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Watch ISS spacewalk June 26

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 10:28
On Friday, June 26, 2020, 2 astronauts will perform the 1st of a pair of International Space Station (ISS) spacewalks, to replace aging nickel-hydrogen batteries. How to watch. Sharing is caring! Tweet. Share. Pin. Mail. Share. Astronaut in a white spacesuit ...

Mapping the Early Universe with NASA's Webb Telescope

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:50
Astronomers and engineers have designed telescopes, in part, to be "time travelers." The farther away an object is, the longer its light takes to reach Earth. Peering back in time is one reason why NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope specializes ...

Watch a 10-Year Time Lapse of Sun From NASA's SDO

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:50
As of June 2020, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory - SDO - has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. From its orbit in space around Earth, SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun, amassing 20 million ...

This Hopping Robot Could Explore the Solar System's Icy Moons

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:50
Steam locomotion may sound like an antiquated way to get around, but it might be getting a science fiction makeover as we expand our reach into the solar system. A novel robotic concept being investigated at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern ...

Beneath the surface of exoplanet water worlds

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:50
Out beyond our solar system, visible only as the smallest dot in space with even the most powerful telescopes, other worlds exist. Many of these worlds, astronomers have discovered, may be much larger than Earth and completely covered in water - basically ...

Thales Alenia Space will provide two key pressurized elements for Axiom commercial space station

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:50
Thales Alenia Space, Joint Venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %) announced the signature of an ATP (Authorization To Proceed) with Axiom Space of Houston, Texas to initiate the development of two key pressurized elements dedicated to ...

Hera and its asteroid target

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:50
ESA's Hera mission for planetary defence seen approaching the Dimorphos asteroid moonlet, which is destined to become the subject of an audacious deflection experiment. The newly-named Dimorphos - at 160 m across, about the size of Egypt's Great ...

Young Planets Bite the Dust

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:50
These orange swirls of dust are snapshots from the largest collection of sharp, detailed images of dusty debris disks around young stars - published this week by an international group of astronomers. The images - captured by the 8-meter Gemini South ...

Gilmour Space achieves 45-second milestone in latest hybrid rocket engine test fire

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:50
Australia's leading rocket company has reached another milestone in its mission to launch small satellites to space by 2022. Rocket engineers at Gilmour Space Technologies in Queensland, Australia, have completed the first in a series of major technology ...

Space Team Theorizes Rare Exomoon Discovery

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:50
Western University astronomers may have spotted six new moons orbiting planets in solar systems far from our own - an otherworldly discovery so rare it must wait on future technologies to confirm. Until then, however, the mere possibility of the find sparks ...

Plants Can Absorb Nanoplastics, Causing Adverse Effects for Ecology, Food Safety

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 08:43
Plastic is a pervasive pollutant that seems almost impossible to catch up with — there are microplastics in food, falling from the sky, in the sea breeze, and in the ocean ecosystem. However, plastic particles smaller than microplastics exist, and pose a greater ...

Future Humans Can Mine Black Holes for Energy by Feeding Them, Experiment Suggests

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 08:14
This article originally appeared on VICE US. The universe is packed with countless bizarre phenomena, yet black holes easily out-weird them all. These cosmic gobblers are formed when large stars explode, a process so violent that it punctures spacetime ...

Queen bees distributed to fight parasites

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 08:04
UNION TOWNSHIP — Beekeepers from the state's northwest region swarmed to Ernst Conservation Seeds on Saturday to kick off Pollinator Week and distribute queen bees bred to better resist the threats facing colonies today. “The honeybee parasitic mite, ...

Science News | Rogue's Gallery of Dusty Star Systems Reveals Exoplanet Nurseries

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 05:15
California [USA], June 25 (ANI): Astronomers have released the largest collection of sharp, detailed images of debris disks around young stars, showcasing the great variety of shapes and sizes of stellar systems during their prime planet-forming years.

NASA Releases 10-Year Time-Lapse Video Of The Sun Taken By Satellite

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 05:09
NASA has released a new time-lapse video showing images of the Sun taken by a solar satellite within a period of 10 years. The video shows the Sun's various activities during the last decade. The images of the Sun were captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics ...

Advanced civilizations could harness black holes as an energy source

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 04:26
Scientists at the University of Glasgow have confirmed a half-century-old theory that claimed a super-advanced alien civilization could use a black hole as an energy source. By using sound waves, the researchers were able to conduct an experiment on the ...

Mohammed Hafeez is negative a day after being COVID-19 positive

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 03:08
Former Pakistan captain Mohammed Hafeez tested negative for COVID-19 a day after being found positive for the deadly virus, embarrassing and upsetting the Board which accused him of violating protocols ahead of the team's much-anticipated tour of ...

Calculate the Number of Alien Civilizations in the Milky Way for Yourself.

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 03:08
In recent years, the explosive nature of exoplanet discovery (over 4,164 confirmed so far!) has led to renewed interest in the timeless question: “are we alone in the Universe?” Or, as famed Italian physicist Enrico Fermi put it, “Where is everybody?” With so ...

Better way to keep birds from hitting power lines

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 03:01
Date: June 24, 2020; Source: Oregon State University; Summary: Suspended, rotating devices known as ''flappers'' may be the key to fewer birds flying into power lines, a new study suggests. Share: FULL STORY ...

Simple device monitors health using sweat

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 02:50
A device that monitors health conditions in the body using a person's sweat has been developed by Penn State and Xiangtan University researchers, according to Huanyu "Larry" Cheng, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics, Penn State.


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