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Hubble Space Telescope photo shows star-studded globular cluster near Milky Way's core

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/21/2022 - 12:04
A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope captures a star-studded cluster in the constellation Sagittarius. This stellar grouping, known as globular cluster NGC 6540, shines brightly with ​​tens of thousands to millions of stars tightly bound ...

Diversity among reptiles a result of global warming 250 years ago, finds study

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/21/2022 - 06:37
Researchers, as part of the study, laid out vast anatomical changes that took place in many reptile groups, including the forerunners of crocodiles and dinosaurs, in direct response to major climate shifts concentrated between 260 to 230 million years ago.

Those strange lights in the sky over Portland will be back Sunday night

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/21/2022 - 04:09
It looked long and thin, definitely not a comet or other natural celestial phenomenon. In fact, it looked more like a train made of fluorescent light fixtures than anything else. Was it aliens?

This Is The First Plant We Should Grow on Mars, New Study Finds

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/21/2022 - 01:00
As you'll know if you've seen Matt Damon's struggles in the movie The Martian, the landscape of the red planet could in theory grow crops, a possibility backed by NASA experiments.

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship returns to Earth from space station

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/20/2022 - 23:38
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship returned to Earth with an ocean splashdown on Saturday (Aug. 20) carrying tons of science gear from the International Space Station. The uncrewed Dragon space capsule splashed down off the coast of Florida on time at 2:53 ...

New Study Reveals The Potentially Fiery Fate of Inner-Venus Asteroid 'Ayló'chaxnim

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/20/2022 - 23:00
There are a heck of a lot of asteroids in the Solar System that orbit the Sun. We know of around 1 million. And almost all of those asteroids are beyond the orbit of Earth, in the farther reaches of the mid- and outer-Solar System.

NMSU professor awarded NASA grant, research may show how Pluto was formed

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/20/2022 - 15:42
Wladimir Lyra in front of a portrait of Clyde Tombaugh in the Astronomy building. Lyra. LAS CRUCES - In 2019, the New Horizons spacecraft flew by a snowman-shaped object within ...

ESA Astronaut Mogensen to Embark on Huginn Mission to ISS

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/20/2022 - 12:42
Portrait of ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen is his blue flight suit with the ESA patch and Danish flag. (Credit: ESA/NASA). PARIS (ESA PR) — ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen of Denmark is set to return to the International Space Station for his first ...

Voyager turns 45: What the iconic mission taught us and what's next

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/20/2022 - 11:02
In addition to making groundbreaking discoveries, the Voyager mission helped scientists determine what merited deeper exploration. The mission revealed Jupiter to be an incredibly complex planet, thus spurring NASA to launch the Galileo mission in 1989 and ...

X-ray experiment set for 15-minute flight to space to study supernova remnants

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/20/2022 - 11:00
A NASA-funded sounding rocket mission is all set to make a short trip to space to test new technologies and collect new information from remains of an exploded star. The High-Resolution Microcalorimeter X-ray Imaging, or Micro-X, experiment is set to ...

NASA just revealed the wild spots it'll land astronauts on the moon

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/20/2022 - 10:16
The space agency, which plans to return astronauts to the lunar surface in late 2025, revealed 13 landing regions in the moon's South Pole where planetary scientists believe there's nearby water, ice, and other resources lodged in dark, shadowy craters.

SpaceX Dragon Departs Space Station To Return Scientific Cargo to Earth

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/20/2022 - 08:40
PDT) on Friday, August 19, flight controllers on the ground sent commands to release the uncrewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the forward port of the International Space Station's Harmony module. The station was flying about 259 miles over the Pacific ...

The extinct superpredator megalodon was big enough to eat orcas, scientists say

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/20/2022 - 05:09
This illustration depicts a 52-foot Otodus megalodon shark predating on a 26-foot Balaenoptera whale in the Pliocene epoch, between 5.4 to 2.4 million years ago.

Want to help name a planet? Here's your chance

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/20/2022 - 04:03
NEW YORK -- If you ever dreamed of naming a planet, here is your chance. The James Webb Space Telescope is discovering new planets outside our solar system, and now 20 planet names are up for grabs. Here are the rules: You can't name a world after ...

Covid in China: Hippo, fish and crabs get PCR tests

Health News BBC - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 22:26
Officials in the city of Xiamen have ordered PCR tests for seafood after some 40 people got Covid.

SpaceX's Starlink fleet gets 53 new satellites with launch from Florida

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 21:43
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral on the Starlink 4-27 mission. Credit: Michael Cain / Spaceflight Now / Coldlife Photography. Fifty-three new Starlink internet satellites launched Friday from Cape Canaveral aboard a Falcon 9 ...

NASA Selects Four Mission Proposals to Study Stellar Explosions, Galaxies Under Explorers Program

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 21:35
The space agency said Friday two studies will each receive $3 million under the program's Medium Explorer project and two proposals will each secure $750,000 as part of the Explorer Missions of Opportunity segment to carry out nine-month mission concept ...

NASA reveals where it wants the next Americans to land on the moon

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 21:09
NASA has yet to launch the rocket that would carry astronauts to the moon, and it hasn't yet selected the crew that would explore the lunar surface as part of its Artemis program. But it has already identified where on the moon the astronauts would ...

Behold this award-winning image of fungus making a fly its “zombie” slave

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 20:24
The striking photograph above vividly captures the spores of a parasitic "zombie" fungus (Ophiocordyceps) as they sprout from the body of a host fly in exquisite detail. Small wonder it won the 2022 BMC Ecology and Evolution image competition, ...

Extreme climate shifts long ago may have helped drive reptile evolution

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 19:19
A mass extinction 252 million years ago was only one reason Triassic reptiles rose to dominance ... In this artist's rendition, a carnivorous erythrosuchid — a close relative of crocodiles and dinosaurs — hunts tiny gliding reptiles about 240 million years ...

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