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Perseids: 2021's most active meteor shower in pictures

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 04:00
The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year from 23 July through to 24 August, when the Earth passes through the dust of the 109P/Swift-Tuttle comet. Dust particles hit the Earth's upper atmosphere and burn, which can be seen down on the ground as a ...

Arianespace Vega rocket launches Earth observation satellite and 4 cubesats into orbit

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 03:24
"We delivered safely into orbit the second satellite of the innovative Pléiades Neo 4 constellation on behalf of Airbus, alongside 4 auxiliary cubesats for ESA [the European Space Agency] and the French start-up Unseenlabs.".

Why Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is going to war with NASA and SpaceX

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 00:45
It's a new chapter in the battle of billionaires in space, and the stakes are higher. CNET. One battle between billionaires may be over, but the war continues. Forget about Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson and those brief joyrides to the edge of space that we ...

UK blood supplies to be used to make life-saving drug

Health News BBC - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 00:35
Plasma from donors in England can now be used for the medicine, after a previous ban on UK supplies.


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