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Blast off! Homemade rocket ship launches in Alberta to mark Apollo 11 anniversary

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 15:08
People in southern Alberta had their eyes to the sky this weekend, trying to spot a rocketship travelling more than a thousand metres in the air. A group of Calgarians calling themselves Kronos Pente drove a few hours south to launch a functional 1:20 scale ...

Who will wake up from a coma? Electrical jolts in the brain offer hints

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 15:03
Researchers may have found a way to detect inklings of consciousness in comatose and vegetative patients just days after they experience a brain injury—and it appears the method may help predict which patients will rouse and recover in the months ...

Armed and ready: Mars 2020 rover is fitted with its robotic arm

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 14:55
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory continues to make progress on preparing the Mars 2020 rover for its upcoming mission. Recently the rover had its six wheels fitted so it can traverse the Martian surface, and now it has had its robotic arm installed as well.

See ringed planet Saturn at its best in July 2019

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 14:03
As July opens, any observer in Western Europe with a clear sky around local midnight cannot fail to notice the conspicuous 'star' that is Jupiter low in the south. If you're still up around 1am, take a look about a span-and-a-half of an outstretched hand at arm's ...

NASA to Send Dragonfly on Titan

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 13:45
NASA will be sending a flying robot to Titan. As you probably already know, Titan is the largest moon of Saturn, and, apparently, organic molecules rain down from the sky, then they go to lakes made out of liquid methane. The mission is named Dragonfly and ...

When CubeSats meet asteroid

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 13:35
ESA's Hera mission for planetary defence, being designed to survey the smallest asteroid ever explored, is really three spacecraft in one. The main mothership will carry two briefcase-sized CubeSats, which will touch down on the target body. A French team ...

Rocket Lab successfully launches seventh Electron mission, deploys seven satellites to orbit

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 13:33
A Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle has successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula at 04:30 UTC, Saturday 29 June 2019 (16:30 NZST). The Make It Rain mission launched seven satellites to orbit for rideshare and ...

Alabama and its rocket put Apollo 11, first man on the moon

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 13:21
A Saturn V rocket developed at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., lifts off on a mission to the Moon. America is celebrating during July the 50th anniversary of the first landing. Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon on ...

Astronomers Without Borders Giving Away Free Eclipse Glasses

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 13:02
For the total solar eclipse on July 2, the nonprofit group Astronomers Without Borders is handing out free, recycled eclipse glasses to provide skywatchers a safe way to watch the moon cross in front of the sun. After the Great American Eclipse on Aug.

Celebrate the Promise of Planetary Defense This Asteroid Day

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 13:02
The quest to protect Earth from threatening asteroids is about to get a boost, as "an absolute flood of new observations" comes from a new telescope designed to scan the sky, says Ed Lu, co-founder of the B612 Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to ...

Solar Eclipse 2019 in Chile: Chasing Totality in the Atacama Desert

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 13:02
To watch the total solar eclipse of July 2, 2019, I set out to the Atacama Desert in Chile, where totality will make its first landfall in South America. On the day of the eclipse, I'll be making the 90-mile (150 kilometers) drive up from La Serena, Chile to the La Silla ...

Explore The Moon At The Met's Multimedia Journey Through Space Rocketing Back To Birth Of Photography In 1839

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 12:30
Protein pills and helmets optional. Let The Metropolitan Museum of Art take you to the moon from the birth of photography in 1839 through present day. Feting the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, The Met will display more than 170 ...

The Truth About NASA's Plan to "Privatize the Space Station"

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 11:33
How much would you pay for a month aboard the Interenational Space Station -- and will your employer cover the cost? Rich Smith. (TMFDitty). Jun 30, 2019 at 6:33AM. "NASA, floundering under the weight of its promise to return to the Moon by 2024, has ...

Astronomers discover precise location of cosmic radio waves

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 10:40
In a first, Australian scientists have determined the precise location of a powerful one-off burst of cosmic radio waves. The discovery was made with Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope of the Commonwealth Scientific and ...

Astronomy: Apollo 11 is worthy of tribute, but let's look forward, too

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 10:07
July 20 is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by NASA's Apollo 11 mission. For those who were alive back then, it was a time of immense national pride. For the first time in history, humans had walked on the surface of an astronomical body other than ...

The sky in July, Saturn joins Jupiter

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 10:06
Early stargazing in July is always a wonderful time. Even though you can't get started until late in the evening, you can catch the wonderful heavenly show without freezing. Stargazing this July is extra special because Saturn and Jupiter, the biggest planets in ...

The 1969 moon landing – a look backward, and a look forward

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 10:03
It was the Summer of '69, and I was living in Rhode Island, about to enter my freshman year of high school. On a warm July night, I sat in a living room with no air conditioning, watching on a black-and-white TV as Neil Armstrong came down the ladder of the ...

LiFi Would Be The Next Wireless Protocol, By 100 Times Faster Than WiFi

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 09:26
A word that seems strangely familiar, LiFi, is a form of technology that may see widespread use soon. You may confuse it with WiFi, but no, they are not the same, in fact, LiFi is the big brother in the family. In this article, you will find out just what is LiFi, as well ...

NASA reveals it will need as much as $30 BILLION to get to the moon by 2024

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 08:03
Reality is setting in on an ambitious project to put astronauts back on the moon, which NASA says will cost tens of billions of dollars. According to a report from CNN, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the agency will need to summon between $20 ...

Total Solar Eclipse 2019: How and when to see the Moon block out the Sun

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 08:00
Sky watchers are in for a treat this week, as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, resulting in a Total Solar Eclipse. This will be the first Total Solar Eclipse since August 2017, when millions of people in the United States were able to witness the ...


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