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NASA installs SpaceX-delivered docking adapter for Crew Dragon, Boeing Starliner missions

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 22:15
Launched on July 25th, SpaceX's CRS-18 Cargo Dragon successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) a few days later, delivering a major piece of space station hardware in its unpressurized trunk. Known as International Docking Adapter 3 ...

Incredible Image Surfaces: Striking Resemblance Between Asteroid And Earth Rocks Is Revealed

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 22:10
Rocks on the surface of Ryugu, the distant asteroid now being explored by the Japanese space probe Hayabusa-2, bear a striking resemblance to rocks from meteorites that have crashed down on Earth. The findings from Ralf Jaumann and colleagues ...

NASA's Jim Bridenstine Visits University Of Colorado's 'Eye Opening' Aerospace Building

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 22:01
BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The first step taken by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine into the University of Colorado's newest building in Boulder on Friday was a step into the future. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at the University of Colorado on Friday.

NASA's AIRS Maps Carbon Monoxide from Brazil Fires

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 22:00
New data from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument, aboard the Aqua satellite, shows the movement high in the atmosphere of carbon monoxide associated with fires in the Amazon region of Brazil. This time series maps carbon monoxide ...

Mummy Squirrel Tells of a Different Alaska

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 21:37
Image: This mummified ground squirrel, curled up at lower right in its nesting material, lived in Alaska about 20,000 years ago. Photo by Ben Gaglioti. One fall day in Interior Alaska, a lion stalked a ground squirrel that stood at attention on a hillside.

Russian humanoid robot heads to International Space Station

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 21:22
(CNN) - A Russian spacecraft vaulted into Earth's orbit this week with a lone passenger: A life-sized, artificially intelligent, humanoid robot by the name of Fedor. Footage of the spacecraft's interior shows Fedor crouched in place, clutching a Russian flag in its ...

Healthy Living: Mind The Gap

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 20:58
Believe it or not, the London Underground was the first subway in the world. It provided a new way to explore and move about the city in the late 1800's. Along with new opportunities it also had its challenges as well. When first built, the London Underground ...

“Extremely warm” sea temperatures are likely to cause Hawaiian corals to bleach and even die

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 20:49
Current sea surface temperatures are warmer than normal for this time of year and have exceeded the temperatures preceding the catastrophic 2015 bleaching event. Bleached coral is not dead, but because the vast majority of the energy for the coral is ...

When Your Baby Talks, Here's How to Listen to Help Them Learn

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 20:48
You may think your baby has you wrapped around her little finger, but you have no idea. A recent study from Cornell University's Behavioral Analysis of Beginning Years (B.A.B.Y.) Laboratory showed that parents unconsciously alter their speech when ...

Ammonia Storms on Jupiter Are Messing Up Its Picture-Perfect Cloud Bands

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 20:34
Jupiter's clouds are a beautiful annoyance, blocking a deeper view by scientists into the gas giant — a necessary view if they want to understand how the planet works. But astronomers have made some inroads on that problem by using the Atacama Large ...

NASA news: Hubble telescope snaps dying star in a 'gloomy scene' that confused astronomers

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 20:25
The NASA picture appears to show a bight nucleus surrounded by two stellar bodies known as NGC 2371 and NGC 2372. Astronomers who first studied the “dark, gloomy scene” were confused by the image, assuming they were looking at two separate ...

Project DEAL in Germany Reaches Agreement with Springer Nature

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 20:22
A consortium of more than 700 research institutions and libraries in Germany has reached an open-access agreement with the publisher Springer Nature, it announced yesterday (August 22), as Science reports. According to the contract, researchers at ...

NASA's Artemis Moon Program Just Photobombed a Spacewalk (Photo)

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 20:11
NASA's mission patch for the Artemis moon program saw space for the first time during a dramatic spacewalk earlier this week. The agency, which plans to send crews to the moon's surface by 2024, unveiled the new logo last month. NASA astronauts Nick ...

The way roaches run could teach robots a thing or two

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 20:01
A cleverly simple method to assess and improve locomotion in robots gets its inspiration from the superb scurrying skills of cockroaches. Normally, understanding how insects' or robots' moving parts coordinate smoothly to take them places requires tedious ...

Solar eclipse: Another 'Great American Eclipse' is coming - Get ready for solar spectacle

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 19:44
A TOTAL eclipse of the Sun dubbed the “Great American Eclipse” will grace the skies over America once again in April 2024, astronomers have predicted. By Sebastian Kettley Sebastian Kettley. 19:30, Fri, Aug 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 19:43, Fri, Aug 23, 2019 ...

India's Chandrayaan-2 Takes First Moon Images

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 19:34
BENGALURU—India's second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, has taken its first visuals of the Moon after entering lunar orbit earlier this week. The images released by the state-run Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) were captured by the ...

New Species Pseudotherium Argentinus Is Nearly Identical To Scrat From 'Ice Age'

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 19:31
Scientists have discovered a new species that should stir feelings of nostalgia in those who grew up watching the Dreamworks franchise Ice Age. In the films, one of the constant sources of comic relief came from the squirrel-like character Scrat. Now, it looks ...

This Scientific Breakthrough at the Florida Aquarium Could Save Coral Reefs

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 19:14
Hope may be on the horizon for the world's depleted coral reefs thanks to scientists who successfully reproduced endangered corals in a laboratory setting for the first time, according to Reuters. The majestic beauty of the biodiversity in ocean's coral reefs is ...

Ancient Alien-Like Heads Discovered in Croatia

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 19:03
Archaeologists digging in Croatia have unearthed three ancient alien-like skeletons and two have artificially elongated skulls. Since 12,000-years-ago in ancient China, all over the ancient world, from Eurasia and across Africa to South America, people ...

Watch NASA's fiery Orion launch abort system ace its latest test

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:53
NASA's Artemis 2 mission is one step closer to launch, with the Orion spacecraft acing another fiery pre-takeoff test as it prepares to carry astronauts into space. Due to launch sometime by 2023, Artemis 2 will be the US space agency's deepest manned trip ...

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