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NASA asteroid explorer leaves planet Earth on Atlas 5 rocket

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 56 min ago
The mission takes advantage of a unique alignment between Earth and the Trojan asteroids, groups of objects leading and trailing Jupiter in its orbit around the sun. The trajectory will take the Lucy spacecraft near eight asteroids from 2025 until 2033, ...

Massive asteroids will whiz past Earth in coming weeks, including 1 nearly size of Empire State Building

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 48 min ago
On Friday, Asteroid 2021 SM3, which has a diameter of up to 525 feet -- bigger than the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt -- was projected to zoom by around 3.5 million miles away from Earth, USA Today first reported based off CNEOS data.

Meteorite crashes down on sleeping Canadian woman's bed

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 35 min ago
(NEXSTAR) – A Canadian woman is thankful to be alive after a meteorite ripped through the roof of her home last week, barely missing her. (Ruth Hamilton). “It all happened really quickly,” Ruth Hamilton, of Golden, British Columbia told Nexstar.

Learn more about latest space telescope

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 17 min ago
NASA plans to launch the James Webb Space Telescope in December. With greater sensitivity and longer wavelength coverage, Webb will compliment and extend the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope which has been in orbit since 1990.

Researcher want to 'slice and dice' deadly asteroids with rocket-powered bombs, new paper says

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 25 min ago
A group of researchers wants to save Earth from a potential asteroid apocalypse using a new planetary defense method they call PI — short for "Pulverize It." The plan — detailed in a lengthy technical paper on the University of California, ...

Giant planet discovered orbiting dead star may be a glimpse into our solar system's future

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 34 min ago
Scientists discovered a Jupiter-like planet, which has a similar orbit as the Gas Giant, revolving around a dead star — or white dwarf — near the center of the Milky Way, according to a news release.

NASA launches robotic archaeologist Lucy on ambitious mission to Trojan asteroids

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 44 min ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's newest asteroid probe, named Lucy, blasted off from Kennedy Space Center here in Florida to embark on a 12-year mission to study two different clusters of asteroids around Jupiter known as Trojans.

NASA's Lucy mission is ready to launch and explore never-before-seen asteroids

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 33 min ago
(CNN) The first NASA mission to fly by a total of eight ancient asteroids is ready for launch. Weather conditions are greater than 90% favorable on the morning of October 16, when the Lucy mission is set to leave Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at ...

Mysterious radio signal from Milky Way could be 'new class of object'

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 47 min ago
ANU astrophysicist and cosmologist Dr Brad Tucker says mysterious radio signals coming from the centre of the Milky Way could be a new object. “A lot of astronomers in Australia are using what's called ASKAPs, so this is a very new, sensitive radio ...

FOOTBALL: RC Christian wraps up regular season with win over Lakota Tech

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 27 min ago
The Comets scored early and often and defeated Tatanka, 55-0. Rapid City Christian improved to 3-5 on the year. But that won't be ...

How to watch NASA's Lucy mission launch to Jupiter's Trojan asteroids

Google Science Feeds - 12 hours 59 min ago
NASA is no stranger to the solar system's most mammoth planet, the gas giant Jupiter. Robotic explorers, like Juno, have gazed upon its Great Red Spot and analyzed its atmosphere. But in its planetary neighbourhood lies a collection of ancient rocks known ...

Darwin family microscope to be sold at auction

Google Science Feeds - 13 hours 36 min ago
LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - A microscope Charles Darwin gave his son Leonard and which has remained in the family for nearly 200 years is headed for auction in December, and is expected to fetch up to $480,000. The instrument was designed by Charles ...

The secret history of Charles Darwin's missing microscope

Google Science Feeds - 13 hours 47 min ago
The one-of-a-kind heirloom has been found, and is expected to fetch up to £350,000 in a live auction. By Kathryn Flett 16 October 2021 • 5:00am. 'It's not just the history of the microscope… it really is human history,' says James Hyslop, ...

Lucy asteroid probe to set a new distance record for solar-powered spacecraft

Google Science Feeds - 15 hours 32 min ago
About an hour after launch Saturday, NASA's Lucy spacecraft will start the delicate process of opening its circular, fan-shaped solar arrays — the largest ever on a deep space probe — to power the asteroid explorer's 12-year journey into the outer solar ...

NASA's Lucy mission will be the first to explore a population of ancient asteroids

Google Science Feeds - 18 hours 21 min ago
NASA is ready to launch a $981 million mission to the distant reaches of the solar system Saturday, kicking off a 12-year expedition to visit a group of unexplored asteroids that may offer clues to help scientists decipher how the planets formed more than ...

Portland State makes history by prepping Oregon's first satellite for launch

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 23:33
"It's very exciting," PSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Adjunct Faculty Member Andrew Greenberg said. "The idea is this is sort of training wheels. It's a test satellite to see if our designs will work in space.".

Online Film Premiere: 'Triumph at Saturn' (Part I)

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 22:45
Catch the premiere of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory documentary “Triumph at Saturn” on Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. PDT online at JPL's YouTube and Facebook channels. The latest in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory series of historical documentaries, “Triumph at ...

Meteorite Crash-Landed in a Canada Woman's Bed While She Slept

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 21:33
When Ruth Hamilton awoke on October 3 to the sound of her dog barking, followed shortly by an explosion and drywall debris falling on her face, she was afraid there was an intruder in the house, she tells Claire Palmer at the Pipestone Flyer.

NASA adviser quits after request to change name of James Webb telescope denied

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 20:42
An adviser for NASA wrote an open letter on Tuesday on why they decided to quit after a request to change the name of the James Webb Space Telescope was denied by the agency. Lucianne Walkowicz, who is nonbinary, wrote that they were resigning “because ...

Meet the 8 asteroids NASA's Lucy spacecraft will visit

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 20:00
The solar system is populated with asteroids as different as our planets. The main asteroid belt, located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, is home to many different types of space rocks. But a new mission called Lucy will soon launch to study a ...

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