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'Extraordinary' amber fossils reveal how ancient insects used colour for camouflage

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 10:04
A research team has discovered the true colours of fossilised insects, trapped in amber approximately 99 million years ago. During that ancient period, dinosaurs including the Tyrannosaurs Rex, velociraptors, and triceratops roamed the earth. 35 amber ...

NASA invents wearable that prevents you from touching your face

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 09:45
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab has built an electronic pendant prototype that scolds wearers every time they lift their hands to their face, in an efforts to combat coronavirus pandemic. The small device is known as PULSE, a 3D-printed wearable device that pulses ...

NASA checks out SLS Core Stage avionics for Artemis I mission

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 09:35
The flight computers and avionics of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket's core stage for the Artemis I mission were powered on and have completed a thorough systems checkout. The test used Green Run software that was developed for the test and ...

Are black holes responsible for excess neutrinos and missing gamma rays

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 09:35
The origin of high-energy cosmic neutrinos observed by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, whose detector is buried deep in the Antarctic ice, is an enigma that has perplexed physicists and astronomers. A new model could help explain the unexpectedly ...

SpaceX launches Air Force's newest GPS satellite

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 09:00
SpaceX launched the military's newest, most accurate GPS satellite Tuesday after a two-month delay due to the pandemic. A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying the GPS satellite to orbit. The brand new ...

Human-induced climate change reversed 6500-year global cooling trend

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 08:11
What would Earth's climate naturally be doing if it weren't for human intervention? Researchers at Northern Arizona University have now analyzed over 12,000 years of climate data, and found that human-induced warming interrupted and reversed a long-term ...

A Hungry Black Hole Is Gobbling up the Equivalent of One Sun Every Day

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 08:09
New research has found there's a very hungry black hole out in space and it's devouring the equivalent of a one sun every day. Swipe to close. Video Player is loading. Play Video. Play Next playlist item. Unmute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration 0:00. Loaded: 0 ...

A Decade of the Sun: NASA Releases New Ten-Year Timelapse Chronicle of the Enormous Star

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 07:56
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently released a stunning video that compiles ten years of the sun. Every second represents a day, and the length of the journey from June 2, 2010 to June 1, 2020 takes more than an hour.

Celebrating 30 years of images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 07:01
This year marks the 30th year that the Hubble Space Telescope has taken images of outer space, giving mankind glimpses of the stunning beauty of the galaxy. The Hubble Space Telescope was launched April 24,1990, from the space shuttle Discovery.

SpaceX just launched a Space Force satellite with brand new Falcon 9 booster

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 06:15
SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, perched atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket, takes off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station on May 30. SpaceX. SpaceX sent a military ...

Starwatch: A full Fourth of July moon

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 06:09
This month Jupiter and Saturn dominate the evening sky, while Venus climbs into prominence as a predawn planet. Venus comes out higher in the east every day, freeing itself from the sun's foreglow. On the 3rd, our brilliant sister planet begins a 10-day glide ...

A Siberian town hit 100 degrees, setting a new record for the Arctic Circle

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 05:47
The remote Siberian town of Verkhoyansk is known for its extreme cold: Winter temperatures often dip below –50° Celsius. But on June 20, temperatures in the town soared to a high of 38° C (100.4° Fahrenheit). If confirmed by the World Meteorological ...

Hungry black hole among the most massive in the Universe

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 05:31
Illustration by Nima Abkenar. This illustration of a quasar surrounded by a dusty donut shape (torus) and clumps called "clouds". We now know just how massive the fastest-growing black hole in the Universe actually is, as well as how much it eats, thanks to ...

Hungriest of black holes among the most massive in the universe

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 05:22
ANI | Updated: Jul 01, 2020 09:52 IST. Canberra [Australia], July 1 (ANI): We now know just how massive the fastest-growing black hole in the universe actually is, as well as how much it eats, thanks to new research led by the Australian National University ...

NASA, University Hospitals Join Forces to Develop PPE and Technologies in Response to COVID-19

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 05:14
NASA's Glenn Research Center and University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland have collaborated to develop new methods and technologies for decontaminating personal protective equipment (PPE) for aerospace applications and for safeguarding the health of ...

WATCH: NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Delivers New Insights Into Ultrahot World

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 05:08
ABOVE VIDEO: Measurements from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have enabled astronomers to greatly improve their understanding of the bizarre environment of KELT-9 b, one of the hottest planets known. (NASA) – Measurements ...

Scientists investigate how Arctic plant was brought back to life after 32000 years

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 05:08
Scientists are investigating how an Arctic plant was brought back to life after 32,000 years. The silene stenophylla, a plant with white flowers native to Siberia, was revived from 32,000-year-old seeds by Russian scientists. They were found covered in ice 124ft ...

A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Happen Over The Weekend; Here's How To Watch It

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:57
Persons of all ages will see the event - no telescope is required - but it is important to know how long to look up. Who needs fireworks on the Fourth of July when we have a lunar eclipse? A penumbral lunar eclipse in several parts of the world will happen on ...

Video Shows What Would Happen If Jupiter Swallows Earth [WATCH]

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:43
A video recently posted on YouTube explored a scenario involving a direct collision between Earth and Jupiter. It described how Earth would be destroyed as it gets devoured by the gas giant. The video was made and posted by the YouTube channel What If, ...

How Did Seabirds Develop the Ability to Cruise Through Air and Water? New Insights Revealed

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:41
Seabirds are a type of bird that makes it's living primarily from the ocean, beyond the seashore or surf zone. They are beautifully adapted for life in the ocean. Generally, seabirds have dense, waterproof feathers and fat layers that serve as a desalinization ...