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Hitting the Books: The invisible threat that every ISS astronaut fears

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 16:34
Despite starry-eyed promises by the likes of SpaceX and Blue Origin, only a handful of humans will actually experience existence outside of Earth's atmosphere within our lifetime. The rest of us are stuck learning about life in space second hand but that's ...

Coronavirus: UK pledges support to global vaccine-sharing scheme

Health News BBC - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 16:11
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the UK will give £500m to a new global vaccine-sharing scheme.

NASA prepares to touch down on an asteroid 207 million miles away

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 15:21
NASA is preparing to pull off a daring heist: Next month the robotic spacecraft OSIRIS-REx will touch down on the surface of asteroid Bennu and collect a sample, aiming to precisely touch this tiny asteroid just 260 meters wide and which is currently around ...

Radiation levels on the moon are 200 times the levels on Earth, study shows

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 15:03
The moon is constantly bombarded by cosmic radiation and, unlike the Earth which has a magnetic field to keep it safe, there is no protection on the lunar surface from these potentially dangerous particles. Now, a study has measured the levels of radiation on ...

Saturn the likely culprit for flinging meteor at Canberra

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 15:02
Around 6.45pm on Wednesday, September 2 a bright green meteor lit up the Canberra sky. While meteors this spectacular over a populated area are rare, meteors themselves are far more common than you might think. Every day around 100 tonnes of ...

NASA astronaut to cast her ballot from 200 miles above Earth

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 14:44
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins said on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above Earth. Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid-October launch and a six-month stay ...

A Rare October Harvest Moon Will Illuminate the Sky Next Week

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 14:35
After a long, hot, weird summer, it's finally autumn—prime time to enjoy sweater weather and pumpkin-flavored everything. As a bonus, one of the most famous (and beautiful) hallmarks of fall is on its way: the Harvest Moon, which peaks next week. Here's how ...

Tiny, magnetically controlled robots coax nerve cells to grow connections

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 14:30
Tiny robots can operate as nerve cell connectors, bridging gaps between two distinct groups of cells. These microscopic patches may lead to more sophisticated ways to grow networks of nerve cells in the laboratory, and perhaps even illuminate ways to ...

Astronauts are testing NASA's new spacesuits underwater as the agency pushes toward the next moon landing

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 14:14
Astronauts are testing the spacesuits in a giant pool: the Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, Texas. The pool mimics the feeling of microgravity and serves as a training ground for astronauts learning how to do spacewalks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for ...

A New Mini-Moon To Join Earth's Orbit: It could be space junk from NASA's Lunar Mission

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 13:53
It is not strange to have a company with our lonely moon. They often come and fall on earth's orbit, stay for a certain period, and then say goodbye. The stranger to the earth's neighborhood is again lost in the celestial world. But the strange thing is, scientists ...

NASA portrays the fascinating images of storms on Jupiter's North Pole

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:57
NASA has released some fascinating images of cyclones from Jupiter's the North Pole. These images seem to be of massive stormy cyclonic movement of wind that has amassed on the gigantic-gas planet. In addition, these persistent cyclones on the north ...

UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING – What does the discovery of phosphine on Venus mean in search of extraterrestrial life?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:49
The discovery of a research team on traces of phosphine on Venus prompts scientists to consider the hypothesis of the existence of microbial life forms on this unfriendly planet. Does Venus carry life? The benefit of Mars has long been neglected in space ...

You can watch a US spy satellite launch on a giant Delta IV Heavy rocket overnight tonight. Here's how.

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:35
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the NROL-44 spy satellites stands atop Pad 37 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida ahead of a planned launch on Sept. 27, 2020.

Scientists confirmed coldest Northern Hemisphere temperature

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:20
Earth's Northern Hemisphere has a new record cold temperature. Nearly after 30 years, the World Meteorological Organization confirms that the Northern Hemisphere in Greenland has a minus 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 69.6 Celsius). This new data ...

International Observe the Moon Night 2020: Celebrate with NASA's Artemis program in webcast tonight.

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:17
As International Observe the Moon Night goes virtual this year, NASA is inviting the public to join the celebration online with a live broadcast from the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The center will host a live event on Saturday (Sept.

Huge Haul of Dinosaur Teeth Reveal The Spinosaurus Really Was a River Monster

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:15
The discovery of more than a thousand fossilised teeth in a prehistoric river bed is eating away at our current definition of dinosaurs. Today, palaeontologists generally consider this extinct group of reptiles to be solely land-based, but one enormous species ...

Event Horizon Telescope Reveals Turbulent Black Hole Evolution: Wobbling Shadow of the M87 Black Hole

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:08
Analysis of the event horizon telescope observations from 2009-2017 reveals turbulent evolution of the M87 black hole image. In 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration delivered the first image of a black hole, revealing M87*–the ...

NASA shares image of 'cosmic bouquet'. Want to know what it is?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:03
Are you someone who loves gazing at the sky and wondering about the outer space? Does one of your habits include reading about different celestial bodies? Do you often find yourself searching for images of the outer world on the Internet? If your answer to ...

Data from Maunakea telescopes unravel Powehi mysteries

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 11:29
Top: Snapshots of the Powehi (M87*) black hole obtained through imaging / geometric modeling. The diameter of all rings is similar, but the location of the bright side varies. Bottom: the EHT array of telescopes in 2009-2017. The JCMT and SMA in Hawaii ...

A solar forecast with good news for civilization as we know it

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 11:21
The sun is beginning to perk up again. An international panel of scientists announced last week that the sun had emerged from the quietest part of its 11-year sunspot cycle and had now entered the 25th numbered cycle. (The numbering of sunspot cycles ...

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