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'Ring Of Fire' Eclipse Sweeps Across Skies In Middle East And Southeast Asia

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 16:03
From the Middle East to Southeast Asia, people looked skyward for a chance to see an annular eclipse Thursday, as the unusual celestial event took place over a long but thin band of the world. The striking "ring of fire" phenomenon – with the moon blotting ...

Steamboat geyser sets eruption records

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 15:55
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (KIFI/KIDK)-The Steamboat geyser, located in the Norris Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park, continues its recent phase of more frequent water eruptions. The U.S. Geological Survey's Volcano Observatory in ...

Stunning Christmas 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse Captured in Photos And Videos

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 15:42
The final solar eclipse of the decade did not disappoint on Thursday, as viewers on multiple continents were able to catch a glimpse of a "ring of fire." A solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves in front of the sun's light, casting its shadow on the earth.

Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket of China will launch on Friday

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 15:24
China is going to launch a monstrous new rocket that, if effective, will make ready for a new Chinese space station and challenging missions to the moon and even Mars—and all in 2020. Because of occurring on December 27, the stakes are high for the Long ...

NASA's Decade in Space: The Highs and Lows of the US Space Agency's 2010s

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 15:22
On Earth and in space, NASA had a busy decade in the 2010s. In its human spaceflight program, the agency retired the space shuttle and is now close to launching humans to space again, this time on commercial crew vehicles. NASA also changed its ...

The World's Tallest Active Geyser Erupts a Record Number of Times This Year

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 15:00
Another year, another record set by the tallest active geyser in the world. The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park erupted 47 times this year, blowing past the record set in 2018 for the most eruptions recorded in a year. Steamboat—whose major ...

Hubble Telescope Captured Flying Saucer: NASA's Report[2019]

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 14:59
Recently, the National Aeronautics And Space Administration (NASA) has announced that their famous Hubble Space Telescope has just detected a hovering saucer of its own. The thing which getting the center of attraction about this spotted flying hover is ...

Our favourite images of 2019

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 14:55
Physics is not just equations and data plots – physicists can sometimes create fantastic images. Here are some of our favourites from 2019. Above is a scanning electron microscope image of the world's smallest house, according to its creator Travis ...

Cotton-candy worlds may be steps on planetary evolution ladder

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 14:42
Imagine a world as large as Jupiter with the density of cotton candy. A young star 2,400 light years from Earth features three such puff-ball worlds, relative rarities in the exoplanet catalogue that raise new questions about how planets form and evolve.

Physicists discover how to safely create star power on Earth

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 14:33
Humanity's huge appetite for energy has led scientists to attempt harnessing nuclear fusion, the power inherent to the sun and other stars. Now, a new study from Princeton physicists found a method that can aid the safe creation of fusion on Earth, potentially ...

Reports of strange lights in the sky in northern Montana

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 14:27
We have received reports and several photos from people in northern Montana of strange lights in the sky. People in Browning and Rocky Boy shared photos with MTN News on Wednesday evening that show a row of bright lights in the sky, and people in ...

Science made astonishing progress. It was also hijacked by those with an axe to grind | Laura Spinney

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 13:58
%%item_media%% Attacks and scepticism are on the rise, even as leaps are made in fields from gene editing and AI to interplanetary exploration. The 2010s were the decade in which we were reminded that science is just a method, like the rhythm method.

Discovery of giant gas cloud around distant star raises questions

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 13:23
Scientists have made a discovery that has raised some questions about the conventional theory of planet formation. Astronomers using ALMA have discovered a young star that is surrounded by a huge amount of gas. The star is 49 CETI, and it is 40 million ...

Thousands witness rare 'ring of fire,' the last solar eclipse of the decade

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 13:14
Thousands marveled at the sky Thursday, catching a glimpse of the last solar eclipse of the decade. The rare "ring of fire," an annular solar eclipse in which a thin outer ring is still visible from behind the moon, could be seen along a path stretching from India ...

Successful Parachute Test Completes Crucial Crew Dragon Milestone

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 13:12
SpaceX has confirmed it has completed a key milestone in the development of the Crew Dragon spacecraft performing a tenth consecutive successful test of its new parachute design. A tweet from the official SpaceX account on December 22 revealed the ...

16 Times Antarctica Revealed Its Awesomeness in 2019

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 13:00
The southernmost continent is an awesome place, in the old-fashioned sense of the word. Precipitous mountains, grinding glaciers and icebergs of every configuration, and a surprising range of colors make up Antarctica's wondrous landscape. And because ...

Japanese Satellite gets to set a low altitude record

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 12:58
The Guinness Book of the World Records has been able to award Japan Aerospace Exploration agency official record for having the lowest altitude that is achieved by the Earth observation satellite. During the mission from December 23, 2017, to October 201 ...

2020 Guide To Meteor Showers, Supermoons, Other Celestial Events

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 12:47
Quadrantids start 2020 off with a display of up to 100 blazing blue shooting stars an hour, and four supermoons are on the lunar calendar. By Beth Dalbey, Patch Staff. Dec 26, 2019 7:30 am ET | Updated Dec 26, 2019 7:31 am ET ...

Next-generation display technology

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 12:17
More than a century after Reinitzer's discovery, liquid crystals are an essential class of advanced materials, are used for applications ranging from displays to temperature sensors. Next-generation display technology has been developed by scientists at the ...

SpaceX reached a momentous milestone in the race to reuse rockets

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 12:10
Back in November, SpaceX reached a momentous milestone in the race to reuse rockets. The mission was SpaceX's second set of 60 Starlink satellites, designed to offer super-fast internet connectivity almost anywhere in the world. But when SpaceX ...

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