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In 2019, high-profile SpaceX, Boeing and ULA missions will turn all eyes to the Space Coast

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 22:24
Though the Space Coast can expect to see fewer rocket launches this year, the potency of upcoming missions will turn all eyes toward the Eastern Range as teams inch closer to the first crewed missions to the International Space Station from American ...

2019 Guide To Meteor Showers, Lunar Eclipse, Supermoons In NH

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 22:24
The Quadrantids meteor shower kicks off 2019, which will have also have three supermoons and a total lunar eclipse. By Jean Dubail, Patch National Staff | Jan 1, 2019 5:00 pm ET | Updated Jan 1, 2019 5:00 pm ET ...

Ultima Thule Looks Like a Bowling Pin in Space in New Horizons Flyby Photo

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 18:36
The most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft looks a lot like a bowling pin, or perhaps a chicken drumstick. Early this morning (Jan. 1), NASA's New Horizons probe cruised past Ultima Thule, a small body that lies about 4 billion miles (6.4 ...

A 'super blood wolf moon' and five eclipses are among 2019's major astronomy events

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 16:09
(CNN) -- Stargazers around the world, rejoice! The universe is about to give you an exciting astronomical year. 2019 is featuring five eclipses, a rare planet transit, one of the best meteor showers and a super blood wolf moon, but the fun doesn't stop ...

Rocket Launches, Trips to the Moon and More Space and Astronomy Events in 2019

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 07:34
Just as we've caught our breaths from 2018's exciting and very busy year in space and astronomy, 2019 is already off to a rapid start.

NASA spacecraft opens new year at tiny, icy world past Pluto

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 06:58
LAUREL, Md. - The NASA spacecraft that yielded the first close-up views of Pluto opened the new year at an even more distant world, a billion miles beyond.

New Horizons Spacecraft Completes Flyby of Ultima Thule, the Most Distant Object Ever Visited

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 05:56
LAUREL, Md. - Midnight at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory looked like any other New Year's Eve party around the world.

Queen rockstar unleashes badass space song about mysterious world of Ultima Thule

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 05:21
Queen rocker Brian May used to beg his parents to stay up late, so he could learn about the stars. Now six decades later, the guitar legend turned astrophysicist has released an arena rock song composed for both the farthest away object humanity has ...

2019 China science look-ahead: from moon landing to an AI arms race, four things to expect in the year ahead

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 05:09
The Chang'e-4 lunar module is poised to land on the dark side of the moon, and China's giant space telescope will formally begin operating this year; The country is likely to step up efforts to develop its AI capabilities, but on another front - human ...

Follow NASA's New Horizons Mission as It Heads for New Year's Flyby With Ultima Thule

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 05:03
[Update: Read Times coverage of the aftermath of the New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule here.] LAUREL, Md. - NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which flew past Pluto in 2015, will zip past another icy world nicknamed Ultima Thule on New Year's Day, ...

Meteor showers that will light up night skies in 2019

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 03:12
All year long as Earth revolves around the sun, it passes through streams of cosmic debris. The resulting meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you're lucky you might be able to catch one.

"Mother Of Hubble" Nancy Grace Roman's Work Will Outlive Her

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 02:51
The astronomical community marked the passing of former NASA Chief of Astronomy Nancy Grace Roman earlier this week. Roman, who founded the agency's program for space astronomy in 1959 and played a central role in planning and developing the ...

Cosmologists claim universe is riding on an expanding bubble in an extra dimension

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 02:33
Cosmologists at Uppsala University in Sweden have developed a new model for the structure of the universe. In a new paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, scientists claim the universe is riding on an expanding bubble in an extra ...

Osiris-REX enters close orbit around asteroid Bennu

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 02:31
At 2:43 p.m. EST on December 31, while many on Earth prepared to welcome the New Year, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, 70 million miles (110 million kilometers) away, carried out a single, eight-second burn of its thrusters - and broke a space ...

Thinking Seriously about Fixing Global Warming

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 01:18
GELFAND'S WORLD--There is a building consensus among both Democrats and Republicans that climate change is real and that something should be done about it.

Why cheese is no longer my friend

Health News BBC - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 00:39
Self-confessed cheese addict Tim Samuels discovered his favourite food needs a health warning.

What's In the Sky: Cold January nights great for watching the sky

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 22:22
#Happy New Year! #It's 2019, and we had a great sight to start the year on New Year's Day morning. The waning crescent Moon was low in the southeast, with bright Venus right below it, and Jupiter below and to the left of both.

Record Breaker! NASA Probe Slips into Orbit Around Asteroid Bennu

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 22:13
A NASA asteroid-sampling probe has begun circling its space-rock target, setting a new record for the smallest body ever orbited by a spacecraft.

Rare 'super blood Moon' eclipse to put on stunning display in January: What to know

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 21:54
Stargazers will witness a trifecta of lunar events in the New Year - a total lunar eclipse, a super blood Moon and a "Wolf Moon," a nickname for a full Moon that appears in the middle of winter.

Mysterious deep space world Ultima Thule already looks weird — and we've only had a glimpse

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 21:17
Ultima Thule - an uncharted world over 4 billion miles away - is coming into view. On Monday, planetary scientists released a fuzzy image of Ultima Thule, snapped the day prior by the New Horizons exploration spacecraft from some 1.2 million miles away.

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