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NASA's TESS discovers a solar system with six stars

4 hours 38 min ago
NASA's TESS has discovered a distant star system that scientist Brian Powell says exist against all odds. Powell is a data scientist at the NASA High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center. The star system in question is called TIC 168789840 ...

Titan's sea of liquid methane is deep enough for a submarine to explore

4 hours 39 min ago
The researchers used data from NASA's Cassini mission which passed by Titan. Previous research had looked at the depth of other seas on the moon, but the largest and most intriguing had yet to be measured.

NASA's Roman space telescope will be much more capable than Hubble

5 hours 8 min ago
The Hubble space telescope has been in orbit for decades, and while still extremely useful, it's aging, and NASA is preparing to replace it. One of the key observations that the Hubble space telescope makes are images known as Hubble ultra-deep fields.

SpaceX launches a record 143 satellites on one rocket, aces landing

5 hours 22 min ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched an ambitious rideshare mission as one of its veteran boosters hoisted 143 small satellites — a new record for a single rocket — into space before nailing a landing at sea. The two-stage Falcon 9 ...

2021: What Astronomical and Space Events Await Us This Year?

5 hours 40 min ago
By Dirk Lorenzen. 2021 begins as a year of Mars. Although our red planetary neighbor isn't as prominent as it was last autumn, it is still noticeable with its characteristic reddish color in the evening sky until the end of April. In early March, Mars shines close to ...

This strange 'super-puff' planet is more atmosphere than core

6 hours 3 min ago
While most planets we've discovered outside our solar system have been rocky worlds like Earth, gas giants like Jupiter, or ice giants like Uranus, these aren't the only types of planets out there. There are also some strange “super-puff” planets that are so low ...

Explained: President Biden's addition to Oval Office –– a moon rock

6 hours 10 min ago
So, after taking office as the 46th US President on January 20, Democrat Joe Biden has made a couple of changes to the Oval Office, including replacing portraits, carpets, and removing the “Diet Coke button”.

A large number of gray whales are starving and dying in the eastern North Pacific

6 hours 31 min ago
Date: January 22, 2021; Source: Aarhus University; Summary: It is now the third year that gray whales have been found in very poor condition or dead in large numbers along the west coast of Mexico, USA and Canada, and scientist have raised their concerns ...

NASA grants Juno extended lease on life to probe Jupiter after mysterious radio signal spotted

7 hours 12 min ago
Planet Jupiter's radio waves were discovered in 1955, and over the past 66 years, increasingly more discoveries have been made, offering a luring glimpse into how the signals operate. A mission extension has been granted by NASA to the Juno programme, ...

Falcon 9 launch timeline on the Transporter-1 mission

7 hours 38 min ago
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Sunday, heading due south over the Atlantic Ocean on a trajectory hugging the east coast of Florida to deliver 143 small satellites into polar orbit.

ISS Astronauts Detect Blue Lightning Through European ASIM

7 hours 39 min ago
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) were witnesses to five intense blue jets of light shooting up from thunderstorm clouds into the stratosphere, with each flash lasting mere 10 milliseconds each. ISS ASIM blue jet lightning elves.

6 Things to Know About NASA's Mars Helicopter on Its Way to Mars

8 hours 27 min ago
Ingenuity, a technology experiment, is preparing to attempt the first powered, controlled flight on the Red Planet. When NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars on Feb. 18 it will be carrying ...

Big Differences in Long-Term Immunity Resulting From Mild vs. Severe COVID-19 Cases

9 hours 3 min ago
New research highlights the enormous variability in how T cells respond to the deadly virus. A big question on people's minds these days: how long does immunity to SARS-CoV-2 last following infection? Now a research team from La Jolla Institute for ...

How many early human species existed on Earth?

9 hours 36 min ago
It depends on your definition of human. Australopithecus skull. An Australopithecus skull. (Image: ...

Here's why some people 'hear the dead'

10 hours 24 min ago
Here's why some people 'hear the dead'. A study led by Durham University shed some light on why a few people adopt spiritualist beliefs and engage in the practice of "hearing the dead.".

Here's why some people 'hear the dead'

10 hours 32 min ago
According to the study, published in the journal 'Mental Health, Religion and Culture', spiritualist mediums might be more prone to immersive mental activities and unusual auditory experiences early in life. The study found ...

Teacher, 31, who romped with two schoolboys in car before lessons is jailed

10 hours 44 min ago
Laura Dunker, 31, is the second teacher to be caged for sex crimes with pupils in as many years at Bedford High School in Ohio, US. She picked up ...

This Fungi Could be Plants' Self Defence to Fend off Pest Attacks with Strengthened Immunity

13 hours 28 min ago
Researchers have demonstrated that unique fungi strengthen the "immune systems" of wheat and bean plants against aphids. Fungi enter and influence the amount of a plant's own defences, resulting in fewer aphids. The results, published in the journal New ...

German scientists make paralysed mice walk again 2 weeks after treatment

14 hours 28 min ago
Spinal cord injuries in humans, often caused by sports or traffic accidents, leave them paralysed because not all of the nerve fibers that carry information between muscles and the brain are able to grow back. But ...

7 planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 may be made of similar stuff

14 hours 30 min ago
Located about 40 light-years away, TRAPPIST-1 is home to the largest group of roughly Earth-size planets ever found in a single stellar system.

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