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Skywatch: Use your hand to figure distances in the sky

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 06:05
Sunday: Tonight, low in the northeast, you can see the moon and a pair of planets. At 10 p.m., the trio is about 5 degrees above the horizon. Jupiter is about 4 degrees to the west of the moon and Saturn is 4 degrees to the moon's north. As they progress ...

Explained: NASA research says the Moon is more metallic than thought before. What this means

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 05:30
If true, this logic would imply that beyond a few meters of the Moon's upper surface– which relatively has lower metal deposits– lie large unknown quantities of iron and titanium oxides. , Edited by Explained Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 5, 2020 10:00:38 ...

Fireworks canceled this year? Watch the lunar eclipse 'Buck Moon' instead

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 04:13
If your family's Fourth of July fireworks plans are up in smoke because of the pandemic, watch the sky for a lunar eclipse instead. On July 4, just after 11 p.m. ET, the moon will begin its temporary new look. For exactly two hours and 45 minutes, the moon will ...

Hats Off If You Can Find The Lizard Hiding In Plain Sight In This Pic

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 03:32
Earyn McGee is a herpetologist who has, for years now, kept her Twitter followers entertained with 'Find the lizard' games. The PhD student at the University of Arizona's School of Natural Resources and the Environment is well known on the microblogging ...

Rocket Lab loses payload as latest mission fails to reach orbit

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 03:31
Following a perfect lift-off from Rocket Lab's launch site on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula on Sunday, July 5 local time, its Electron rocket's payload failed to reach orbit after an anomaly occurred several minutes into the flight during the vehicle's ...

NHS anniversary: PM to lead nationwide clap to celebrate health service

Health News BBC - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 03:19
People across the UK will applaud later to celebrate 72 years since the founding of the health service.

Why we need to get back to Venus

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 03:06
Just next door, cosmologically speaking, is a planet almost exactly like Earth. It's about the same size, is made of about the same stuff and formed around the same star. To an alien astronomer light years away, observing the solar system through a telescope, ...

Stargazing: Heading back to Mars

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 02:03
GET READY! If all goes as planned, NASA's Mars 2020 mission will depart Earth on July 22 for a seven-month journey to the red planet. Once it arrives at Mars in February 2021, the spacecraft will deploy the most advanced rover ever built to study the planet ...

California firm's rocket fails in launch from New Zealand

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 01:53
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Rocket Lab, which specializes in putting small satellites into orbit, failed to deploy a payload of seven satellites during its 13th launch, the Long Beach, California, company said Saturday. The failure occurred during the ...

Details about the first-ever tourist walk in outer space revealed

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 01:40
At the end of June, Russian rocket company Energiya and US space tourism firm Space Adventures signed a contract to send two tourists to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz rocket. The first-ever tourist walk in outer space will last between 90 to ...

Physicists Discover Exotic, New 'Tetraquark' Particle We've Never Seen Before

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 01:31
There's a new exotic subatomic particle on the atom smasher. Physicists working with CERN's Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) collaboration have found a new form of the elusive four-quark particle called a tetraquark that they have never seen before.

Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse Will Fill 4th Of July Skies In NoVA, DC

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 01:27
WASHINGTON, DC — Who needs Fourth of July fireworks in northern Virginia when the moon turns full, a partial eclipse occurs, planets dazzle and meteors start firing? A full "buck moon" will shine on Fourth of July parties in northern Virginia and the District ...

Full Buck Moon, Lunar Eclipse Will Fill 4th Of July Skies In Fl

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 01:25
FLORIDA — Who needs Fourth of July fireworks in Florida when the moon turns full, a partial eclipse occurs, planets dazzle and meteors start firing? A full "buck moon" will shine on Fourth of July parties in Florida this weekend, and it offers a special treat — a ...

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