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Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 17:17
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second (or nearly 1 million miles per hour), they enrich the Moon's surface in ingredients that could make water, NASA scientists have found.

Israel could become fourth country to reach the moon with space shot this week

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 17:00
TEL AVIV - Israel is aiming to become the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon with the scheduled launch Thursday from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Nephew, 5, inspires hairdresser's Spargoland 'sensory' salon

Health News BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:08
A hairdresser says his five-year-old nephew, who has cerebral palsy, inspired his specialist salon.

NASA's New Mars InSight Weather Station Detects Bizarre Infrasound

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 06:59
NASA's first 24 hour Mars weather station has detected an unexplained, low-frequency infrasound. The infrasound was detected some 72 hours ago as it swept past a suite of detectors atop the InSight Mission lander, Cornell University planetary scientist ...

Keen stargazers enthralled with super moon

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 06:54
According to NASA, a super moon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest to the earth and also coincides with a full moon. Tuesday's night supermoon is the closest it will get to the Earth's orbit this year - approximately 360,000km.

China space ambitions move into higher orbit with solar-powered space station

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 06:46
Following its successful venture to the far side of the Moon, China's space ambitions are moving into a higher orbit. The Chinese space agency will now be focusing to build a solar-powered space station.

NASA developing models to predict conflicts among crew members for manned Mars missions

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 06:25
Scientists are studying the behaviour of analogue astronaut crews on mock missions, complete with isolation, sleep deprivation, specially designed tasks and mission control.

State & Union: This month's supermoon biggest of the year

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 06:24
This month's full supermoon, which peaked earlier Tuesday, resulted from this month's full moon coincides with the point in orbit in which the moon is closest to Earth, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.

6 signs of climate change and why it's already here

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 01:44
Scientists first became aware of a potentially warming world as far back as the 1970s, and the alarm bells really began sounding in the early 2000s, but no decisive action by the governments of the world's biggest carbon polluters, like the U.S.

Guy gets tattoo to honor NASA's Opportunity rover, but there's one big problem

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 01:08
NASA's Opportunity rover had a long, eventful stay on Mars, but unfortunately those days are now behind us. The rover has been officially declared dead after a dust storm last year caused its batteries to remain dry and cold, preventing it from waking ...

Wallace Broecker, 87, Dies; Sounded Early Warning on Climate Change

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 00:42
Dr. Wallace S. Broecker, one of the first scientists to sound the alarm about climate change and the researcher who popularized the term “global warming,” died on Monday in Manhattan.

Wallace Broecker, who helped popularize term 'global warming,' dies at 87

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 00:10
Wallace S. Broecker, a geochemist who issued early warnings on global warming - a term he helped popularize in the 1970s - and later developed a sweeping, widely accepted model for how the oceans circulate heat and affect Earth's climate, died Feb.

Asthma: Young people in the UK 'more likely to die'

Health News BBC - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 00:00
The UK lags behind other wealthy nations across a number of health indicators, a report finds.

China announces plans to build a solar power station in space

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:32
China is looking to build the first ever solar power station in space and has announced plans to send a one-megawatt solar facility into orbit by 2030.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch: What you need to know about Israel's lunar lander

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 21:20
As a Falcon 9 rocket blasts off the ground Thursday night, an Israeli spacecraft flying as a secondary payload will commence its quarter-million mile journey to the lunar surface.

Sloan Foundation taps 19 UC faculty as rising stars in science

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 20:15
Nineteen faculty from seven different University of California campuses have been named 2019 Sloan Research Fellows, a distinguished annual award that recognizes early-career scientists and scholars.

Great White Shark Super Powers Revealed By Genome

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 20:03
Great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) have been in the news a lot lately. From scientific research pointing the finger at them for the demise of the famous Megalodon to great whites disappearing themselves in parts of South Africa, one just can't ...

4 Receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 19:28
Four young faculty members at the University of California, Davis, have been awarded prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced today (Feb. 19).

What's the weather on Mars? InSight can tell you every day

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:30
(CNN) If daily weather forecasts for your part of the world weren't enough, now you can get the weather report from Mars, thanks to NASA's InSight stationary lander.

New sky survey reveals hundreds of thousands of galaxies

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:22
(CNN) The radio signals of almost 300,000 sources have finally reached Earth, and most of them are previously unknown galaxies from the distant universe.

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