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5 planets found in unusual rhythmic dance around a star 200 light-years away

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 15:03
A super-telescope made the first direct observation of an exoplanet using optical interferometry. This method revealed a complex exoplanetary atmosphere with clouds of iron and silicates swirling in a planet-wide storm. The technique presents unique ...

Failed Test Could Further Delay NASA's Troubled SLS Rocket

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 15:02
The January 16th “Green Run” test of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) was intended to be the final milestone before the super heavy-lift booster would be moved to Cape Canaveral ahead of its inaugural Artemis I mission in November 2021. The full ...

'The most charismatic and strange of all flowering plants'

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 14:55
“These are easily the most charismatic and strange of all flowering plants,” said Charles Davis, a professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and curator of vascular plants in the Harvard University Herbaria. “They're just ...

New kind of space station detected

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 14:52
More weird news from outer space this week. NASA announced that their Juno probe detected FM radio signals coming from one of Jupiter's moons. Scientists are ecstatic about the discovery while bureaucrats at the Federal Communications Commission ...

Scientists find a cloudless 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet with a four-day year

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 14:46
It's just the second time any researchers have located a cloudless exoplanet, and they're believed to be rare as a whole — less than 7 percent of exoplanets. Scientists first detected WASP-62b in ...

Four steps for Earth: A holistic approach to saving the planet

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 14:36
The United Nations is currently developing a new post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, for the world to 'live in harmony with nature' by 2050. This will be negotiated in Kunming, China, later this year.

Paleontologists Might Have Discovered the Largest Dinosaur That Ever Lived

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 14:05
The largest land animal alive today is the African bush elephant, weighing in at around 20,000 pounds. As big as elephants are, they've got nothing on some extinct megafauna. Scientists excavating a new species of dinosaur in Argentina have reported that ...

Andy Larsen: NBA players must wait their turn for vaccination

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 14:01
| Jan. 25, 2021, 6:00 a.m.. “OK, so ten out of ten for style, but minus several million for good thinking, yeah?

Aliens could be sucking energy from black holes. That may be how we'll find them.

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 13:33
And the process could explain at least some flares of plasma, a white-hot form of charged gas, that scientists have already detected near these massive disruptions in time and space. a new study published Jan. 13 in the journal Physical Review D proposes.

Nasa: Blue jet space lightning spotted by scientists from the ISS

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 13:13
There are some pretty weird goings on up there and a Nasa mission that aims to learn more about them has reported that blue jets - bolts of lightning that shoots upwards from thunderstorm clouds - have been spotted from the International Space Station (ISS).

Baby tyrannosaurs dinosaurs were the 'size of a Border Collie'

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 12:35
They have been revealed, in 3D scans, to belong to a baby tyrannosaur - cousin of the T-Rex dinosaur. They are the first-known fossils of tyrannosaur embryos.

Found at last: the 'Sapling Fort' where Native Alaskans made a stand

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 12:16
In the early nineteenth century, members of the Sitka Tlingit people built a trapezoid-shaped wooden fortress called Shís'gi Noow, or 'Sapling Fort', on a peninsula in modern Sitka, Alaska.

The moon that made Saturn a pushover

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 12:16
Titan, Saturn's biggest moon, probably tugged the ringed planet off-kilter one billion years ago. Saturn is tilted with respect to its orbit around the Sun, by a little bit more than Earth is. Planetary scientists had thought that Saturn acquired its tilt more than 4 ...

'Sextuply-eclipsing' — Astronomers discover a six-star system that eclipses one another

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 12:11
Bengaluru: Astronomers using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have observed a six-star system called TIC 168789840, also known as TYC 7037-89-1, that is around 2,000 light years away from the earth. The astronomers have also ...

Edinburgh University experts discover baby tyrannosaurs were size of Border collies

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 12:10
After studying the first-known fossils of tyrannosaur embryos, unearthed in Canada and the United States, researchers have discovered more about the early development of the colossal animals, which lived 70 million years ago and could grow to 40 feet in ...

New skull of tube-crested dinosaur reveals evolution of bizarre crest

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 12:00
Life reconstruction of Parasaurolophus group being confronted by a tyrannosaurid in the subtropical forests of New Mexico 75 million years ago. Credit: Copyright Andrey Atuchin, Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The first new skull discovered in nearly a ...

SpaceX launches off more Starlink satellites as part of its first ride-sharing space service

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 11:58
Live. The rise of Elon Musk and SpaceX. Watch Now. Elon Musk's SpaceX on Sunday launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a record 143 spacecraft in its premier run of the SmallSat Ridehsare Program.

Did Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail Ruin My Body?

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 11:08
You should have seen my legs the night I finished the Appalachian Trail. Standing naked in front of a half-length mirror in a Maine hotel room so dingy and dated it should have come with complementary mothballs, I marveled at what I had become over the ...

Hubble Spots Beautiful Planetary Nebula

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 10:26
This Hubble image shows ESO 455-10, a planetary nebula located in the constellation of Scorpius. The color image is composed of near-infrared and optical observations from Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). Four filters were used to sample various ...

Van Cleef & Arpels Reaches For The Stars With Its Heavenly New Collection

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 10:25
The heavens have inspired mankind ever since the ancient Egyptians worshipped Ra, god of the sun, and the Ancient Greeks believed the constellations were placed there by the gods. Now Van Cleef & Arpels turns to the skies for its latest high jewellery ...

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