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Japan's Hayabusa-2 Spacecraft Sends Target Markers Toward Asteroid Ryugu

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 23:07
Japan's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft dropped two target markers on asteroid Ryugu's surface on September 16. (Photo Credit: Hayabusa2@JAXA / Twitter). Stay on target. Japan's Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu · Japan's ...

When to see the International Space Station as it passes over New York, NJ, Philadelphia tonight

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 22:12
East Coast skywatchers looking to spot the International Space Station will have the perfect opportunity to do so on Friday night. The station will appear “incredibly bright” over the East Coast on Friday evening, and the mostly cloud-free weather will make ...

A group of archaeologists say that they've found the ancient biblical kingdom of Edom

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 22:07
A team of archaeologists say that they've found the ancient kingdom of Edom. Ditch the fake news ==> Click here to get news you can trust sent right to your inbox. It's free! Remind me — what was Edom? Edom was an ancient kingdom that bordered, and ...

How Your Bottle of Champagne Is Basically an F-16

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 22:06
Pop some champagne! French scientists studying the physics of the effervescent alcohol have found that gases burst out of a popped bottle at speeds similar to those seen in the exhaust of fighter jets. Using high-speed cameras, the team filmed bottles of ...

Searching Beyond Area 51: The Alien Megastructure Star!

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 21:48
Turns Out the Alien Megastructure Star Isn't So Rare After All, So No Matter What, We Won't See Them Aliens Today. Okay, I refuse to write any more about the partygoers down in Nevada for the week. Instead, this afternoon we'll discuss the mysterious alien ...

This wiggly robotic fish could be used as an underwater spy

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 21:33
Oh, this guy? Don't mind him, he's just a normal fish, blending in with his normal fish friends. He's definitely not a robotic yellowfin tuna designed to mimic unique swimming movements. The creation of Tunabot was led by a team from the University of Virginia, ...

NASA news: Stunning portrait of Saturn reveals the Jewel of the Solar System's rings

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 21:32
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun, renowned for its colourful concentric rings. Dubbed by NASA the Jewel of the Solar System, Saturn has been the focus of the space agency's Cassini mission for an incredible 13 years. On Friday, September 20, NASA ...

Huge asteroid that narrowly missed Earth 'slipped through the net', Nasa emails reveal

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 20:55
The largest asteroid to pass as close to the Earth in a century “slipped through” Nasa's detection systems, internal emails reveal. Named 2019 OK by scientists, the asteroid nearly passed by undetected as it came five times closer to Earth than the moon, ...

Stare at this stunning slice of Mars and weep with me

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 20:47
This ESA Mars Express image shows the Terra Sabaea and Arabia Terra regions. It has been turned on its side. The white cap of the north pole is to the left. The original image is oriented with the north pole up. ESA/DLR/FU Berlin. If you need to find me this ...

Babies Born By C-Section Have Less Healthy Gut Bacteria From Mothers

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 20:23
Recent research revealed that a cesarean baby has a lesser amount of good gut bacteria from the mother when compared to a vaginally-delivered baby. Instead of the vital bacteria, microbiome- which helps our body to fight disease- their gut is filled with the ...

India's first attempt to land on the moon appears to have failed

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 20:00
The sun is setting on India's first attempted lunar landing. As night fell over the lunar south pole on September 20, scientists' hopes that the solar-powered Vikram lander would contact Earth before the end of one lunar day have been dashed. Officials at the ...

Look Up! Weather Conditions Ideal to Spot International Space Station Friday

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:59
Make sure to look up Friday night - weather conditions will be ideal to get a glimpse of the International Space Station. According to NASA, ISS is the third brightest object in the sky visible to the naked eye. It should look like an airplane or a very bright star ...

International Space Station to make brilliant pass over East Coast after sunset

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:58
Looking for cool Friday night plans? How about watching the largest spacecraft ever created zip across the sky at 4.76 miles per second? The International Space Station is slated to make a bright pass over the Eastern Seaboard on Friday night, visible from ...

DNA Found in 70000-Year-Old Pinky Bone Gives 1st Glimpse of Ancient Human Relative

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:51
What did prehistoric teens look like? Thanks to some scientists at Hebrew University in Israel, we now have some idea. The researchers were able to reconstruct our human ancestor's face with DNA found in the pinky bone of a 13-year-old girl who died tens ...

Russia and China Are Teaming Up to Explore the Moon

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:51
The first country to land a spacecraft on the moon and the only country to do so since the 1970s are teaming up for a lunar return. In 1966, the Soviet Union made the first soft lunar landing during the Luna 9 mission, which sent the first images from the surface ...

Elon Musk: How SpaceX CEO sent surprise to NASA's International Space Centre

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:47
ELON MUSK once sent astronauts on NASA's International Space Station (ISS) a surprise bag of goodies. By Callum Hoare Callum Hoare. 19:47, Fri, Sep 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 19:51, Fri, Sep 20, 2019. Share. Video Player is loading. Play Video. Play. Mute.

40-Year-Old Radar Data Shows Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier Is Melting Faster Than We Realized

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:40
Professor Dustin Schroeder (foreground) and art historian Jessica Daniel splice 50-year-old film containing radar measurements of Antarctica into a reel in preparation for digital scanning at the Scott Polar Research Institute in the UK. Dustin Schroeder.

Underground Continents May Be As Old As Earth

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:37
Underground continents deep in Earth's belly may have formed when an ancient ocean of magma solidified on the surface of the baby planet 4.5 billion years ago, according to a new study. The finding was detailed in a fascinating story on the American ...

Cancer Cells Have “Unsettling” Ability to Hijack the Brain's Nerves

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:16
MRI scan of patient with a glioma in the parietal lobe of the brain. Credit: Dr. P. Marazzi Getty Images. Advertisement. Tumour cells can plug into—and feed off—the brain's complex network of neurons, according to a trio of studies. This nefarious ability could ...

from champagne bottles can form shock waves like those seen in rocket exhaust

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:01
You may not be able to blast a bottle of champagne off in the backyard, but it turns out that sparkling wine is its own kind of bottle rocket. New high-speed videos reveal that the plume of carbon dioxide released from a popped bottle of bubbly can contain a ...

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