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Australian supercomputer produces stunning image of remains of dying star's explosion

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 02:49
Wasim Raja and Pascal Jahan Elahi for the Conversation. Data from Australia's square kilometre array radio telescope was processed by a new supercomputer called Setonix – named after WA's quokka. An image of a supernova remnant.

LANL celebrates 10-year anniversary of Curiosity Rover's exploration of Mars

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 01:51
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Scientists at Los Alamos National Lab work on a lot of different projects, and some of those are on a different planet right now. The Curiosity Rover landed on Mars on Aug. 5, 2012, and last Friday marked the 10-year anniversary for ...

Surprise, Surprise: Subsurface Water On Mars Defy Expectations

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 23:18
A new analysis of seismic data from NASA's Mars InSight mission has revealed a couple of surprises. The first surprise: the top 300 meters of the subsurface beneath the landing site near the Martian equator contains little or no ice.

Excited to see this week's supermoon and meteor shower? Here are the products you need for the best viewing

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 22:50
Unfortunately, the timing of the Sturgeon Moon makes viewing the Perseids less than ideal. Astronomer Bill Cook remarks that the appearance of the full moon reduces the 50-60 shooting stars that Americans would see per hour to about 10-20.

Antarctic sea ice for July 2022 lowest on record

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 22:36
C3S also said that, globally, July 2022 was one of three warmest Julys on record, close to 0.4°C above the 1991-2020 reference period, with much above average temperatures over large parts of land masses in the Northern Hemisphere.

University of Chicago scientists' new method for quantum simulations could lead to breakthroughs

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 22:26
CHICAGO (CBS) -- You may not hear the term "phase transition" in our daily weather forecasts very often, but it's the driving process behind many meteorological concepts and phenomena – from dew points and relative humidity to something as simple as ...

Data from the Curiosity Rover on Mars being studied by University of Calgary scientists

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 22:23
Associate professor Benjamin Tutolo works on an experiment involving clay and the effect Martian water has on it in his University of Calgary lab.

Aging Process, CubeSat Preps, and Space Physics Fill Station Research Schedule

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 22:03
Observations may provide insights into the biological aging process and tissue regeneration possibly informing new ways to keeps astronauts healthy in space and treat medical conditions on Earth. Watkins then spent the afternoon readying cargo packed ...

This month's supermoon will be the last of 2022. When is the Sturgeon supermoon and what is the best time to see it?

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 21:24
This fishy Moon will be the last in a series of supermoons that Australia has seen over the past four months. In fact, Friday's Sturgeon Moon marks the last time Australians will see a supermoon until 2023 ...

What created the continents? New evidence points to giant asteroids

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 21:11
Earth is the only planet we know of with continents, the giant landmasses that provide homes to humankind and most of Earth's biomass. However, we still don't have firm answers to some basic questions about continents: how did they come to be, ...

SpaceX Starlink satellites face Russia space debris 'squalls' in orbit: report

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 21:00
The company, which tracks space objects and generates reports for clients, said pieces of the now-destroyed Cosmos 1408 satellite are lining up with satellites launched in a sun-synchronous orbit, meaning an orbit that keeps the sun at a constant altitude ...

As the search for life beyond Earth continues, some stop to ask if we should

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 20:57
Today, the images from the James Webb Space Telescope are captivating humanity across the globe as we are all seeing the vast depths of outer space for the first time. But Willi Lempert thinks we should reframe ...

New Webb Telescope Target: Possibly the Youngest Exoplanet Ever Detected

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 20:23
Astronomers said Tuesday that the world's largest radio telescope, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in Chile, might've picked up a signal from the youngest exoplanet discovered to date. It's a nascent world thought to have a ...

New image of colliding galaxies previews the fate of the Milky Way

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 20:14
Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. (CNN) A new telescope image showcases two entangled galaxies that will eventually merge into one millions ...

The Year's Final Supermoon Reminds Us Why We Love the Night Sky

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 19:46
OK, then let's go with the very small lunar news: The Sturgeon Moon! It's coming! As has been widely—and somewhat breathlessly—reported all week long, on Thursday, Aug. 11, ...

Softening the steps to gigantism in sauropod dinosaurs through the evolution of a pedal pad

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 19:19
Here, we use finite element analyses to quantify the biomechanical effects of foot skeletal postures with and without the presence of a soft tissue pad in sauropodomorphs. We find that none of the models can maintain bone stresses that fall within optimal ...

Indigenous noble gases in the Moon's interior

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 19:09
The origin of volatiles in the Moon's interior is debated. Scenarios range from inheritance through a Moon-forming disk or “synestia” to late accretion by meteorites or comets. Noble gases are excellent tracers of volatile origins.

Homochirality and chiral-induced spin selectivity: A new spin on the origin of life

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 19:04
It is now generally agreed that any answer to this question must involve an explanation for the emergence of biological homochirality, that naturally appearing biomolecules from organisms occur with a particular handedness (enantiomeric form), for example, ...

Meteor shower, supermoon will brighten Thursday's night sky — but that's a problem

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 19:01
Meteor activity will continue to increase leading up to Thursday, and its peak will coincide with a full supermoon. The moon will rise as the sun sets Thursday and its light will wash out many of the dimmer meteors, significantly reducing the number of ...

Modern and Ancient Crickets May Sing the Same Song

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 19:00
With a one-of-a-kind museum specimen, researchers recreated the chirp of ancient cricket relatives that droned alongside the dinosaurs. Send any friend a story.

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