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Calls for better monitoring of space debris to quantify risks to satellites

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 15:02
Space debris that poses a threat to operational satellites is not being monitored closely enough, astronomers have warned. A new study suggests that more than 75% of the orbital debris detected cannot be matched to known objects in public satellite ...

ULA delays launch of spy satellite for 3rd time; 2 more launches planned

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 14:50
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - United Launch Alliance (ULA) has delayed the launch of its Delta IV Heavy NROL-44 mission for the third time in two days. The space company said that while the rocket is ready for launch, they are taking extra precautions to ...

Used SpaceX rockets allowed to deliver military satellites into orbit

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 14:50
SpaceX's rockets, which have already been used during test launches, were allowed to carry military satellites into orbit. The company has repeatedly launched its missiles, but some important launches on such carriers have not previously received admission ...

Rare Halloween Blue Moon Joins October Sky Over Wisconsin

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 14:33
A full harvest moon and a full hunter's blue Halloween moon bookend a month of meteor showers in the skies over Wisconsin. The second full moon of the month is called a blue moon. It so happens that the Oct. 31 full moon rises exactly halfway through fall.

Coronavirus pandemic pushes back NASA's search for life on Saturn's moon

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 14:11
Cue one more thing COVID-19 has messed up. NASA has delayed its upcoming mission to Saturn's moon, Titan, which could support life, citing budgetary concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement posted to its website, the agency said the ...

Young Physicist Proves You Can Time Travel Without Any Paradox

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 14:01
Physics student Germain Tobar and his professor Dr Fabio Costa's mathematical model proves that paradox-free time travel is possible. By Krishnendu Banerjee. September 27, 2020 20:55 +08. Video. Related Videos. More videos. Video Player is loading.

Return to the Moon: NASA Starts Training Astronauts for Challenges on Lunar Surface

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 13:49
As NASA plans to return humans to the Moon in 2024 as part of the Artemis programme, the agency has already started preparing astronauts for the challenges that they will face on the lunar surface. The training includes performing tasks underwater in ...

Meteors that brushed Earth's atmosphere may have brought life to Venus, study says

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 13:38
Research suggests asteroids that have grazed Earth's atmosphere might have scraped microbes that live in the atmosphere and brought them to the second planet in the Solar System. By Chris Ciaccia | Fox News. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Comments ...

New freshwater database tells water quality story for 12K lakes globally

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 13:09
Date: September 22, 2020; Source: York University; Summary: Although less than one per cent of all water in the world is freshwater, it is what we drink and use for agriculture. In other words, it's vital to human survival. Researchers have just created a publicly ...

How NASA is planning to send humans to moon again by 2024 | Explained

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 12:30
NASA is planning to send the next man and first woman to the lunar surface by the year 2024 as part of its Artemis program. The agency has already started preparing astronauts for the challenges that they will face on the lunar surface. The last time NASA ...

NASA launching new space toilet and more to space station this week

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 12:28
A private cargo spacecraft will lift off from Virginia on Tuesday (Sept. 29), carrying tons of fresh supplies to the International Space Station, including scientific experiments, skincare from Estée Lauder and a brand-new space toilet. The mission, known as ...

Photos of the moon, Jupiter, Saturn in September 2020

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 12:24
Did you miss the moon's sweep in the last few nights past our solar system's biggest planets, Jupiter and Saturn? Here are a few photos – from the EarthSky Community – of that glorious night sky scene. Sharing is caring! Tweet. Share. Pin. Mail. Share.

Scientists Have Found a Molecule That Allows Bacteria to 'Exhale' Electricity

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 12:14
For mouthless, lungless bacteria, breathing is a bit more complicated than it is for humans. We inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide; Geobacter – a ubiquitous, groundwater-dwelling genus of bacteria – swallow up organic waste and 'exhale' electrons, ...

Helen Macdonald flies high in essay collection, 'Vesper Nights,' about the natural world

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 12:06
VESPER FLIGHTS: New and Collected Essays. By Helen Macdonald. Grove Press. 261 pages. $27. A single idea runs through “Vesper Flights,” Helen Macdonald's first collection of essays: “That we are living in an exquisitely complicated world that is not at ...

Scientists Have Found a Molecule That Allows Bacteria to 'Exhale' Electricity

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 11:55
For mouthless, lungless bacteria, breathing is a bit more complex than it is for people. We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide; Geobacter – a common, groundwater-dwelling genus of bacteria – engulf natural waste and 'breathe out' electrons, ...

How NASA is preparing astronauts for next moonwalks

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 11:26
Washington, September 27. As NASA plans to return humans to the Moon in 2024 as part of the Artemis programme, the agency has already started preparing astronauts for the challenges that they will face on the lunar surface. As part of a test series ...

Grieder: Abbott learns it's hard to keep the GOP base happy during a pandemic

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 11:14
Gov. Greg Abbott can't catch a break these days. Texans on both sides of the aisle have been frustrated by his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. His approval rating on the subject has dropped from 61 percent in April to 38 percent in July, according to a ...

Reaching for the Stars: Amritsar Teen Tops International Space Olympiad, Earns NASA Invite

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 11:13
A 16-year-old girl from Amritsar in Punjab has recently topped the International Space Olympiad (ISO) 2020 and has been invited by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to visit the John F Kennedy Space Centre in the US, a report in ...

NASA Will Send The First Woman To The Moon In 2024

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 11:11
In a giant leap for womankind, NASA announced plans to send the first woman to land on the Moon in 2024. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has outlined plans to make its first return to the moon since the Apollo lunar mission in 1972, with ...

An asteroid is soon racing towards Earth and it might actually be a discarded rocket! Check it out.

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 10:48
As we all know that earth has only one natural satellite, that's moon. However, it occasionally picks up the so called minimoon which is actually a temporary asteroidal visitor. And as per the scientists our blue planet which is the only one to support lifes is ...

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