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How to Watch SpaceX Launch NASA Astronauts on the Crew-5 Mission to ISS

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 18:07
With Hurricane Ian heading up the Atlantic coast, NASA and SpaceX are looking to get their next big mission off the ground in Florida as early as Tuesday. The Crew-5 mission will send NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada to the International ...

Your Stargazing Calendar for October 2022

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 18:03
The night sky will be packed with two meteor showers, a partial lunar eclipse, a full Hunter Moon, and more. By Tim Newcomb Published: Sep 30, 2022.

Hubble Space Telescope spots protective shield against greedy Milky Way

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 18:02
An odd shield of supercharged gas protects dwarf galaxies from being ripped apart by the gravitational pull of the Milky Way, 30 years' worth of observations by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal. For years, astronomers have struggled to explain why the ...

Study offers clues to super-agers' brilliant brains

Health News BBC - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 18:00
New research finds a link between larger neurons and exceptional cognitive ability in old age.

Drawing data at the nanometer scale

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 17:58
A method to draw data in an area smaller than 10 nanometers has been proposed in a recent study published in Physical Review Letters. A joint research team led by Professor Daesu Lee (Department of Physics) of POSTECH, Professor Se Young Park ...

Fingerprint of the Universe's First Stars Might Lie Near a Black Hole

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 17:58
Scientists may have found chemical proof of the universe's first stars, also known as Population III stars, lurking in a distant quasar. Why it matters. Population III stars have never been seen by humanity, but they could be key for understanding the ...

NASA's Juno Delivers Closest Photos of Jupiter Moon Europa in Years

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 17:53
Here's a version of one of Juno's raw images of Jupiter's moon Europa as seen by the spacecraft on Sept. 29, 2022. NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Image processing by Amanda Kooser/CNET.

Mystery of Hidden Liquid Water on Mars Takes Intriguing New Turn

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 17:50
Something's going on under the frozen south polar ice cap on Mars, but scientists can't agree on what. A new study revisits the idea that Mars is hiding liquid water under all that ice. It's an exciting concept, though it's far from settled.

'Shiny, sparkly object' in James Webb space image

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 16:48
Astronomers have made a sparkling discovery in what was the very first full-colour image released from the new super space telescope James Webb. The picture, presented to the world in July by US President Joe Biden, shows a fantastically deep view of ...

Black and Asian infected blood victims feel let down, inquiry told

Health News BBC - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 16:47
Witnesses say medical staff did not believe they were infected with hepatitis C in the UK.

Marine ice sheets were decisive in the acceleration of global warming

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 16:37
The intensity and rate of melt during the penultimate ice melting was much higher than previously thought, according to a study published in the journal Nature Communications. According to conclusions of the study, in this climate change ...

Star Trak: 4 planets and a meteor shower will be visible in October night skies

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 16:09
Saturn will be a fine sight each evening in October, especially for observers with telescopes. The planet will be easy to spot 30 degrees high in the southern sky during the first few hours of darkness, and it won't set until 3 a.m. early in the month ...

Advanced AI discovers a treasure trove of gravitational lenses

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 16:00
Advanced artificial intelligence has identified thousands of possible "gravitational lenses" — warps in space-time predicted by Albert Einstein — promising to enhance our understanding of dark matter and the evolution of galaxies.

Study of meteorites suggests Earth's composition was changed by collisional erosion

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 15:40
The characteristics of such collisions are believed to play a role in the resulting makeup of the resulting planets, such as their tilt angle. Prior research has also shown that Earth has a core of iron and nickel—surrounding that is a layer of iron ...

Covid infections rise by 14% in a week in UK

Health News BBC - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 13:35
But there is no clear evidence of an autumn wave starting, says the Office for National Statistics.

Molly Russell: Social media a factor in teenager's death, coroner says

Health News BBC - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 13:14
The death of Molly Russell "should send shockwaves through Silicon Valley", the NSPCC's chief says.

Fresh Images Reveal Fireworks from DART's Asteroid Impact

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 13:01
Telescopes in space and across Earth captured the spectacular aftermath of NASA's DART spacecraft crashing into the asteroid Dimorphos on 26 September. The smash-up was “the first human experiment to deflect a celestial body”, says Thomas Zurbuchen, ...

This spider literally flips for its food

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 12:02
For one tiny Australian spider, somersaulting is the secret to taking on ants twice its size. Ants — armed with powerful jaws and sometimes chemical weapons — are so dangerous to spiders that fewer than 1 percent of arachnids attempt to hunt the ...

518-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Worm Sheds Light on Modern Species

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 10:43
Key Points: A well-preserved fossilized worm dating from 518-million-years-ago resembles the ancestor of three major groups of living animals. Thanks to the fossils, the paleontologists have pieced together how brachiopods evolved to have two shells ...

This Week's Sky at a Glance, September 30 – October 8

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 09:39
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30. □ At dusk this evening the crescent Moon shines in the southwest only about 2° from Antares (for North American viewers), as shown below. As always, the Moon's configuration with stars nearby may differ a bit depending on your ...


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