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100 million-year-old plesiosaur skeleton discovery 'could hold the key' to prehistoric research

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 08:51
This is the first time the skull, neck and body of a plesiosaur have been found in one piece in Australia. Queensland Museum. CNN ...

Hubble snaps a tiny, ancient-looking galaxy hiding behind a star

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 07:37
Behind the star TYC 7215-199-1 lay a cosmic secret. The bright light was hiding a small, yet exciting galaxy. The dwarf galaxy – which researchers have nicknamed 'Peekaboo' – has now come into view and the Hubble space telescope has snapped a pretty ...

This May Be The Oldest Fragment of Modern Humans in Europe, Or Something Even Rarer

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 06:07
An ancient jawbone previously thought to have belonged to a Neanderthal may force a rethink on the history of modern humans in Europe. A new analysis of the broken mandible reveals that it has nothing in common with other Neanderthal remains.

The Ankylosaur's Club-Tail Wasn't Only Swinging at T. Rex

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 02:08
An illustration of two quadriped dinosaurs with spines on their backs and sledgehammer-like tails. An artist's rendering of Zuul crurivastator, whose name means “Zuul, destroyer of shins,” in battle ...

Jawbone may represent earliest presence of humans in Europe

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 01:03
video: New research conducted by Professor of Anthropology Rofl Quam and graduate student Brian Keeling at Binghamton University sheds new light on the origins of a long-studied mandible fossil. The fossil was discovered in Banyoles, Spain in 1887 and ...

More diagnostic hubs to tackle NHS waiting lists in England

Health News BBC - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 00:16
A taskforce has also been set up to unlock spare beds and theatres in the private sector.

Ankylosaur's tails may have been the original Cretaceous fight clubs

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 00:02
New research indicates that the tail clubs on huge armored dinosaurs known as ankylosaurs may have evolved to whack each other rather than deter hungry predators. This is a complete shift from what was previously believed.

Listen to the Artemis 1 Orion capsule phone home from deep space

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 22:53
On Dec. 3, while Orion was departing its distant retrograde orbit around the moon, the spacecraft was broadcasting its data signal back to ground stations on Earth with the help of NASA's Deep Space Network. One ...

Tiny, hidden galaxy provides a peek into the past

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 22:04
Peeking out from behind the glare of a bright foreground star, astronomers have uncovered the most extraordinary example yet of a nearby galaxy with characteristics that are more like galaxies in the distant, early universe.

How the James Webb Space Telescope captures stunning images of space

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 21:48
Webb is a successor to the still-active Hubble Space Telescope, which launched in 1990. The two are designed to observe different swaths of the electromagnetic spectrum, meaning they each deliver valuable information about celestial phenomena in unique ...

What time will the moon eclipse Mars on Dec. 7?

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 21:31
This week offers an excellent opportunity to view Mars in the night sky as it puts on quite a show for observers on Earth. This week, the Red Planet is at opposition, meaning it forms a straight line with Earth and the sun, with Earth in the middle.

NASA Test New Robotic Arm System Functional in Minus 280 Degrees Fahrenheit

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 21:26
With future Artemis missions in mind, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California is testing new technology that could be beneficial for the cold temperatures on the moon and Mars. According to Monday's announcement, the Cold ...

SpaceX Florida launches and booster landings delayed

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 19:50
Up first is OneWeb Launch 15, a mission slated to take 40 of the company's internet-beaming satellites from Kennedy Space Center to low-Earth orbit. Liftoff of Falcon 9 from pad 39A is scheduled for 5:27 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 8, which marks a 48-hour ...

Alberta researchers identify new minerals from meteorite found in Somalia

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 19:42
A University of Alberta analysis has identified two new minerals in a 4.5-billion-year-old space rock found in Somalia. A third new mineral was identified by an American researcher and officially approved on Monday. The 15-tonne meteorite was found by ...

A fierce competition will decide James Webb Space Telescope's next views of the cosmos

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 19:03
JWST had a busy first year in space, but astronomers are already vying for observation time in 2023. By Tatyana Woodall | Published Dec 6, 2022 2:00 PM.

Mars helicopter Ingenuity soars higher than ever on 35th Red Planet flight

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 18:42
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter keeps raising the bar for Red Planet flight. The 4-pound (1.8 kilograms) Ingenuity soared 46 feet (14 meters) above Mars' red dirt on Saturday (Dec. 3), setting a new altitude record on its 35th off-Earth flight.

Orion Spacecraft Completes Final Moon Flyby

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 18:27
“The lunar flyby enabled the spacecraft to harness the moon's gravity and slingshot it back toward Earth for splashdown,” NASA administrator Bill Nelson said in a statement. Orion's current trip is a test flight that ...

Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft captures moon craters in stunning flyby footage (video)

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 18:25
Space fans, get your telescopes ready. The Orion spacecraft released a fresh video showing two humongous lunar craters during a close Artemis 1 flyby on Monday (Dec. 5). You can likely spot these moon monsters with your own gear.

Ruminant inner ear shape records 35 million years of neutral evolution

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 17:15
Here, we use the inner ear morphology of ruminant artiodactyls to test for a deep-time correlation between a low adaptive anatomical structure and both extrinsic and intrinsic variables. We apply geometric morphometric analyses in a phylogenetic frame to X ...

'Tractor beam' style manipulation moves objects without touching them

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 16:46
A new method for moving objects using ultrasound waves could open the door to contactless manipulation of parts in manufacturing and robotics, according to researchers. The technique, developed at the University of Minnesota, builds on previous ...

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