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“A Very Strange World” –Neptune's Mystery Moon Triton

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 14:02
... ‌. When NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by the strange world of Neptune's largest moon, Triton, three decades ago, it imaged a world as stunning as they were puzzling, revealing massive, dark plumes of icy material spraying out from its surface, ...

Antarctic sea ice loss explained in new study

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 13:59
Scientists have discovered that summer sea ice in the Weddell Sea area of Antarctica has decreased by one million square kilometres—an area twice the size of Spain—in the last five years, with implications for the marine ecosystem. The findings are ...

'Jack-of-all-trades' fish learned to walk on land because of its diet, study says

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 13:51
A specialized diet and the ability to adapt allowed blennies, also known as "land fish," to move out of the water and live on land, according to a new study. The research notes that some species of blenny transitioned out of the water millions of years ago, but ...

SpaceX pursues plans to build offshore spaceports for Starship launches

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 13:46
SpaceX had envisioned launching Starship from offshore spaceports for both orbital trips and point-to-point travel around the globe. Now it's hiring to get those plans going. After SpaceX posted a job opening for an offshore operations engineer, CEO Elon ...

Coronavirus: Dexamethasone being used to treat NHS patients today

Health News BBC - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 13:40
Chief medical officers tell clinicians to routinely use the low-cost steroid "with immediate effect".

NASA's Cassini observes volcano-like features near the poles of Saturn's moon Titan

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 13:24
In April, analysis of data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft found a viable explanation for what's keeping the upper layers of Saturn so very hot. The answer: auroras – similar to those we see near Earth's poles – at the north and south poles of Saturn. Not long ...

Gigantic Australian carnivorous dinosaurs discovered and studied using footprints

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 13:22
North America had the T. rex, South America had the Giganotosaurus and Africa the Spinosaurus—now evidence shows Australia had gigantic predatory dinosaurs. The discovery came in University of Queensland research, led by paleontologist Dr. Anthony ...

NASA's space station program manager is retiring during historic astronaut mission

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 13:17
Veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived at the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon. They speak to CNN Business' Rachel Crane from the ISS about the launch, spacewalks and the journey home. Posted: Jun ...

We Are About to Get the Closest Images of the Sun Ever Captured

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 13:15
Next month, scientists are set to release the closest images of the sun ever captured. On Monday, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Solar Orbiter spacecraft reached its first close approach—or perihelion—to our star, coming within 48 million miles of its ...

SpaceX wants to build an offshore spaceport near Texas for Starship Mars rocket

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 13:01
SpaceX's Mars-colonizing missions may not launch from terra firma. Elon Musk's space company is hiring "offshore operations engineers" to help develop floating spaceports for Starship, its next-gen transportation system designed to take people to and from ...

How small launcher Rocket Lab plans to pull off its first mission to the Moon next year

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 13:00
Rocket Lab is known for launching tiny satellites into Earth, but the company has big plans to venture deeper into space, with its first mission to the Moon set for next year. Thanks to a contract with NASA, Rocket Lab will send a small spacecraft called ...

Hummingbirds See Tons Of Colors Invisible To The Human Eye

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:30
Hummingbirds make decisions on a variety of topics based on the colors they see, with many of such hues invisible to human eyes. A new study concluded that the flying jewels could see a range of non-spectral colors or hues emitted by largely distinct ...

A new way to study how elements mix deep inside giant planets

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:29
There are giants among us—gas and ice giants to be specific. They orbit the same star, but their environmental conditions and chemical makeup are wildly different from those of Earth. These enormous planets—Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus—can be ...

Coal-Burning in Siberia 250 Million Years Ago Led to Climate Change & Caused the Earth's Most Severe Extinction ...

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:20
A team of researchers led by Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration Professor Lindy Elkins-Tanton has provided the first ever direct evidence that extensive coal burning in Siberia is a cause of the Permo-Triassic Extinction, the Earth's ...

New map reveals just how enormous the supergiant star Antares really is

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:03
Astronomers have revealed the gigantic atmosphere of the red supergiant star Antares in stunning, unprecedented detail. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile and the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very ...

Coronavirus: Smear test cancellations put 'huge pressure' on healthcare

Health News BBC - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 11:35
Around 600,000 women should have been seen in April and May, a charity says.

Proposed NASA Mission Would Visit Neptune's Curious Moon Triton

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 11:30
When NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Neptune's strange moon Triton three decades ago, it wrote a planetary science cliffhanger. Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft ever to have flown past Neptune, and it left a lot of unanswered questions. The views were ...

Measuring the neutron's lifetime from space could solve an enduring mystery

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 11:03
To really understand neutrons, physicists may have to take to space. When outside the confines of an atomic nucleus, a neutron decays into other particles in about 15 minutes on average. But exactly how long it lives has been tough to pin down, because two ...

Milky Way Could Host up to Six Billion Earth-like Planets, Scientists Say

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:59
Scientists have estimated that there could be as many as 6 billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way. For a study published in The Astronomical Journal, the researchers calculated that there was an upper limit of 0.18 Earth-like planets per G-type main ...

Sandbanks Ferry service resumes after 'concrete fall damage'

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:39
A ferry that was "significantly damaged" by a falling piece of concrete has returned to service, its operator has said. Sandbanks Ferry had been moored in Poole Harbour since 21 April due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions. The concrete detached from the ...

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