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World invited to participate in 'Global Rocket Launch' during Apollo 11 anniversary

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 18:01
(WYTV) – The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is trying to break a world record during the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing. People around the world are invited to launch a “rocket” as part of the “Global Rocket Launch.” The goal is to break the ...

Rhythmic movement can be coordinated without neuronal interactions between body parts

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 17:46
Scientists at Hokkaido University and Hiroshima University have found that green brittle stars with five arms show a different "pumping" movement pattern than those with six arms. Using a mathematical model, they have shown that such movements can be ...

Chandrayaan-2: India set to launch second Moon mission

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 17:38
India is set to launch its second lunar mission - if successful, it will become the fourth country to make a soft landing on the Moon's surface. Only the US, China and the former Soviet Union have been able to do so. The $150m mission - Chandrayaan-2 - aims ...

India's Chandrayaan-2 Moon Launch: When and How to Watch

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 17:30
Only three nations have successfully landed spacecraft on the moon — the United States and the Soviet Union during the space race of the 1960s and 1970s, and more recently, China. (An Israeli nonprofit attempted to send a lander named Beresheet to the ...

Students Off to Kennedy Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 17:27
It's an out-of-this-world opportunity for five Ecole Ballenas Secondary students. These students are headed to the Kennedy Space Centre in the Cape Canaveral region of Florida to watch a rocket, carrying an experiment they designed, launch to the ...

Russia launches X-ray observatory capable of locating thousands of black holes

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 16:51
Russia has finally launched its powerful X-ray observatory, Spektr-RG, after a month's delay caused by faulty batteries on board the spacecraft. The launch took place at 5:30 a.m. PT on Saturday, July 13, taking off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Spektr-RG ...

Insects Feel Chronic Pain, Research Suggests

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 16:46
(Newser) – Much like humans, insects can face chronic pain after an injury has healed, Australian research has shown. The findings could lead to help for people dealing with chronic pain. "We knew that insects could sense pain," said Greg Neely of the ...

FROM TYLER TO THE MOON: TJC alum talks about his years with NASA

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 16:33
TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 occurs in one week. Saturday, Tyler Junior College began celebrations early featuring former TJC alumnus and NASA engineer, Charles R. Price. The presentation, “50 years with NASA,” covered his ...

Sundays With Mike: Live from the Seat of Tranquility

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 16:09
(Shenandoah) -- Think of the 1960's, and what comes to mind? The Vietnam War. Assassinations. Civil rights protests. The generation gap. A world in chaos. Thank goodness, there was also the space program. More than 30 years ago, ABC aired a weekly ...

“Russia's Hubble” –Roskosmos Launces New Space Radio Astronomy Observatory

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 16:06
Russia launched a new space telescope Saturday, the Spektr-RG, developed with Germany, is a space observatory intended to replace the Spektr-R, known as the “Russian Hubble”, which Roskosmos said it lost control of in January. Spektr-R was launched ...

Starfish-like animal can coordinate movement without brain's help: Study

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 16:06
ANI | Updated: Jul 14, 2019 20:36 IST. Washington D.C. [USA], July 14 (ANI): A computer model shows that a starfish-like animal can coordinate rhythmic motion based on body structure without their brain instructing them to do so. This provides insights useful ...

Dementia risk linked to healthy lifestyle

Health News BBC - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 16:03
Research suggests up to a third of cases may be preventable with lifestyle changes.

Russia launches space telescope (Update)

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 15:18
Russia launched a space telescope Saturday from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in a joint mission with Germany intended to map X-rays across the sky and replace a project lost in January. Video posted on the website of the Roskosmos, the ...

Freckles the manta ray 'doing well' after being freed from hooks

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 14:02
When Freckles the manta ray approached divers Jake Wilton and Monty Halls, they were shocked to see fishing hooks embedded under her right eye. More surprising was that she stopped near them, appearing to ask for help. Jake dived down several times, ...

India Shoots for the Moon with Ambitious Lunar Launch Today! Watch It Live

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 14:02
India is about to launch its most ambitious mission to the moon yet — one that will send an orbiter, lander and rover to the lunar south pole — and you can watch it live today (July 14). The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch Chandrayaan-2 ...

Apollo 11 launched Huntsville itself into unexpected orbits

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 13:34
A welcome to visitors in Big Spring Park that incorporates the Saturn V rocket as well as Huntsville's nickname. 0. By Paul Gattis | pgattis@al.com. Where would the Rocket City be today without, well, rockets? Beyond being a city in search of a new nickname, ...

The Moon on Earth: Where Are NASA's Apollo Lunar Rocks Now?

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 12:59
Like any travelers, the 12 astronauts who have walked on the moon were careful to bring back souvenirs from their journeys. In their case it was moon rocks, and lots of them. All told, the six Apollo missions collected 2,196 samples, which weigh 842 lbs.

Could the Apollo 11 moon landing be duplicated today? 'Lots of luck with that'

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 12:03
The passage of half a century has blurred many of the reasons that the United States was able to accomplish what seemed like science fiction: the July 20, 1969, landing of Apollo 11 on the moon. The Apollo program's stunning technical success depended ...

How his NJ hometown helped put Buzz Aldrin on the moon

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 12:01
Major Jennings was standing on Bloomfield Avenue, blocks away from a Kresge's five-and-dime store. He remembers how crowded it was, like the town's annual Fourth of July parade, except it was September. He remembers the red, white and blue flags ...

Apollo 11 and race to the moon helped create the world we live in today, technologically and culturally, author says

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 11:32
As we near Apollo 11′s 50th anniversary, former Orlando Sentinel editor Charles Fishman spoke with the Sentinel about his book recently published by Simon & Schuster: “One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon.” Why did ...

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