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China's space programme: how Beijing is banking on youth to drive its celestial ambitions

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/30/2021 - 03:00
China sent its first astronaut into space in 2003, 10 years after the launch of its space programme and four decades after the former Soviet Union and the United States had done the same. In the years since, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) ...

The International Space Station as a bright star in the sky – see the International Space Station firsthand

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/30/2021 - 02:26
The International Space Station (ISS) orbits the Earth – it takes about an hour and a half to orbit our planet. They can often be seen from the ground. The International Space Station is the third brightest object in the sky in flight – immediately after the sun and ...

Become an Outdoor Scientist

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/30/2021 - 01:51
Don't worry: No final exams, or hefty student loans are involved. All you need are a few simple items, and an abiding interest in the wonders of nature.

Skywatch: What's happening in the heavens in June

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/30/2021 - 00:04
Venus puts on a bright face for June in the evening's western sky, Jupiter and Saturn command the morning, summer officially arrives, but Washington gets lousy seats for a partial solar eclipse. As dusk falls, Venus follows the sun into the west-northwestern ...

'I’m fine, really': Finding hope as Covid sweeps India

Health News BBC - Sun, 05/30/2021 - 00:02
The BBC's Nikita Mandhani reflects on her personal experience of the second wave in India.

NASA's Curiosity Rover Captures Shining Clouds on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/29/2021 - 23:04
(NASA) – Cloudy days are rare in the thin, dry atmosphere of Mars. Clouds are typically found at the planet's equator in the coldest time of year, when Mars is the farthest from the Sun in its oval-shaped orbit.

Dark Matter Particle Explorer Has Measured High-Precision Galactic Cosmic Ray Energy Spectrum

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/29/2021 - 22:19
Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) Collaboration directly observed a spectral softening of helium nuclei at about 34TeV for the first time. This work was based on measurements data of the helium spectrum with kinetic energies from 70 GeV to 80 TeV ...

NASA's Curiosity rover has captured amazing images of clouds on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/29/2021 - 22:18
According to NASA clouds are rare in the thin atmosphere of Mars, but usually form at its equator during its coldest time of year. Scientists noticed that last year — two years ago in Earth time— there were clouds beginning to form earlier than expected, so this ...

Will Human Augmentation Move Too Fast for Our Brains?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/29/2021 - 22:13
They have the potential to make workplaces safer, increase productivity, and simply help us have more fun — but despite all the effort going into their development, there's a surprising lack of research into how augmenting our bodies might affect our minds.

Buildup to super blood moon eclipses the finale

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/29/2021 - 22:11
People across New Zealand and around the world stayed up Wednesday to watch a cosmic event called a super blood moon, a combination of a total lunar eclipse and a brighter-than-usual supermoon.

Michio Kaku on his lifelong search for 'The God Equation'

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/29/2021 - 22:04
Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist who was inspired as a young child to search for the 'theory of everything.' Kaku co-founded the string field theory, which he believes may be the answer to the long quest to understand our universe. Kaku details the history ...

Does everyone who visits space get to call themselves an astronaut?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/29/2021 - 21:36
It's auctioning off one seat on its first spaceflight with people on board, targeted for July. NASA even has a new acronym: PAM for Private Astronaut Mission. Retired NASA astronaut Mike Mullane didn't consider himself an astronaut until his first space shuttle ...

Does everyone who visits space get to call themselves an astronaut?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/29/2021 - 21:35
Astronauts? Amateur astronauts? Space tourists? Space sightseers? Rocket riders? Or as the Russians have said for decades, spaceflight participants? NASA's new boss Bill Nelson doesn't consider himself an astronaut even though he spent six days orbiting ...

Southern Chinese city issues shutdown orders to contain new COVID-19 outbreak

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/29/2021 - 20:32
Guangzhou is a sprawling city of 15 million people. It has reported just 20 new COVID-19 infections this week, but one local official said the outbreak was both fast and strong, according to reports.

The secrets of human chromosomes have not yet been cracked by scientists, study suggests

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/29/2021 - 20:31
Researchers told the Sunday Telegraph they have no idea as to what that may be. Chromosomes are bundles of genetic material which exist inside almost every cell of all complex lifeforms, from bacteria to humans and everything ...

International Space Station may be visible Saturday & Sunday night in metro Detroit

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/29/2021 - 19:58
(WXYZ) — Look to the skies on Saturday and Sunday night as the International Space Station may be visible both nights! According to NASA, it will be visible around 10:30 p.m. in Detroit for about five minutes. It will appear in the northwest sky and disappear ...

What is the Great Sphinx? Discover the History Behind the Ancient Egyptian Monument

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/29/2021 - 19:26
Situated amongst the iconic Great Pyramids is a monument as equally impressive and emblematic of Ancient Egyptian engineering: the Great Sphinx of Giza. Although sphinxes appeared in art throughout the ancient world, this colossal statue remains the ...

NASA Awards Laser Air Monitoring System Contract for Orion

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/29/2021 - 18:36
Press Release From: NASA HQ Posted: Friday, May 28, 2021. NASA has awarded Dynetics Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, a contract to produce a Laser Air Monitoring System (LAMS) for the agency's Orion spacecraft beginning with the Artemis III mission.

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