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SpaceX files paperwork to launch up to 30000 more Starlink global internet satellites

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 23:50
SpaceX has filed documents with the International Telecommunication Union, which governs international use of global bandwidth, to launch up to 30,000 more satellites for its Starlink global broadband constellation, SpaceNews reports. That's on top of the ...

Study Suggests Farmers Could Grow Crops on Mars

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 23:34
If humans successfully colonize Mars, farmers will play a vital role in feeding those who live there. Tomatoes, peas and leeks are just a few of the vegetables they could potentially grow on the red planet, according to a new study at a Dutch university.

NASA unveils future Moon spacesuits that should be ready by 2024

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 23:34
Today, NASA unveiled its designs for future spacesuits that astronauts will wear during trips to the lunar surface. The suits are still in development, but NASA claims they'll be ready to keep astronauts alive in space by 2024 — the space agency's deadline to ...

Former NASA scientist behind Mars Viking program says life was discovered on planet 43 years ago

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 23:25
LOS ANGELES - Gilbert V. Levin, principal investigator on NASA Viking missions to Mars in the 1970s, says he's convinced life was discovered on the red planet nearly four decades ago. Levin recently published an article in Scientific American saying that a ...

SNC Dream Chaser space plane takes shape for NASA's 2021 mission

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 23:20
Sierra Nevada Corp. Space Systems showed off the body of its first Dream Chaser space plane in Louisville on Tuesday, calling it the most advanced composite-material structure ever assembled for space. The spacecraft, which NASA has hired to ferry cargo ...

Airborne chemicals instantly identified using new technology developed at NTU Singapore

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 23:12
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a device that can identify a wide range of airborne gases and chemicals instantly. The new prototype device is portable and suitable for rapid deployment by ...

The UK is going to send a spider bot to the Moon

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 22:35
Despite many eyes in the scientific community focusing on Mars over the past decade, Earth's Moon still provides a huge scientific opportunity for space agencies around the globe. NASA is headed back with a crewed mission currently slated for 2024, China ...

The Orionids Meteor Shower Is Happening, And You Can't Miss It

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 22:24
If you've never seen a meteor shower, mark your calendar for Oct. 22 and 23, because dozens of shooting stars will be flashing across the night's sky then. We're talking specifically about the Orionids meteor shower, which occurs around this time of year ...

Reuters Science News Summary

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 21:57
Trio wins economics Nobel for science-based poverty fight. U.S.-based economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work fighting poverty that has helped millions of children by favoring ...

How babies integrate new events into their knowledge

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 21:54
Date: October 15, 2019; Source: Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences; Summary: Babies seek to understand the world around them and learn many new things every day. Unexpected events -- for example when a ball falls through a ...

Dream Chaser spacecraft arrives in Colorado

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 21:50
LOUISVILLE — The primary structure of the Dream Chaser spacecraft has officially arrived in Colorado. Full assembly of the vehicle is about to begin before it departs for the International Space Station in 2021. ““It's an extraordinary engineering and ...

Mole Movement! Mars Lander's Heat Probe Gets a Little Unstuck

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 21:34
There's new hope for the mole. The burrowing heat probe aboard NASA's InSight Mars lander got stuck in the red dirt in February, long before reaching its target depth of 10 to 16 feet (3 to 5 meters). Ever since, engineers at NASA and the German Aerospace ...

NASA's ICON is on a mission to investigate the ionosphere

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 21:32
Artist's illustration of ICON. Image: NASA Goddard's Conceptual Image Lab/B. Monroe. A NASA satellite designed to investigate a critical layer of Earth's atmosphere launched to space last Thursday. Why it matters: Scientists think the ionosphere can interfere ...

The Milky Way Steals From Its Neighbors

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 21:16
It's common to think of the universe as static and unchanging, with vast spiral galaxies rotating slowly, but otherwise existing as a stately and eternal work of cosmic art. However, we know this to be false and it only seems to be true because of the vastly ...

Rare White Orca Calf Spotted By Excited Whale Watchers Off Washington Coast

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 20:37
Moby Dick better swim aside, because there is a new white whale captivating animal lovers. According to CNN, the whale watchers and tourists aboard an Island Adventures Whale Watching boat near Anacortes, Washington, spotted a rare, white orca calf on ...

MIT Engineers Show Da Vinci's 500-Year-Old Radical Bridge Design Would Have Worked

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 20:24
We know that Leonardo da Vinci was a genius who was well ahead of his time, but even the great man himself might have struggled to believe that engineers would still be marvelling over his creations some 500 years later. Engineers from the Massachusetts ...

Nobel Prize Winner Says 'It's Completely Crazy' To Think Humans Will Relocate to the Planets He Discovered

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 20:11
On October 8, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for their 1995 discovery of an exoplanet. In the 24 years since the find, much research has been done on exoplanets with a press release from the Royal Swedish ...

SpaceX looks to rule space with 30000 more satellites

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 20:06
This image of a distant galaxy group from Arizona's Lowell Observatory is marred by diagonal lines from the trails of Starlink satellites shortly after their launch in May. Victoria Girgis/Lowell Observatory. If Elon Musk's rocket company succeeds in its grand ...

Opinion: Scientists Need to Demand Better Antibody Validation

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 20:05
Medical science has a problem, and everyone knows it. Imagine driving a car with a navigation system that is right just half the time, or doing math with a calculator that knows only half the multiplication table. It's simply not rational, yet scientists are doing ...

The Orionids, one of the 'top 5 meteor showers of the year,' will peak early next week

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 19:58
One of the best meteor showers of the year will peak early next week and will treat onlookers with nearly two dozen meteors per hour, as long as clouds do not interfere. People planning to view the Orionid meteor shower should mark their calendar now for ...

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