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Jurassic Park for the pandemic: Dinosaur drive-thru brings old giants to MetLife Stadium

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 19:30
Just when you thought no one could save us from the wreckage that is 2020, here come the dinosaurs. The prehistoric creatures, who know a little bit about global catastrophe, star in a new “drive-thru experience” coming to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

Trapped under ice, light-loving algae grow in the dark Arctic winter

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 19:26
Each winter, Baffin Bay freezes over as polar darkness descends over the top of the world. Come spring, phytoplankton will bloom in these cold waters between Greenland and Canada, bolstering a bustling ecosystem of beluga whales and narwhals (SN: ...

Ocean-Studying Satellite Equipped With JPL-Built Sensors Arrives at Vandenberg AFB Ahead of Launch

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 19:23
The latest generation of ocean-monitoring satellite, fitted with three high-tech sensors designed and built by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base Thursday for final preparations ahead of its planned Nov.

Space Force says it will fly on a used Falcon 9 rocket for the first time

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 19:17
On Friday, the US Space Force said it would launch two critical Global Positioning System missions on a used Falcon 9 rocket next year. Doing so will save the military $52 million, officials said, as SpaceX agreed to lower compensation for the two missions in ...

New measurements show moon has hazardous radiation levels

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 19:10
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Future moon explorers will be bombarded with two to three times more radiation than astronauts aboard the International Space Station, a health hazard that will require thick-walled shelters for protection, scientists reported Friday.

Mold that led to penicillin discovery revived to fight superbugs

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 19:09
A sample of mold that first led to the discovery of penicillin in the 1920s has been revived. The newly awakened fungus could provide hints about how to conquer drug-resistant superbugs, CNN reported. Advertisement. Dr. Alexander Fleming, a professor of ...

A meteor shower, two full moons and more to see in October's sky

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 19:05
October's crisp autumn nights will bring plenty for stargazers to see in the sky, ranging from a meteor shower to great views of the planets, but the top astronomy event of the month will come on the month's final night. No telescope is needed to see any of the ...

Radiation on moon's surface measured for the first time, study says

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 19:03
(CNN) When the next astronaut to reach the moon walks on the lunar surface in 2024, she'll face radiation levels 200 times higher than on Earth. While Apollo mission astronauts carried dosimeters to the moon to measure radiation, the data was never ...

First measurements of radiation levels on the moon

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 19:00
In the coming years and decades, several nations are planning to send astronauts to the moon. But on the lunar surface, space radiation poses a significant risk. The Apollo astronauts carried so-called dosimeters with them, which performed rudimentary ...

Back to Venus: Upstart company wants to beat NASA in search for life

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 18:58
The recent discovery by Earth-based radio telescopes of a gas called phosphine in Venus' atmosphere sparked a new wave of enthusiasm among scientists, who had for years defended the hypothesis that tiny organisms could live in the planet's clouds.

Back to Venus: Upstart company wants to beat NASA in search for life

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 18:32
Can a small American aerospace company get to Venus before NASA returns to our superheated planetary neighbor? That's what Peter Beck, the CEO of Rocket Lab, is hoping as he sets his sights on launching a low-cost probe in 2023. Over the past decade ...

Scientists Sequence Y Chromosome DNA of Denisovans and Neanderthals

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 18:31
The genomes of our closest relatives, Neanderthals and Denisovans, have been sequenced and compared with that of modern humans. However, most archaic individuals with high-quality sequences available have been female. In new research, a team of ...

Watch SpaceX fire up its furious new Raptor Vacuum engine

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 18:29
This is SpaceX's new Raptor Vacuum engine lighting up during a test. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET. SpaceX is hopping these days. Not only is it rapidly developing Starship prototypes and sending them into the air, it's also hitting the gas on the ...

Yale Saliva Coronavirus Test Expanding To 3 More States

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 18:23
NEW HAVEN, CT — Three independent labs in the U.S. will be able to process the Yale research developed SalivaDirect coronavirus test. The saliva-based test will now be available to people in Florida, Minnesota and New York by late September.

Looking Up column: Mars, the fiery gem of the night

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 18:22
In tonight's night sky, if clouds cooperate, we can enjoy thousands of stars and the faithful moon. But what is capturing our attention is likely the lovely bright planets, especially Mars, booming brilliant and golden. In late September, just look to the east soon ...

Delta IV Heavy's delay means three back-to-back Space Coast launches

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 18:15
United Launch Alliance on Friday was forced to delay its upcoming Delta IV Heavy rocket launch, shifting the Space Coast's schedule slightly to the right and setting the stage for three back-to-back missions. If schedules hold, ULA will kick off the triple-header ...

New Sentinel-6 Sea Level Satellite Arrives at California Launch Site

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 18:04
A shipping container containing the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is removed from an Antonov 124 aircraft at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on September 24, 2020, after its two-day journey from an IABG engineering facility near Munich, ...

What new research reveals about rude workplace emails

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 17:51
Date: September 25, 2020; Source: University of Illinois at Chicago; Summary: A new study finds that rude emails at work can lead to significant distress for employees. Researchers say that 'active' email rudeness is overloaded with strong negative emotions.

Dark matter mystery: Galaxy packed with 'invisible' substance vexes scientists

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 17:23
A GALAXY packed to the brim with dark matter has confounded scientists who are yet to crack the cosmic mystery. By Sebastian Kettley. 17:23, Fri, Sep 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:23, Fri, Sep 25, 2020. 0 Comment section Share on Facebook Share on Twitter ...

Astronomers discover 'pi Earth' planet that orbits its star every 3.14 days

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 17:07
Astronomers have discovered a charming coincidence of mathematics in the heavens: An exoplanet that orbits its star every 3.14 days. The Earth-sized planet has been dubbed the “pi Earth” due to its orbiting period being close to the mathematical constant of ...

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