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Bright meteor caught on camera releasing powerful light over Japan

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 19:04
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A full Beaver Moon and lunar eclipse are coming Monday

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 18:06
Feeling pandemic-stressed, holiday-harried, as busy as a beaver? Look out your window in the wee hours Monday: There's a celestial spectacle with your name on it. Just before sunrise, the final lunar eclipse of the year will occur as the moon passes through ...

Japan launches advanced relay satellite with laser communications tech into orbit

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 18:05
Earth observation data will flow more quickly using laser technology instead of radio, according to JAXA. Shares. Artist's concept of the JAXA Laser Utilizing Communication System (LUCAS) payload relaying information to other satellites using laser ...

SpaceX Scheduled to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Saturday, December 5

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 17:26
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A on Saturday, December 5. Launch is targeted for 11:39 a.m. ET. The mission will launch a ...

This week's full Cold Moon rises as NASA watches tiny 'temporary moon' come closer to Earth

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 16:31
This week, sky watchers are being treated to some full-moon beauty as well as excitement surrounding a small Near Earth Object that scientists initially thought may have been an asteroid. But now they believe it's something from our early space era that's ...

Full Beaver Moon Eclipse As November Ends: See It In Phoenix

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 15:40
PHOENIX — North America, including Arizona, is in for a treat Monday morning when the moon turns full: a penumbral lunar eclipse. It won't be as dramatic as a full lunar eclipse, but a penumbral lunar eclipse is still worth an investment of your time. It's best ...

Strange Universe 11/29/20

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 15:09
Every couple of months you'll read about the "first-ever New Earth" found beyond the solar system. But in nearly all cases, the item had been uncovered many years earlier. It's an odd development that science discoveries are being announced as “new” when ...

Inside Out | Closest Jupiter, Saturn conjunction in almost 400 years

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 15:04
If you've been looking up in the evening over the last several months, you may have seen some rather bright objects in the southern sky. Those are the planets Jupiter and Saturn, and on Dec. 21, they are going to appear closer together than people have ...

Watch a Lunar Eclipse, or at Least Try To

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 14:26
This evening as you sneak some late-night Thanksgiving leftovers, take a moment to marvel at the full moon. Do you notice anything different? It's subtle, but on early Monday (Sunday night if you're on the west coast), the full moon should appear a bit darker ...

The heartbroken parents of a beaten-up young musician say their lives have 'changed forever'

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 14:11
The tragic parents of a young musician who was beaten to death have told how their lives have been permanently changed by the crime of violence. Gavin O'Connor, 22, died nine years ago in a head-on collision with his own car. The young man was a ...

NASA starts assembling Artemis Space Launch System rocket

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 14:05
NASA has started assembling the Artemis Space Launch System, marking an important milestone ahead of future missions to the moon. “At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, engineers lowered the first of 10 segments into place Nov. 21 for the twin ...

Cretaceous birds were thought to have small bills—except this one

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 13:02
Given the unusual attention granted to turkeys this week, let's talk dinosaurs. Today's birds are, of course, descendants of the only branch of the dino tree that made it through the end-Cretaceous mass extinction. In the dinosaurs' halcyon days, the early birds ...

Earth is 2000 light years closer to the Milky Way's supermassive black hole than previously thought

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 12:59
A new map of the Milky Way created by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan shows Earth is spiraling faster and is 2,000 light years closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy than was previously thought. In 1985, the ...

Covid-19: Don't 'take brakes off' Covid measures, says leading scientist

Health News BBC - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 12:52
Easing rules months before vaccines take effect would be a "huge mistake", Sage expert says.

Full Moon meaning: What is the meaning behind the Beaver Moon's name?

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 12:32
A FULL MOON will arrive tomorrow morning under the guise of November's Beaver Moon - but what is the meaning behind this Full Moon's unusual name? By Sebastian Kettley. 12:32, Sun, Nov 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 12:32, Sun, Nov 29, 2020. Comment ...

Tales of struggling to make ends meet in Appalachia

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 12:03
Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains. Author: Cassie Chambers. Ballantine, 270 pages, $27. Welcome to Cow Creek, Owsley County, in the Eastern Kentucky mountains of Appalachia. This is the true story of one of ...

Mike Lynch's Skywatch: Historic celestial happening in December

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 12:00
This December starts with a full moon in the sky and ends with another full moon. While the first full moon is officially on Nov. 30, for all practical purposes the night sky will be saturated with virtually full moonlight the first several days of December, pretty much ...

Covid-19: Government adviser on vaccine announcement

Health News BBC - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 11:57
A government adviser says there's likely to be news soon, but stresses that a vaccine "mustn't be rushed" because it "has to be safe".

Japanese data relay satellite launched on H-2A rocket – space travel now

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 11:56
Editor's note: The EST (1000 GMT) was updated at 5 a.m. after confirming a successful launch. The Japanese H-2A rocket will take off from the Tanakashima Space Center on Sunday. Credit: MHI. A Japanese satellite designed to transmit data and images ...

Anderson: When did we stop looking to the stars?

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 11:04
The National Science Foundation announced last week that the Arecibo Observatory (aka the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center) would be losing its main telescope and close. Arecibo has been one of the longest-running skywatching operations – it ...

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