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Satellite constellations: Astronomers warn of threat to view of Universe

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 08:53
Astronomers are warning that their view of the Universe could be under threat. From next week, a campaign to launch thousands of new satellites will begin in earnest, offering high-speed internet access from space. But the first fleets of these spacecraft, ...

Contaminated blood scandal: Welsh frustration at payments wait

Health News BBC - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 08:47
Victims of the contaminated blood scandal worry they may die before payment parity issues are resolved.

A mysterious crunch in Earth's magnetic field created a new type of aurora borealis. A NASA intern discovered it.

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 08:13
A NASA intern discovered a new type of aurora in 3-year-old video footage of the Arctic sky. Scientists connected the never-before-seen aurora to a huge compression in Earth's magnetic field. Video from Norway shows the aurora twisting in unusual patterns ...

Looking Up: Nice meteor shower in early January

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 07:11
A fairly strong but brief meteor shower is expected to grace the night sky the night of Jan. 3-4, a nice way to introduce the New Year for anyone who enjoys the starry sky. Known as the Quadrantid meteor shower, its peak activity lasts less than a day.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 8 Returns to Earth 51 Years Ago, Capsule Splashes Down in the Pacific Ocean

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 06:51
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – “You've taken us, taken all of us all over the world, into a new era.” On this day, December 27, 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 returned to Earth. Blazing into the atmosphere at over 38 kilometers per hour, the capsule splashed ...

NASA's treasure map for the water ice on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 06:49
NASA has vast plans for returning the space explorers to the moon in the year 2024, a stepping-stone on path to sending the human to Mars. However, where should first people on the Red Planet land? A brand new paper, which was published in ...

Dangerous algal blooms in Baltic Sea photographed by ESA from space

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 06:38
The ESA was able to snap a photo of a massive concentration of algal blooms in the Baltic Sea from space. By Carlo Inigo Monzon. December 27, 2019 14:38 +08. Video. Related Videos. More videos. Video Player is loading. 00:33. COPY LINK. Play. Mute.

NASA Asteroid Alert: 3 Earth-Intersecting NEOs Approaching This Weekend

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 05:06
NASA warned that three asteroids with Earth-crossing orbits will approach the planet during the weekend. The biggest asteroid from the group is about as long as the wingspan of a Boeing 747 plane. The first Earth-intersecting asteroid arriving on the ...

Alien hunter spots alphabet 'B' on Mars, claims its an evidence of complex extraterrestrial life

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 04:39
A building just like alphabet B spotted on MarsNASA/ET DATA BASE. Conspiracy theorists have long been claiming that extraterrestrial beings once lived on Mars and a natural disaster might want wiped out lifestyles from the Crimson Planet's ground.

Stunning ESA Photo Shows High Concentration Of Algal Blooms Seen From Space

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 04:35
The European Space Agency (ESA) recently shared a stunning photo of massive algal blooms in the Baltic Sea taken from space. Although algal blooms can naturally occur, they can sometimes produce toxins that can endanger humans and animals in the ...

Astronaut Clarifies If Loud Explosions Can Be Heard In Space

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 04:25
Former astronaut Chris Hadfield clarified some of the most common myths about space. One popular notion he discussed is if it would be possible to hear loud explosions in space. Hadfield was a former astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency and ...

Alien hunter spots alphabet 'B' on Mars, claims its a proof of advanced extraterrestrial existence

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 04:16
Conspiracy theorists have long been claiming that aliens once lived on Mars and a natural disaster might have wiped out life from the Red Planet's surface. Adding up the heat to these controversial claims, Scott C Waring, a self-proclaimed alien hunter, has ...

Strange lights seen in the sky in northern Montana are likely SpaceX 'Starlink' satellites

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 04:15
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Reports of a. row of strange lights. seen in northern Montana are likely satellites launched by SpaceX, according to numerous media reports. Scripps station KRTV in Great Falls, Montana received reports and several photos from ...

Scientists inch closer to effective treatment of Macular degeneration

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 04:06
ANI | Updated: Dec 27, 2019 09:25 IST. Washington D.C. (USA), Dec 27 (ANI): In a recent study, researchers have inched closer towards effective treatment of Macular degeneration (AMD) through advancements in artificial retina implants. Macular ...

NASA Scientists To Study New Batch Of Moon Soil Samples For Signs Of Life

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 02:27
Scientists from NASA are preparing to open up soil samples taken from the Moon by previous Apollo missions. The agency's scientists are hoping to learn more about the evolution of life in space through the lunar samples. For about 50 years, the lunar ...

Year In Review: The Top 10 HODINKEE Videos Of 2019

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 02:26
Happy Holidays, watch fam! As another year draws to a close, it's inevitably time to look back at the calendar and take stock of all that was accomplished in 2019. If you've kept a keen eye on the homepage, I'm sure you've noticed it was a big year for the 'dink.

Will This Approaching Asteroid Hit Earth Or Explode In The Atmosphere?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 02:17
NASA has spotted an asteroid that's expected to approach the planet tomorrow. Given the size and speed of the incoming asteroid, there's a chance it might cause a huge explosion in the atmosphere if it hits Earth. The approaching asteroid has been ...

A giant red star is acting weird and scientists think it may be about to explode

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 01:50
A young, bright star has been acting a little erratic lately. The star, Betelgeuse, is suddenly dimming. It may be a sign, astronomers say, that the star is about to explode. Another possibility is the red supergiant may just be going through a phase. Ed Guinan, an ...

SpaceX conducts parachute-testing milestones

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 01:48
SpaceX announced on December 23 that it had been able to complete the tenth successful consecutive test of new parachute design for the Crew Dragon spacecraft, a milestone that NASA communicated that it was vital before agency allows the astronauts to ...

Baby video messages 'amazing' for new parents

Health News BBC - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 00:57
Victoria's triplets spent nine weeks in Southampton's neonatal unit and staff sent updates via a new app.

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