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NASA shares stunning footage of powerful flares erupt from Sun

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 07:59
American space agency NASA has shared a stunning image of solar flare publicly. Solar flares are powerful bursts of energy. Flares and solar eruptions can impact radio communications, electric power grids, navigation signals, and pose risks to ...

NASA detects a dust storm on Mars and is forced to “delay a flight”

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 05:02
Dusty conditions recently detected on Mars hampered NASA's plans to refly its Ingenuity helicopter, part of the Perseverance mission that look for signs of ancient microbial life. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently captured a tsizeable dust ...

Tonga volcano: Scientists search for cause of massive eruption

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 02:06
More international aid has arrived in Tonga after an undersea volcanic eruption hit the pacific island. The people of Tonga are now in recovery mode, trying to clean up some of the catastrophic damage left behind. There is also other work underway to ...

Earth's core cooling faster than previously thought, researchers say

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 02:03
“We found the bulk thermal conductivity at core-mantle boundary becomes 1.5 times higher than the conventionally assumed value, which supports higher heat flow from core, hence more vigorous mantle convection than expected,” researchers added.

Watch: Powerful Solar Flare Captured By NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 01:55
Powerful bursts of energy, solar flares are emitted by the Sun and can affect Earth. Solar flares have the capability to impact radio communications, electric power grids, navigation signals, and also pose risks to spacecraft and astronauts according to ...

NASA Is Going To Chase An Asteroid Using A Solar Sail

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 01:02
NASA will use a miniaturized spacecraft pulled by a sail to chase a bus-sized asteroid. This mission combines two new NASA passions, space sails and asteroids. Space sails are particularly interesting for NASA because they can propel a spacecraft ...

Neuromuscular training intervention may help reduce injury following post-concussion return-to-play

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 00:37
The full study, funded by the Children's Colorado Research Institute Pilot Award Program, is featured in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. David R. Howell, PhD, ATC, lead researcher at the Sports ...

Webb closes in on destination with critical mirror alignment on tap

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 21:26
Thirty days outbound from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope will slip into its parking orbit a million miles away Monday, an ideal spot to scan the heavens in search of faint infrared light from the first generation of stars and galaxies.

Should we be wearing masks outside again?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 21:17
Given how contagious the omicron variant is, we wondered whether we should all still be wearing masks outdoors. We talk to some experts for advice. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: It's well established that if you're outdoors, your chances of being infected with ...

Utah researchers to conduct study of new birth control method for men

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 21:09
Prior research on the topic led researchers to believe the hormonal gel decreases a man's sperm count. In other words, the gel lessens the user's chances of fathering a child without affecting his sex drive. “ ...

Scientists detect something really unexpected beneath Saturn's 'Death Star' moon

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 20:49
"When you look at Enceladus and Europa, there's clearly an engine in these moons that is running," Alyssa Rhoden, a planetary scientist who researches ocean worlds, told Mashable. "When you look at Mimas it's the opposite — it can't possibly be an ocean ...

Deep Space Food Challenge: NASA Offers $1 Million for Innovative Systems to Feed Tomorrow's Astronauts

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 20:45
Giving future explorers the technology to produce nutritious, tasty, and satisfying meals on long-duration space missions will give them the energy required to uncover the great unknown. In coordination with the Canadian Space Agency ...

NASA's James Webb telescope is about to arrive at an exceptional point in space

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 20:04
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is approaching its new home. On January 24, it will arrive at a point in space that scientists call Lagrange point 2, or L2. This is the technical name for a delicate gravitational tipping point.

SpaceX Starlink: Why humanity needs to act now before it's too late

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 19:01
With the rapid expansion of commercial space, there is a growing number of satellites in orbit around our planet. Most of these are in low-Earth orbit, which is becoming increasingly crowded. This has led some to be concerned about a catastrophic rise ...

Stunning find discovered hiding in the ocean's 'twilight zone'

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 18:33
Warming oceans have been the cause of widespread coral bleaching, and scientists predict about 70% to 90% of all living coral will disappear in the next 20 years. Coral reefs are crucial to Earth's biodiversity, serving as a food source and a habitat for ...

Coronavirus FAQ: What's the risk of catching omicron outdoors?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 18:27
(Of course, football games have been postponed this season because of COVID outbreaks, but the study's authors believe that players were more likely spreading it in locker rooms and other shared indoor spaces.) Outdoor ...

Martian dust storm delays next flight of Ingenuity helicopter

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 18:00
Earth isn't the only place where bad weather affects space flights. The weather on Mars can also be tricky, and recently it has caused some problems for the planned flight of the Ingenuity helicopter. Ingenuity had been scheduled to take its nineteenth ...

New truths emerge from Asteroid collisions and Mars craters: Study

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 17:34
The study, which was published in 'Earth and Planetary Science Letters', analysed the formation of more than 500 large craters on Mars using a crater detection algorithm previously developed at Curtin, which automatically counts the visible impact craters ...

Call to delay compulsory Covid vaccines for NHS staff

Health News BBC - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 17:15
More time is needed for a sensible conversation about mandating jabs, says the Royal College of GPs.

Here's what would really happen if an asteroid was going to hit Earth

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 17:05
Fast points out that it's important for us to locate asteroids before they do pose a threat, because an asteroid impact would be a preventable natural disaster. NASA has a department called the Planetary Defense Coordination Office which ...

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