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Chandrayaan-2 is slow to reach moon. But it's pure genius

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:40
Isro launched Chandrayaan-2 on July 22 and the spacecraft is now headed to the moon where it is expected to soft-land at the lunar south pole on September 7. That's a long 48 days to reach Moon whereas missions launched by USSR and US even over five ...

What scientists learned about nuclear winter by studying the 2017 BC wildfires

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:31
Understanding what will happen to the Earth's atmosphere after a nuclear war sets a bunch of cities on fire has long been one of science's most terrifying hypotheticals. There are models, guideposts, and more or less similar precedents, including the two ...

Mysterious object spotted lurking in background of ISS before NASA 'cuts' live feed

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:09
NASA cameras captured a UFO hovering near the International Space Station before the live feed was mysteriously cut, conspiracy theorists have claimed. For years, eagle-eyed viewers of NASA's live stream have spotted a series of strange objects lurking ...

Epigenetic Condensates Drop By Particular Genomic Sites

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:04
Coalescing into tiny liquid-like blobs and glomming onto specific DNA elements, transcription factors (TFs) boost the expression of nearby genes. The blobs are specialized droplets called phase-condensation condensates, and the DNA elements are called ...

August 2019 Celebrity Book Club Picks From Jenna Bush Hager & More

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:03
We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. Happy National Book Lovers Day! You can never have too many good books.

''Cloaked'' black hole discovered in early universe

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:46
''Cloaked'' black hole discovered in early universe. Washington, Aug 9 Using NASA''s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the ability of X-rays to pierce through the obscuring cloud, astronomers have discovered evidence of the farthest "cloaked" black hole found ...

Watch As Meteor Explodes On Jupiter In Rare Video

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:40
An astrophotographer was able to catch the moment when a meteor exploded in Jupiter's atmosphere. Based on the video, the explosion was big enough to be spotted and recorded from Earth. According to Ethan Chappel, an astrophotographer from Texas, ...

This Week's Sky at a Glance, August 9 – 17

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:30
The Moon accompanies Jupiter on the night of Friday the 9th, with Antares looking on from below. (For clarity, the Moon in these scenes is always shown three times its actual apparent size.) Friday, August 9. • The waxing gibbous Moon shines near Jupiter ...

Ghost Signals From Dead Planets Show Earth's Grim Fate, Scientists Reveal

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:30
Scientists are currently studying the ghostly signals emitted by planets that were already destroyed by their host stars. Studying these signals is vital since Earth will most likely end up like these planets in the future. The new study, which was led by Dr. Dimitry ...

Slow brain learning may soon be the focus of ultrafast artificial intelligence

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:07
For seven decades, artificial intelligence has been used to mimic the learning capabilities of the human brain using modern computers and large datasets. However, the slow and natural learning process of the human mind has remained distinct from AI ...

Researchers Found Oldest Fossil Forest – Devonian Forest in Asia

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 09:57
Researchers reported on August 8 within the journal Current Biology describe the most significant example of a Devonian forest – made up of 250,000 square meters of fossilized lycopsid trees, which was recently identified near Xinhang in China's Anhui ...

Empire State Building-sized asteroid set to scream past Earth at 10400mph

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 09:24
An asteroid larger than the Empire State Building (1,454 feet), and known as 2006 QQ23, will scream past the Earth at roughly 10,400 mph in the early hours of Saturday morning. First spotted in 2006, hence the name, the 1,870ft-diameter juggernaut will ...

Hidden in plain sight: The fossil that turned out to be a proudly South African dinosaur

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 09:22
About 200 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the Earth – and among them, in what is today southern Africa, was the plant eating Massospondylus carinatus. The supercontinent Pangaea was still intact; it was the Late Triassic-Early Jurassic epoch.

Morning Ireland Extra: 50 years after the first Moon landing - what's the next chapter for space exploration?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 08:13
To mark the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing on 20 July 1969 for Morning Ireland, I compiled a series of reports looking at what why space exploration seemingly stalled after the Apollo missions, the significance of the next phase of space travel, and ...

NASA found in the Universe “light saber” from Star wars: photo

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 07:57
Evgeniy Opanasenko. Today, 08:50. NASA нашло во Вселенной "световой меч" из Звездных войн: фото. A long beam in the center is a galaxy NGC 5866 in profile. Space telescope “Spitzer” from NASA has captured the most perfect image of the galaxy ...

High blood pressure: Do this exercise to lower reading and prevent serious complications

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 07:49
HIGH BLOOD pressure is a medical condition which relates to the pressure inside the arteries. There is an exercise that has been proven to help lower readings and avoid serious health complications. What is it? A person's blood pressure is determined by ...

Hubble Space Telescope Snaps 'Intense' New Image Of Jupiter's Shrinking 'Great Red Spot'

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 07:00
Just published is a new image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope that reveals intricate details in the clouds of Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. Hubble's new image of Jupiter. NASA, ESA, A. Simon (Goddard Spa. Taken as part of the Outer ...

Can we eat Big Macs and still avoid climate chaos?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 06:40
Not everyone needs to become a vegetarian much less vegan to keep the planet from overheating, but it would probably make things a lot easier if they did, a UN report concludes. Not everyone needs to become a vegetarian, much less vegan, to keep the ...

Dangerous debris from India's ASAT test in March continues to zip around in Earth orbit

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 06:15
When authorities in India shot down a satellite with a missile on 27 March, they estimated that the remains of the satellite would decay within 45 days. It was part of a proof-of-concept demonstration by the Defence Research and Development Organisation ...

China fitting bombers with 'hypersonic missiles to paralyse enemy in minutes'

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 06:13
CHINA is planning to kit out some of its deadliest bombers with hypersonic missiles “to paralyse the enemy”, its state media reports. The H6-Ks, developed on a Soviet twin-engine bomber, already have a nuclear strike capability. They are designed to cripple ...

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