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Nanosatellite launch is a big step forward for African space science

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 40 min ago
South African space science had a big day on 13 January 2022. The Cape Peninsula University of Technology, based in Cape Town, launched its third satellite mission into space from the Cape Canaveral rocket launch site in Florida in the US.

Covid travel tests to be axed in England for double vaccinated

Health News BBC - 9 hours 7 min ago
The requirement for those arriving in England to take a test within 48 hours is to be scrapped.

Florida is shark bite capital of the world, according to International Shark Attack File

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 19 min ago
Jeremy Carr, 41, of Stuart, is a lifelong surfer, marine biology graduate and lover of everything that has to do with the water. During a dawn patrol session on Aug. 21, 2021, at one of his favorite surf breaks, Walton Rocks on Hutchinson Island in St.

Scientists make first detection of exotic 'X' particles in quark-gluon plasma

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 28 min ago
(Nanowerk News) In the first millionths of a second after the Big Bang, the universe was a roiling, trillion-degree plasma of quarks and gluons — elementary particles that briefly glommed together in countless combinations before cooling and settling ...

There Might Be a 'Stealth' Subsurface Ocean in Saturn's Death Star Moon

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 29 min ago
On Earth, water is the key to all life, but there doesn't seem to be much of it on other planets… at least at first glance. As we explore more of our solar system, water has been appearing in some surprising places. We now know Mars is not entirely ...

Rippling sand dunes across the floor of a crater at zero longitude on Mars

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 31 min ago
There's no Greenwich Observatory on Mars, so planetary scientists use a crater known as Airy-0 to define zero degrees longitude on the red planet. Airy-0 actually sits within an even larger crater that was originally used to define the prime meridian ...

SpaceX Dragon Capsule to Return to Earth on Monday After Space Station Mission

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 33 min ago
A SpaceX Dragon capsule is due to return to Earth and splash down in the Gulf of Mexico near Panama City, Florida, on Monday afternoon. The spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday morning, having launched up a batch of ...

Watch Perseverance Mars rover spit out a stuck rock after choking on sample

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 56 min ago
NASA's Perseverance rover managed to spit out pieces of rock that had been blocking its Mars-sampling gear since late December. Although the un-choking procedure hadn't been previously tested, the engineers on the Mars mission found it was rather ...

Mega Iceberg – One of the Largest on Record – Released 150 Billion Tons of Freshwater Near Island

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 19 min ago
In July 2017, a giant iceberg, named A-68, snapped off Antarctica's Larsen-C ice shelf and began an epic journey across the Southern Ocean. Three and a half years later, the main part of iceberg, A-68A, drifted worryingly close to South Georgia.

Mysterious X-Particles Detected In Plasma Mimicking Moments After The Big Bang

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 23 min ago
As is the case for much in particle physics, the X particles cannot be detected directly – but the paper claims the expected products from their decay were recorded using CERN's Large Hadron Collider in 2018. It has ...

NASA Will Give You $1 Million, For Winning Ideas On Astronaut Food In Deep Space

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 25 min ago
As NASA is leaving no stone unturned to send humanity to the deepest parts of space, they've stumbled across looking for sustainable solutions for an important source of energy for astronauts -- food. Humans on Mars Sci-News.

Earth's interior is cooling faster than expected, study notes

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 29 min ago
Researchers are yet to find answers about the rate at which Earth cooled and whether there could be a complete cooling of the planet's interior. The international team measured the radioactive thermal conductivity of bridgmanite in the laboratory ...

Physicists Keep A Bubble From Popping For Record-Breaking 465 Days

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 37 min ago
When you blow a bubble, it's expected to pop very quickly. They are, after all, fragile creations, where many peculiar physics effects come together in a little shimmery shell. However, a team of physicists has now made one last for a whopping 465 days ...

The James Webb Space Telescope glides to its deep-space parking spot today!

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 49 min ago
NASA will not be broadcasting from mission control during the burn, as the agency did for some previous key milestones. However, NASA plans to carry several follow-up events live today after executing the crucial burn at about 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT).

NASA's new space telescope nears destination in solar orbit

Google Science Feeds - 12 hours 16 min ago
Jan 24 (Reuters) - NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, designed to give the world an unprecedented glimpse into the earliest stages of the universe, neared its gravitational parking space on Monday in orbit around the sun, almost 1 million miles from ...

Lobe on the Surface of Mars Hides Something Vital Underneath

Google Science Feeds - 12 hours 24 min ago
That isn't stopping Mars geeks from continuously looking at the planet with hope in their eyes, and from jumping from the edge of their seats every time something that looks remotely similar to what intelligence would do surfaces.

Nasa spots solar explosion with the potential to cause radio blackouts on Earth

Google Science Feeds - 12 hours 53 min ago
Nasa has caught sight of an explosion more than 100 million km from Earth. The explosion was a solar flare — a powerful burst of energy on the sun— that was caught by Nasa's sun-observing Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) on January 20.

St Neots rower with incurable cancer breaks Atlantic record

Health News BBC - 13 hours 40 min ago
Kat Cordiner and friends knock seven days off the previous female trio record.

Five Ways Climate Change Increases The Threat Of Tsunamis, From collapsing Ice Shelves To Sea Level Rise

Google Science Feeds - 13 hours 41 min ago
The enormous eruption of the underwater volcano in Tonga, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, triggered a tsunami that reached countries all around the Pacific rim, even causing a disastrous oil spill along 21 beaches in Peru.

Big plans for SpaceX

Google Science Feeds - 15 hours 13 min ago
SpaceX is leading in crewed missions. This year marks the 20th anniversary since the founding of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., and what was once a plucky space startup struggling to launch its first rocket has ...

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