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Giant meteor spotted streaking across skies

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:55
The object, apparently a meteor, appeared in the skies at 6.54pm on Monday and was visible as far east as South Yorkshire, but was seen most clearly over Ireland. Share. By. James RodgerAdvanced Content Writer. 11:55, 30 OCT 2019. News · Enter your ...

Giant Magellan Telescope Inks Key Construction Contract, Eyes 2029 '1st Light'

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:52
The bones of a huge next-generation telescope now have a builder. The organization managing the development of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) has signed a $135 million contract with MT Mechatronics and Ingersoll Machine Tools to construct and ...

Space Ghost! Spooky Face with Glowing Eyes in Creepy Hubble Photo

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:51
A ghastly face with glowing eyes glares in deep space in a new image from the Hubble Space Telescope. The piercing "eyes" of this creepy space face are the bright cores of two distant galaxies in the middle of a head-on collision, and they're surrounded by ...

Asteroid news: NASA reveals 'sci-fi strategies' for 'deflecting disaster'

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:38
ASTEROID collisions with Earth have long excited science fiction fans. But US-based space agency NASA is taking the space rock risk seriously. An asteroid expert has now revealed the options available for planetary defence in a new NASA podcast. By Tom ...

Alien water may have been found on interstellar comet Borisov

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:16
Astronomers say they have detected a tell-tale trace of water on comet 2I/Borisov, the first known interstellar comet. If confirmed, it will be the first time water from another planetary system has been detected inside our solar system. Since comet Borisov was ...

5000 Mini-Eyes Just Blinked Open to Scan the Skies for Dark Energy

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:00
Thousands of tiny eyes just blinked open and will soon scan 35 million galaxies for evidence of dark energy. These 5,000 mini-telescopes make up the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), which was installed on the Mayall Telescope at the Kitt Peak ...

NASA reveals 'galaxy of horrors' exoplanet posters in time for Halloween

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 10:39
Welcome to the sinister side of space, where “no one can hear you scream,” as the original “Alien” movie poster warned. Just in time for Halloween, NASA released two new posters on Tuesday showcasing exoplanets HD 189733 b and PSR B1257+12 c, ...

NASA's spooky space images show Sun as terrifying Halloween pumpkin

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 10:35
NASA is gearing up for Halloween after it shared a spooky image of the Sun resembling a terrifying carved pumpkin, known as a jack-o-lantern. By Sean Martin Sean Martin. 10:19, Wed, Oct 30, 2019 | UPDATED: 10:35, Wed, Oct 30, 2019. Share. Video Player ...

Something crashed into Earth and helped wipe out mammoths and other animals 13000 years ago, study says

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 10:21
Around 13,000 years ago, giant animals such as mastodons, mammoths, saber-toothed cats and ground sloths disappeared from the Earth. Scientists have found evidence in sediment cores to support a controversial theory that an asteroid or a comet ...

How long space voyages could mess with our minds

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 10:19
If we are to settle the Solar System astronauts will have to travel for months and years. Are these missions too taxing for human minds? Author image. By Kelly Oakes. 30th October 2019. I. In 1973, astronauts on the US space station Skylab downed tools and ...

Look Out For 'Fireballs' This Halloween As Moonless Meteor Shower Peaks In The Witching Hour

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 09:42
With a young moon setting this week just after sunset, those with clear and dark skies could be treated to a show of particularly slow and bright shooting stars this Halloween and beyond … with a chance of “fireballs” late at night. Don't expect dozens of ...

NASA shares spooky photo of Sun just in time for Halloween

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 09:20
NASA shared a spooky image of the Sun in which the star looks like a spooky jack-o'-lantern. | Image Courtesy: NASA/SDO&nbsp. Key Highlights. NASA recently shared a spooky photo of the Sun in which it resembles a jack-o'-lantern; The picture shows ...

Carbon capture might not be such a great idea

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 08:23
Carbon capture technologies can cause more harm than good, according to new research. Capturing carbon from the air is one proposed method for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere—and reducing the risk of climate change. “All sorts ...

MIT Taught Self-Driving Cars to See Around Corners with Shadows

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 08:19
We're inching ever-closer to a world where cars can drive themselves. The most advanced autonomous vehicles in testing by companies like Alphabet's Waymo can drive in many situations as well as a human, but the hope is to make carsbetterthan human ...

The Black Cat

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 08:16
Once, there was a black cat. The cat's name was Fluffy. Everyone had always adored her, and had pet her, although she didn't have an owner. She was all alone. One night, Fluffy was on a walk enjoying her Halloween night. This was one of her favorite times ...

Controversial new study pinpoints where all modern humans arose

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 08:15
A powdery white layer blankets the desiccated landscape of Botswana's Makgadikgadi pans, one of the world's largest salt flats. But some 200,000 years ago, this blank canvas would have been painted in the blues and greens of a flourishing wetland.

Snakes alive: How to test deadly venom without killing animals

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 08:02
Queensland scientists have developed a way to test deadly neurotoxins without killing animals. Present research with neurotoxins involves taking animals, usually mice, and killing them with the venom, then testing their tissues to see how the deadly ...

Does crime increase when the moon is full?

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 07:07
Just in time for Halloween, the BetaGov team at NYU's Marron Institute of Urban Management is releasing a three-country study on the "lunar effect." Betagov, which carries out randomized controlled trials for, and collaborates with, stakeholders in the field, ...

Diet Change In Old Age May Lead To Longevity: Study

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 06:40
Diet Plan: In order to improve health in old age and to extend lifespan, the pattern of the diet must be established earlier in life. Edited by Deeksha Sarin (with inputs from ANI) | Updated: October 30, 2019 11:36 IST. Diet Plan For Old Age: Reduced food intake ...

Unprecedented fossil discovery near Colorado Springs dates back 66 million years

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 06:09
A celebration last week at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science unveiled some of what scientists found hiding east of Colorado Springs: thousands of fossils illustrating how life rose from the ashes of dinosaurs. But the first celebration was Sept.

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