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Direct detection of ultralight dark matter bound to the Sun with space quantum sensors

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 16:29
Partly motivated by the NASA Deep Space Atomic Clock and the Parker Solar Probe, we show that space quantum sensors present new opportunities for ultralight dark matter searches, especially for dark matter states bound to the Sun.

More magma found below Yellowstone Caldera than expected

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 16:20
In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes analyzing years of seismic data from the site and building supercomputing models. Kari Cooper with the University of California Davis has published a Perspective piece on the ...

Life just might exist on Mars after all

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 16:03
The red planet may have once been home to an abundance of microbes. New studies suggest it's possible that some hardy microbes managed to survive underground in a frozen state.

Mars may have a huge plume of hot rocks rising towards its surface

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 16:01
A strange system of trenches on Mars may be hiding an enormous plume of molten rock rising from the planet's core. This could upend our ideas of Mars as a mostly geologically static world and explain why so many marsquakes start near these fissures, ...

New species of dinosaur might have dived like a duck to catch its prey

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 15:53
An artist's life reconstruction of the bird-like Cretaceous Period dinosaur Natovenator polydontus, which boasted a streamlined body resembling those of diving birds. (Yusik Choi, illustration via Reuters) ...

Antarctic ice: A better knowledge of the ocean improves the predictability of sea ice variability

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 15:38
Antarctic sea ice deeply affects the global climate in several ways. It regulates the exchanges of heat and gases between the ocean surface and the atmosphere, and drives the formation of the Antarctic Bottom Water that travels over global oceans.

Child aged 12 dies of invasive strep A in London

Health News BBC - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 15:33
A child in London has died of strep A, as experts warn to expect more cases - mostly mild - in coming weeks.

Mars takes center stage during this month's opposition

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 15:29
Naked-eye observers will be able to track the Red Planet as it moves between the horns of Taurus the Bull, becoming the primary beacon in an acute triangle with the reddish stars Betelgeuse and Aldebaran. What's more, the Full Moon will occult Mars the ...

Apollo 17: Inside NASA's Final Moon Landing Mission

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 15:00
The Apollo 17 crew included commander Eugene Cernan, command module pilot Ronald Evans and lunar module pilot Harrison “Jack” Schmitt—the first astronaut originally trained as a scientist to soar into space. A geologist ...

Frozen Forecasts: Searching the Signals of Climate Change

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 14:32
Earlier this year, scientists and engineers from a short, nine-month project called IceCube demonstrated how dozens of small commercial satellites could be used with artificial intelligence to study Antarctic sea ice. A constellation of cubesats ...

School of Mines professor makes breakthrough discovery in nanoscience

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 14:23
An assistant professor at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has made a new discovery in nanoparticle research that could benefit engineering, medicine, computing and more. Shan Zhou works in the Department of Nanoscience and Biomedical ...

Molten rock lurks not far below Yellowstone tourists' feet

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 13:56
The geysers and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park sit atop a shallowly buried chamber of molten rock. The Wyoming park lies above a volcano that exploded in three super-eruptions in the past 2.1 million years, the most recent of which happened ...

Mysteries of universe in focus for South African mega telescope

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 12:57
CARNARVON, South Africa, Dec 5 (Reuters) - South African officials and scientists on Monday celebrated a milestone towards building the world's largest radio astronomy instrument, which is co-hosted with Australia and aims to unlock mysteries of the ...

3 small asteroids set to fly past Earth this Tuesday - NASA

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 12:14
The asteroids in question have been designated 2022 WA6, 2022 WV8 and 2022 WF8, according to the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Twitter Email LinkedIn Whatsapp Facebook. Three small asteroids are ...

Corals' biological clocks can function without algae - study

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 12:11
Marine biologists in Israel and abroad have been warning that coral reefs are doomed because of climatic changes and pollution. But new research at Bar-Ilan University (BIU) has revealed that the biological clock of corals can function even without the ...

After the Artemis I mission's brilliant success, why is an encore 2 years away?

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 12:00
This exploration mission has provided dazzling photos of Earth and the Moon and offered a promise that humans will soon fly in deep space again. So the question for NASA, then, is when can we expect an encore?

Prehistoric 'wonderfully weird beast' Whatcheeria grew big quickly

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 11:07
WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - It looked like a cross between a crocodile and a salamander - and definitely was not an animal to be messed with. Long before the dinosaurs or even the advent of the earliest true amphibians and reptiles, a unique creature ...

Watch as Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft performs crucial maneuver near moon on Monday

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 11:05
NASA's Artemis 1 Orion capsule will perform a crucial engine burn during a flyby of the moon on Monday morning (Dec. 5), and you can follow the action live. The uncrewed Orion ...

Coral's Microbiome “Reshuffles” During Hibernation

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 10:59
Under water, a species of coral – Astrangia poculata – also known as the “northern star coral” similarly experiences a period of quiescence, providing a seasonal reset. Found in the Arctic waters, A. poculata retracts its tentacles, stops eating and goes ...

NASA Artemis I: Orion Spacecraft Experiencing Power Issues

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 09:30
NASA Artemis I – Flight Day 19: Orion Prepares for Close Lunar Flyby, Teams Examining Power Conditioning Issue. On Flight Day 19 of the Artemis I mission, Orion performed the second return trajectory correction burn on Sunday, December 4, at 10:43 a.m. ...

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