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How scientists tested the supersonic dynamic characteristics of the Tianwen-1 Mars Entry Capsule

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 16:29
The Tianwen-1 Mars entry capsule successfully landed on the surface of Mars in southern Utopia planitia on May 14th, 2021 at 23:18 UTC. One of the biggest challenges it faced is that a typical blunt body such as the capsule suffers dynamic instability ...

NASA Solar Sail Mission to Chase Tiny Asteroid After Artemis I Launch

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 16:04
NEA Scout will visit an asteroid estimated to be smaller than a school bus – the smallest asteroid ever to be studied by a spacecraft. Launching with the Artemis I uncrewed test flight, NASA's shoebox-size Near-Earth Asteroid Scout will chase down what ...

NASA's Hubble Spots Black Hole Burping Out Baby Stars

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 15:38
Alongside distant planets and fascinating space nebulae, astronomers have also used Hubble to analyze black holes. Among all the known entities of the universe, black holes are the most fascinating. It's a section of outer space ...

Earth's core cooling faster than expected, new study finds

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 15:20
(NewsNation Now) — The Earth's core is cooling faster than anticipated — an alarming finding, but one that's not likely to impact humans' immediate future, according to a new study published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Covid-19: High-risk patients getting new treatments

Health News BBC - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 15:00
Some 350 NI patients received the drugs at home or at an outpatient service in the past month.

Satellites show 'mega-iceberg' released 152 billion tons of fresh water into ocean as it scraped past South Georgia

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 14:55
In July 2017, the A68A iceberg snapped off the Larsen-C Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula and began its epic 3.5-year, 4,000-km journey across the Southern Ocean. At 5719 square kilometers in extent—one-quarter the size of Wales—it was the biggest ...

Scientists pinpoint when the Sun will explode and kill everyone

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 14:53
SET your calendars, because scientists think they've worked out when the Sun will die and take everyone with it. Of course, we needn't actually worry, as our burning star is still considered very young, so all is fine for us. We need not worry for now.

Capturing all that glitters in galaxies with NASA's Webb Telescope

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 14:50
Spirals on cosmic scales—as seen in galaxies—are even more arresting, not only for their beauty, but also for the overwhelming amount of information they contain. How do stars and star clusters form? Until recently, a complete answer used to lie out of ...

Update on Yutu-2 rover findings from far side of the moon

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 14:48
China's National Space Administration launched its Chang'e 4 robotic space mission in December of 2018—the spacecraft entered lunar orbit several days later and the Yutu-2 rover touched down on the surface on January 3. The landing site was an eastern part ...

Buzz Aldrin turns 92, oldest of remaining moonwalkers

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 14:42
At age 39, as a member of Apollo 11, he joined Armstrong stepping foot on the moon after they landed in the Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969. He spent one hour and 33 minutes outside the spacecraft.

40 quintillion stellar-mass black holes are lurking in the universe, new study finds

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 14:08
By tracking the evolution of stars in our universe they estimated how often the stars — either on their own, or paired into binary systems — would transform into black holes, said first author Alex Sicilia, an astrophysicist at the International School of ...

Massive iceberg A68A released 152 billion tonnes of fresh water into ocean, study reveals

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 14:04
A giant tabular iceberg named A68A, which was adrift in the South Atlantic was calved from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf in July 2017 and reportedly by April 2021, it vanished. Now a new report sheds light upon the melting speed of the giant iceberg ...

Chinese satellite narrowly avoids collision with debris from Russian explosion

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 13:55
The “extremely dangerous encounter” took place on Tuesday, when China's Tsinghua Science Satellite missed a piece of debris from the Russian test by 14.5 metres, said China's National Space Debris Monitoring Centre, an arm of the country's National Space ...

New electron microscopy technique could shortcut the development of vaccines and monoclonal antibody therapies

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 13:12
Date: January 19, 2022; Source: Scripps Research Institute; Summary: A new method identifies specific antibodies in immune responses to vaccination or infection in fraction of time needed for traditional approach. Share: FULL STORY ...

Care home staff jailed for degrading acts to vulnerable man

Health News BBC - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 12:57
They mistreated a vulnerable 54-year-old man they were employed to look after on a seaside break.

China satellite in close encounter with Russian debris

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 12:16
A Chinese satellite had a near collision with one of the many chunks of debris left by the fallout of a recent Russian anti-satellite missile test, state media reported. Moscow blew up one of its old satellites in November in a missile test that ...

Public told not to delay cancer check-ups

Health News BBC - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 12:05
NHS chiefs are worried pressures on the NHS may deter people coming forward with symptoms.

Pig Kidneys Transplanted to Human in Milestone Experiment

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 12:00
In late September 2021 a team of researchers transplanted a gene-edited pig's two kidneys into the body of a person who had undergone brain death (the irreversible loss of all brain function) in a procedure designed to fully simulate clinical ...

US researchers test pig-to-human transplant in donated body

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 12:00
In this photo provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, surgeons prepare to transplant kidneys from a genetically modified pig into the body of a deceased recipient in September 2021. The experimental procedure was a step-by-step rehearsal ...

A wearable COVID tracker? This clip-on accessory can detect the virus

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 11:29
You may soon be able to get a wearable device that would help alert you to potential COVID-19 exposure. Today, we usually only learn about exposure to COVID when we find out someone we've been in contact has tested positive or symptoms of our own arise ...

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