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Coastlines' contribution to climate change might have been underestimated

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 15:21
Date: November 8, 2019; Source: GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre; Summary: Permafrost coasts make up about one third of the Earth's total coastline. As a result of accelerated climate change, whole sections of coastline rapidly thaw, ...

Utah serviceberry brought to Oregon infected with rust: Ask an expert

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 15:10
Winter is on its way, but gardening season is far from over. We're still getting plenty of questions to Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer tool from Oregon State University's Extension Service. OSU Extension faculty and Master Gardeners reply to ...

State-of-the-Art Technology Used to Further Refine How Quickly the Universe Is Expanding

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 14:23
The team's analysis paves the way for better measurements in the future using telescopes from the Cherenkov Telescope Array. Credit: Daniel López/IAC. Clemson team collaborates to quantify one of the most fundamental laws of the cosmos. Wielding ...

The Science of Interstellar

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 14:07
Eniola Kasim examines the movie Interstellar and some of the scientific concepts behind the movie. Interstellar was a 2014 science-fiction epic directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway as well as a long list of ...

How to Use Mobile Astronomy Apps to View the Mercury Transit of 2019

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 13:40
On Nov. 11, 2019, the world will witness a rare transit of Mercury across the disk of the sun. You'll need a telescope equipped with a proper solar filter to view the five-hour event — but whether you can see it at all depends on where you live. In this edition of ...

NASA studying asteroids to prevent world killers

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 13:39
Are you concerned about asteroids? Interest in asteroids is rising. There is even a comic strip, “Over the Hedge,” in the Charleston paper that is featuring the 66 million years ago asteroid event. There is irrefutable evidence that the dinosaurs and most of the ...

Loose pin responsible for Boeing Starliner failing to deploy parachute in test

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 13:35
Boeing has identified the part which lead to a parachute failing to deploy during the testing of its Starliner capsule earlier this week. The company has announced that a misplaced pin was the cause of the issue. On Tuesday, Boeing performed an important ...

NASA Commits to Future Artemis Missions With More SLS Rocket Stages

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 13:21
NASA has taken the next steps toward building Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stages to support as many as 10 Artemis missions, including the mission that will carry the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024. Image Caption: NASA finished ...

Science of the Mercury Transit: How Astronomers Will Study the Rare Celestial Event

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 12:01
On Monday (Nov.11), observers and scientists in North America will have their last opportunity to view a rare celestial event for three decades. Mercury will cross in front of the sun, as seen from Earth, a process known as a transit. Although the last transit of ...

Bones found almost 50 years ago recognized as BC's first dinosaur species

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 11:48
VICTORIA — A geologist's discovery of a mysterious claw in rocks along a rail line in British Columbia's northern wilderness almost 50 years ago has led to the recognition of the first dinosaur species unique to the province. Nicknamed Buster, the partial ...

Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 11:19
In terms of their body plan, Old World monkeys—a group that includes primates like baboons and macaques—are generally considered more similar to ancestral species than apes are. But a new study that analyzes the first well-preserved femur of ...

Study points to new weapon in fight against lethal fungi

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 11:08
Researchers at Monash University have gained insights into how nanoparticles could be used to identify the presence of invasive and sometimes deadly microbes, and deliver targeted treatments more effectively. This study was conducted as an ...

Bones of a huge Jurassic sea predator found in a Polish Cornfield

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 11:07
Paleontologists in the village of Krzyżanowice have recently discovered bones from pliosaurs, a huge Jurassic sea predator in a cornfield near Iłża (Mazowieckie). The pliosaurs were the largest marine predators living in Jura 150 million years ago.

MIT researchers came up with self-assembling robotic cubes

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 10:01
MIT researchers first came up with its self-assembling “M-Block” robot cubes back in 2013. Now this week, researchers shared the latest video named M-Blocks 2.0. Researchers from Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), ...

No, there won't be a nationwide blackout this week. Here's what's really happening.

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 08:43
CLOSE. NASA released stunning footage on Tuesday of a solar flare that caused short radio blackouts earlier this month. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Solar eruptions captured in 2014.(Photo: Provided by NASA.) CONNECT 1 ...

Moon a step toward Mars, NASA chief says

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 08:24
FAYETTEVILLE -- The mission to have NASA astronauts again set foot on the moon within five years will serve as preparation for a journey to Mars, the space agency's administrator said Friday. "The moon is the proving ground. Mars is the destination," Jim ...

NASA news: Scientists reveal SOUND OF SPACE in eerie NEW audio recordings

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 07:52
released a haunting collection of space audio to showcase the radio emissions recorded during spacecraft missions. Scientists transform the data collected into sound to better interpret the emissions through a process called “data sonification.” This allowed ...

NASA Instrument on European Mission to Explore Planet Clouds on European Mission

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 07:37
Pasadena, CA – NASA will contribute an instrument to a European space mission that will explore the atmospheres of hundreds of planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun, or exoplanets, for the first time. The instrument, called the Contribution to ARIEL ...

Calls for a Mars research station to be built in outback South Australia

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 07:10
It's unlikely that humans will call Mars home any time soon, but researchers think the arid Australian outback could help give us a clearer understanding of how to survive on the Red Planet. 20322486 - flinders ranges landscape. south australia. Mars Society ...

Princeton native says hometown, parents fostered NASA dreams

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 06:54
Rebecca Wingfield has always been fascinated by space. That fascination, which began as a child looking up at the night sky over her hometown of Princeton, has taken her to great heights and a career with NASA as a flight director at the Johnson Space ...

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