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GMRT discovers oldest known fossil radio galaxy trapped inside cluster of galaxies

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 19:33
The high sensitivity of the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) located near Khodad village, 80 km north of Pune, made detection of these 'fossil lobes' possible through their low radio-frequency radiation. Optical photograph of the cluster of ...

Antarctica's Ice Shelves Could be Melting Faster than We Thought

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 19:02
The model accounts for an often-overlooked narrow ocean current along the Antarctic coast and simulates how rapidly flowing freshwater, melted from the ice shelves, can trap dense warm ocean water at the base of the ice, causing it to warm and melt even ...

Remembering Donald Machholz, 1952 - 2022

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 19:02
One of America's premier comet hunters, Donald Machholz, died on August 9th. According to his wife, Michele, he passed away unexpectedly and swiftly from COVID-19 early that morning. Born in 1952 in Portsmouth, Virginia, Don became interested in ...

How to watch NASA's Artemis 1 moon mission briefings and megarocket rollout next week

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 18:33
NASA's Artemis 1 moon mission is poised to launch a new era of U.S. lunar exploration this month. You can learn the science behind the flight (and watch its towering rocket head to the launch pad) in a series of webcasts next week.

Hubble Spies Celestial Cloudscape That's Pretty as a Painting

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 18:31
Case in point: Hubble delivered a view of the area around Herbig-Haro object HH 505 in the Orion Nebula. It's an image awash in color and curves, like an intense, abstract watercolor painting. The European Space Agency described it as a "celestial ...

SCENE: Perseid meteor shower party tonight

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 18:07
Join the Mason County District Library staff at the Ludington State Park for pre-meteor shower activities. The group will be joined by park interpreter Alan Wernette for a guided tour through the night sky. Bring flashlights.

How to protect your skin in the heat

Health News BBC - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 18:04
Dermatologist Adeline Kikam on coping with conditions that can develop in rising temperatures.

Astronomers find extremely aged remnant of galaxies that influence universe's evolution

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 17:26
The scientists claimed it was the oldest fossil remnant of a radio galaxy found till date. They added that such fossils contained information of how radio galaxies influenced the course of evolution of our universe. Gopal Krishna ...

Brightest stars in the night sky can strip Neptune-sized planets to their rocky cores

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 17:13
Date: August 12, 2022; Source: University of California - Berkeley; Summary: Why are Neptune-sized planets rare among exoplanets discovered to date? A 'warm Neptune' recently found by astronomers around a bright blue A-type star provides a clue.

'Bouncing' universe theory still can't explain what came first

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 17:00
New research highlights a troubling problem with concepts of a cyclical universe that experiences infinitely alternating periods of rapid expansion and contraction, known as 'bouncing universe' models. These bouncing universe models suggest the ...

Astronauts Pack Dragon for Return; Cosmonauts Practice Spacewalk

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 16:37
Skin healing processes and spacewalk preparations filled the work schedule aboard the International Space Station on Friday. The Expedition 67 crew members are also readying a U.S. space freighter for its return to Earth next week.

World's biggest ice sheet could cause massive sea rise without action: study

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 16:22
Researchers at Durham University concluded that if global greenhouse emissions remain high, the melting East Antarctica Ice Sheet (EAIS) could cause nearly half a meter of sea-level rise by 2100. Their analysis was published in the scientific journal ...

On our bookshelf

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 16:15
Women have been earning PhDs in astronomy since 1893, and their professional lives and research topics have been many and varied — there is no single 'women in astronomy' experience. In The Sky Is for Everyone, astronomers Virginia Trimble and David ...

Remains of small armor-plated dinosaur unearthed in Argentina

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 15:46
The scientists said Jakapil marks a first-of-its-kind discovery of an armored dinosaur from the Cretaceous in South America. Image: Jakapil kaniukura. Holotype of Jakapil kaniukura's postcranial bones.via Nature.com. Link copied.

Interstellar meteorite may be awaiting discovery on the sea floor

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 15:31
Astronomers who claim to have spotted an interstellar meteor hitting Earth are trying to raise $1.6 million to mount an expedition to search for fragments that may remain on the sea floor north of Papua New Guinea. But the claim – which was endorsed by ...

Spiritual Insights from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 15:04
These infrared images of the deep universe revealed a marvelous landscape of stars, nebulae, galaxies, and countless other bizarre and wonderful cosmic phenomena. Like most everyone else on the planet with an internet connection ...

Sturgeon supermoon stuns viewers around the world (photos)

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 14:28
supermoon while it was setting behind the St. Peter's Dome and Basilica in Rome, Italy," Masi wrote in a statement. (You can see the picture just above.).

The Sky This Week: Mighty Saturn reaches opposition

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 14:22
The Perseid meteor shower peaks today with a still nearly Full Super Moon in the sky, which will make viewing all but the brightest fireballs difficult. For those at mid-northern latitudes or higher, the radiant in Perseus is always or nearly always above ...

Did giant meteorite impacts create the continents?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 12:57
Giant meteorite impacts: View of Earth from space focused on Australia. A new study boosts the claim that giant meteorite impacts created Earth's continents billions of years ago. Western Australia was the site of the study, in a place known to be an old ...

Thousands more NHS beds to be created in England this winter

Health News BBC - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 12:38
Health service chiefs have promised some 7,000 extra beds in England to tackle increased demands.

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