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Why Europe's new mega-rocket could make human missions to Mars possible before SpaceX

3 hours 57 min ago
The Ariane 6 will send up varying amounts depending on the booster configuration. The two-booster version, known as Ariane 62, can launch 4,500 kg (9,920 pounds) to geostationary transfer orbit or 10,300 kilograms (22,707 pounds) to low-Earth orbit.

Webb telescope arriving at outpost 1 million miles from Earth to begin study of distant galaxies

4 hours 7 min ago
NASA's revolutionary James Webb Space Telescope on Monday will fire its thrusters for five minutes and, if all goes as planned, reach its final destination, a special orbit around the sun where it will spend the rest of its life scrutinizing the ...

'Tug of war' between Earth, Moon and Sun could be driving tectonic plate movements

4 hours 45 min ago
These huge plates may move slowly, but they create many of our planets unique topographical features such as mountains, chasms, individual islands, archipelagoes and ocean trenches – all on a continental scale.

Chimpanzees can't crack nuts without being taught by their peers

5 hours 47 min ago
Give a chimpanzee from Seringbara, Guinea, the exact same tools and they will be waiting a long time for lunch, a study has found. With no nut-cracking tradition in that troop they will have no idea what to do.

Hope for Present-Day Martian Groundwater Dries Up

5 hours 50 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas — Liquid water previously detected under Mars' ice-covered south pole is probably just a dusty mirage, according to a new study of the red planet led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. Scientists in 2018 had thought they ...

So You Launched a Satellite… Now What?

5 hours 52 min ago
Just over a week ago, we launched 44 of our latest SuperDoves to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket. A successful rocket launch is a feat in and of itself and requires months of coordination from our Manufacturing Team to build, test, tinker with, ...

Hubble Spots Beautiful Trio of Galaxies

6 hours 1 min ago
This image shows NGC 7764A, a group of three galaxies located 425 million light-years away in the constellation of Phoenix. The color image is made up of observations from Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) ...

NASA's Big Deep Space Food Challenge Comes with a Big Prize

6 hours 6 min ago
And once again NASA is turning to the public to help it solve one of the biggest. After looking for assistance developing a lunar loo, the space agency wants your best ideas on how to feed astronauts on longterm missions. And the winner of the Deep Space ...

How to Grow the Best Indoor Garden You've Ever Herb Of

6 hours 28 min ago
Why an indoor herb garden? · Should I grow from seeds or seedlings? · Growing in containers · Type of soil · What to grow · How much water do herbs need? · A final word on herb growing kits.

Partch wins NAS Award in Molecular Biology

6 hours 34 min ago
Partch studies the molecular mechanisms of circadian signaling in mammalian and bacterial cells. Her lab is interested in protein complexes that assemble and disassemble, or change conformation, in a rhythmic way regulated by phosphorylation or other post ...

Saturn's “Death Star” Moon to What's Buried Beneath Mars' South Pole? (The Galaxy Report)

6 hours 37 min ago
... ‌. Our very strange Universe delivered its usual fascinating news stories over the past few days, ranging from Evolution Tells Us We Might Be the Only Intelligent Life in the Universe to How James Webb will reveal what Hubble missed.

Next Israeli astronaut's 35 experiments revealed

6 hours 37 min ago
Second-Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe's mission to the International Space Station is moving forward as planned. On Monday, the 'Rakia' mission announced that it had finally approved the 35 scientific experiments that have passed regulations and ...

Universe Has 40 Quintillion Black Holes Says Study That Sheds Light on Their Origins

6 hours 39 min ago
"The innovative character of this work is in the coupling of a detailed model of stellar and binary evolution with advanced recipes for star formation and metal enrichment in individual galaxies," said Alex Sicilia, first author of the study and a ...

Field experiments find no evidence that chimpanzee nut cracking can be independently innovated

6 hours 42 min ago
Cumulative culture has been claimed a hallmark of human evolution. Yet, the uniqueness of human culture is heavily debated. The zone of latent solutions hypothesis states that only humans have cultural forms that require form-copying social learning ...

To Hippos, a Wheeze and a Honk Mean More Than Just 'Hello!'

6 hours 58 min ago
By playing a variety of recordings of “wheeze honks” to pods of hippopotamuses, researchers began to decipher how the animals communicate with one another. ... Listen to a group of hippos in a reserve in Mozambique react to a recorded hippo call.

Twin-field quantum key distribution (QKD) across an 830-km fibre

7 hours 18 min ago
By using quantum key distribution (QKD), quantum cryptographers can share information via theoretic secure keys between remote peers through physics-based protocols. The laws of quantum physics dictate that photons carrying signals cannot be amplified ...

Landing therapeutic genes safely in the human genome

7 hours 43 min ago
Many future gene and cell therapies to treat diseases like cancer, rare genetic and other conditions could be enhanced in their efficacy, persistence, and predictability by so-called "genomic safe harbors (GSHs)." These are landing sites in the human ...

Here's why a new penguin colony in Antarctica is cause for concern

7 hours 44 min ago
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown colony of gentoo penguins in one of the southernmost spots these waddling birds have ever been spotted. The discovery is a cause for concern, according to the researchers, who say that climate change is ...

Rocket Lab Venus mission launch date and plans for the ambitious exploration

7 hours 57 min ago
“We have our own private mission on [the] Electron [rocket] going in 2023 to Venus,” Beck tells Inverse in his most recent interview. “[The] Neutron [rocket] will have a tremendous amount of energy to do some of these deeper space missions, which will be ...

Nanosatellite launch is a big step forward for African space science

8 hours 18 min ago
South African space science had a big day on 13 January 2022. The Cape Peninsula University of Technology, based in Cape Town, launched its third satellite mission into space from the Cape Canaveral rocket launch site in Florida in the US.