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The Anglerfish Deleted Its Immune System to Fuse With Its Mate

The Anglerfish Deleted Its Immune System to Fuse With Its Mate

There are few animals more bizarre than the anglerfish, a species that has so much trouble finding a mate that when the male and female do connect underwater, males actually fuse their tissue with the females for life. After the merger, the two share a single respiratory and digestive system.Now scientists have discovered that the…
This Is the Best Spot on Earth for Stargazing—If You Can Handle It

This Is the Best Spot on Earth for Stargazing—If You Can Handle It

A differential image motion monitor, which the scientists used to observe potential turbulence in the Antarctic skies. Image: Zhaohui ShangGood news, everyone! Astronomers have pinpointed the best location on Earth for studying the stars. But if you’re an amateur astronomer hoping to take advantage of this astronomical sweet spot, you’ll have to bundle up, as…
How often are people wearing masks in your county? Forsyth residents report higher use than their neighbors. -Salem Journal

How often are people wearing masks in your county? Forsyth residents report higher use...

The New York Times recently released data on self-reported mask use in the United States. The data comes from interviews conducted online at the request of The Times by the global data and survey firm Dynata. Dynata collected about 250,000 survey responses between July 2 and July 14, and estimates were produced for the county level.Each…
Long-standing tension in the Standard Model addressed

Long-standing tension in the Standard Model addressed

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The best-known particle in the lepton family is the electron, a key building block of matter and central to our understanding of electricity. But the electron is not an only child. It has two heavier siblings, the muon and the tau lepton, and together they are known as the three lepton…
Sleeping microbes wake up after 100 million years buried under the seafloor

Sleeping microbes wake up after 100 million years buried under the seafloor

Home News A magnified image shows the revived microbes. (Image: © JAMSTEC) Microbes found themselves buried in the dirt 101.5 million years ago, back before even Tyrannosaurus rex when Earth’s biggest meat-eating dinosaur, called Spinosaurus roamed the planet. Time passed, continents shifted, oceans rose and fell, great apes emerged, and eventually human beings evolved with…
A stowaway helicopter on NASA’s Mars rover will attempt the first flight on another world

A stowaway helicopter on NASA’s Mars rover will attempt the first flight on another...

When NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, launches this week, the robot will have a tiny stowaway on board: a small box-shaped helicopter. If the copter manages to successfully hover above the Martian terrain, it’ll be the first time that a human-made vehicle has ever flown on another world — and it could open up a…
Steps toward room-temperature superconductivity

Steps toward room-temperature superconductivity

Layers of molybdenum carbide and molybdenum sulfide allow superconductivity at 50 percent higher temperatures. Credit: Elizabeth Flores-Gomez Murray/ Penn State The possibility of achieving room temperature superconductivity took a tiny step forward with a recent discovery by a team of Penn State physicists and materials scientists. The surprising discovery involved layering a two-dimensional material called…
Universe might be 1.2B years younger than previously believed, experts say

Universe might be 1.2B years younger than previously believed, experts say

The universe is assumed to be approximately 13.8 billion years old, but a new study from researchers suggests it could be as much as 1.2 billion years younger than that.The research looked at "observable measurements" of the Earth compared to 50 different galaxies and tweaked the Hubble Constant (H0) to come up with the new age. The experts used…
100 million-year-old sea microbes are alive and thriving, study finds

100 million-year-old sea microbes are alive and thriving, study finds

100 million-year-old sea microbes are alive and thriving, study finds - CNN
Indian schoolgirls discover asteroid moving towards Earth

Indian schoolgirls discover asteroid moving towards Earth

Indian schoolgirls discover asteroid moving towards Earth - CNN
NASA Announces Astronauts to Fly on SpaceX Crew-2 Mission

NASA Announces Astronauts to Fly on SpaceX Crew-2 Mission

NASA Announces Astronauts to Fly on SpaceX Crew-2 Mission - NASA
UFO sighting: Disturbing footage shows ‘squadron of UFOs’ shooting across sky

UFO sighting: Disturbing footage shows ‘squadron of UFOs’ shooting across sky

The supposed UFOs or unidentified flying objects were filmed on July 24 over Laurel Run in Luzerne County, northeast Pennsylvania. The video, which was shared online by conspiracy theorist Scott Waring, appears to show five objects flying through the atmosphere. The UFOs are followed by white streaks, which Mr Waring said were an effect of…
How NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will get to the Red Planet

How NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will get to the Red Planet

Home News Spaceflight NASA's Perseverance rover is about to lift off for Mars to explore the Red Planet's possibilities for life. The powerful machine is expected to roam the surface scanning rocks and other features, to cache the most promising samples to return to Earth in a few years, and to deploy a test helicopter.…
Chernobyl mold could shield astronauts from deep-space radiation

Chernobyl mold could shield astronauts from deep-space radiation

With that in mind, the research team decided to do a proof-of-concept study on the ISS to see how the mold would fare in blocking space radiation. They set up petri dishes with C. sphaerospermum fungi on one side and a control with no fungi on the other. Underneath, a pair of radiation detectors were…
COVID-19 gave the planet a break. Now’s the time to keep up the momentum

COVID-19 gave the planet a break. Now’s the time to keep up the momentum

You've seen the tweets or witnessed the changes firsthand. With COVID-19 lockdowns in place, skies over cities around the world were bluer. The notoriously dirty air in New Delhi was cleaner, and the canals in Venice were so clear you could see the marine life swimming through them. The catchphrase "The Earth is healing, we are…
Starship SN5 survives Hanna, waits for Static Fire test

Starship SN5 survives Hanna, waits for Static Fire test

Starship SN5 is aiming to succeed were its predecessors have failed by passing all the required testing required for the 150 meter hop. While Starhopper still holds the claim for being the only vehicle to take flight at Boca Chica, SN5 will be the first Starship prototype to take to the air, at least in…
FOUR asteroids to shoot past Earth in ONE DAY, after astronaut warns there are 1 MILLION out there that can hit us

FOUR asteroids to shoot past Earth in ONE DAY, after astronaut warns there are...

As the week begins with a flurry of asteroidal activity, with four space rocks set to shoot past Earth on Tuesday alone, two Indian teenagers have discovered yet another space rock due to cross paths with our planet. To kick things off, the small-house-sized asteroid 2020 OO1 will buzz by at a distance of  669,000km…
Human-linked Earth vibrations dropped 50% during Covid-19 lockdown | Earth

Human-linked Earth vibrations dropped 50% during Covid-19 lockdown | Earth

Between March and May 2020, many people across Earth went into lockdown. During those months, seismographs recorded a drop in human-linked vibrations in the solid Earth, by an average of 50%. You can see the human signal fall away as the world goes into lockdown. The first clip shows the ‘wave’ of noise dampening as…
1st direct image of 2 giant exoplanets orbiting a sunlike star

1st direct image of 2 giant exoplanets orbiting a sunlike star

EarthSky’s yearly crowd-funding campaign is in progress. In 2020, we are donating 8.5% of all incoming revenues to No Kids Hungry. Click to learn more and donate. How would our solar system look from the vicinity of another star? Using technologies similar to ours, alien astronomers would have a tough time photographing our small, rocky Earth.…
Looking Back on The First-Ever Photo of Quantum Entanglement

Looking Back on The First-Ever Photo of Quantum Entanglement

This stunning image captured last year by physicists at the University of Glasgow in Scotland is the first-ever photo of quantum entanglement - a phenomenon so strange, physicist Albert Einstein famously described it as 'spooky action at a distance'. It might not look like much, but just stop and think about it for a second:…
How to Watch the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launch Live & Participate in the Historic Event

How to Watch the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launch Live & Participate in...

This illustration shows the moment after liftoff of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft begins the first part of its journey to Mars atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech There are lots of ways to participate in the historic event, which is targeted for July…
New Research Is Rewriting The Very Timeline of How Earth Was Born

New Research Is Rewriting The Very Timeline of How Earth Was Born

In the very early days of the Solar System, baby Earth may have taken a much shorter time to form than we previously thought.According to an analysis in February 2020, there's evidence that most of Earth took just 5 million years to come together - several times shorter than current models suggest. This revision is…
Family of Oddball Meteorites Stumped Researchers for Decades – Now an Answer to the Puzzling Chimera

Family of Oddball Meteorites Stumped Researchers for Decades – Now an Answer to the...

Samples from a rare meteorite family, including the one shown here, reveal that their parent planetesimal, formed in the earliest stages of the solar system, was a complex, layered object, with a molten core and solid crust similar to Earth. Credit: Carl Agee, Institute of Meteoritics, University of New Mexico. Background edited by MIT News.…
Breathtaking Image Reveals The Colossal Magnetic Field of a Distant Spiral Galaxy

Breathtaking Image Reveals The Colossal Magnetic Field of a Distant Spiral Galaxy

Spiral galaxies look nice and tidy, with most of their stars and gas confined to a disc neatly arranged in swirling spiral arms. But there's a lot more to a galaxy than what we can see, as a new image of invisible phenomena adroitly demonstrates. The image shows a galaxy called NGC 4217, around 67…
Apollo 11 scientist shows off secret Moon landing photos: ‘That’s why Neil ran back’

Apollo 11 scientist shows off secret Moon landing photos: ‘That’s why Neil ran back’

This week marked 51 years since the iconic NASA mission touched down on the Moon on July 20, 1969, which saw Armstrong jump off the lunar lander Eagle six hours later to deliver his “one small step” speech to the millions watching anxiously back on Earth. Joined by Aldrin 19 minutes later, the pair spent…
Three easy steps to finding the Neowise Comet

Three easy steps to finding the Neowise Comet

Three easy steps to finding the Neowise Comet - KRCRTV.COM
NASA’s Mars rover loaded up with nuclear power ahead of next week’s launch

NASA’s Mars rover loaded up with nuclear power ahead of next week’s launch

NASA’s Perseverance rover destined for Mars next week has completed another step in preparation for launch – installation, and activation of its nuclear power source. “The #MarsPerseverance MMRTG [multi-mission radioisotope thermoelectric generator] is installed and doing well. This Red Planet dune buggy is fueled and ready to go!” wrote Tory Bruno, CEO of launch provider…
Physicists Just Showed How to Overcome a Huge Obstacle For Fusion Generator Efficiency

Physicists Just Showed How to Overcome a Huge Obstacle For Fusion Generator Efficiency

The installation of the first piece of the ITER tokamak reactor. (ITER Organization/EJF Riche) Energy generated from nuclear fusion holds plenty of potential as a clean and almost limitless source of power, but many obstacles need to be overcome before it's a practical reality – and scientists may have just clambered over another one. New…
NASA Jupiter probe images huge moon Ganymede like never before (photos)

NASA Jupiter probe images huge moon Ganymede like never before (photos)

Home News Science & Astronomy These images the JIRAM instrument aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft took on Dec. 26, 2019, provide the first infrared mapping of Ganymede's northern frontier. Frozen water molecules detected at both poles have no appreciable order to their arrangement and a different infrared signature than ice at the equator. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM)NASA's…
A Crispr Calf Is Born. It’s Definitely a Boy

A Crispr Calf Is Born. It’s Definitely a Boy

The calf was late. His due date, March 30, had come and gone. At first, Alison Van Eenennaam chalked it up to male calves tending to arrive a day or two on the tardy side. As the week wore on, the animal geneticist reminded herself that gene-edited embryos—like the one that had been growing inside…
Rocket Report: Astra sets launch date, SpaceX reaches a record valuation

Rocket Report: Astra sets launch date, SpaceX reaches a record valuation

Enlarge / A rendering of Isar Aerospace's proposed Spectrum rocket.Welcome to Edition 3.09 of the Rocket Report! This week two missions, built by the UAE and China, launched successfully toward Mars. Last but not least for this year's Martian launch window comes NASA with Mars Perseverance, which remains on track for a July 30 launch…
‘Potentially hazardous’ asteroid to zoom past Earth today

‘Potentially hazardous’ asteroid to zoom past Earth today

The asteroid name 2020 ND is bigger than the London Eye and would zoom past Earth on July 24th DH Web Desk, Jul 24 2020, 16:14 istupdated: Jul 24 2020, 16:49 istThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has sent out a warning about a “potentially hazardous” asteroid that would cross by planet Earth today. The asteroid,…
SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Has a “Camouflage” That Causes Cells Not to Recognize It – “Fundamental Advance in Our Understanding of the Virus”

SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Has a “Camouflage” That Causes Cells Not to Recognize It – “Fundamental...

Discovery lays groundwork for designing novel antiviral drugs. With an alarm code, we can enter a building without bells going off. It turns out that the SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has the same advantage entering cells. It possesses the code to waltz right in. Today (July 24, 2020), in Nature Communications, researchers at The University…
Scientists to Explore a Deep Blue Hole Off Florida

Scientists to Explore a Deep Blue Hole Off Florida

(Newser) – Scientists are on the hunt for undiscovered phenomenon inside a 425-foot-deep "blue hole" off the Florida coast. Little is known about such holes, which are similar to sink holes on land and are "scattered across Florida's Gulf continental shelf" but very difficult to access, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. What…
Study: Magicians’ priming techniques are effective at influencing choice

Study: Magicians’ priming techniques are effective at influencing choice

Primal thinking — Card trick priming technique used by illusionist Derren Brown inspires psychologists. Jennifer Ouellette - Jul 23, 2020 11:56 am UTC Enlarge / The majority of study participants who watched either a video or live performance of a magician performing a card trick chose the suit, number, or exact card they were primed…
SpaceX’s next astronaut launch for NASA now targeted for late September

SpaceX’s next astronaut launch for NASA now targeted for late September

Home News Spaceflight The four astronauts that will fly on SpaceX's Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station train for their spaceflight inside a Crew Dragon mockup. (Image: © SpaceX) SpaceX's next crewed mission won't launch next month after all.Crew-1, which will send four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a SpaceX Crew…
Human immune systems could struggle to fight off ‘alien’ bacteria and viruses from other planets

Human immune systems could struggle to fight off ‘alien’ bacteria and viruses from other...

Discovery of pulsarsBritish astronomer Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell was the first person to discover a pulsar in 1967 when she spotted a radio pulsar.Since then other types of pulsars that emit x-rays and gamma rays have also been spotted.Pulsars are essentially rotating, highly magnatised neutron stars but when they were first discovered it was believed…
China launches ambitious unmanned Mars mission

China launches ambitious unmanned Mars mission

A powerful Long March 5 rocket blasted off Thursday carrying a Chinese orbiter, lander and rover on a seven-month voyage to Mars, the second of three high-stakes missions to the red planet and one that, if successful, will put China on the front lines of interplanetary exploration. China did not announce the launch date or…
After 40 years, researchers finally see Earth’s climate destiny more clearly

After 40 years, researchers finally see Earth’s climate destiny more clearly

Clouds aren’t expected to dampen global warming—one reason why the planet is likely to respond sharply to carbon emissions. ISS Expedition 7 Crew/EOL/NASA By Paul VoosenJul. 22, 2020 , 10:00 AM It seems like such a simple question: How hot is Earth going to get? Yet for 40 years, climate scientists have repeated the same…
First image of 2 exoplanets orbiting a sun-like star captured by scientists

First image of 2 exoplanets orbiting a sun-like star captured by scientists

First image of 2 exoplanets orbiting a sun-like star captured by scientists - CNN
China’s Tianwen-1 Mars rover mission gets a boost from international partners

China’s Tianwen-1 Mars rover mission gets a boost from international partners

Home News Science & Astronomy The Long March-5 rocket for China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission was transported to the launch area at China’s Wenchang Space Launch Center on July 17, 2020. Note the logos of the European (ESA), French (CNES), Argentine (CONAE) and Austrian (FFG) space agencies in addition to that of the China National Space…
Are the Earth’s magnetic poles about to swap places?

Are the Earth’s magnetic poles about to swap places?

Earth’s previous polar reversal happened 780,000 years ago. Are we facing another one soon? Hear from the authors of a new study, on a strange anomaly that might be a clue. Earth’s magnetic field extends from the Earth’s interior out into space, surrounding our planet like an invisible force field , protecting life from harmful…
Alarm as scientists uncover the first seafloor leak of METHANE

Alarm as scientists uncover the first seafloor leak of METHANE

A methane leak has been identified coming out of the Antarctic seabed, causing alarm among climate scientists and conservationists. Methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas which traps almost 30 times more heat as the same amount of carbon dioxide.The stream of methane coming from 30ft below the surface and into the ocean is 'incredibly concerning', scientists…
Researchers accidentally breed sturddlefish

Researchers accidentally breed sturddlefish

Credit: Genes. DOI: 10.3390/genes11070753 A team of researchers working at Hungary's National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre, Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture, has accidentally bred a new kind of fish—dubbed the sturddlefish by some observers, it is a cross between an American Paddlefish and a Russian Sturgeon. In their paper published in the journal…
China’s first Mars rover Tianwen-1 launches this week. Here’s what it will do.

China’s first Mars rover Tianwen-1 launches this week. Here’s what it will do.

Home News Science & Astronomy China's Mars rover will likely attempt to land at a site in northeastern Mars, according to a new paper published just days ahead of the mission's launch.The paper, which was published last week in the journal Nature Astronomy, was written by team members of China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission, which aims…
Science Confirms Plato’s Theory: Earth Is Made of Cubes

Science Confirms Plato’s Theory: Earth Is Made of Cubes

Photo credit: Print Collector / Contributor / GettyFrom Popular MechanicsA new analysis suggests rocks are likely to break into their Plato-assigned shape: cubes.The Platonic solids are 3D shapes that Plato also gave a "classical element" value.Participating scholar Gábor Domokos discovered the first real "self-righting" gömböc.New research shows a Platonic ideal may be true after all:…
Watch two astronauts take a milestone spacewalk outside the International Space Station right now!

Watch two astronauts take a milestone spacewalk outside the International Space Station right now!

Home News Spaceflight NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy works to install lithium-ion batteries on the International Space Station's truss structure during a spacewalk on July 16, 2020. (Image: © NASA) NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken are about to emerge back in the black.The spacewalking duo will make a fourth excursion outside the International Space…
Scientists identify asteroids of interstellar origin moving in our Solar System

Scientists identify asteroids of interstellar origin moving in our Solar System

FP TrendingJul 21, 2020 16:52:27 ISTScientists at São Paulo State University’s Institute of Geosciences and Exact Sciences (IGCE-UNESP) in Rio Claro, Brazil, have recently spotted 19 asteroids of interstellar origin. These asteroids are classified as Centaurs, which are outer Solar System objects that revolve around the Sun in the region between the orbits of Jupiter…
Proteus Technology: New Material Is Strong, Light and Non-Cuttable

Proteus Technology: New Material Is Strong, Light and Non-Cuttable

Proteus, the name given to this new lightweight material, can turn back the force of a cutting tool upon itself. Credit: Durham University Engineers have taken their inspiration from shells and grapefruits to create what they say is the first manufactured non-cuttable material. This new material, which could be used in the security and health…
UAE successfully launches its Hope Probe on a mission to Mars

UAE successfully launches its Hope Probe on a mission to Mars

The probe is equipped with ultraviolet and infrared spectrometers, along with a camera sensitive to optical and ultraviolet light. It will be placed on an equatorial orbit that allows it to observe how conditions in the lower atmosphere change over time. “It covers all regions of Mars at all local times at Mars, and that's…
Witches on TikTok have apparently tried to ‘hex’ the moon

Witches on TikTok have apparently tried to ‘hex’ the moon

Despite claims to the contrary, the moon is the same as it always is. Gianluca Masi/Virtual Telescope Project If you've ever swiped through your TikTok "For You" page and caught a glimpse of an ethereal looking person surrounded by candles, crystals or plants, chances are you've had a brush with WitchTok. With over two billion…
Comet NEOWISE discovered by space-based telescope built by USU’s Space Dynamics Laboratory

Comet NEOWISE discovered by space-based telescope built by USU’s Space Dynamics Laboratory

SALT LAKE CITY — Stargazing Utahns may have already seen Comet NEOWISE, which is visible above the northwest horizon about an hour and half after sunset.The comet is expected to be visible much of the summer, coming closest to Earth on July 22 when it will be a mere 64 million miles away.Utah State University’s…
Astrophysicists unveil biggest-ever 3D map of Universe

Astrophysicists unveil biggest-ever 3D map of Universe

Geneva (AFP) Astrophysicists on Monday published the largest-ever 3D map of the Universe, the result of an analysis of more than four million galaxies and ultra-bright, energy-packed quasars.The efforts of hundreds of scientists from around 30 institutions worldwide have yielded a "complete story of the expansion of the universe", said Will Percival of the University…
You can see Comet NEOWISE this month. Here’s what we know about it

You can see Comet NEOWISE this month. Here’s what we know about it

You can see Comet NEOWISE this month. Here's what we know about it - CNN
Major Breakthrough for Physics and Engineering: Preserving Integrity of Sound Waves

Major Breakthrough for Physics and Engineering: Preserving Integrity of Sound Waves

The experiment is the first to demonstrate strong topological order for sound stemming from time modulations, paving the way for improvements in ultrasound imaging, sonar, and electronic systems that use surface acoustic wave technology. In a breakthrough for physics and engineering, researchers from the Photonics Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate…
New Atomtronic Device to Probe Weird Boundary Between Quantum and Everyday Worlds

New Atomtronic Device to Probe Weird Boundary Between Quantum and Everyday Worlds

Clouds of supercooled atoms offer highly sensitive rotation sensors and tests of quantum mechanics. A new device that relies on flowing clouds of ultracold atoms promises potential tests of the intersection between the weirdness of the quantum world and the familiarity of the macroscopic world we experience every day. The atomtronic Superconducting QUantum Interference Device…
China moves rocket into place for upcoming Mars mission

China moves rocket into place for upcoming Mars mission

BEIJING (AP) — China has moved a rocket into position to launch a rover to Mars in one of three upcoming missions to the red planet, one from the U.S. and another by the United Arab Emirates.The Long March-5 carrier rocket is China’s heaviest-lift launch vehicle and has been used experimentally three times, but never…
SpaceX set to bring NASA astronauts back to Earth on August 2nd

SpaceX set to bring NASA astronauts back to Earth on August 2nd

The joint SpaceX-NASA historic mission which brought human spaceflight back to U.S. soil after nearly a decade is set to return from Earth orbit on August 1, 2020, per NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine’s announcement Friday afternoon. Capsule splashdown is scheduled for August 2nd. The mission’s return will mark a long-duration stay in space of just…
Ultra-black nightmare fish reveal secrets of deep-ocean camouflage

Ultra-black nightmare fish reveal secrets of deep-ocean camouflage

A deep-sea dragonfish has ultra-black skin capable of absorbing bioluminescent light. It also has great teeth. Karen Osborn, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Goths know black is cool. Some scary-looking fish swimming the ocean depths know it too. Researchers are unlocking the deep, dark secrets of blacker-than-black fish that have developed special skin characteristics…
How To Photograph Comet NEOWISE, Our Most Spectacular Comet For 23 Years

How To Photograph Comet NEOWISE, Our Most Spectacular Comet For 23 Years

Comet Neowise streaks over the ancient stone circle and lone silhouette figure in Wiltshire, UK A ... [+] very rare astronomical event - a spectacular sight streaking across the skies over the UK and around the world. Comet Neowise - officially called C/2020 F3 – first appeared towards the end of March. Getty What’s got…
NASA chief says he’s “very confident” in a 2021 launch date for SLS, but…

NASA chief says he’s “very confident” in a 2021 launch date for SLS, but…

SLS slips — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is flaring up around several NASA centers. Eric Berger - Jul 17, 2020 10:20 pm UTC Four reusable RS-25 engines will power NASA's SLS rocket as it ascends into space, and then they'll be discarded.NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Friday he is "very confident" in a potential November…
NASA’s inspector general raises questions with cost management of Orion spacecraft

NASA’s inspector general raises questions with cost management of Orion spacecraft

Home News Spaceflight An artist's illustration of NASA's Orion crew capsule heading to the moon. (Image: © NASA) NASA's Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report yesterday (July 16) scrutinizing the management of the agency's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Program.Among the findings, the OIG determined that Orion — the next-gen capsule that will carry NASA…
Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2021

Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2021

In 2017, technicians lift the mirror assembly of the James Webb Space Telescope using a crane inside a clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. NASA/AP hide caption toggle caption NASA/AP In 2017, technicians lift the mirror assembly of the James Webb Space Telescope using a crane inside a clean room…
Ingenuity will be the first helicopter to fly on Mars

Ingenuity will be the first helicopter to fly on Mars

Ingenuity will be the first helicopter to fly on Mars - CNN
Rocket Report: Another Chinese launch failure, Minotaur IV soars

Rocket Report: Another Chinese launch failure, Minotaur IV soars

Let's do launch — “We cannot at this moment precisely quantify the delay.” Eric Berger - Jul 17, 2020 11:00 am UTC Enlarge / Northrop Grumman successfully launched its Minotaur IV Rocket into orbit on Wednesday morning.Welcome to Edition 3.08 of the Rocket Report! We are now approaching the middle of the 2020 Mars launch…
Ultra-black fish discovered in depths of ocean, new study says

Ultra-black fish discovered in depths of ocean, new study says

In the dark depths of the ocean, where camouflage can be lifesaving, scientists have discovered the blackest fish ever documented.Researchers have found 16 species of so-called ultra-black fish, which by definition absorb more than 99.5 percent of light, making them mere shadows as they swim, scientists wrote in a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology,…
SpaceX scraps Florida Starship Mk2 prototype

SpaceX scraps Florida Starship Mk2 prototype

SpaceX has scrapped the lone Starship prototype built in Florida in 2019, surprising very few. Beginning a few months after work began on Starship Mk1 at SpaceX’s South Texas production facilities, a separate team in Cocoa, Florida was tasked with building a similar Starship Mk2 prototype. Not much is known about Mk2 relative to its…
How to see Comet NEOWISE | Space

How to see Comet NEOWISE | Space

Location of Comet NEOWISE just after sunset from July 13 to 19. Face northwest at dusk, avoiding trees or buildings to have a clear view of the northwest horizon. Sweep with your binoculars around the location for the comet marked on this chart. Observers at lower latitudes will see Comet NEOWISE lower in the sky,…
Don’t miss Comet NEOWISE in the evening sky now. It won’t be back for 6,800 years.

Don’t miss Comet NEOWISE in the evening sky now. It won’t be back for...

Home News Skywatching An amazing comet that thrilled early-morning stargazers earlier this month is now visible in the evening sky, and it's a sight you won't want to miss. After all, this comet won't be back for 6,800 years, NASA says. Comet NEOWISE can now be seen just after sunset for observers in the Northern Hemisphere,…
Mysterious Thermonuclear Blast Sends Strange Star Hurtling Across The Galaxy

Mysterious Thermonuclear Blast Sends Strange Star Hurtling Across The Galaxy

(University of Warwick/Mark Garlick) A star discovered hurtling across the Milky Way is so bizarre that astronomers can only conclude it was ejected during a very unusual supernova event.The star - a white dwarf around 1,430 light-years away called SDSS J1240+6710, and nicknamed Dox - is whizzing along at 250 kilometres per second (155 miles per…
Six reasons for optimism about COVID-19

Six reasons for optimism about COVID-19

Therapeutic treatments (in addition to what we already have for the most sick patients) will arrive before vaccines. When someone contracts the novel coronavirus, his or her body’s immune system launches a defense, including producing antibodies that circulate in the blood to help identify infectious invaders. These circulating antibodies offer some protection against future infection…

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