Science news 06 Mar, 2021
Science advances in its search for life outside the solar system - Sunday VisionSundayvision.co.ug
Looking for traces of life on Mars, as NASA is currently doing, is one thing. But scientists are looking further: Is it possible to find life outside our
In Pics: Perseverance Takes Its First Trip On The Surface Of Mars - India TimesThe Times of India
Thanks to its six-wheel drive, the Perseverance rover successfully completed its first test drive on the Red Planet and sent photos of its wheel prints to the ground, U.S. space agency NASA said. The six-wheeler's forward and backward travel lasted just 33 mi…
Earth-like planet discovered 26 light years away, with an atmosphere - ThePrintThePrint
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Viral: Massive flock of starlings form perfect bird shape as they fly over an Irish lake [WATCH] - Times NowZoom
Crombie added that he had to take between 400 to 500 shots before finally capturing the perfect pictures.
breathlessness! Scientists discover possible date to eliminate Earth's oxygen - Sprout WiredSproutwired.com
As experts How to produce oxygen from lunar dust, Other scientists were able to predict how long the Earth would run out of available oxygen on the
Revealed! Mars rover’s giant parachute carried secret message - National HeraldNational Herald
Only about six people knew about the encoded message before Thursday’s landing, Systems engineer Ian Clark revealed
Boeing's 2nd Starliner space flight test further delayed - TechstoryTechstory.in
Boeing's 2nd Starliner test flight, which was initially scheduled for 2nd April, has been delayed again to the late of April.
Ecosystem data Coral reefs in Solomon Islands hit by bleaching - Telangana TodayTelangana Today
They had been previously thought to be less reactive to climate stress
Asteroid Itokawa contains water and organic matter - Somag NewsSomag News
Scientists at Royal Holloway, from the University of London (England), found water and organic materials in a small sample of the surface
Multilayer masks most effective at preventing aerosol generation: Study - Financial ExpressGoogle News
Kolkata physicist who inspired the 2020 Physics Nobel laureate - National HeraldNational Herald
Sir Roger Penrose’s muse was Dr Amal Raychaudhuri, whose paper, known for the ‘Raychaudhuri Equation’ developed the mathematical formulation that helped him prove that black holes really can form
'Space hurricane' spotted above Earth for the first time - THE WEEKTHE WEEK
Astronomers have spotted hurricanes on Mars, and Saturn, and Jupiter
An Eiffel Tower-sized asteroid is about to whiz by Earth. When it returns in 8 years, it could cross paths wit - Business Insider IndiaBusiness Insider India
An asteroid called Apophis, after the ancient Egyptian god of chaos, will fly by Earth Friday night. The space rock is more than 1,100 feet wide — wider than
MIRROR LAB | Preparing for Casting GMT's Mirror 6 - The University of ArizonaYouTube
MIRROR LAB | Preparing for Casting GMT's Mirror 6Subscribe: http://go.arizona.edu/yt-subscribe With the casting of its sixth primary mirror at the Richard F....
Elon Musk’s Starlink internet service promises high speeds in rural areas like Big Sur. - Monterey County WeeklyMonterey County Weekly
The hills of Big Sur are abuzz with the promise of high-speed internet. Starlink, a division of billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company, is promising coverage in mid to late
Hubble Captures Stunning View of a Spiral Galaxy - GizmodoGizmodo.com
NGC 2336 was discovered over a century ago, but the big, blue spiral galaxy has never looked better, thanks to an eye-catching image obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Researchers uncover subspecies of chimpanzees despite isolation events - LokmatLokmat.com
A new large-scale study led by researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology uncovered recent genetic connectivity between chimpanzee subspecies despite past isolation events.Chimpanzees are divided into four subspecies separated by ge…
Comet Catalina Suggests Comets Delivered Carbon to Rocky Planets - NASANASA
SOFIA found that Comet Catalina is carbon-rich, suggesting comets could have been an essential source of carbon on planets like Earth and Mars during the early formation of the solar system.
Observations With Parker Solar Probe's 7th Solar Encounter - NASANASA
During Parker Solar Probe’s seventh swing by the Sun, celestial geometry posed a special opportunity. The configuration of this particular orbit placed Parker Solar Probe on the same side of the Sun as Earth — meaning that Earth-bound observatories could obse…
Night side of tidally-locked super-Earth LHS 3844b may be littered with volcanoes, study claims - FirstpostFirstpost
The study offers a possible mix of conditions, and simulations, under which the contrasting temperatures on the exoplanet could exist.
China's space probe Tianwen-1 enters Mars orbit - Arab NewsArab News
BEIJING: A Chinese spacecraft entered Mars orbit on Wednesday on a mission to land a rover and collect data on underground water and possible signs of ancient life, state media said. “China’s probe Tianwen-1 successfully entered the orbit around Mars on Wedne…
All you need to know about the Geminid meteor shower which is set to reach its annual peak - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
he Geminids are nearly 200 years old, according to known records and are considered one of the best meteor showers every year because the individual meteors are bright and fast.
New smartphone-based Covid-19 test gives results in less than 30 minutes - ETHealthworld.comThe Times of India
Scientists have developed a novel technology for a CRISPR-based Covid-19 diagnostic test that uses a smartphone camera to provide accurate results in under 30 minutes
Asteroid over 22 metres in diameter to pass by Earth on Sept 1: Nasa - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Nasa estimates the asteroid’s relative speed at around 8.16 kilometres per second.
'Waterfall' of microbes in Antarctic sea floor leads to discovery of methane leak - ETEnergyworld.comThe Times of India
Marine ecologist Andrew Thurber first glimpsed what a colleague described as a "microbial waterfall" during a dive in the icy waters of the Ross Sea in 2012
Fossil of one of the last megaraptors on the planet found in Argentina - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Unlike the Tyrannosaurus rex, the megaraptors were slimmer and built for speed, with long tails that allowed them to keep their balance.
Novel CO2 capturing tech may cut vehicle emissions by 90% - ETAuto.comThe Times of India
The whole process takes place within a capsule placed above the driver's cabin.
Did it keep its flavour? Stone-age ‘chewing-gum’ yields human DNA - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
The Stone-Age sample yielded enough information to determine the source’s sex, what she had last eaten and the germs in her mouth. It also told them she probably had dark hair, dark skin and blue eyes.
Mysterious circular DNA linked to pediatric cancer: Study - ETHealthworld.comThe Times of India
Chromosomes are threadlike structures of DNA and protein found in the nucleus of most living cells, and carry genetic information in the form of genes.
Novel catalyst can help turn carbon dioxide into fuel - ETAuto.comThe Times of India
While not a climate cure-all, the advance could significantly reduce the near-term impact on global warming, according to the study published in the journal Angewandte Chemie.
Student of Pune-based institute creates violent black hole flares - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
A team of astronomers, led by John Paice who is a student at Pune-based Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA), has created a high frame-rate movie of a growing black hole system at a level of detail never seen before.
NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020 - Arab NewsArab News
NEW YORK: NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab. Price tag? Tens of millions of dollars for a round trip ticket and $35…
INNOVATION: Novel device creates electricity from snowfall - ETEnergyworld.comThe Times of India
The device designed by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is inexpensive, small, thin and flexible like a sheet of plastic.
‘Terrible thing, India’s ASAT satellite test created 400 pieces of debris’: NASA - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
As a result of the Indian test, the risk of collision with the ISS has increased by 44 percent over 10 days, Bridenstine said.
INNOVATION: Purple bacteria may help harvest green fuel from wastewater - ETEnergyworld.comThe Times of India
The study showed that supplying electric current to purple phototrophic bacteria can recover nearly 100 per cent of carbon from any type of organic waste, while generating hydrogen gas for electricity production
Wind, solar farms could bring rains to Sahara Desert - ETEnergyworld.comThe Times of India
"Previous modeling studies have shown that large-scale wind and solar farms can produce significant climate change at continental scales," said Yan Li, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois in the US.
Stephen Hawking: 10 memorable quotes from his books that will inspire you - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Here is a short selection of his many famous observations from his books and interviews.
Elon Musk says bases on moon, Mars could preserve civilization in World War III - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Elon Musk, the founder of Space X, said there is “some probability” that there will be another Dark Ages , “particularly if there is a third world war.”
Ancient human remains, Ice Age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
A group of divers recently connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization.
Nasa’s Curiosity finds purple rocks on Mars, could be hint to watery past - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Nasa officials have called this a suggestion to a greater degree of diversity in the geological composition of the region, and a hint as to what caused Mars to lose most of its water, Sputnik news agency reported on Friday.
Nasa has a Halloween special for you: Spooky sounds from space to ‘make your skin crawl’ - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Nasa has released spooky sounds from space “to make your skin crawl”.
Donald Trump tells NASA to send Americans to the moon, prepare for Mars - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
US President Donald Trump signed a new space policy directive, which calls on NASA to ramp up its efforts to send people to deep space.
Pink algae, spidery starfish: Robot gives rare glimpse under Antarctic sea ice - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
While species like penguin, seals and whale often steal the show in the Antarctic, a robot has captured footage which reveals that underwater world beneath the ice capes is equally diverse and houses habitation full of myriad colours.
An Engineer Used Math to Make This Dartboard That Never Misses Any Dart Throw on the Target - GineersNowGineersnow.com
Engineer Mark Rober Fond of playing darts but simply cannot hit the target? Never miss it anymore with this special dartboard. In every attempt, the dartboard adjusts itself so that you can hit the bullseye. It is so smart that it can predict th…