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Scientists Use New Technology to Detect Signatures of Life Remotely

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 11:53
The FlyPol instrument, which was used to measure biosignatures from the air, aboard the helicopter. Credit: Courtesy of Lucas Patty. It could be a milestone on the path to detecting life on other planets: Scientists under the leadership of the University of Bern ...

Watch live: Astronauts will try again to install new solar array on spacewalk

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 11:30
NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency plan to depart the orbiting laboratory for the project at 8 a.m. EDT. The two had begun work to unroll the 63-foot ...

North Carolina State Teachers Research Is Aboard the Space Station – Salisbury Post

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 09:32
The recent launch of SpaceX-22 to the space station delivered more than 7,300 pounds of science, research and hardware. The plant projects of N.C. State professors Marcela Rojas-Pierce and Imara Perera were among the research. Both projects attempt to ...

VOLCANO WATCH: New Instrument Used To Measure Lava Lake

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 08:42
HAWAIʻI VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK - The prototype Continuous Laser Rangefinder was used to track the changes in the Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake during the most recent eruption. (BIVN) – Kilauea volcano is not erupting. “Lava supply to the ...

Watch the "Strawberry Supermoon" Illuminate the Night Sky on June 24

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 08:08
Get your cameras ready! The last Supermoon of the year will occur on June 24th and it's known as the Strawberry Moon. The name comes from the relatively brief season for strawberry harvesting in the northeastern U.S..

NICK STROBEL: Summer officially starts, but heat is already on

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 08:02
The moon is at full phase on June 24. Four days later in the early pre-dawn morning of June 28, you'll see the waning gibbous moon in between the two largest planets of the solar system, Jupiter and Saturn.

Explained | NASA's missions to Venus

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 07:23
Though Venus was the first ever planet to be explored by a spacecraft (Russia's Venera 1 in 1961), space agencies have largely ignored Venus in the last few decades and focussed on other planets, especially Mars.

SpaceX Eyes Launching Transporter 2 Via Falcon 9 Rocket Soon

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 07:20
TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA - APRIL 11: People watch as the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on April 11, 2019, in Titusville, Florida. The rocket is carrying a communications satellite built by Lockheed ...

USPS Issues New Sun Science Stamps Showcasing Different Solar Activity as Seen From Space

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 07:16
Dr. Dean Pesnell, the SDO project scientist at NASA Goddard, said that the SDO has given scientists the ecology of the Sun and painted a picture of Earth's closest star, one detail at a time.

The art of probing the universe's origins explained

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 07:01
The Standard Model of particle physics describes the fundamental particles which make up the universe, and the forces that act between them. The elementary particles include quarks, of which there are six – up, down, strange, charm, top and bottom.

Footprints of Possibly the Last Dinosaurs That Walked on UK Soil 110 Million Years Ago Found

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 06:53
The footprints were discovered in the cliffs and on the foreshore in Folkestone, Kent, where stormy conditions affect the cliff and coastal waters, and are constantly revealing new fossils. This is the first time dinosaur footprints ...

Bureaucrats Can't Manipulate Science News, Sports, Jobs – Youngstown Vindicator

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 05:44
DEAR EDITOR: I believe we live in a time when science has been corrupted by politics. It is as if the Soviet biologist Trofim Lysenko has risen from the dead. By adapting genetic research on crops to the beliefs of Joseph Stalin, he was partly responsible for ...

Bureaucrats can't manipulate science

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 05:27
DEAR EDITOR: I believe we are living during a time where science has been corrupted by politics. It is as if the Soviet biologist Trofim Lysenko has been resurrected. By altering genetics research on crops to conform with Joseph Stalin's beliefs, he was partly ...

They discover what could have caused the formation of supermassive black holes in the origins of the universe

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 05:23
The formation of supermassive black holes in the early universe has been a topic that has puzzled science for several decades. However, new research led by scientists at the University of Riverside (USA) has shed new light on the subject, suggesting that ...

The day: robotics students aim high with pandemic-inspired cube satellite

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 05:18
The club, which began in 1999, now includes students from Lyme-Old Lyme High School and East Lyme High School. The project started last fall, when coronavirus restrictions prevented TechnoTicks members from meeting in school after hours. Instead of ...

NASA Eyes More Proposals for a Further 2 Private Astronaut Missions to ISS

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 05:15
The space agency announced inviting proposals from commercial space firms in the United States to make space more accessible than ever before. STS-114 Steve Robinson on Canadarm2. (Photo: NASA / WikiCommons).

Research from NC State professors is aboard space station

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 04:52
RALEIGH — The biology projects of two N.C. State University professors are now aboard the International Space Station and may soon help provide answers about how plants respond to extreme environments. The recent launch of SpaceX-22 ...

Hubble findings deepen mystery surrounding galaxy missing dark matter

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 03:38
This Hubble Space Telescope snapshot reveals an unusual "see-through" galaxy. (photo credit: NASA/ESA/STSCI/ZILI SHEN (YALE)/PIETER VAN DOKKUM (YALE)/SHANY DANIELI ...

What Time Is Today's SpaceX Launch? How to Watch Falcon 9 Take Off in Person or Online

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 03:16
According to SpaceX, the 15-minute launch window for launching the GPS III-5 satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station opens at 12:09 p.m. EDT. The launch will be carried out by Elon Musk's aerospace business, SpaceX, using its Falcon 9 ...

First Murder Hornet Found in USA This Year

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 02:19
Entomologists retrieved the specimen on June 8. What's interesting about the hornet is that it was "very dried out and a male hornet" leading officials to believe that it is an old hornet from a previous season. New male Asian giant hornets don't typically emerge ...