astronomical survey that discovered it Dec. 28 -- is brightening rapidly as it approaches the sun and could soon be visible to the naked eye. Something bright and shiny to look at in…
Earth’s Ozone Layer is Healing Itself, Thanks to the Lockdown

Earth’s Ozone Layer is Healing Itself, Thanks to the Lockdown

Have you ever heard about the Montreal Protocol? If not then please allow me to enlighten you. Montreal Protocol is an international treaty specially curated to protect the Ozone Layer by barring the production of several substances that are responsible for the depletion of this precious layer. A new study suggests that this 1987 treaty…
Remains of a 90-million-year-old rainforest discovered beneath Antarctic ice, study says

Remains of a 90-million-year-old rainforest discovered beneath Antarctic ice, study says

Antarctica’s ecosystem hit by climate change The South Pole is surrounded by a harsh, frozen landscape of year-round ice and snow — but it hasn't always been this way, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature. A group of researchers found evidence that approximately 90 million years ago, Antarctica was home to an…
‘Like faint little stars’: Just what are those lights you see in the night sky?

‘Like faint little stars’: Just what are those lights you see in the night...

March 25, 2020 at 9:44 PM EDT - Updated March 25 at 9:44 PM CINCINNATI (FOX19) - If you’ve recently seen a cluster of slow-moving lights in the night sky, you’re not alone. But it’s not a government sending troops, and we’re not getting invaded by aliens. According to Dean Regas, astronomer at the Cincinnati…
Bigelow Aerospace lays off all employees: Report

Bigelow Aerospace lays off all employees: Report

Home News Spaceflight The inflation of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, a prototype space habitat, is shown in this series of images taken by a NASA camera on the International Space Station during expansion operations on May 28, 2016. (Image: © NASA TV) A company that builds expandable space habitats has laid off its entire…
4 Asteroids Including 1,280-Foot City-Killer Approaching Earth Tomorrow, NASA Data Reveals

4 Asteroids Including 1,280-Foot City-Killer Approaching Earth Tomorrow, NASA Data Reveals

KEY POINTSNASA detected four asteroids currently approaching EarthOne of the approaching asteroids is bigger than the Eiffel Tower2012 XA133 can destroy a city if it hits Earth NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) is currently monitoring four space rocks that are headed for Earth. Based on the data collected by CNEOS, one of the approaching…
NASA has good news after SpaceX Crew Dragon parachute test accident

NASA has good news after SpaceX Crew Dragon parachute test accident

NASA has good news after SpaceX suffered an accident that destroyed a Crew Dragon mockup before it could complete a parachute test, indicating that the anomaly could have minimal impact on the spacecraft’s Demo-2 astronaut launch debut. According to NASA, SpaceX and the space agency are still working to launch astronauts on Crew Dragon as…
Life on Mars breakthrough: ‘GAME-CHANGER’ after major study

Life on Mars breakthrough: ‘GAME-CHANGER’ after major study

The findings of the research, undertaken by Yohey Suzuki and colleagues from the University of Tokyo and published in Communication Biology, boost the chances of life on the Red Planet significantly, the paper argues. Now plans are being drawn up for a collaboration with NASA's Johnson Space Centre which would see rocks on Mars examined…
Worst COVID-19 Patients May Benefit From Prone Position: Research

Worst COVID-19 Patients May Benefit From Prone Position: Research

(Newser) – An interesting finding out of Wuhan: A small six-day study in February of Chinese COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized and on ventilators found that their lungs benefited from them lying facedown. In a research letter published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the researchers share the details of how…
Scientists discover three new species of pterosaurs in the Sahara

Scientists discover three new species of pterosaurs in the Sahara

Scientists have discovered three new species of flying reptiles that lived in the Sahara 100m years ago.Prof David Martill, a palaeontologist at the University of Portsmouth, made the discovery with a team of researchers from Morocco and the US.The study, published in the Cretaceous Research journal, has revealed a community of pterosaurs that inhabited prehistoric…
Amid coronavirus pandemic, Buzz Aldrin recounts Apollo 11 quarantine

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Buzz Aldrin recounts Apollo 11 quarantine

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin has recounted the quarantine period he spent with fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins following their historic moon mission.“How is everyone spending their quarantine time?” the second man…
High Altitude Water Cherenkov observatory tests speed of light

High Altitude Water Cherenkov observatory tests speed of light

This compound graphic shows a view of the sky in ultra-high energy gamma rays. The arrows indicate the four sources of gamma rays with energies over 100 TeV from within our galaxy (courtesy of the HAWC collaboration) imposed over a photo of the HAWC Observatory’s 300 large water tanks. The tanks contain sensitive light detectors…
The coronavirus pandemic is making Earth shake less

The coronavirus pandemic is making Earth shake less

The coronavirus pandemic is making Earth shake less - CNN
Big brains or many babies: How birds can thrive in urban environments

Big brains or many babies: How birds can thrive in urban environments

- Advertisement -    A new study in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution suggests that birds have two alternative strategies for coping with the difficulties of humanity’s increasingly chaotic cities – either by having large brains or through more frequent breeding. Surviving in cities is so difficult that many bird species may be driven to extinction by the…
Earth’s own evolution used as guide to hunt exoplanets

Earth’s own evolution used as guide to hunt exoplanets

This artistic depiction shows exoplanet Kepler-62f, a rocky super-Earth size planet, located about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra. Kepler-62f may be what a prebiotic Earth may have looked like. Other exoplanets may look similar. Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech Cornell astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical…
Incredible Images Show How Bacteria Set Up Tiny Colonies on Your Tongue

Incredible Images Show How Bacteria Set Up Tiny Colonies on Your Tongue

(Wilbert et al., Cell Reports, 2020) TESSA KOUMOUNDOUROS 29 MARCH 2020 Along the banks of a river of human epithelial cells, flowing across your tongue, many communities of bacteria have made their homes.Just as human cities organise into areas with different types of communities and purposes, so, it turns out, do these miniature equivalents congregate…
Upgrade your seating with a Respawn-120 racing-style gaming chair for 52% off

Upgrade your seating with a Respawn-120 racing-style gaming chair for 52% off

Newegg All desk chairs are not alike. That's why some people are willing to spend over $1,000 for a chair like the Humanscale Freedom or SteelCase Gesture. Those high-end office chairs are supremely comfortable and ergonomic, but lack a certain pizzazz that gamers are fond of. If you're looking to jazz up the home office,…
Astronomers Observe Blasting Supermassive Black Hole Jets From The Early Universe

Astronomers Observe Blasting Supermassive Black Hole Jets From The Early Universe

Artist’s impression of MG J0414+0534. (Kindai University) MICHELLE STARR 30 MARCH 2020 In the far reaches of the Universe, astronomers have managed to capture a rare interaction. As a supermassive black hole ravenously slurps down matter around it, it's sending out jets of plasma - pushing into and heating the gas in the galaxy around…
Tree rings could pin down Thera volcano eruption date

Tree rings could pin down Thera volcano eruption date

Minoan eruption of Thera. Satellite image of Thera, November 21, 2000. Credit: NASA, public domain Charlotte Pearson's eyes scanned a palm-sized chunk of ancient tree. They settled on a ring that looked "unusually light," and she made a note without giving it a second thought. Three years later, and armed with new methodology and technology,…
Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms

Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms

Comparison of Modern Human and Neanderthal skulls from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Credit: DrMikeBaxter/Wikipedia In recent years, scientists have uncovered evidence that modern humans and Neanderthals share a tangled past. In the course of human history, these two species of hominins interbred not just once, but at multiple times, the thinking goes. A…
10.9 Million Names Now Aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover

10.9 Million Names Now Aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover

As part of NASA's 'Send Your Name to Mars' campaign, they've been stenciled onto three microchips along with essays from NASA's 'Name the Rover' contest. Next stop: Mars. NASA's "Send Your Name to Mars" campaign invited people around the world to submit their names to ride aboard the agency's next rover to the Red Planet.…
Infinite Visions Were Hiding in the First Black Hole Image’s Rings

Infinite Visions Were Hiding in the First Black Hole Image’s Rings

Out ThereScientists proposed a technique that would allow us to see more of the unseeable.The first image image of a black hole, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope and released to the world last April. “The image of a black hole actually contains a nested series of rings,” said Michael Johnson of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center…
Study determines burst properties of the most recurring transient magnetar

Study determines burst properties of the most recurring transient magnetar

Locations of SGR J1935+2154 bursts detected with GBM. The magnetar position is marked with an orange circle with a cross. Open circles and triangles represent triggered and un-triggered bursts, respectively. Credit: Lin et al., 2020. Using NASA's Fermi and Swift spacecraft, astronomers have investigated SGR J1935+2154, the most recurring transient magnetar known to date. The…
These Flies Have Been Trapped in the Bone Zone for 41 Million Years

These Flies Have Been Trapped in the Bone Zone for 41 Million Years

Mating flies found in 41-million-year-old amber. Image: Jeffrey StilwellA pair of long-legged flies met a Romeo-and-Juliet ending some 41 million years ago, when a falling drop of tree resin ruined their tender moment. On the bright side, their disrupted act of fornication was preserved for all eternity in this pornographic piece of amber.Prehistoric spiders, ants,…
Astronomers spot never-before-seen gravitational wave source from binary white dwarf stars

Astronomers spot never-before-seen gravitational wave source from binary white dwarf stars

Home News Science & Astronomy An artist's visualizatoin of the first confirmed double helium-core white dwarf gravitational source. (Image credit: M. Weiss)Astronomers have detected two stellar corpses whirling around each other, and they might be producing gravitational waves. White dwarf stars are what become of stars like our sun after they run out of fuel and…
Asteroid flyby: A 390m rock will safely zip past Earth this week at speeds of 53,000mph

Asteroid flyby: A 390m rock will safely zip past Earth this week at speeds...

The asteroid's flyby is tracked by NASA's automated systems at the Centre for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) in California. The rocky body has been named Asteroid 2012 XA133 after it was first confirmed in the solar system in December 2012. Now, NASA expects the space rock to come flying by on a so-called "Earth…
Bricks can act as ‘cameras’ for characterizing past presence of radioactive materials

Bricks can act as ‘cameras’ for characterizing past presence of radioactive materials

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for determining the historical location and distribution of radioactive materials, such as weapons grade plutonium. The technique may allow them to use common building materials, such as bricks, as a three-dimensional "camera," relying on residual gamma radiation signatures to take…
Planetary defenders gain fresh insight on ASTEROID deflection with new study

Planetary defenders gain fresh insight on ASTEROID deflection with new study

Scientists who protect Earth from the possibility of an enormous space rock smashing into our planet have run a vital test on defense strategy, and here’s what they learned. If an asteroid is careening towards Earth, poised to wreak havoc, our planet’s best defense is to go into attack mode and divert its course. However,…
Interstellar Comet Borisov Just Lost a Chunk

Interstellar Comet Borisov Just Lost a Chunk

A Hubble Space Telescope image showing a fragment coming off of the comet 2I/BorisovImage: David JewittRecent images of the second interstellar comet known to have visited the solar system appear to reveal a fragment or fragments falling off of its core.Comet 2I/Borisov arrived with much fanfare late last summer when scientists realized that had a…
An East Antarctic Glacier Is Retreating Really Fast

An East Antarctic Glacier Is Retreating Really Fast

We interrupt coverage of the current disaster to inform you that a greater but slower-moving calamity has not taken a holiday. A major glacier in East Antarctica has retreated 5.4 kilometers (3.3 miles) in 22 years, satellite observations have revealed. Despite a handful of exceptions driven by local conditions, the vast majority of the planet's…
So Uranus is leaking gas, could that mean the end of the planet?

So Uranus is leaking gas, could that mean the end of the planet?

Over the weekend, we reported on the news that Uranus is, in all seriousness, leaking gas.The discovery was made when NASA scientists were revising decades-old data from 1986 when the Voyager 2 spacecraft passed by Uranus – the only time we’ve paid the icy planet a visit.You better believe it: scientists have discovered that Uranus…
‘Warrior’ dinosaur with nasty gouge mark on claw uncovered in New Mexico

‘Warrior’ dinosaur with nasty gouge mark on claw uncovered in New Mexico

Home News An illustration showing the newfound raptor dinosaur Dineobellator notohesperus, which lived at the end of the Cretaceous Period in what is now New Mexico. The ceratopsid (horned dinosaur) Ojoceratops and sauropod Alamosaurus are in the background. (Image: © Sergey Krasovskiy) About 70 million years ago, a cousin of Velociraptor got in a brawl…

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