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NASA announces discovery of 'super-Earth'

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 15:05
The planet, also known as TOI-561b, has a hot and rocky surface with an average temperature of 3,145 degrees Fahrenheit. This super-Earth is around 10 billion years old, making it one ...

This strange planet has three suns and orbits at a funky angle

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 15:03
The oddities in our universe are many, and new research has thrown light on one such strange star system discovered more than a decade ago. Researchers have found a planet with three suns and an unusual kink in its orbit. Planet KOI-5Ab was discovered ...

Our galaxy is lonelier than we thought, New Horizons data shows

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 15:03
When you look up into the sky, all the stars you see are part of our galaxy, the Milky Way. And we know our galaxy is just one among many in the universe. It was previously thought that there were trillions of galaxies out there in the vastness of space, but new ...

The 12 coolest 4K space videos that let you escape Earth for a few minutes

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 15:02
Using 4K makes for incredibly sharp image quality, with a horizontal screen resolution of up to 4,000 pixels (the previous 1080P high-def standard's horizontal pixel count was 1,920). The ISS' high-def ...

Disturbing footage shows Wuhan scientists bitten by bats 2 years before Covid

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 14:21
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Branson's Virgin Orbit tries to reach space with mid-air rocket launch

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 13:51
If conditions on Sunday hold, the Long Beach, California-based company's 70-foot LauncherOne rocket will be dropped from the wing of a modified Boeing Co 747 nicknamed CosmicGirl at 40,000 feet in the air.

Covid-19 vaccinations done 'four times faster' than people catching virus

Health News BBC - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 12:22
The chief executive of NHS England is optimistic about vaccinating all adults before Autumn this year.

Covid-19: UK increases border checks for travellers to keep new cases and variants out

Health News BBC - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 12:09
The foreign secretary added there would be a crackdown on those failing to isolate after travelling abroad.

Mike Lynch's Skywatch: Mars meets the Planet George with a sheep watching

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 12:02
Let's start with Mars. Since late last summer, Mars has been a part of the evening sky. In early October, Mars and Earth passed within 39 million miles of each other while traveling in their individual orbits around the sun, something astronomers call opposition.

Covid-19: Beating September vaccine target for all over-18s a 'bonus' - Raab

Health News BBC - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 11:50
The UK has capacity to meet its target to reach every adult by autumn, the foreign secretary says.

7 CRISPR Stocks for the Future of Medicine

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 11:42
The breakthrough: CRISPR-Cas9 genetic editing systems. Doudna and Charpentier invented a pair of “scissors” – called CRISPR-Cas9 systems – to cut specific DNA threads and modify genes ...

'Mole' fails: NASA stops measuring Mars' internal temperature

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 11:31
Nothing to do, there Thermal study Developed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for Lander Insight NASA's Mars Could not achieve its goal, Although it has been tried since February 28, 2019. This study, called “mole”, The task was His Mars “hole” to a ...

UFO sighting: Claim video captures 'close encounter' with alien craft over Fargo, US

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 11:12
Alien life conspiracy theorists suggest an anomaly reportedly filmed in the skies over Fargo last week could be a UFO. A 100 second-long smartphone footage uploaded to video-sharing site YouTube purports to show unexpected lights illuminating a foggy ...

How blue-tiful! NASA shares picture of '5 million years young star cluster'

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 10:52
"Inside the star cluster, bright, blue, newly formed stars are blowing a cavity in this nebula, sculpting the inner edge of its outer portions, slowly eroding it away and eating into the material beyond," NASA wrote sharing a picture of the cluster on its Instagram ...

Myth debunked: Is our galaxy's supermassive black hole drawing us in?

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 09:19
One misconception that prevails around black holes is that they are akin to some large vacuum cleaner in space, sucking up all material in its surroundings. This is in fact false, since black holes do not act any differently from normal stars, at least away from ...

The Milky Way galaxy – our home in space

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 09:18
Few night sky sights are as majestic as the arching band of light that is the Milky Way galactic plane. Viewed from a dark location, the galactic plane's diffuse light can be observed, interspersed with tendrils and filaments of dust. That light originates from some ...

Sabre-toothed tiger cub fossils may reveal family secrets

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 09:01
An apparent family of sabre-toothed cats with an unusual genetic quirk is providing new hints about how the predators lived tens of thousands of years ago. The ancient big cats, also known as sabre-toothed tigers and by their scientific name Smilodon fatalis, ...

NASA studying cause of early end to NASA moon rocket test-firing

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 06:42
The SLS core stage, built by Boeing, lit its four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 engines for the first time at 5:27 p.m. EST (4:27 p.m. CST; 2227 GMT) Saturday for a burn that was expected to last more than eight minutes, the culmination of a year-long series of ...

[Explainer] Here's Why Earth is Spinning Faster This Year

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 06:22
In modern decades, when the Earth's rotation pace has slowed ever-so-slightly, leap seconds have been introduced intermittently to hold clocks up to date. But if a current pattern holds, any day soon, time will need to be turned in the other direction.

A New Study on Theia 456 Reveals Hundreds of Stars Born Almost at the Same Time

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 06:01
Stellar streams are a group of stars that orbit a nearby galaxy. These are usually former globular clusters or even dwarf galaxy that were stretched thin and torn apart by tidal forces. After going through multiple datasets gathered ...


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