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26 Jan 2022

Out-of-control SpaceX rocket on collision course with the moon

Falcon 9 booster was originally launched from Florida in 2015 to deploy Deep Space Climate Observatory

Source: The Guardian

26 Jan 2022

Cause of Lucy solar array deployment problem identified

Engineers have identified the likely reason one of two solar arrays on NASA’s Lucy asteroid mission failed to latch in place after launch.

Source: SpaceNews

25 Jan 2022

Astrophysicists May Have Found a Rare Species of Black Hole in the Andromeda Galaxy

The researchers suspect a globular cluster contains an elusive intermediate-mass black hole.

Source: Gizmodo.com

25 Jan 2022

NASA's Artemis 1 lunar mission finishes countdown test

The agency hopes to send the uncrewed mission around the moon later this year, in preparation for future astronaut missions.

Source: Space.com

25 Jan 2022

Amazing photos of Comet Leonard in the night sky

Astrophotographers captured incredible views of the celestial visitor.

Source: Space.com

25 Jan 2022

Japanese Company Joins March Back to the Moon in 2022

Before the end of the year, ispace aims to place a lander with two small rovers on the lunar surface. It may find other visitors have also made the trip this year.

Source: New York Times

25 Jan 2022

What Did Human Ancestors Eat?

Source: Archaeology

25 Jan 2022

Study probes the planet's turbulent past to explain where oceans came from

The origin of water on our planet is a hot question: Water has immense implications for plate tectonics, climate, the origin of life on Earth, and potential habitability of other Earth-like planets. In a recent study in Physical Review Letters, a Skoltech pro…

Source: Phys.Org

25 Jan 2022

Mars' suspected underground lake could be just volcanic rock, new study finds

The "lake" might be a "dusty mirage."

Source: Space.com

25 Jan 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope is so powerful, it can detect the heat of a bumblebee as far away as the moon — and other surprising facts

Technically, it could also see details as small as a U.S. penny at a distance of about 25 miles.

Source: CBS News

25 Jan 2022

How Life in the 'Deep Biosphere' Thrives Despite Temperatures That Would Fry Humans

Microorganisms were found nearly 4,000 feet below the seafloor, at temperatures close to the presumed upper limit for life.

Source: Gizmodo.com

25 Jan 2022

A huge iceberg dumped nearly 1 trillion tons of freshwater in the ocean. The effects could be massive

Source: msnNOW

25 Jan 2022

Nasa reveals NEW plan to stop ‘doomsday asteroid’ from wiping out humanity...

Source: The-sun.com

25 Jan 2022

Studying the big bang with artificial intelligence

It could hardly be more complicated: tiny particles whir around wildly with extremely high energy, countless interactions occur in the tangled mess of quantum particles, and this results in a state of matter known as "quark-gluon plasma". Immediately after th…

Source: Phys.Org

25 Jan 2022

NASA reveals the real world products to come from its inventions and research

The Spinoff 2022 list includes an air purifier that could grow plants in space, underwear for race car drivers, and new biometric technologies.

Source: Daily Mail

25 Jan 2022

Giant Elon Musk rocket is about to CRASH into the Moon after ‘7 years of chaos’...

Source: The-sun.com

25 Jan 2022

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is on track to hit the moon

The Falcon 9 booster has been floating around in a somewhat chaotic orbit ever since Elon Musk's company launched its first deep-space mission from Cape Canaveral in Florida in February 2015.

Source: Daily Mail

25 Jan 2022

Visualization Explores a Massive Star's Great Eruption

Source: HubbleSite

25 Jan 2022

To my surprise and elation, the Webb Space Telescope is really going to work

At times, it remains difficult to believe this is really happening.

Source: Ars Technica

25 Jan 2022

Inside US lab that’s keeping frozen bodies and heads of 200 people in hope they can be brought back to l...

Source: The-sun.com

25 Jan 2022

Powerful, nearby black holes could help to explain universe's origins

Could a black hole reveal clues about the Epoch of Reionization?

Source: Space.com

25 Jan 2022

Extraordinary Black Hole – Unlike Any Other – Discovered in Neighboring Galaxy

The discovery, one of the only confirmed intermediate-mass black holes, lives in an equally rare object known as a low-mass, stripped nucleus. Astronomers discovered a black hole unlike any other. At one hundred thousand solar masses, it is smaller than the b…

Source: SciTechDaily

25 Jan 2022

It's time to take reproduction in space seriously

Researchers say that more science is needed on how humans and other mammals can reproduce in space

Source: Axios

25 Jan 2022

Mysterious Signal of Hidden Lakes on Mars May Not Be What We Thought

The likelihood of lakes of liquid water hidden under Mars' southern polar ice cap is receding before our very eyes.

Source: ScienceAlert

25 Jan 2022

On the Edge of Destruction: These Newly-Discovered Planets Are Doomed

Astronomers have spied three more exoplanets. But the discovery might not last long. Each planet is in a separate solar system, and each orbits perilously close to its star. Even worse, all of the stars are dying. The results? Three doomed planets. TESS (Tran…

Source: SciTechDaily

24 Jan 2022

End of the world: Scientists warns of ‘lots of changes’ if Earth stopped spinning

AN ASTRONOMER has warned about potentially devastating changes that could occur if the Earth stopped spinning.

Source: Express

24 Jan 2022

Kombucha cultures make excellent sustainable water filters, study finds

SCOBY-based membranes are more effective than commercial ones at preventing biofilms.

Source: Ars Technica

24 Jan 2022

Saturn’s ‘Death Star’ Moon May Have a Hidden Ocean, New Research Suggests - IGN

Mimas, a moon of Saturn that resembles the Death Star because of its huge crater, may have an ocean under its icy surface, according to new research.

Source: IGN

24 Jan 2022

Whales Have a Unique Way to Avoid Choking

Researchers say an 'oral plug' seals off airways from water during lunge feeding

Source: Newser

24 Jan 2022

Saturn's ice moon could be a 'stealth' ocean world hospitable to life

Saturn's innermost moon Mimas, which resembles the Death Star from Star Wars thanks to a giant crater, may be a "stealth" ocean world, containing a hidden ocean beneath a thick shell of ice.

Source: CNN

24 Jan 2022

Team demonstrates molecular electronics sensors on a semiconductor chip

The first molecular electronics chip has been developed, realizing a 50-year-old goal of integrating single molecules into circuits to achieve the ultimate scaling limits of Moore's Law. Developed by Roswell Biotechnologies and a multi-disciplinary team of le…

Source: Phys.Org

24 Jan 2022

The Higgs boson could have kept our universe from collapsing

Other patches in the multiverse would have, instead, met their ends.

Source: Live Science

24 Jan 2022

Biologists discover new insect species

Its name sounds legendary, but the newly discovered insect Neuroterus (noo-ROH'-teh-rus) valhalla doesn't look or act the part. It's barely a millimeter long and spends 11 months of the year locked in a crypt.

Source: Phys.Org

24 Jan 2022

Mars 'asteroid showers' have stayed steady over 600 million years

We might have to rethink the pace of Red Planet crater formation.

Source: Space.com

24 Jan 2022

Cracking chimpanzee culture

Chimpanzees don't automatically know what to do when they come across nuts and stones. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now used field experiments to show that chimpanzees thus do not simply invent nut cracking with tools, but need to learn such c…

Source: Phys.Org

24 Jan 2022

The Earth’s core is cooling surprisingly fast, scientists say – and it could tell us how our planet dies

‘Our results could give us a new perspective on the evolution of the Earth’s dynamics’

Source: Independent

24 Jan 2022

Hope for present-day Martian groundwater dries up

Liquid water previously detected under Mars' ice-covered south pole is probably just a dusty mirage, according to a new study of the red planet led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

Source: Phys.Org

24 Jan 2022

Misled by a Mars Mirage: Hope for Present-Day Martian Groundwater Dries Up

Liquid water previously detected under Mars’ ice-covered south pole is probably just a dusty mirage, according to a new study of the red planet led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. Scientists in 2018 had thought they were looking at liquid…

Source: SciTechDaily

24 Jan 2022

There are 40 quintillion black holes in the observable Universe. More or less.

How many black holes are there? I don't mean near the Sun, or even in the galaxy. I mean, how many black holes are there in the entire observable Universe? Turns out about 40 billion billion of them. For those who like numbers, that's 40,000,000,000,…

Source: SYFY WIRE

24 Jan 2022

After 7 years, a spent Falcon 9 rocket stage is on course to hit the Moon

The impact could offer scientists a peek at the selenology of the Moon.

Source: Ars Technica

24 Jan 2022

Watch Perseverance Mars rover spit out a stuck rock after choking on sample

The rover will be able to reuse the sampling tube.

Source: Space.com

24 Jan 2022

Radiometric dating sheds light on tectonic debate

At the far edges of continents, where the continental shelf transitions into the deep ocean, continental and oceanic plates come face to face. At many of these margins, the denser oceanic plate is pushed below the continental plate in a process called subduct…

Source: Phys.Org

24 Jan 2022

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... a massive black hole spewed out gases that probably helped make stars

As it destroys so it creates

Source: Theregister.com

24 Jan 2022

Solar Sails Like on NASA's NEA Scout Mission Could Be the Key to Future Interstellar Space Travel

We might one day travel to distant worlds just by catching rays of light.

Source: Daily Beast

24 Jan 2022

Highly Eccentric Black Hole Merger Detected for the First Time

Findings by the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation published in Nature Astronomy. For the first time, scientists believe they have detected a merger of two black holes with eccentric orbits. According to a paper published in Nature Astronomy …

Source: SciTechDaily

24 Jan 2022

SpaceX static fires Falcon 9 rocket for Italian radar satellite launch

SpaceX has successfully tested a Falcon 9 rocket tasked with launching Italy’s CSG-2 Earth observation satellite as early as 6:11 pm EST (23:11 UTC), Thursday, January 27th. For any European Space Agency (ESA) member state, launching a spacecraft on a non-Eur…

Source: Teslarati

24 Jan 2022

Physicists Detect Mysterious X Particles in 'Primordial Soup' For The First Time

A mysterious particle thought to have existed briefly just after the Big Bang has now been detected for the first time in the 'primordial soup'.

Source: ScienceAlert

24 Jan 2022

NASA Will Pay You $1 Million to Find Out How to Feed Astronauts on Mars and Beyond

If you have an idea that could feed astronauts once they reach Mars, NASA might owe you a healthy sum. This week, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration updated the public on its Deep Space Challenge, a million-dollar challenge looking for ideas fr…

Source: ComicBook.com

24 Jan 2022

Cameras discover boulder tracks with evidence of earthquakes on Mars

Source: msnNOW

24 Jan 2022

NASA's Webb Space Telescope: Capturing All That Glitters in Galaxies

An international research team will survey the stars, star clusters, and dust that lie within 19 nearby galaxies. To understand galaxies, you have to understand how stars form. Over 100 researchers from around the world have collaborated to bring together obs…

Source: SciTechDaily

23 Jan 2022

NASA Perseverance Rover Spits Out Martian Pebbles Stuck in Its Belly

Source: Google News

23 Jan 2022

An iceberg once bigger than Delaware dumped nearly 1 trillion tons of water in the ocean

Source: msnNOW

23 Jan 2022

Study: Mars Rock Contains Carbon ‘Signals’ Possibly Linked to Life

NASA scientists say newly discovered carbon “signals” on Mars may suggest evidence of ancient biological life. But the finding could also be related to nonbiological processes.

Source: VOA News

23 Jan 2022

NASA shares a look at an explosive solar flare firing out of the sun

A space weather report.

Source: Mashable

23 Jan 2022

Amazing Photo: Sudden Explosion on Sun's Surface

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured a mid-level solar flare on Thursday, revealing a sudden explosion on the sun's surface.

Source: Cbn.com

23 Jan 2022

Hubble captures a beautiful galaxy with a nautical theme

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured another stunning image of deep space -- this one showing the distant galaxy NGC 3381.

Source: Digital Trends

23 Jan 2022

Scientists Perplexed to Find Something Under Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon

Saturn's eerie moon Mimas has been known only for its resemblance to Star Wars' Death Star until now.

Source: Interesting Engineering

23 Jan 2022

NASA will do THIS if an asteroid was about to hit Earth

Here is what NASA will do if an asteroid was about to hit Earth. A horrific tragedy will play itself out if asteroid impacts Earth

Source: Hindustan Times

23 Jan 2022

Ancient DNA suggests woolly mammoths roamed the Earth more recently than previously thought

Permafrost in the Yukon is a treasure trove of ancient environmental DNA, but climate change threatens these rich historical archives.

Source: The Conversation Africa

23 Jan 2022

Will we ever know the true nature of 'Oumuamua, the first interstellar visitor?

Probably not.

Source: Space.com

23 Jan 2022

Canadian scientist examines melting Antarctic glacier, potential sea level rise

As icebergs drifted by his Antarctica-bound ship, David Holland spoke this week of how the melting glacier he's cruising towards may contain warning signals for the coasts of far-off Canada.

Source: Ctvnews.ca

23 Jan 2022

Asteroid Larger Than Two Statues of Liberty Approaching Earth

The huge сelestial body is expected to shoot past Earth at around 9,500 miles (15,288 kilometres) per hour on 24 January.

Source: Sputnik International

23 Jan 2022

NASA Solar Sail Spacecraft to Chase Tiny Asteroid After Artemis I Launch

NEA Scout will visit an asteroid estimated to be smaller than a school bus – the smallest asteroid ever to be studied by a spacecraft. Launching with the Artemis I uncrewed test flight, NASA’s shoebox-size Near-Earth Asteroid Scout will chase down what will b…

Source: SciTechDaily

23 Jan 2022

Webb Space Telescope: Uncovering Hidden Parts of Our Solar System

The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) is designed to answer fundamental questions about the Universe. One of Webb’s key science goals is to study the nearby cosmos: uncovering hidden parts of our Solar System, peering inside dust clouds where stars and planet…

Source: SciTechDaily

23 Jan 2022

Bioengineers Have Modeled The Workings of The World's Most Basic Synthetic Life Form

Life is complicated. Even the smallest cells contain a mind-blowing assortment of chemical reactions that allow them to thrive in a chaotic landscape.

Source: ScienceAlert

23 Jan 2022

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover: Ejecting Martian Pebbles

The team has made good progress implementing the initial recovery steps outlined last week. Our first success: The upper two pebbles were ejected from the bit carousel during a test. This is great news, as these small chunks of debris are believed to be the c…

Source: SciTechDaily

22 Jan 2022

This Adorable Jumping Spider Can't Actually See Its Own Most Vivid Color

Jumping spiders may have exceptional eyes, but one adorable species seems to have a curious lack in the vision department. New experimental evidence suggests that a jumping spider called Saitis barbipes has no photoreceptors capable of perceiving the

Source: ScienceAlert

22 Jan 2022

Deep Space Food Challenge: NASA Offers $1 Million for Innovative Systems to Feed Tomorrow’s Astronauts

As NASA prepares to send astronauts further into the cosmos than ever before, the agency aims to upgrade production of a critical fuel source: food. Giving future explorers the technology to produce nutritious, tasty, and satisfying meals on long-duration spa…

Source: SciTechDaily

22 Jan 2022

Scientists Discover Black Hole That's Creating Stars Instead of Devouring Them

The Hubble Space Telescope found a star formation in a dwarf starburst galaxy. The black hole in the center may have actually created the star formation.

Source: Futurism

22 Jan 2022

NASA’s gamma-ray burst hunting Swift Observatory in safe mode

An issue with NASA's Swift Observatory has forced it to suspend science operations and enter safe mode while the team investigates.

Source: Digital Trends

22 Jan 2022

NASA satellite captures a dazzling, important crater on Mars

Vivid geology.

Source: Mashable

22 Jan 2022

NASA Has a Zany Plan to Sail to an Asteroid

The sunlight-propelled NEA Scout will investigate a little-known asteroid class, with a planned launch later this year.

Source: Gizmodo.com

22 Jan 2022

Astronomers Find the Biggest Structure in the Milky Way: Filament of Hydrogen 3,900 Light-Years Long

Roughly 13.8 billion years ago, our Universe was born in a massive explosion that gave rise to the first subatomic particles and the laws of physics as we know them. About 370,000 years later, hydrogen had formed, the building block of stars, which fuse hydro…

Source: SciTechDaily

22 Jan 2022

DNA Mutations Are Not Random: New Research Radically Changes Our Understanding of Evolution

Findings could lead to advances in plant breeding, human genetics. A simple roadside weed may hold the key to understanding and predicting DNA mutation, according to new research from University of California, Davis, and the Max Planck Institute for Developme…

Source: SciTechDaily

22 Jan 2022

Researchers boil water with ice to expand an 18th-century phenomenon

Virginia Tech researchers have expanded on the Leidenfrost effect to levitate ice with temperatures of at least 550°C (1022°F).

Source: TweakTown

22 Jan 2022

NASA: Powerful solar storm approaching Earth today

A powerful solar storm is headed towards Earth as per NASA and it can potentially affect phone signals, GPS and satellites

Source: Hindustan Times

22 Jan 2022

The Hubble telescope just spotted a black hole giving birth to new stars

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a snapshot of a black hole birthing new stars in a galaxy millions of light-years away.

Source: BGR

22 Jan 2022

Antarctic 'Megaberg' Released 152 Billion Tons of Freshwater Just Before Melting

Scientists have been keeping a close eye on the 'megaberg' designated as A68a since it split off from Antarctica back in July 2017 – and new research highlights just how much freshwater it's released into the ocean during its late melting process.

Source: ScienceAlert

22 Jan 2022

Study: Leidenfrost effect occurs in all three water phases: Solid, liquid, and vapor

But there's a much higher threshold of 550° C for levitation of an ice disk to occur.

Source: Ars Technica

21 Jan 2022

Scientists With Nothing Better to Do Created a Bubble That Lasted 465 Days Before Popping

Researchers from the University of Lille in France created a scientific, plastic-coated bubble that lived for 465 days before bursting.

Source: Futurism

21 Jan 2022

Simulations show iron catalyzes corrosion in 'inert' carbon dioxide

Iron that rusts in water theoretically shouldn't corrode in contact with an "inert" supercritical fluid of carbon dioxide. But it does.

Source: Phys.Org

21 Jan 2022

A massive iceberg chunk is dumping billions of tons of water into the ocean

You might not think more water in the ocean is a big deal, but it is.

Source: Mic

21 Jan 2022

Asteroid twice the size of Statue of Liberty heading towards Earth in days...

Source: The-sun.com

21 Jan 2022

A Commercial Mission Returning Cargo from the Space Station on This Week @ NASA – January 21, 2022

A commercial mission returning cargo from the space station, the first space station spacewalk of the year, and observing a massive volcanic eruption from sp...

Source: YouTube

21 Jan 2022

Mars Ingenuity becomes first aircraft ever grounded on another planet due to weather

Some rough weather delayed Ingenuity Flight 19 earlier this month

Source: TechRadar

21 Jan 2022

Curiosity Sees a Strong Carbon Signature in a Bed of Rocks

NASA's Curiosity Rover found a strong carbon signal on Mars. Is it a sign of ancient life? It's too soon to say, but the findings are definitely intriguing.

Source: Universe Today

21 Jan 2022

Massive Iceberg Released Over 150 Billion Tons of Fresh Water Into Ocean As It Scraped Past South Georgia

Scientists monitoring the giant A68A Antarctic iceberg from space reveal that a huge amount of fresh water was released as it melted around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. 152 billion tonnes of fresh water – equivalent to 20 x Loch Ness or 61 milli…

Source: SciTechDaily

21 Jan 2022

CERN Found Evidence of X Particles From the Birth of the Universe

MIT physicists have just discovered evidence of the mysterious X particles! Unlocking their structure will build a better picture of the Big Bang.

Source: Interesting Engineering

21 Jan 2022

Hubble telescope spots a black hole fostering baby stars in a dwarf galaxy

Black holes can not only rip stars apart, but they can also trigger star formation, as scientists have now seen in a nearby dwarf galaxy.

Source: Space.com

21 Jan 2022

ULA launches two space surveillance satellites for US Space Force

In its first mission of 2022, a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket on Jan. 21 launched a pair of space-monitoring satellites for the U.S. Space Force.

Source: SpaceNews

21 Jan 2022

Ejecting Mars' Pebbles - NASA Mars

The team has made good progress implementing the initial recovery steps outlined in last week’s blog. Our first success: The upper two pebbles were ejected from the bit carousel during a test.

Source: NASA

21 Jan 2022

NASA catches sun sending powerful flare into space

The Solar Dynamics Observatory saw the mid-level flare near the limb of the sun.

Source: Space.com

21 Jan 2022

The "Doomsday Glacier" Is Irreversibly Melting, Researchers Say

A new interview with researcher David Holland reveals just how quickly the Thwaites Glacier, also known as the "Doomsday Glacier" is melting.

Source: Futurism

21 Jan 2022

Sunspot Erupts With Two Solar Flares, Sending Coronal Mass Ejection Our Way

Among the 60 sunspots currently on the surface of the Sun, there’s one that has been furiously active this week. Spot AR2929 has released not one but two s

Source: IFLScience

21 Jan 2022

Using ice to boil water: Researcher makes heat transfer discovery that expands on 18th century principle

Associate Professor Jonathan Boreyko and graduate fellow Mojtaba Edalatpour have made a discovery about the properties of water that could provide an exciting addendum to a phenomenon established over two centuries ago. The discovery also holds interesting po…

Source: Phys.Org

21 Jan 2022

Largest 3D map of the universe shows millions of galaxies | TheHill

The map features more galaxies than any other 3D survey ever.

Source: The Hill

21 Jan 2022

First detection of exotic 'X' particles in quark-gluon plasma

In the first millionths of a second after the Big Bang, the universe was a roiling, trillion-degree plasma of quarks and gluons—elementary particles that briefly glommed together in countless combinations before cooling and settling into more stable configura…

Source: Phys.Org

21 Jan 2022

Webb telescope has it 'made in the shade'

by Garth Meyer After 19 years of design and construction at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, the Webb Space Telescope sunshields unfolded in space, just as intended. Deployment was complete Jan. 8.

Source: Easy Reader News

21 Jan 2022

Researchers detect 1st merger between black holes with eccentric orbits

Gravitational waves detected from a black hole merger confirm, for the first time, that the black holes had eccentric orbits before they collided.

Source: Space.com

21 Jan 2022

Mysterious Purple-Coated Rocks Found All Over The Place On Mars

Red may well be the predominant color associated with the, er, Red Planet, but it’s purple that Perseverance keeps finding on Mars. Purple-coated rocks to

Source: IFLScience

21 Jan 2022

Consistent asteroid showers rock previous thinking on Mars craters

New Curtin University research has confirmed the frequency of asteroid collisions that formed impact craters on Mars has been consistent over the past 600 million years.

Source: Phys.Org

21 Jan 2022

What is a Lagrange point, the final destination for the James Webb Space Telescope?

The James Webb Space Telescope will not orbit Earth, but rather a peculiar place in space known as a Lagrange point.

Source: The Washington Post

21 Jan 2022

More surprises await scientists at Antarctica's "Doomsday Glacier"

Scientists are seeking to understand the fate of Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier.

Source: Axios

21 Jan 2022

The End of Cosmic Dark Ages: How NASA's Roman Space Telescope Could Expand on Hubble's Deepest View

A team of astrophysicists has created a simulated image that shows how the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope could conduct a mega-exposure similar to but far larger than Hubble’s celebrated Ultra Deep Field Image. This Hubble observation transformed our view …

Source: SciTechDaily

21 Jan 2022

Sunflowers' invisible colours are revealed

The same molecules that produce UV patterns in sunflowers also help the plant respond to stresses such as drought or extreme temperatures, experts from the University of British Columbia found.

Source: Daily Mail

21 Jan 2022

Shattered 'alphabet soup' iceberg flushed a lot of fresh water into the ocean

The tally is something like 61 million Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Source: Space.com

21 Jan 2022

Large Hadron Collider: First Detection of Exotic “X” Particles in Quark-Gluon Plasma

The findings could redefine the kinds of particles that were abundant in the early universe. In the first millionths of a second after the Big Bang, the universe was a roiling, trillion-degree plasma of quarks and gluons — elementary particles that briefly gl…

Source: SciTechDaily

21 Jan 2022

Paradoxical material a mashup of three different phases at once, quantum physicists find

Materials that look like mosaics of triangular tiles at the atomic level sometimes have paradoxical properties, and quantum physicists have finally found out why.

Source: Phys.Org

21 Jan 2022

If Launched by 2028, a Spacecraft Could Catch up With Oumuamua in 26 Years

A new study by the Institute of Interstellar Studies (i4is) shows that with the right maneuver, a spacecraft could catch up to 'Oumuamua in 26 years.

Source: Universe Today

21 Jan 2022

Physicists have created “everlasting bubbles”

One gas bubble lasted for a whopping 465 days, a world record for this type of object.

Source: Ars Technica

21 Jan 2022

Physicists Just Smashed a Record by Keeping a Bubble Intact For Over a Year

When you think of the word "ephemeral", many people will immediately conjure up the image of a soap bubble: delicate, gorgeous, and gone in a blink (or maybe a few).

Source: ScienceAlert

21 Jan 2022

NASA's gamma-ray-burst alert satellite put into safe mode after suspected reaction wheel failure

To be fair, this is after 17 years of service in space

Source: Theregister.com

20 Jan 2022

NASA Science Live: What's Next for the James Webb Space Telescope?

The past month has been an exciting one for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope — from launch in tropical French Guiana, to the two-week unfolding of this intr...

Source: YouTube

20 Jan 2022

Why is Earth's core cooling faster according to scientists?

The Earth’s molten core helps sustain life on our planet, but scientists have discovered it may be cooling faster than predicted. So how long do we have?

Source: As.com

20 Jan 2022

There Are 40,000,000,000,000,000,000+ Black Holes in the Observable Universe, Says New Estimate

The team of astrophysicists found that 1% of ordinary matter may be stored away in the lightless spheres.

Source: Gizmodo.com

20 Jan 2022

NASA to Discuss Webb's Arrival at Final Destination, Next Steps

Scientists and engineers operating NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will answer questions about the mission’s latest milestones in a NASA Science Live broadcast at 3 p.m. EST Monday, Jan. 24, followed by a media teleconference at 4 p.m.

Source: NASA

20 Jan 2022

Scientists Propose Mission to Catch Up With Mysterious Interstellar Object

Getting a closer look at interstellar rock 'Oumuamua could forever change the way we understand the universe around us, scientists argue.

Source: Futurism

20 Jan 2022

Solar storm warning as 'big' flare to spark 'blackouts' on Earth

SOLAR STORMS heading in Earth's direction threaten blackouts as there are fears a 'big flare' could wreak havoc.

Source: Express

20 Jan 2022

Bizarre knotted DNA structures linked to cancer in mice

Missing enzymes may cause troublesome knots to appear in DNA.

Source: Live Science

20 Jan 2022

Scientists confirm a highly eccentric black hole merger for the first time

For the first time, scientists believe they have detected a merger of two black holes with eccentric orbits. According to a paper published in Nature Astronomy by researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Computational Relativity and Gra…

Source: Phys.Org

20 Jan 2022

Webb Space Telescope’s Mirrors Are Fully Deployed

The $10 billion telescope is nearly at its destination in deep space.

Source: Gizmodo.com

20 Jan 2022

Earth's core may be cooling faster than scientists thought

At the center of Earth sits the planet's fiery core, which scientists say might be losing heat faster than expected.

Source: DW (English)

20 Jan 2022

ULA Atlas V rocket rolls to pad, set for Friday launch from Cape Canaveral

A nearly 200-foot Atlas V rocket rolled to its pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Thursday, setting the stage for liftoff a day later.

Source: Florida Today

20 Jan 2022

Monster iceberg released 'billions of tonnes' of fresh water into ocean

A giant iceberg that detached from Antarctica in 2017 released the equivalent of 61 million Olympic-sized swimming pools of fresh water as it melted, according to research published Thursday, raising questions over the impact on the marine ecosystem.The monst…

Source: Raw Story

20 Jan 2022

The Moon's Backside Is Surprisingly Sticky, China's Rover Finds

Chinese researchers published a paper today in Science Robotics that revealed new data about the lunar surface gathered by the Yutu-2 rover.

Source: Futurism

20 Jan 2022

NASA Solar Sail Mission to Chase Tiny Asteroid After Artemis I Launch

NEA Scout will visit an asteroid estimated to be smaller than a school bus – the smallest asteroid ever to be studied by a spacecraft.

Source: NASA

20 Jan 2022

NASA's InSight Mars lander awakens from 'safe mode' after Red Planet dust storm

The Marsquake-hunting mission will pause science for the time being.

Source: Space.com

20 Jan 2022

Why Whales Don’t Choke

Scientists have discovered a new anatomical structure that allows lunge-feeding whales to take in massive amounts of water without choking.

Source: New York Times

20 Jan 2022

Researchers use Nvidia GPUs to simulate a living cell

Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a 3D simulation of a living minimal cell, using Nvidia GPUs to simulate 7,000 genetic information processes over 20 minutes.

Source: ZDNet

20 Jan 2022

Satellites show 'mega-iceberg' released 152 billion tons of fresh water into ocean as it scraped past South Georgia

152 billion tons of fresh water—equivalent to 20 times the volume of Loch Ness or 61 million Olympic-sized swimming pools, entered the seas around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia when the megaberg A68A melted over three months in 2020/2021, accordin…

Source: Phys.Org

20 Jan 2022

Update on Yutu-2 rover findings from far side of the moon

A large team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China, Germany and Canada has provided an update of findings made by the Yutu-2 rover, which is exploring a crater on the far side of the moon. In their paper published in the journal Science…

Source: Phys.Org

20 Jan 2022

40 quintillion stellar-mass black holes are lurking in the universe, new study finds

The researchers hope to use the estimate to figure out the mystery of how supermassive black holes came to be.

Source: Live Science

20 Jan 2022

Weird chemistry is making the Earth's interior cool faster than thought

Long ago — 4.5 billion years ago, right after the Earth formed — our planet was hot. It formed by essentially getting slammed billions of times by asteroids, and all that energy of impact was enough to keep the Earth broiling. Eventually heavy elements lik…

Source: SYFY WIRE

20 Jan 2022

This Is The Actual Truth Behind The Gorilla In Space Prank

Every now and then, and for obvious reasons, some footage of a man in a gorilla suit chasing fellow astronauts around the International Space Station (ISS)

Source: IFLScience

20 Jan 2022

Spaceflight makes the body kill red blood cells and it doesn't get better after landing

Space anemia is more serious than we thought.

Source: Space.com

20 Jan 2022

Astronomers find star fuel surrounding galaxies

Most galaxies, including our own, grow by accumulating new material and turning them into stars—that much is known. What has been unknown is where that new material comes from and how it flows into galaxies to create stars.

Source: Phys.Org

20 Jan 2022

Astronomers Have Identified a New Kind of Supernova We Never Knew Existed

We often think of supernova explosions as inevitable for large stars. Big star runs out of fuel, gravity collapses its core, and BOOM!

Source: ScienceAlert

20 Jan 2022

SpaceX Starlink sat streaks now present in nearly a fifth of all astronomical images snapped by Caltech telescope

Annoying, maybe – but totally ruining this science, maybe not

Source: Theregister.com

19 Jan 2022

Albuquerque woman sends video in of something in the sky

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local woman believes she captured video of the asteroid that scientists say came within a million miles of earth on Tuesday. The video showed something in the sky, however, it is unclear what exactly it is. According to NASA, the …

Source: KRQE News 13

19 Jan 2022

10 Fascinating Facts About Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin is best known as the second astronaut to walk on the moon, but he also holds a Guinnnes World Record.

Source: Mental Floss

19 Jan 2022

Researchers Find Evidence Human Beings Are Way Older Than We Thought

A study that reexamined Homo sapiens fossils found our species is 30,000 years older than previously believed.

Source: Hyperallergic

19 Jan 2022

Starlink satellites mar a fifth of asteroid-spotting telescope's critical observations

Satellite constellations harm us far more than they help

Source: TechRadar

19 Jan 2022

NASA wants your ideas to reuse trash and waste on a Mars mission

You have until March 15 to submit your Red Planet innovations.

Source: Space.com

19 Jan 2022

When graphene speaks, scientists can now listen

It may be true that seeing is believing, but sometimes hearing can be better.

Source: Phys.Org

19 Jan 2022

Study finds that heavy metal-contaminated leafy greens turn purple

Some might say you look a little green when you are sick. Leafy greens actually turn purple—although not obvious to the human eye, it can be seen through advanced hyperspectral imaging (different than purple varieties of some vegetables). Purdue researchers d…

Source: Phys.Org

19 Jan 2022

NASA updates status of SpaceX’s next two astronaut launches

NASA has updated the status of SpaceX’s next two crewed Falcon 9 launches – one fully private and the other for the space agency. According to NASA, SpaceX’s first all-private Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station has been delayed a month to …

Source: Teslarati

19 Jan 2022

Elon Musk’s Starlink Is Causing More Streaks to Appear in Space Images

Photo-bombing Starlink satellites are increasingly complicating ground-based observations, especially those made during twilight.

Source: Gizmodo.com

19 Jan 2022

Researchers use electrically responsive fluid to make eye-like adaptive lens

Researchers have developed an adaptive liquid lens based on a new electrically responsive fluid called dibutyl adipate (DBA) that changes focal length when a voltage is applied. The lens is lightweight, compact and simple to fabricate, which makes it ideal fo…

Source: Phys.Org

19 Jan 2022

James Webb Space Telescope marks deployment of all mirrors

Next up: Arrival at L2!

Source: Space.com

19 Jan 2022

Weathering rocks hold clues to Earth's Great Oxidation Event

About 2.4 billion years ago, Earth's atmosphere underwent what is called the Great Oxidation Event (GOE). Prior to the GOE, early Earth had far less molecular oxygen than we have today. After the GOE, molecular oxygen began to increase in abundance, eventuall…

Source: Phys.Org

19 Jan 2022

Scientists think they figured out when the Sun will explode and kill us all

Scientists believe they have figured out when the Sun will die, triggering multiple reactions that will leave our Solar System changed.

Source: BGR

19 Jan 2022

The Moon’s Far Side Is Covered in Sticky Soil and Fresh Craters

China's Yutu-2 lunar rover has discovered some interesting features of the far side of the Moon.

Source: Gizmodo.com

19 Jan 2022

164 million-year-old plant fossil is the oldest example of a flowering bud

The discovery changes what we know about the evolution of flowering plants, researchers say.

Source: Live Science

19 Jan 2022

There are 40 quadrillion black holes in the observable universe - study

Source: Google News

19 Jan 2022

Secret planet the size of JUPITER found – and Nasa admits it ‘missed’ it for decades...

Source: The-sun.com

19 Jan 2022

Jeff Daniels says he's 'made it' after scientists name parasite after him

“In Hollywood, you haven’t really made it until you’ve been recognized by those in the field of parasitology.”

Source: New York Post

19 Jan 2022

Curiosity rover finds 'tantalizing' signs of ancient Mars life

There are three possible explanations for the new find, and one involves ancient Mars microbes.

Source: Live Science

19 Jan 2022

A black hole is giving birth to stars, Nasa finds

A black hole has been ‘ giving birth to stars in a nearby dwarf galaxy.

Source: Independent

19 Jan 2022

Earth's core is rapidly cooling, study reveals. Is our planet becoming 'inactive'?

Earth's interior is cooling faster, according to a new study, prompting questions about thermal evolution and longevity of the planet's habitability.

Source: USA Today

19 Jan 2022

NASA's Artemis 1 moon mission readies for 'wet dress rehearsal'

A simulated launch and core stage testing are all part of getting ready for a round-the-moon trip.

Source: Space.com

19 Jan 2022

Space: Around 40,000,000,000,000,000,000 black holes make up 1% of the observable universe

A new computational approach was developed by experts from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste to estimate how many stellar-mass black holes should have formed.

Source: Daily Mail

19 Jan 2022

Mysterious Purple Coating Found on Mars Rocks in Every Direction

Scientists are studying why the rocks Perseverance is finding on Mars are coated in a purple-like varnish, as it could be evidence of life

Source: Good News Network

19 Jan 2022

Why do mitochondria look like they do?

One of the biggest challenges in biology today is to explain the structure of cristae, the inner membranes of mitochondria. An explanation in this case is a set of principles to predict what form the cristae will take after basic metabolic manipulations of th…

Source: Phys.Org

19 Jan 2022

Michigan's own celebrity Jeff Daniels now has a spider-killing worm named after him

Taranarantobelus jeffdanielsi is the name of a newly found nematode, a species of worm, that infects the scary spiders according to UC Riverside.

Source: Detroit Free Press

19 Jan 2022

Uncovering evidence for an internal ocean in small Saturn moon

A Southwest Research Institute scientist set out to prove that the tiny, innermost moon of Saturn was a frozen inert satellite and instead discovered compelling evidence that Mimas has a liquid internal ocean. In the waning days of NASA's Cassini mission, the…

Source: Phys.Org

19 Jan 2022

Capturing All That Glitters in Galaxies With NASA's Webb

Within the first year of operations, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will help researchers complete a more detailed sketch of the stellar life cycle with high-resolution infrared-light images of 19 galaxies.

Source: NASA

19 Jan 2022

Scientists Want to Send a Probe to Catch Up With 'Oumumua by 2054

A team has come up with an ambitious plan to send a probe to catch up with 'Oumumua as it travels farther and farther away from Earth.

Source: Interesting Engineering

19 Jan 2022

Earth's core is rapidly cooling, study reveals. Is our planet becoming 'inactive'?

Source: Google News

19 Jan 2022

Tarantula Breeder's Call Led to Discovery of New Species

Of worm, that is

Source: Newser

19 Jan 2022

Astrophotographer risks going blind in a bid to capture stunning image of Venus

Andrew McCarthy, from Arizona, US, takes some of the most striking and detailed images of astronomical objects, and shares them online as @Cosmic_Background.

Source: Daily Mail

19 Jan 2022

Study shows that monolayer tungsten ditelluride is an excitonic insulator

Tungsten ditelluride (WTe2) is a transition metal dichalcogenide with numerous advantageous properties and characteristics, which makes it an ideal material for a wide range of electronic applications. Past studies have established that 2D WTe2 crystals arran…

Source: Phys.Org

19 Jan 2022

Fossils of sauropodomorph ancestor show it walked upright, was quick and agile

A trio of researchers at the University of Bristol has found evidence of an early ancestor of the giant sauropodomorph dinosaurs that walked upright and was also likely quick and agile. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the g…

Source: Phys.Org

19 Jan 2022

Bad Astronomy | Carbon-13 isotope is depleted on Mars and it may be due to geology, astronomy, or biology

The NASA rover Curiosity has been tooling around Mars for nearly a decade now, over 3,300 Martian days. It's been examining the environment of Gale Crater, an enormous impact feature over 150 kilometers wide. Billions of years ago Gale was likely a lake of wa…

Source: SYFY WIRE

19 Jan 2022

NASA's Curiosity finds signs of ancient life on Mars. Or maybe not. More data needed

Rover heats up samples, sniffs carbon signature associated with biological processes on Earth

Source: Theregister.com

19 Jan 2022

How Many Black Holes Are in the Universe? 40,000,000,000,000,000,000

With a new computational approach, SISSA researchers have been able to make the fascinating calculation. Moreover, according to their work, around 1% of the overall ordinary (baryonic) matter is locked up in stellar mass black holes. How many black holes are …

Source: SciTechDaily

19 Jan 2022

The Mars rover Perseverance has pebbles stuck in its drill. NASA has a plan to fix it.

Here's NASA's plan to fix it.

Source: Space.com

19 Jan 2022

Watch two Russian cosmonauts take a spacewalk outside the International Space Station today

They're going to get a new docking module ready for spacecraft.

Source: Space.com

19 Jan 2022

NASA challenges entrepreneurs design a toilet for a trip to Mars

This is the latest campaign by the US space agency, operating in partnership with leading crowd-sourcing platform HeroX, based in Houston, Texas.

Source: Daily Mail

19 Jan 2022

China has built an artificial moon facility to simulate Lunar conditions | 'Artificial Moon'

China's space programme has been growing by leaps and bounds, with 2021 as one of the most successful years for Beijing in the 21st Century. The country has ...

Source: YouTube

19 Jan 2022

Anemia could make space travel to Mars a challenge, study finds

Anemia is more serious than thought in space and may create challenges with future travel to Mars..

Source: Engadget

19 Jan 2022

Earth's Interior Is Cooling Faster Than Previously Estimated! Here's Why It Matters | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

The core is the planet’s heart, and it is of prime importance for life here as it provides Earth with its protective magnetic fields. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

Source: The Weather Channel

19 Jan 2022

Study Finds Protein Structures That Could Be Responsible For The Origins of Life

The question of how life first sparked into existence on our planet is one we haven't yet fully answered, but science is getting closer all the time – and a new study identifies the structures of the proteins that may well have made it happen.

Source: ScienceAlert

19 Jan 2022

A New Study Calculates The Number of Black Holes in The Universe. It's a Lot

Because we can't see black holes, it's hard to know exactly how many are out there in the big, wide Universe.

Source: ScienceAlert

19 Jan 2022

SpaceX launches 2000th Starlink satellite – Spaceflight Now

Source: Spaceflight Now

19 Jan 2022

Huge Project Is Now Underway to Sequence The Genome of Every Complex Species on Earth

The Earth Biogenome Project, a global consortium that aims to sequence the genomes of all complex life on earth (some 1.8 million described species) in ten years, is ramping up.

Source: ScienceAlert

19 Jan 2022

Study: Female dolphins have a working clitoris, so they probably enjoy sex

"Every time we looked at the vaginas, it was like this giant clitoris staring us in the face."

Source: Ars Technica

18 Jan 2022

This is the most detailed 3D map of the universe ever made, and it’s mesmerizing

Source: Google News

18 Jan 2022

This is the most detailed 3D map of the universe ever made, and it’s mesmerizing

We finally have the start of a detailed 3D map of the universe and the instrument capturing is only a few months into its mission.

Source: BGR

18 Jan 2022

Mars image shows tumbled boulders near Valles Marineris

The European Space Agency calls it 'geology in motion.'

Source: Mashable

18 Jan 2022

Here's how the James Webb Space Telescope is aligning its mirrors in deep space

Here's how it works.

Source: Space.com

18 Jan 2022

Citizen scientists spot planet the size of Jupiter that NASA algorithms missed

"This is one area where humans are still beating code."

Source: CNET

18 Jan 2022

Large Deposit Of Hidden Water Discovered On Mars

Researchers have long suspected that Mars was once home to several rivers, lakes, and perhaps even oceans. But while they have been able to detect ice, and some salty lakes, in the planet's polar regions, finding water in other areas has proved elusive. Now, …

Source: DOGOnews

18 Jan 2022

These Newly-Discovered Planets are Doomed

Some exoplanets are so close to their stars they'll death spiral into them. On their way, they'll inflate, before eventually being engulfed.

Source: Universe Today

18 Jan 2022

Strange Deformed Planet With Mysterious Motion Detected by Exoplanet Mission Cheops

ESA’s exoplanet mission Cheops has revealed that an exoplanet orbiting its host star within a day has a deformed shape more like that of a rugby ball than a sphere. This is the first time that the deformation of an exoplanet has been detected, offering new in…

Source: SciTechDaily

18 Jan 2022

On the tiniest of scales, chemistry isn't all about 'billiard-ball' reactions

Scientists are now one step closer to better understanding how to live in a "quantum" world—and not just from watching the character "Ant-Man" in the Marvel movie franchise.

Source: Phys.Org

18 Jan 2022

Kernel Flow: A wearable device for noninvasive optical brain imaging

Recent advances in brain imaging techniques facilitate accurate, high-resolution observations of the brain and its functions. For example, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a widely used noninvasive imaging technique that employs near-infrared …

Source: Phys.Org

18 Jan 2022

Almost there: Webb telescope is 90 percent of the way to its destination

As of Tuesday afternoon, the James Webb Space Telescope was more than 93 percent of the way to its operating orbit around Lagrangian Point 2.

Source: Inverse

18 Jan 2022

NASA missions under threat because of astronaut shortage

NASA has enough astronauts to meet “the current needs” of International Space Station missions but might soon discover that it lacks a “sufficient number of additional astronauts” for future projects.

Source: RT

18 Jan 2022

Scientists may have discovered what causes a mysterious space phenomenon

Source: Google News

18 Jan 2022

Scientists may have discovered what causes a mysterious space phenomenon

For years, scientists have been trying to discover the cause of space anemia. We previously believed it was caused by gravity not pushing blood to the same...

Source: BGR

18 Jan 2022

Owning, not doing: my transition from master's to PhD student

Yuning Wang learned to rely less on her supervisor’s guidance during her doctoral programme, an important step on the road to research autonomy.

Source: Nature.com

18 Jan 2022

The giant, star-forming cosmic bubble surrounding Earth

Our Earth and Sun sit almost exactly in the middle of a bubble of plasma, gas and dust propelled by the explosions of stars.

Source: Axios

18 Jan 2022

Cold but clear viewing conditions for SpaceX rocket launch

Weather conditions will be excellent for watching the SpaceX rocket launch tonight at 7:04 pm.

Source: WJXT News4JAX

18 Jan 2022

NASA Invites Media to Launch of New Mega-Moon Rocket and Spacecraft

NASA Invites Media to Launch of New Mega-Moon Rocket and Spacecraft

Source: NASA

18 Jan 2022

Radio Pulsar Binary Proves Einstein at Least 99.99% Right

More than a hundred years have passed since Einstein formalized his theory of General Relativity (GR), the geometric theory of gravitation that revolutionized our understanding of the Universe. And yet, astronomers are still subjecting it to rigorous tests, h…

Source: SciTechDaily

18 Jan 2022

The Earth's Core Is Cooling Way Faster Than We Thought, Scientists Say

According to new research, the core of the Earth is cooling much faster and sooner than we originally anticipated.

Source: Futurism

18 Jan 2022

NASA Has a Plan to Dislodge the Pebbles Stuck in Perseverance Rover

Debris is temporarily stopping the rover’s rock-sampling mission.

Source: Gizmodo.com

18 Jan 2022

Astronomers find SpaceX satellites are contaminating pictures of space more than ever before

Elon Musk’s satellites have left 35 times more traces in photographs since 2019

Source: Independent

18 Jan 2022

Owl wing design reduces aircraft, wind turbine noise pollution

Trailing-edge noise is the dominant source of sound from aeronautical and turbine engines like those in airplanes, drones, and wind turbines. Suppressing this noise pollution is a major environmental goal for some urban areas.

Source: Phys.Org

18 Jan 2022

European Space Agency whittles wannabe astronauts down from 23,000 to 1,391

Could there be a South Korean TV show somewhere in this?

Source: Theregister.com

18 Jan 2022

Earth's Core Is Cooling Faster Than Expected, Creating Uncertain Future for Planet

Study author Motohiko Murakami told Newsweek the faster cooling of Earth's interior could lead to "more active tectonics" in the future.

Source: Newsweek

18 Jan 2022

Stellar intruder makes a grazing hit-and-run on a pair of young stars

The Sun flies solo through the galaxy, the nearest star to us over 40 trillion kilometers away. But that's not the case for all stars.

Source: SYFY WIRE

18 Jan 2022

Novel design method proposed for reflective optical system with low tilt-error sensitivity

Characterized by large aperture and long focal length, the reflective optical system has the advantages of small number of optical elements and simple optical structure. But the intrinsic aberration and the misalignment derived aberration increase exponential…

Source: Phys.Org

18 Jan 2022

Understanding rare rain events in the driest desert on Earth

In the enduring dryness of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile where the average rainfall is as low as 5 millimeters per year, rare rain events can come swiftly and intensely. They shape the landscape and provide precious moisture to plants and other species…

Source: Phys.Org

18 Jan 2022

Blue LEDs light the way toward sustainable development

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are commonly used in the electronic displays in our TVs, smartphones, and other devices; now, researchers at the Institute of Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (ICReDD) at Hokkaido University have utilized blue LEDs to develo…

Source: Phys.Org

18 Jan 2022

Physicists Discover “Secret Sauce” Behind Unusual Exotic Properties of New Quantum Material

Work will aid design of other unusual quantum materials with many potential applications. MIT physicists and colleagues have discovered the “secret sauce” behind some of the exotic properties of a new quantum material that has transfixed physicists due to tho…

Source: SciTechDaily

18 Jan 2022

First archaeological experiment in space

A world-first—or solar-system-first—archaeological project has this week begun on the International Space Station.

Source: Phys.Org

18 Jan 2022

Chilly, damp Mars may have hosted an ancient ocean

Three billion years ago, the dusty planet we know today was a very different world.

Source: Space.com

18 Jan 2022

A new NASA astronaut corps for the next era in space

A new report urges NASA to re-examine its astronaut corps.

Source: Axios

18 Jan 2022

Unknown objects at the heart of Milky Way are sending Earth signals

Researchers detected radio waves coming from objects at the center of the Milky Way, and then they mysteriously disappeared.

Source: TweakTown

18 Jan 2022

Archaeology first for space station

An archaeological project has begun on the International Space Station with researchers trying to understand how humans relate to the items they live with whi...

Source: Western Advocate

18 Jan 2022

The Flame Nebula Blazes Like a Cosmic Bonfire in This Stunning New Image

A new image of the Flame Nebula shows the interstellar cloud as we've never seen it before.

Source: ScienceAlert

18 Jan 2022

Something bizarre is raining down on Uranus

Scientists believe that Neptune and Uranus are home to a constant stream of diamond rain that forms in the outer layers of the planet.

Source: BGR

17 Jan 2022

DESI Creates Largest and Most Detailed Map of Universe Ever - Sci

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), a multi-object survey spectrograph installed on the Nicholas U. Mayall 4-m Telescope at Kitt Peak National

Source: Sci-News.com

17 Jan 2022

Astronomers find growing number of Starlink satellite tracks

SpaceX's approved satellites will mean all this telescope's images will have tracks.

Source: Ars Technica

17 Jan 2022

Astronaut Scott Kelly Reveals Real Story Behind Video of Him in Gorilla Suit Aboard Space Station

Source: msnNOW

17 Jan 2022

SpaceX readies 4th Falcon 9 booster for 10th launch and landing [webcast]

Update: SpaceX has delayed Starlink 4-6 and Falcon 9 B1060’s tenth launch and landing to 7:04 pm EST, Tuesday, January 18th (00:04 UTC 19 Jan) for “more favorable weather conditions for liftoff and booster recovery.” Four days after Falcon 9 B1058 became the …

Source: Teslarati

17 Jan 2022

Earth BioGenome Project begins genome sequencing in earnest

A global effort to map the genomes of all plants, animals, fungi and other microbial life on Earth, is entering a new phase as it moves from pilot projects to full-scale production sequencing. This new phase of the The Earth BioGenome Project, or EBP, is mark…

Source: Phys.Org

17 Jan 2022

Mars Was Likely A Cold, Wet World 3 Billion Years Ago

Mars is puzzling. From rover and satellite observations we know that it once had plenty of water on its surface, which usually suggests warm and wet condit

Source: IFLScience

17 Jan 2022

Where Is the James Webb Telescope Right Now and When Will It Reach Its Destination?

The telescope is headed for a point where gravity will balance its orbital motion, locking it in almost perfect unison with the Earth's orbit around the sun.

Source: Newsweek

17 Jan 2022

Palomar survey instrument analyzes impact of Starlink satellites

Since 2019, SpaceX has been launching an increasing number of internet satellites into orbit around Earth. The satellite constellation, called Starlink, now includes nearly 1,800 members orbiting at altitudes of about 550 kilometers. Astronomers have expresse…

Source: Phys.Org

17 Jan 2022

World's oldest fossilized flower bud could solve Charles Darwin's 'abominable mystery'

The fossilized flower bud, found in China, was found at a deposit dated more than 164 million years ago and could be the transitional stage that finally answer's Darwin's abominable mystery

Source: Daily Mail

17 Jan 2022

SpaceX successfully launches a Falcon 9 rocket carrying Transporter-3 mission | WION Edge

It was another successful SpaceX launch as the private company sent its Transporter-3 mission into orbit. it took off from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Sta...

Source: YouTube

17 Jan 2022

EGS, Jacobs working to finish testing in time for Artemis 1 rollout in mid-February - NASASpaceFlight.com

NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) program and prime launch processing contractor Jacobs are performing final…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

17 Jan 2022

Proteins That Enabled The First Life On Earth May Have Been Identified

Scientists think they have identified core elements of the first proteins that made life possible. If they're right, it could open new doors to understandi

Source: IFLScience

17 Jan 2022

Globular cluster Messier 14 and its peculiar multiple stellar populations investigated by Hubble

Using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), astronomers have observed the globular cluster Messier 14 and its peculiar multiple stellar populations. Results of the observational campaign, published January 7 on arXiv.org, deliver important insight into the nature…

Source: Phys.Org

17 Jan 2022

The Earth's Core Might Be Cooling Much Faster Than We Previously Thought

Scientists say it 'is cooling and becoming inactive much faster than expected.'

Source: Interesting Engineering

17 Jan 2022

Space: Asteroids could be approaching Earth undetected thanks to quirk of the planet's rotation

This is the warning of University of Hawaiʻi experts who investigated how telescopes nearly missed a 328-feet-wide asteroid that came within 43,500 miles of Earth back in 2019.

Source: Daily Mail

17 Jan 2022

NASA fixes glitch in the 'brain' of SLS megarocket ahead of its maiden flight in March

The $20 billion Space Launch System (SLS) has been in development since 2011, and has been hit by multiple delays and problems over the past decade.

Source: Daily Mail

17 Jan 2022

Gravitational waves play with fast spinning stars, study suggests

Scientists observed changes in the signals coming from rapidly-spinning stars called millisecond pulsars that might point to the existence of subtle space-time ripples vibrating throughout the entire universe.

Source: Space.com

17 Jan 2022

A "potentially hazardous" asteroid more than twice the size of the Empire State Building will make close pass by Earth

January 18 will be the closest the asteroid has come to Earth since 1933.

Source: CBS News

17 Jan 2022

Most Detailed Map of the Universe Ever Shows Millions of Galaxies: "A Lot of Beauty to It"

The map is only 10 percent finished, and scientists hope it will help them unlock mysteries about dark energy and the fate of the universe.

Source: Newsweek

17 Jan 2022

Astronomers watch the death of a red supergiant in real time – Physics World

Images of the dramatic end to a red supergiant’s life could transform our understanding of how massive stars spend their last few months and days

Source: physicsworld.com

17 Jan 2022

Ironing Out the Interiors of Super-Earth Exoplanets

The discovery of more than 4,500 extra-solar planets has created a need for modeling their interior structure and dynamics. As it turns out, iron plays a key role. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators have used lasers at …

Source: SciTechDaily

17 Jan 2022

The Antikythera Mechanism Secret Solved

The riddle of the Antikythera Mechanism, the ancient Greek device regarded as the world's first computer, has been solved.

Source: Greekreporter.com

17 Jan 2022

SLS: Nasa fixes glitchy megarocket equipment ahead of key test

Nasa fixes malfunctioning equipment on a new rocket designed to take astronauts to the Moon.

Source: BBC News

17 Jan 2022

SLS: Nasa fixes glitchy megarocket equipment ahead of key test

Nasa fixes malfunctioning equipment on a new rocket designed to take astronauts to the Moon.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

17 Jan 2022

For The First Time, Astronomers Detect Rugby-Ball Shape of a Deformed Exoplanet

Beyond the Solar System, out there in the wider galaxy, a very strange subset of exoplanets exists. Called hot Jupiters, these are majorly clingy – hugging so close to their host stars, they're not just intensely hot, but also likely warped by grav

Source: ScienceAlert

17 Jan 2022

Newly Discovered Type of “Strange Metal” – Material That Shares Fundamental Quantum Attributes With Black Holes

A new discovery could help scientists to understand “strange metals,” a class of materials that are related to high-temperature superconductors and share fundamental quantum attributes with black holes. Scientists understand quite well how temperature affects…

Source: SciTechDaily

17 Jan 2022

Astronauts can suffer from 'space anemia' when returning to Earth

OTTAWA (WKRC) - A recent study has shown that some astronauts could suffer from a "space anemia. "A study from the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital studied 14 astronauts after they had been to space. Studies have shown that 54% more red blood cell…

Source: WKRC TV Cincinnati

17 Jan 2022

Black Hole at Center of Milky Way Is Unpredictable and Chaotic – Mysterious Flares Erupt Every Day

An international team of researchers, led by postgraduate student Alexis Andrés, has found that the black hole at the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, not only flares irregularly from day to day but also in the long term. The team analyzed 15 years’ wort…

Source: SciTechDaily

17 Jan 2022

Martian Labyrinth Sliced by Cliff-Like Structure Looks Like an Alien Scar

Source: Google News

16 Jan 2022

New research from ESA's CHEOPS observatory reveals rugby ball shape of strange exoplanet - NASASpaceFlight.com

Exoplanets all over the universe come in different sizes, compositions, colors, and temperatures. However, they…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

16 Jan 2022

A massive asteroid the size of the Empire State Building is about to pass Earth. Here's how to track it.

The asteroid, which is about a half-mile wide, has been studied by scientists for decades and will stay about 1.2 million miles away from Earth.

Source: Business Insider

16 Jan 2022

2021 – A Year Physicists Asked, “What Lies Beyond the Standard Model?”

If you ask a physicist like me to explain how the world works, my lazy answer might be: “It follows the Standard Model.” The Standard Model explains the fundamental physics of how the universe works. It has endured over 50 trips around the Sun despite experim…

Source: SciTechDaily

16 Jan 2022

Oldest remains of modern humans are much older than previously thought, researchers say

Remains in Ethiopia were originally thought to be around 200,000 years ago. Scientists now say they are at least 230,000 years ago.

Source: USA Today

16 Jan 2022

A Newly Discovered Fossil Could Be The Answer to Darwin's 'Abominable' Mystery

Scientists in China say they have found the oldest flower bud in the fossil record, finally aligning the fossil evidence with the genetic data suggesting flowering plants, or angiosperms, evolved tens of millions of years earlier than we initially t

Source: ScienceAlert

16 Jan 2022

Massive asteroids can sneak up on Earth by appearing slower - study

Source: Google News

16 Jan 2022

DNA Mutations Do Not Occur Randomly – Discovery Transforms Our View of Evolution

Beating the Odds in Mutation’s Game of Chance Discovery that plants protect their most essential genes transforms our view of evolution. Mutations of DNA do not occur as randomly as previously assumed, according to new research from Max Planck Institute for B…

Source: SciTechDaily

16 Jan 2022

Study nixes Mars life in meteorite found in Antarctica

A 4 billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life after all, scientists reported Thursday.

Source: Phys.Org

16 Jan 2022

Astronauts are testing a 3D printer that would make bandages made of their own skin

Traveling into space is a dangerous endeavor. Humans have evolved to live on the surface of our planet and venturing outside of our atmosphere brings all manner of complications. There are the obvious things, like the lack of food, water, and oxygen. Not to m…

Source: SYFY WIRE

16 Jan 2022

Astronomers Create Largest Ever 3D Map of the Cosmos

The project is called the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and it's run by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Department of Energy.

Source: Interesting Engineering

16 Jan 2022

China builds 'artificial moon' for gravity experiment

The researchers say their experiment was inspired by a levitating frog.

Source: Space.com

16 Jan 2022

Are daddy longlegs really the most venomous spiders in the world?

These long-legged animals look creepy, but are they dangerous?

Source: Live Science

16 Jan 2022

Citizen Scientists Discover Giant Jupiter-Like Planet in NASA TESS Data

Tom Jacobs of Bellevue, Washington, loves treasure hunts. Since 2010, the former U.S. naval officer has participated in online volunteer projects that allow anyone who is interested — “citizen scientists” — to look through NASA telescope data for signs of exo…

Source: SciTechDaily

16 Jan 2022

NASA inspector general warns astronaut corps may be too small

The size of NASA’s astronaut corps may soon fall below the minimum the agency needs to support space station and Artemis missions and other activities.

Source: SpaceNews

16 Jan 2022

Strong, Sporadic Magnetic Fields Could Explain One of The Moon's Enduring Mysteries

It's been half a century since the Apollo missions returned from the Moon, and yet the lunar samples they brought home continue to baffle us.

Source: ScienceAlert

16 Jan 2022

Standard Model of Particle Physics: The Absolutely Amazing Theory of Almost Everything

The Standard Model. What a dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings. More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics of the last century are direct inputs to or direct results of the Standard Model. Yet its name suggests that…

Source: SciTechDaily

15 Jan 2022

Sixth Mass Extinction of Global Biodiversity Is Already in Progress

The history of life on Earth has been marked five times by events of mass biodiversity extinction caused by extreme natural phenomena. Today, many experts warn that a Sixth Mass Extinction crisis is underway, this time entirely caused by human activities. A c…

Source: SciTechDaily

15 Jan 2022

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover runs into another snag: pebbles

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has run into another snag on its mission to find evidence of ancient microbial life.

Source: Fox News

15 Jan 2022

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover runs into another snag: pebbles

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has run into another snag on its mission to find evidence of ancient microbial life.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

15 Jan 2022

Citizen scientists find 'Jupiter-like' planet, NASA says

NASA announced this week that citizen scientists had spotted a Jupiter-like exoplanet in data from its Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).

Source: Fox News

15 Jan 2022

Seeing Dark Energy's True Colors: DESI Creates Largest 3D Map of the Cosmos

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) has capped off the first seven months of its survey run by smashing through all previous records for three-dimensional galaxy surveys, creating the largest and most detailed map of the universe ever. Yet it’s on…

Source: SciTechDaily

15 Jan 2022

China Has Built an ‘Artificial Moon’ on Earth That Can Make Gravity 'Disappear'

The newly built research facility in China can maintain low-gravity conditions for 'as long as you want'.

Source: News18

15 Jan 2022

Hubble views a tranquil galaxy with an explosive past

The lazily winding spiral arms of the spectacular galaxy NGC 976 fill the frame of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This spiral galaxy lies around 150 million light-years from the Milky Way in the constellation Aries. Despite its tranquil …

Source: Phys.Org

14 Jan 2022

Why do astronauts get "space anemia"? This study has an answer.

The world-first study found that more than 3 million red blood cells were killed a second in space, compared to just 2 million on Earth.

Source: CBS News

14 Jan 2022

Take a Look at The Largest And Most Detailed 3D Map of The Universe Ever Made

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), currently pointed at the skies from its home in the Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, is tasked with charting the expansion of space, investigating dark en

Source: ScienceAlert

14 Jan 2022

Hubble Captures Majestic Photo of a Galaxy with an 'Explosive Past'

Its peaceful state belies a violent past.

Source: PetaPixel

14 Jan 2022

NASA Mars rover set to do something the team 'never imagined'

A Mars rock sample collected by Perseverance is about to eat dirt.

Source: CNET

14 Jan 2022

NASA Mars rover set to do something the team 'never imagined'

Source: msnNOW

14 Jan 2022

Ancient Meteorite Doesn’t Carry Evidence of Life on Mars, New Study Says

Compounds found in 4-pound rock that crashed to Earth were formed by water, findings show

Source: The Wall Street Journal

14 Jan 2022

Pebbles Before Mountains - NASA Mars

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission team has been working methodically and thoroughly, making good progress on understanding the best path forward to remove the uninvited pebbles from Perseverance’s bit carousel.

Source: NASA

14 Jan 2022

Genetic strategy reverses insecticide resistance

Insecticides play a central role in efforts to counter global impacts of mosquito-spread malaria and other diseases, which cause an estimated 750,000 deaths each year. These insect-specific chemicals, which cost more than $100 million to develop and bring to …

Source: Phys.Org

14 Jan 2022

A Major Milestone for the James Webb Space Telescope on This Week @NASA – January 14, 2022

A major milestone for the James Webb Space Telescope, what astronomers could learn from a “mini” monster black hole, and the latest assessment of our planet’...

Source: YouTube

14 Jan 2022

Earth Isn't 'Super' Because the Sun Had Rings

By modeling our solar system with a supercomputer, astrophysicist André Izidoro and his colleagues have shown that the early formation of rings around the sun influenced the size of the resulting planets.

Source: ExtremeTech

14 Jan 2022

Astronomers witness red supergiant star's death for the first time

Previous observations showed that red supergiants were relatively inactive before their deaths, without any evidence of violent eruptions or luminous emissions.

Source: New York Post

14 Jan 2022

New study sheds light on origins of life on Earth

Addressing one of the most profoundly unanswered questions in biology, a Rutgers-led team has discovered the structures of proteins that may be responsible for the origins of life in the primordial soup of ancient Earth.

Source: Phys.Org

14 Jan 2022

3 newly discovered worlds risk doom orbiting too close to dying stars

The planets risk being swallowed up by the stars they orbit.

Source: Space.com

14 Jan 2022

China builds 'artificial moon' for gravity experiment

The test chamber will enable scientists to test technologies and structures on Earth before sending them to the moon.

Source: Live Science

14 Jan 2022

Profound Discovery on Origins of Life on Earth – Evolution of Metal-Binding Proteins

Researchers explored the evolution of metal-binding proteins across billions of years. Addressing one of the most profoundly unanswered questions in biology, a Rutgers-led team has discovered the structures of proteins that may be responsible for the origins …

Source: SciTechDaily

14 Jan 2022

New study provides first evidence of non-random mutations in DNA

This goes against one of the key assumptions of the theory of evolution.

Source: Live Science

14 Jan 2022

Study nixes Mars life in meteorite found in Antarctica

A 4 billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life after all, scientists reported Thursday.

Source: Fox News

14 Jan 2022

Scientists find rare evidence of another supermoon beyond our solar system

There may be a planet out there with a moon buddy like Earth's.

Source: CNET

14 Jan 2022

NASA TV to Air SpaceX Cargo Dragon Departure from Space Station

A SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station Friday, Jan. 21.

Source: NASA

14 Jan 2022

Using time dilation to measure curvature of space-time

A team of researchers working at Stanford University has used time dilation in an atomic fountain to measure the curvature of space-time. In their study, reported in the journal Science, the group used the fountain as an interferometer to measure atomic wave …

Source: Phys.Org

14 Jan 2022

How realistic is spaceflight in video games?

How realistic is spaceflight in video games? From takeoff to interstellar travel, let's look at some popular games to see how they stack up.

Source: Space.com

14 Jan 2022

Triathlete's Complete Guide to Nutrition and Fueling

We've pulled together all you need to know on the triathlete diet, making a triathlon nutrition plan, and even meal planning for triathletes.

Source: Triathlete.com

14 Jan 2022

Elusive Gravitational Wave Background Throughout The Universe Might Have Been Detected

It is believed that across all space and time, there’s a vibration – a low-frequency hum due to gravitational waves created by some of the most massive bla

Source: IFLScience

14 Jan 2022

Striking satellite photo captures Mount Vesuvius peering through a hole in the clouds

I spy through a gap in the sky, the world's most dangerous volcano.

Source: Live Science

14 Jan 2022

Earth's interior is cooling faster than expected

Researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated in the lab how well a mineral common at the boundary between the Earth's core and mantle conducts heat. This leads them to suspect that the Earth's heat may dissipate sooner than previously thought.

Source: Phys.Org