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NASA reports trouble with Hubble Space Telescope

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 10:15
The Hubble Space Telescope, which has been peering into the universe for more than 30 years, has been down for the past few days, NASA said Friday. The problem is a payload computer that stopped working last Sunday, the US space agency said.

Energy Imbalance: Amount of Heat Trapped by Earth's Land, Ocean and Atmosphere Doubled in 14 Years

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 07:50
Scientists at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the US found that Earth's energy imbalance approximately doubled during the 14-year period from 2005 to 2019. To reach this conclusion, ...

Santa Clara County Mounts Effort to Boost Vaccination Rate to Reach Herd Immunity

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 07:35
SAN JOSE (KPIX) — The Bay Area's largest county is pulling out all the stops to reach herd immunity and offering its residents incentives if they get the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Friday, Santa Clara County reported that 79.7 percent of its eligible residents have ...

Nude homeless man suspected of breaking into Bel Air home, killing family's pet birds

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 07:33
The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Paul Kiyan, was arrested around 2:40 p.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Casiano Road, according to Los Angeles police.

Galaxy without dark matter: New measurements deepen the “complete mystery”

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 06:34
The mysterious galaxy NGC 1052-DF2 (“DF2” for short) apparently actually lacks dark matter almost completely – how it was formed remains a “complete mystery”. This is what a group of astronomers said who used the Hubble space telescope to collect new ...

When NASA makes news, he's there to capture it

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 05:54
The space shuttle Atlantis sits on a launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, ahead of its final mission in 2011. It was the last flight of NASA's space shuttle program. When ...

'It destroyed my body, mainly my lungs' | COVID-19 long hauler in need of a double-lung transplant

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 05:48
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — He spent more than 100 days battling COVID-19 in the hospital, not sure if he'd make it out. Now, a little more than two months later, Kenneth Cecil is recovering at home and growing stronger everyday - but he won't fully regain ...

Did you take a photo with Mars ..?

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 05:47
A few months ago, the rover of diligence sent by the US space agency (NASA) for research on Mars landed safely on the planet. In recognition of this success, NASA is giving people the opportunity to take selfies on Mars. I mean .. how is this possible? Is this ...

Engineers develop new water treatment technology that could also help Mars explorers

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 05:27
Perchlorate, a negative ion consisting of one chlorine atom bonded to four oxygen atoms, occurs naturally in some soils on Earth, and is especially abundant in Martian soil. As a powerful oxidizer, perchlorate is also manufactured and used in solid rocket fuel, ...

New stamps celebrate a decade of watching the sun from space

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 04:45
(CNN) The US Postal Service has issued a set of stamps to celebrate a decade of watching the sun from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, according to NASA. The Sun Science stamps draw attention to the different views of the sun as seen from the SDO.

NASA's InSight Mars Lander Gets Much-Needed Dust Cleaning, Results in Power Production Boost

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 04:33
A SpaceFlight Insider specified that this particular lander has called the surface of Mars home for nearly three years, having landed in 2018. This mission was initially planned to last just two years. Nevertheless, NASA ...

In silico characterization of masitinib interaction with SARS-CoV-2 main protease

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 02:23
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection continues to be a global health problem. Despite the current implementation of COVID-19 vaccination schedules, identifying effective antiviral drug treatments for this disease continues ...

Pilot trains for research mission to International Space Station – Portland, Oregon

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 02:22
Portland, Oregon 2021-06-18 20:53:19 –. The commercial space industry is making a big leap by sending private astronauts into space. Along: Natasha Stenbock, KOIN6 News Staff. Posted: Posted June 18, 2021 / 5:53 pm PDT / Has been updated: June 18, ...

Rep. Waltz reacts to latest 'woke' NASA ad

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 01:57
China and Russia have an agreement to put a manned space station on the moon by the end of the decade. The Chinese just sent lunar lander and moon rocks because they plan to mine the moon for rare Earth minerals. We haven't done that since the 1970s.

Earth tipped over on its side 84 million years ago and then righted itself, new study finds

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 01:57
Earth tipped over on its side and back between 79 million and 86 million years ago, a study shows. The planet tilted by 12 degrees — which would've moved New York City to where Florida is right now. Earth's crust can shift like this depending on how weight ...

Vintage home goods store opens in Fresno's Tower District

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 01:17
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Cups and vases are just a few of the items carefully crafted and set up inside Found Collective in Fresno's Tower District. "You're never going to find a pattern like this in a big box store," explained Juliann Love about a unique couch ...

Effective Online Therapy for OCD Symptoms in Adolescents-ScienceDaily

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 01:16
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents is associated with impaired education and worsening general health in later years. Access to professional treatment is often restricted. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) offered on the ...

Mars helicopter Ingenuity throws up a surprising amount of dust

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 00:53
The small Ingenuity helicopter sometimes threw up and carried away dust on its flights over Mars, even though it was five meters high. How easily the material can be carried up and carried away surprised the researchers on Earth, reports the specialist ...

In the visual thalamus, neurons are in contact with both eyes but respond to only one

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 00:31
The visual thalamus is classically known to relay visual stimuli coming from the retina to the cerebral cortex. Researchers now show that although neurons in the mouse visual thalamus connect to both eyes, they establish strong functional connections only with ...

Earth trapping 'unprecedented' amount of heat, NASA, NOAA study says

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 23:57
Additionally, the continued release of greenhouse gases such as methane and carbon dioxide created by human activity into Earth's atmosphere has contributed to the drastic imbalance and climate change, according to NASA. "The warming drives ...