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Space News: Galaxy survives black hole's feast – for now

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 10:34
The extremely active black hole at the galaxy's center is consuming material so fast that the material is glowing as it spins into the black hole's center, forming a luminous quasar. Quasars create intense energy that was thought to halt all star birth and drive a ...

November's Beaver Moon, and other full moon dates for 2020

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 10:32
Dust off those binoculars and keep your eyes on the skies, as the twelfth full moon of 2020 is fast approaching. As one of 13 full moons to admire in 2020, November's moon was dubbed the Beaver Moon by Early Native Americans because beavers typically ...

US Army studies eVTOL acoustics in the quest for silent helicopters

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 10:27
The US Army is working to better understand the acoustic properties of eVTOL aircraft and co-axial rotors as part of efforts to design quieter, stealthier helicopters. Helicopters have many advantages, but one of their more obvious drawbacks is the loud wop ...

Ocean Photographer of the Year Winners and Finalists 2020

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 10:12
The winners and finalists in Oceanographic Magazine's annual Ocean Photographer of the Year awards have been announced. Canadian photographer (and DPG contributor) Nadia Aly was named Ocean Photographer of the Year for her awesome shot of ...

Workman, 25, feared he would lose hand as pole collapsed and severed it at work

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 09:40
A workman feared he would lose his hand after a pole collapsed on it causing a him horrific injuries. Jack Moody was at work when the accident happened and was rushed to hospital in a bid to save his severed hand. The 25-year-old, from Colwyn Bay, ...

Japanese startup to establish lunar lander development hub in the US

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 08:22
Japanese lunar exploration startup Ispace Inc. says it will set up a lunar lander development site in the United States by the end of the year in a bid to deliver payloads, including research equipment, to the moon in support of future NASA missions. The Tokyo ...

Full Beaver Moon will appear tomorrow morning - best time to see it from the UK

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 08:00
If you're a fan of stargazing, make sure you mark tomorrow morning off in your diary. A Full Beaver Moon is set to appear, and you don't want to miss it! The Full Beaver Moon will peak at around 09:30 GMT, but will appear full for several days, according to ...

Catch a lunar eclipse during the full beaver moon this weekend

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 07:58
MUST WATCH. What's in a moon's name? 01:04. (CNN) Take a break from online holiday shopping this weekend to enjoy the full moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse. Both events will be visible early Monday morning. Lunar eclipses can only occur during a full ...

The night sky in December: Martin Lunn from Earby Astronomical Society tells us what to look out for

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 07:55
The Geminids are so called because the meteors all seem to come from the constellation of Gemini the Twins and are special because they are associated not with a comet but with an asteroid called Phaethon.

The Martian chronicles: NM scientist, Larry Crumper, selected to work on Mars rover mission

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 07:02
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Larry Crumpler is in the throes of finishing an upcoming book. This entails long days writing. And plenty more writing and editing. ADVERTISEMENTSkip ................................................................ bright spot Alas, the months-long project is ...

Burj Khalifa sized asteroid to zoom past Earth on Sunday, here's all you need to know

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 05:51
Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building with a height of 829.8 metre and asteroid 2000 WO107, which was discovered in 2000, has a diameter is 820 metre. According to the space agency, the asteroid ...

THIS WEEK @NASA: NASA's Kennedy Space Center Teams “Making Ready” for Artemis I Launch

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 04:33
ABOVE VIDEO: Making ready for the first Artemis mission around the Moon and back, the space station is getting a new doorway to space, and how to know when and where you can look up to spot the station … a few of the stories to tell you about – This ...

Scientists develop method that may lead to more accurate, fast Covid-19 test

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 03:55
Scientists have used nanopores (extremely small pores) and electric current to devise a new method to identify viruses. The method will be a breakthrough in new, fast and accurate tests for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), they claimed. The study ...

Chinese submarine sends first live video back from the bottom of the Mariana Trench

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 03:28
China has live streamed footage of its new manned submersible parked at the bottom of the Mariana Trench as part of a historic mission into the deepest underwater valley on the planet. Key points: Fendouzhe is being used to observe the species that live on ...

NASA begins assembling the rocket for the Artemis moon mission

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 03:21
NASA engineers have started collecting the enormous rocket meant to take the main lady to the moon not long from now as a feature of the Artemis program. Stacking operations began on November 19 with engineers transporting a booster segment from the ...

Follow Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich in Real Time As It Orbits Earth, Gathering Critical Measurements

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 02:57
With NASA's Eyes on the Earth web-based app, you can tag along with the U.S.-European satellite as it orbits the globe, gathering critical measurements of our changing planet. When Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich was encapsulated in the payload fairing of a ...

Letter: Wearing masks is smoke and mirrors

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 02:50
City Council has once again imposed their will on us with the mask ordinance, public pressure seems to always win over science and common sense. In the media there is all sorts of noise regarding the effectiveness of not only masks but the dreaded ...

Asteroid, nearly as big as Burj Khalifa, to fly by earth today

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 02:29
An asteroid named (153201) 2000 WO107, that is more than 800 metre high and over 500 metre wide - bigger than skyscraper Burj Khalifa - will barrel past earth on November 29 and will be closest to our planet at 10.38 am, according to scientists at the ...

Japanese data relay satellite set for launch on H-2A rocket

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 01:43
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Starbirth in spite of feasting black hole prompts galaxy evolution rethink

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 00:23
Astronomers have found a distant galaxy that has managed to continue making new stars despite the presence of a disruptive "cold quasar" raging at its core. The discovery was made using the airborne SOFIA telescope, which, mounted in the side of a ...

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