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THIS WEEK @NASA: New Commercial Docking Port at the Space Station, Orion's Hot Fire Test

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 18:55
ABOVE VIDEO: A new parking spot for future flights to the International Space Station, the sixth meeting of the National Space Council, and work in Ohio on our Moon to Mars effort … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! A New ...

Scientists develop implant to restore sight by stimulating the optic nerve

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 17:41
Blindness is difficult to treat, in part because it can be caused by so many different issues in the eye, the brain, or the optic nerve which connects the two. But recently, scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) have developed a ...

Sky Shorts: Shine on Harvest Moon

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 17:28
According to folklore, the full moon for each month has a special name, which tells us something about that month or season. The full moon for September is most often called the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that falls closest to the ...

Manhattan-sized horde of floating rocks travels across the ocean

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 16:25
Kaboom. Somewhere beneath the waters of the tropical Pacific Ocean, likely around the island of Tonga, a volcano recently erupted. The proof lies in a sprawling raft of extremely lightweight volcanic rock called pumice, which is so porous that it floats.

International Space Station Gets Ready to Dock SpaceX Crew Dragon

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 15:10
Aug 25, 2019 | Florida News, Space News |. International Space Station Gets Ready to Dock SpaceX Crew Dragon. On Wednesday, NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan took a six-and-a-half-hour stroll into space around the International Space ...

When aliens spot Earth, what will they see?

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 14:46
Researchers have made incredible advancements in the detection and study of exoplanets in recent years, spotting literally thousands of new planets and learning tantalizing details about them. Scientists can often tell how warm a planet's surface is, what its ...

A colossal new planet was discovered by astronomers. It's roughly 10 times Jupiter's mass and orbits a very young star

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 14:11
According to new research in Nature, another giant planet has been discovered in the Beta Pictoris system. The planet, dubbed Beta Pictoris c, is nearly ten times the mass of gas giant Jupiter. The giant planet is about as far from its star as the asteroid belt is ...

Delta IV Medium ends 17-Year run with 100% success

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 13:13
The 29th and final Delta IV Medium rocket lofts the second GPS III satellite into space for the United States Air Force. Photo Credit: Scott Schilke / SpaceFlight Insider. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Earlier this week, United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Medium ...

Chandrayaan-2 to land on Moon on September 7; here's how you watch it live with PM Modi

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 13:11
Chandrayaan-2 will soon create history by landing on Moon on September 7, a moment everyone in the country is waiting for with bated breath. People not only in India but across the entire world will be closely watching Chandrayaan-2's successful landing ...

A giant pumice stone floating in the Pacific could help heal Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 12:34
(CNN) A pumice "raft" the size of Manhattan is drifting towards Australia, bringing along with it new marine life that could help with the recovery of the Great Barrier Reef's corals, half of which have been killed in recent years as a result of climate change.

Scientists reveal new information about 'ghost particles' that could help understanding the origin of universe

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 12:06
Scientists have finally measured the mass of the Neutrinos-- known as ghost particles. These are about 10 million times lighter than the mass of an electron. By Tech Desk |New Delhi | Published: August 25, 2019 4:36:03 pm ...

NASA Dangles $7 Billion Carrot for Next Moon Landing

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 12:00
The agency that sent humans to the moon 50 years ago is offering $7 billion to take the first steps for a U.S. return to the lunar surface within five years. NASA is seeking U.S. companies that can deliver cargo, experiments and supplies to a spacecraft named ...

India's Chandrayaan-2 is 2 weeks away from its moon landing

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 11:51
The spacecraft is slowing down for its final orbit, with its next maneuver scheduled for August 28. It's due to land September 7. Details about the mission, plus Chandrayaan-2's first image of the moon, here. arrow. Sharing is caring! 0. Tweet. 0. Share. 0. Pin. 0.

Americans' love of hiking has driven elk to the brink, scientists say

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 11:00
Trail use near Vail, Colorado, has more than doubled since 2009. It's had a devastating impact on a herd of elk. Supported by. SEJ About this content. Christine Peterson. Sun 25 Aug 2019 06.00 EDT Last modified on Sun 25 Aug 2019 06.01 EDT. Share on ...

Russian Spacecraft Mission of Carrying Humanoid Robot Reprogrammed

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 08:48
For Russia, big plans were scheduled to aim one great mission. Some actions involving few faults of a Russian team of scientists made them think twice about their ambitious mission of launching a humanoid robot in space. Soyuz MS-14 a Russian spacecraft ...

NASA's AIRS maps carbon monoxide with Brazilian fire

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 07:47
New data from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument recently maps the movement high in the climate of carbon monoxide related to flames in the Amazon region of Brazil. The instrument maps carbon monoxide at an altitude of 18,000 feet ...

Do we need a backup planet to survive?

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 07:14
New Delhi: Billionaire entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are at the forefront of a new age commercial space exploration programmes and actually working towards building a base station on Moon and ultimately colonising Mars. And it is not just ...

First picture of Moon captured by Chandrayaan 2 revealed

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 06:42
Chandrayaan-2 successfully entered into the Moon's Orbit on Tuesday. It has been reported that the budget of ISRO is less than 20 times that of USA's NASA. ISRO is periodically sharing updates related to it. The progress of Chandrayaan 2 in space is ...

When Neptune got its stunning close-up: The Voyager 2 flyby, 30 years later

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 06:16
(CNN) Thirty years ago, NASA's Voyager 2 mission flew by Neptune, capturing the first close-up images of the blue gas giant. Before this, the eighth planet in our solar system was only known as a fuzzy dot in the distance. And the end of Voyager 2's planetary ...

ISRO releases 1st photo of Moon captured by Chandrayaan-2

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 06:06
This milestone comes shortly after Chandrayaan 2 successfully completed its first orbital manoeuvre on 20th August. The Indian Space Branch ISRO is periodically sharing updates with people. "Mare Orientale basin and Apollo craters are identified in the ...

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