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Feeding off-world colonies: Leeks and tomatoes can be grown in Martian soil

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 42 min ago
In a move that takes us one step closer to creating a colony on another planet, scientists have demonstrated that it is possible to grow edible food crops in soil like that found on Mars and the moon. “A (permanent) human settlement on Mars or the Moon is ...

Max-Q: This week in space

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 51 min ago
Space is becoming a major area of startup and commercial investment, and so I've decided to start providing a weekly round-up of the biggest news in aerospace, space science and space-related technologies. Let me know if you appreciate this or have ...

Researchers unravel chemical makeup & origin of dunes in Saturn's moon Titan

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 56 min ago
Los Angeles: Scientists have found the chemical composition of organic dust dunes present on Saturn's moon Titan, an advance that sheds more light on the mechanism by which carbon-based structures form in extreme cold environments in space.

NASA will work with Japanese space agency on lunar landing projects

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 57 min ago
The Japanese space agency, JAXA, has confirmed that it will be working with NASA as part of the upcoming Artemis mission which aims to send humans back to the moon by 2024, the Japan Times reports. NASA Administrator James Bridenstine and JAXA ...

Skygazers to get 'extra special' glimpse of Halley's comet tail end

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 27 min ago
Skygazers will get an “extra special” glimpse of the tail end Halley's comet, which was last visible from Earth in February 1986, as Earth passes through an area of space littered with its debris. Tomorrow night's sky will feature up to 20 meteors every hour that ...

Chilling video shows dozens of hungry octopuses gorging on the remains of a giant whale

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 10 min ago
A GRISLY underwater video has uncovered a creepy spectacle showing deep sea octopuses devouring the remains of a giant whale. The mob of molluscs were filmed in a feeding frenzy on the 16ft carcass laying on the bottom of the sea off the coast of ...

Star Dies in a Spectacular Supernova – Here's the Clumpy and Lumpy Debris

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 25 min ago
In 1572, Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe was among those who noticed a new bright object in the constellation Cassiopeia. Adding fuel to the intellectual fire that Copernicus started, Tycho showed this “new star” was far beyond the Moon, and that it was ...

Planetary 'autopsies' indicate worlds like Earth common in the cosmos

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON - A new way of studying planets in other solar systems - by doing sort of an autopsy on planetary wreckage devoured by a type of star called a white dwarf - is showing that rocky worlds with geochemistry similar to Earth may be quite common ...

Super Spirals Spin Super Fast: Dark Matter Tugs Massive Spiral Galaxies to Breakneck Speeds

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 48 min ago
TOPICS:AstronomyAstrophysicsBlack HoleHubble Space TelescopeNASASpace Telescope Science Institute. By Space Telescope Science Institute October 20, 2019. Mosaic of Super Spirals. The top row of this mosaic features Hubble images of three spiral ...

Astronomers get the best look at interstellar comet that fits right in with our solar system

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 24 min ago
(CNN) — It's only the second observed “interloper” to cross into our solar system, but interstellar comet 21/Borisov looks incredibly similar to our own comets based on new observations by astronomers. They're also learning new details about the comet, like ...

Fireball That Flew Over Japan in 2017 Was Tiny Piece of Giant Asteroid that Might One Day Threaten Earth

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 5 min ago
At some point in the next 10 million years, the giant asteroid might follow the little shard and slam into Earth's atmosphere itself. Shares. A still from a video shows a fireball passing over Kyoto, Japan after 1 a.m. on April 28, 2017. (Image: © SonataCo Network).

Space Companies Are Investing Big in 5G Technology

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 11 min ago
Space companies worldwide want to bring more data to your devices, faster than ever before. Entities ranging from SpaceX to Amazon are launching (or may launch soon) huge numbers of new satellites that can carry the extra bandwidth. And cellular ...

NASA's InSight lander can finally dig a hole for its Mars heat probe

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 24 min ago
NASA's InSight lander was supposed be digging a hole so a probe (above) could measure the heat escaping from Mars' interior, but it hasn't made much progress since work got started in February -- it hadn't even finished burying itself. At last, it's making ...

Could Chinese Astronauts Beat NASA Back to the Moon?

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 15 min ago
Just the possibility could be enough to guarantee lots of money for American space firms for years to come. Rich Smith. Oct 20, 2019 at 7:13AM. NASA wants to return mankind to the moon by 2024. To do so, it'll need help from its "Space Launch System" (or ...

Cranborne Chase first entire AONB to be dark sky reserve

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 17 min ago
The night sky above parts of Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset has been designated an international dark sky reserve. Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is only the 14th such area in the world to be certified. The status is ...

Jupiter may have had a head-on collision with a massive protoplanet

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 26 min ago
K. Suda & Y. Akimoto/Mabuchi Design Office. Share this story. Planet-forming disks start out as a mix of dust and gas, but the gas doesn't stick around for long. As the star at their center ignites, the radiation it emits starts driving off the gas, eventually leaving a ...

Researchers Unravel Chemical Makeup, Origin Of Dunes In Saturn's Moon Titan

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 40 min ago
Scientists have found the chemical composition of organic dust dunes present on Saturn's moon Titan, an advance that sheds more light on the mechanism by which carbon-based structures form in extremely cold environments in space. The researchers ...

Is There Life and Aliens on Mars? NASA Says No.

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 45 min ago
NASA is speaking out against the assertions from one former employee who claimed alien life was discovered on Mars nearly 50 years ago. A NASA spokesperson rebutted claims from Gilbert Levin, a NASA employee who helped to spearhead the agency's ...

Moving to Mars review – a rendezvous with the red planet

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 56 min ago
Design Museum, London This fascinating show offers close encounters with an actual Mars rover, footage from the planet's surface – and ambitious plans for inhabiting it, should the need arise… Rowan Moore. Sun 20 Oct 2019 05.30 EDT. Share on ...

Orionid meteor shower: Spectacular celestial fireworks to light up night sky

Google Science Feeds - 12 hours 26 min ago
The night sky will be lit up by spectacular celestial fireworks as Earth passes through an area of space “littered” with the debris of Halley's Comet. The Orionid meteor is active throughout October and will peak at around 11:30pm on October 21, producing 20 ...

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