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Japan eyes using Moon water as fuel for space exploration in 2030s

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 12 min ago
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's space agency said Monday it aims to engage from around the mid-2030s in lunar exploration using water extracted from the Moon's ice deposits as fuel. This supplied computer graphic shows image of a fuel factory on the Moon.

Paradox-Free Time Travel Is Theoretically Possible, Researchers Say

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 49 min ago
“The past is obdurate,” Stephen King wrote in his book about a man who goes back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination. “It doesn't want to be changed.” Turns out, King might have been onto something. Become a sponsor? Countless science fiction ...

Paradox-Free Time Travel Is Theoretically Possible, Researchers Say

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 54 min ago
"The past is obdurate," Stephen King wrote in his book about a man who goes back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination. "It doesn't want to be changed." Turns out, King might have been onto something. Countless science fiction tales have explored ...

NASA Offers $5M to Anyone Who Could Help Design 'Dark Energy' for Lunar Nights in Moon Missions

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 58 min ago
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is now seeking the public's help through its partnership with HeroX in creating a device to harbor 'dark energy' to use for future Moon missions, solving the problem of long lunar nights. NASA's future Moon ...

Coronavirus: Up to £10,000 fine for failure to self-isolate in England

Health News BBC - 7 hours 6 min ago
New rules mean anyone in England who tests positive for coronavirus has a legal duty to self isolate.

Covid: Dementia patient's wife describes 'torture' of lack of visits

Health News BBC - 7 hours 29 min ago
A woman describes her pain at not being able to see her husband regularly at his care home.

Space Debris Is Becoming A Major Threat To Satellites And Extraterrestrial Travel

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 23:31
Space debris is quickly becoming a major threat for satellites and extraterrestrial travel — and could have fatal implications for the latter if the issue is not stopped. According to NPR, the International Space Station almost came into contact with space junk this ...

Covid kills one million worldwide: Coronavirus has now spread to 210 countries

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 23:30
Covid kills one million worldwide: Coronavirus has now spread to 210 countries infecting at least 32 million people across the globe as Europe is gripped by second wave. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of one million people across the globe Virus has ...

We may finally know what life on Earth breathed before there was oxygen

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 22:49
Billions of years ago, long before oxygen was readily available, the notorious poison arsenic could have been the compound that breathed new life into our planet. In Chile's Atacama Desert, in a place called Laguna La Brava, scientists have been studying a ...

Surfboard that was lost in Hawaii resurfaces six months later more than 5200 miles away in the Philippines

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 22:16
Surfer and photographer Doug Falter lost his beloved surfboard while riding the waves of Hawaii in February 2018 and it resurfaced in August in the Philippines; Primary school teacher Giovanne Branzuela purchased it from a local fisherman, who found it in ...

Pair of massive baby stars swaddled in salty water vapor

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 21:15
Date: September 25, 2020; Source: National Institutes of Natural Sciences; Summary: Astronomers spotted a pair of massive baby stars growing in salty cosmic soup. Each star is shrouded by a gaseous disk which includes molecules of sodium chloride, ...

Astronomers model, determine how disk galaxies evolve so smoothly

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 21:15
Date: September 25, 2020; Source: Iowa State University; Summary: By developing better computer simulations, researchers have determined that the scattering of stars from their orbits by the gravity of massive clumps within galaxies leads to a common look ...

NASA delays its Titan drone mission by another year

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 21:08
You'll have to be more patient if you're waiting for NASA to send a drone to Saturn's moon Titan. The space agency has delayed Dragonfly's launch by roughly a year, from 2026 to 2027, due to “external” factors. And yes, the COVID-19 pandemic is one of ...

THIS WEEK @NASA: Artemis Update, Next ISS Crew Trains For Mission

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 20:25
ABOVE VIDEO: An update to plans for Artemis, the next space station crew trains for its mission, and collaboration in the interest of space … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! NASA Updates Artemis Plan to Land First Woman, Next ...

The Northern Lights Will Be Visible Over the US Tonight. Here's How to See It.

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 19:23
The Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has announced G1 and G2 geomagnetic storm watches for nights from September 27 through September 29. Those watches are a measure of solar activity reaching Earth's atmosphere and alerts at that level ...

The World's Space Agencies Are on a Quest to Deflect an Asteroid

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 18:39
People have a bottomless appetite for all things space these days. Some space news is truly mind-blowing, like the first image of a black hole last year or this year's time lapse of said black hole's dancing shadow. Then there's news of the less mind-blowing ...

A physicist says new math proves paradox-free time travel is possible

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 17:19
Time travel has been the staple science fiction books and movies for many years. Most who have read or watched content focusing on time travel knows about the paradox issue. Perhaps the best example is the 80s classic “Back to the Future,” where Marty ...

Rare Halloween Blue Moon Joins October Sky Over Ohio

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 17:13
OHIO — With everything else 2020 has wrought in Ohio — and, really, almost everywhere on the planet — a blue moon on Halloween sounds about right. The second full moon of the month is called a blue moon. It so happens that the Oct. 31 full moon rises ...

South Korea on track for 1st lunar mission in 2022

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 17:11
South Korea is on track for its first lunar mission, with its first launch of a lunar orbiter slated for the second half of 2022, the country's space research institute said on Sunday, after the country's lunar project suffered multiple delays. South Korea, a relative ...

Titanic disaster may have been influenced by space weather, researcher says

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 16:54
Space weather may have played a part in the Titanic disaster, according to new research. In the research published in the Royal Meteorological Society's journal Weather, Mila Zinkova writes that space weather may have affected the Titanic's navigation and ...

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