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Hubble Space Telescope snaps stunning view of ethereal 'Lost Galaxy'

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 21:23
The Hubble Space Telescope captured this sharp view of NGC 4535, nicknamed the "Lost Galaxy." ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Lee and the PHANGS-HST Team. There are a lot of gorgeous galaxies out there in the universe, but it's hard to top a truly sublime ...

Mission to test the swarm of satellites Technology

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 21:21
Three small CubeSats will be placed in low Earth orbit where they will show how satellites could track and communicate with each other, paving the way for swarms of thousands of small satellites able to work cooperatively and autonomously. Carnegie ...

Study suggests that gut fungi are not associated with Parkinson's disease

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 21:07
Date: January 21, 2021; Source: IOS Press; Summary: The bacterial gut microbiome is strongly associated with Parkinson's disease (PD), but no studies had previously investigated he role of fungi in the gut. In this novel study a team of investigators examined ...

The Economy Aboard The International Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 20:45
For astronauts living at the International Space Station, money is practically useless. There's nowhere to spend it. Instead astronauts developed a functioning barter economy. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email ...

That people live on earth pure happiness – Wel.nl

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 20:29
It took three to four billion years for evolution to produce Homo sapiens. If the climate had failed at some point in this process even once, we might not have existed at all. Scientist demonstrates this in an exciting simulation. Thermostat The models showed that ...

Giant worms may have burrowed into the ancient seafloor to ambush prey

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 20:19
Ancient worms (illustrated) may have dug holes in the seafloor to lie in wait before attacking their prey, a new study suggests. Y-Y. Pan et al./Scientific Reports 2021 ...

Stupendously Large Black Holes Could Be Hiding in Universe

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 20:02
Carr et al. investigated how stupendously large black holes could form and potential limits to their size. Image credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. “Black holes are a key prediction of general relativity ...

A magnetar's flare just helped unlock the secrets of these strange stars

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 20:00
Roughly 11.5 million years ago in a galaxy not too far away, a starquake cracked the surface of a small and violent stellar corpse. This rupture caused an enormous flare that sent X-rays and gamma rays racing across the universe. After traveling for millions of ...

New All-in-One Antenna for the Deep Space Network

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 20:00
Deep Space Network (DSN) radio antennas communicate with spacecraft throughout the solar system. Previous antennas have been limited in the frequency bands they can receive and transmit, often being restricted to communicating only with specific ...

Sea Road students chat 'long distance' to astronaut on the International Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 19:52
KENNEBUNK – How did NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins feel when, in space, he looked back and saw the earth for the first time? “Overwhelmed,” he told students at Sea Road School students on Thursday. It was a long-distance chat – a very long-distance ...

New Year's first full 'Wolf Moon' rises next week

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 19:49
According to NASA, the first full moon of the winter named as the 'Wolf Moon' because packs of wolves would howl hungrily outside villages while it was snowing and cold during the winter. Another name given to this particular moon is the Ice Moon.

German scientists make paralyzed mice walk again

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 19:26
Spinal cord injuries in humans, often caused by sports or traffic accidents, leave them paralyzed because not all of the nerve fibers that carry information between muscles and the brain are able to grow back.

Rectum Mended Reading: Paleontologists Have Reconstructed a Dinosaur's Butthole to Understand Their Mating Habits

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 19:19
Psittacosaurus may have attracted mates using its fetching rear end. © Bob Nicholls / Paleocreations 2020.

Ammonia May Lurk in the Ice of Saturn's Moons, a Clue to Possible Oceans

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 19:05
Thirteen years ago, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was orbiting Saturn, not yet through its first mission, when a set of telescopes on board observed an unknown ultraviolet signal. The intriguing data was only recently inspected ...

Climate and carbon cycle trends of the past 50 million years reconciled

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 19:00
Less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cools Earth and decreases weathering of rocks and minerals on land over long time scales. Less weathering should lead to a shallower calcite compensation depth (CCD), which is the depth ...

Upward-shooting 'blue jet' lightning spotted from International Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:51
Blue jets can be difficult to spot from the ground, since the electrical discharges erupt from the tops of thunderclouds. But from space, scientists can peer down at this cerulean lightshow from above. On Feb.

VOLCANO WATCH: A Closer Look at Kīlauea's Newest Lava

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:38
Right: Another electron image of tephra that contains small (~0.2 inches) olivine crystals with spinels. Greyscale images from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa electron microprobe laboratory, used with permission.

Fast blood test flags patients at risk for severe COVID-19

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:16
One of the most vexing aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is doctors' inability to predict which newly hospitalized patients will go on to develop severe disease, including complications that require the insertion of a breathing tube, kidney dialysis, or other ...

Fossil-hunters think they have found the lair of a giant, predatory, prehistoric worm

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:13
Experts think ancient worms, like the modern-day bobbit worm (pictured), colonized the seafloor waiting to ambush unsuspecting prey. (CNN) ...

Infection level 'very, very high' and 'extremely precarious' - Prof Whitty

Health News BBC - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:10
The chief medical officer warns that in some ages groups Covid cases may still be going up.

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