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Consistent Asteroid Collisions Rock Previous Thinking on Mars Impact Craters

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 16:25
The study, published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, analyzed the formation of more than 500 large Martian craters using a crater detection algorithm previously developed at Curtin, which automatically counts the visible impact craters from a high- ...

Imbalanced forces in the Earth-moon-sun system drive circulation of the whole mantle

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 13:23
Earth's inward functions are prominently modeled as disseminating heat produced by inner radioactivity and from extra energy generated during collisions when our planet formed. But the mantle convection proponents suggest that that amount of internal ...

Star search: Canadian scientist to travel way back in time using world's largest space telescope

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 13:00
A team of astrophysicists may soon be getting a key to unlocking the mystery on the origins of life. The James Webb Space Telescope was launched into space from French Guiana in South America on Dec. 25. With a price tag of $10 billion US, ...

Tug of Sun, Moon could be driving plate motions on 'imbalanced' Earth: Study

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 12:14
ANI | Updated: Jan 22, 2022 17:44 IST. St. Louis (Missouri) [US], January 22 (ANI): A recent study proposed that the imbalanced forces and torques in the Earth-moon-sun system drive the circulation of the whole mantle.

Omicron spike protein: Indian-origin scientist among UBC experts conduct molecular-level study

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 12:12
TORONTO : A team of researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist at the prestigious University of British Columbia, has become the first in the world to conduct a molecular-level structural analysis of the Omicron spike protein, which could help ...

Ruins of bustling Roman town discovered in UK

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 12:00
Archaeologists have uncovered the exceptionally well-preserved remains of an Iron Age village that grew into a bustling ancient Roman trading town — an archaeological gem with more than 300 Roman coins, glass vessels and water wells — in what is now ...

Webb space telescope nears its destination almost a million miles from Earth, ready for critical mirror alignment

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 12:00
Once aligned and its instruments calibrated, Webb will be 100 times more powerful than Hubble, NASA says — so sensitive to infrared light that it could detect the faint heat of a bumble bee as far away as the moon.

Can nonhuman animals drive other animals to extinction?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 12:00
Some animals are capable of interspecies decimation if humans put them in the wrong place and they become invasive — species that cause ecological or economic damage to their non-native environment. For example, Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus) from ...

NASA offers $1mn for innovative ideas to feed astronauts: 'Deep Space Food Challenge'

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 11:34
Giving future explorers the technology to produce nutritious, tasty, and satisfying meals on long-duration space missions will give them the energy required to uncover the great unknown. In coordination with the ...

Local fire departments win safety equipment grants

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 11:05
Manchester received the biggest grant, $15,500. "We're spending it on specialized vehicle extraction equipment — rescue struts, cribbing, airbags, wheel chocks, and a carbon monoxide detector, which has nothing to do with vehicle extraction," Chief Jason ...

NASA captures violent flash from sun's mini eruption

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 01:14
On Thursday, our sun released its pent-up energy in the form of a little magnetic bomb. It's called a solar flare, and NASA caught the whole thing on camera. Solar flares, which ...

Debris from Russian missile test nearly strikes a Chinese satellite

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 00:27
A simulated image released by China's Space Debris Monitoring and Application Center shows how close the debris from Russia's recent anti-satellite test came to their satellite.

High Street pharmacies in England to help people lose weight

Health News BBC - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 00:26
They can refer customers to a free online NHS service that runs a programme to get people into shape.

Study: Leidenfrost effect occurs in all three water phases: Solid, liquid, and vapor

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 00:19
Dash a few drops of water onto a very hot, sizzling skillet and they'll levitate, sliding around the pan with wild abandon. Physicists at Virginia Tech have discovered that this can also be achieved by placing a thin, flat disk of ice on a heated ...

Tug of sun, moon could be driving plate motions on 'imbalanced' Earth

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/22/2022 - 00:02
A study proposes that imbalanced forces and torques in the Earth-moon-sun system drive circulation of the whole mantle. The new analysis provides an alternative to the hypothesis that the movement of tectonic plates is related to convection currents in the ...

Study: Frequency of Asteroid Impacts in Inner Solar System Constant over Past 600 Million Years

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 22:58
Using a novel crater detection algorithm, which automatically counts the visible impact craters from a high-resolution image, a team of planetary researchers from the United States, Australia, Côte d'Ivoire and France has analyzed the formation of 521 ...

Asteroid twice the size of Statue of Liberty heading towards Earth in days

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 22:33
A LARGE asteroid is making its way towards Earth and should reach its closest approach in a matter of days. Nasa has its eye on the large space rock as it's considered a 'near Earth object'. The asteroid should shoot past us from a safe distance.

Space Force satellite launch could create a luminous cloud in tonight's evening sky

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 20:53
The mission, called USSF 8, will place the two identical Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites — GSSAP 5 and GSSAP 6 —directly to a near-geosynchronous orbit approximately 22,300 miles (36,000 kilometers) above the equator.

Rusting iron can be its own worst enemy

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 20:46
Date: January 21, 2022; Source: Rice University; Summary: Atom-level simulations reveal the reason iron rusts in supposedly 'inert' supercritical carbon dioxide fluid. Trace amounts of water can cause a reaction at the interface between iron and the ...

An Ocean May Lurk Inside Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 20:42
That's a moon … and a waterlogged ice ball? With a large crater carved out of its surface, Mimas, a 250-mile-wide moon of Saturn, bears more than a passing resemblance to the Death Star in “Star Wars.” (When the Millennium Falcon first encounters the ...

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