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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 ...

White House Overhauls Launch Approval Process for Nuclear Spacecraft

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:52
The White House has announced a new launch authorization process for spacecraft that use nuclear-powered systems, instituting a tiered framework that delegates decision-making for less risky missions and provides explicit guidance on acceptable risk ...

World's First Complex Quantum Teleportation Paves the Way for Next-Gen Computing

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:47
Scientists have successfully teleported a three-dimensional quantum state. The international effort between Chinese and Austrian scientists could be crucial for the future of quantum computers. The researchers, from Austrian Academy of Sciences, the ...

Turbulent storm clouds disrupt Jupiter's colorful appearance

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:42
(CNN) Jupiter's turbulent beauty comes from its wild atmosphere full of storms, artfully swirling clouds and big bands of color wrapping around the gas giant. But astronomers wanted to understand what's happening beneath those thick clouds to cause the ...

Exoplanets could have better conditions for life than Earth, study says

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:38
(CNN) Earth seems like the perfect hub for life because it's the only planet known so far to host it -- but new research suggests that other planets could have oceans that are even more hospitable, offering life that is more varied than we know it. Researchers ...

Nasa astronauts train in underwater space station

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:10
Astronauts have been training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to prepare for flying on Boeing's Starliner spacecraft, which could one day take tourists into space. Astronauts train at the Johnson Space Center Image copyright Mike Blake / ...

Chandrayaan-2 has sent its first photos of the moon from over 2000 km away

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:45
Chandrayaan-2 has sent its first image of the moon from a height of over 2,000 kilometers as it flies around the satellite, preparing to land a rover on the lunar surface. The image was uploaded via a Twitter post by India's space agency, the Indian Space ...

Oil and gas development disrupts mule deer eating habits, new study finds

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:45
CASPER, Wyo. — Oil and gas development throughout Wyoming's sagebrush habitats may be affecting mule deer well beyond the perimeters of a well pad, a new study by University of Wyoming researchers found. For each acre of mule deer habitat ...

Atlanta Hotel Reopens Following Fatal Legionnaire's Outbreak

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:01
As recently reported by Georgia Public Broadcasting, the Shearaton Atlanta Hotel has been cleared by the Fulton County Board of Health to reopen following a fatal outbreak of Legionnnaire's Disease. A statement from the FCBOH reads in part:.

“Voyage Into the Unknown” –Quantum Time Can Co-Exist in Future and Past

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:57
Quantum mechanics boasts all sorts of strange features, one being quantum superposition – the peculiar circumstance in which particles seem to be in two or more places or states at once. “Thesequence of events can become quantum mechanical,” said Igor ...

Northrop Tests Attitude Control Motor on Orion Crew Safety Platform

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:36
Northrop Grumman has conducted a hot-fire test of an attitude control motor on the Orion spacecraft's crew safety system. NASA said Friday Northrop's ACM technology generated over 7K pounds of thrust from multiple valves during the 30-second test, which ...

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