Science news 14 Mar, 2021
'Caught in action': NASA says as astronauts conduct fifth spacewalk of 2021. Watch video - MintLivemint
US astronauts Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins have now returned to the International Space Station after completing a spacewalk for technical and maintenance tasks
Did You Know Some Planets Are Hotter Than Stars? - The Wire ScienceThewire.in
Kelt-9 b is hotter than 80% of all the stars in the universe and has a similar temperature to our Sun.
SpaceX's latest Starlink mission marks first booster to fly nine times - NASASpaceFlight.com - NASASpaceflight.comNASASpaceflight.com
SpaceX is ready to launch another batch of 60 Starlink satellites on the Starlink v.0…
Space debris removal: A wheelie bin will do that - Commentary Box SportsCommentaryboxsports.com
It's slightly smaller than a trash can and has roughly the same purpose: to collect waste, but in space. The device is called Elsa-d, and it will depart
Hubble Finds Earth-Sized Planet That May Be on Its Second Atmosphere - SciTechDailySciTechDaily
The Earth-sized exoplanet may have lost its original atmosphere but gained a second one through volcanism. Orbiting a red dwarf star 41 light-years away is an Earth-sized, rocky exoplanet called GJ 1132 b. In some ways, GJ 1132 b has intriguing parallels to E…
Universities to Develop Lunar Power and Resource Utilization Tech for NASA’s Artemis Program - BrinkwireBrinkwire.com
Russian-Chinese pact to explore the moon is another sign the U.S. must change its approach to Moscow - CNBCCNBC
Russia's growing strategic bond with China is the latest evidence the Western approach to Moscow has failed to produce the desired results.
Literary gimmick Kepler used to become one of the earliest exponents of science in history - Pen Media IncPenmediainc.com
There is no doubt that scientific information has to be transmitted among scholars through peer-reviewed texts published in academic journals (if it is in
NASA's Next Spacewalk Is on Saturday. Here's How to Watch - Digital TrendsDigital Trends
Two NASA astronauts will step outside of the International Space Station on Saturday, and you can watch the entire event live.
Kansas Health Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to the Kansas State Alliance - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
Kansas Health Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to the Kansas State Alliance of YMCAs Kansas Health Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to the Kansas State Alliance
Supermassive black hole in motion detected - Lokmat - LokmatLokmat.com
New York, March 13 Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics have identified the clearest case to date of a supermassive black hole in motion.The supermassive black hole is moving with a speed of about 110,000 miles (approximately 177,028…
The Code Breaker is the CRISPR chronicle you need to read - Ars TechnicaWired
Walter Isaacson’s account, out Tuesday, is a thrilling tale of scientific discovery. He talks about gene-editing tech—and the future of the human race.
This rare meteorite found on a driveway might hold the answer to our solar system’s origin - The Next WebThe Next Web
As people in the UK were settling down to watch the late evening news on February 28, a fresh news story, quite literally, appeared in the night sky. A large and very bright fireball ...
Study reveals information on an important period in Earth’s formation - Tech ExploristTech Explorist
New research led by the University of Cambridge has found rare evidence – preserved in the chemistry of ancient rocks from Greenland - which tells of a time when Earth was almost entirely molten.
Scientists propose to send millions of sperms, eggs to moon as ‘Global Insurance Policy’ - Republic TVRepublic World
Overwhelmed by fear of catastrophic extinction, scientists have now proposed to deposit the sperm and egg of about 6.7 million earthly species on the moon.
Scientists unlock 'Cosmos' on Antikythera Mechanism, the world's first computer - Nagaland PostNagalandpost.com
NASA releases audio recordings of wind and laser strikes on Mars; it's eerie say netizens - Times NowZoom
Both the recordings were made using the rover's SuperCam.
China launches new satellites to survey electromagnetic environment - CGTNCgtn.com
The fourth group of China's Yaogan-31 remote sensing satellites was sent into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 10:19 a.m. (Beijing Time) Saturday.
Scientists Now Know How Squid 'Exquisitely Optimized' Camouflage in Shimmery Shallows - ScienceAlertScienceAlert
Opalescent inshore squid (Doryteuthis opalescens) are some of the most sophisticated shapeshifters on Earth. These curious cephalopods are cloaked in a special skin that can be precisely tuned to a kaleidoscope of colors.
Explained: What is 2001 FO32, the largest asteroid passing by Earth this year? - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express
On March 21, 2001 FO32 will pass by at about 124,000 kph – faster than the speed at which most asteroids encounter Earth.
Earth's early magma oceans detected in 3.7 billion year-old Greenland rocks - MENAFN.COMMENAFN.COM
Earth hasn't always been a blue and green oasis of life in an otherwise inhospitable solar system. During our planet's first 50 million years, around 4.5 billion years ago, its surface was a hellscape of magma oceans, bubbling and belching with heat from Eart…
Elon Musk reveals an early sign that SpaceX Starship SN10 was going to explode - CNETCNET
The prototype did more than just break a leg during its debut performance. There were other warning signs of a big finish.
Queen Tells Kids Studying Space of Meeting Soviet Cosmonaut - Asharq Al-awsat - EnglishAawsat.com
There’s no place like home. Queen Elizabeth II reminded a group of schoolchildren studying space exploration about the importance of returning to Earth as she reminisced in a video call about the first man to make the trip — Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gag
A hobbled Hubble Space Telescope back at work after four days in safe mode - CNETCNET
The veteran spy of the deep cosmos has awakened from a long nap.
New proteins 'out of nothing' - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Proteins are the key component in all modern forms of life. Hemoglobin, for example, transports the oxygen in our blood; photosynthesis proteins in the leaves of plants convert sunlight into energy; and fungal enzymes help us to brew beer and bake bread. Rese…
Astronomers find supermassive black hole on the move - Harvard GazetteHarvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Astronomers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian have detected a moving supermassive black hole.
Alcubierre Gives us an Update on his Ideas About Warp Drives - Universe TodayUniverse Today
A new look at warp drive fuels hope that it might be possible after all.
New Material may Reduce Wear and Tear on Future Space Rovers - AZoMAZoM
As the Mars Perseverance Rover of NASA continues to investigate the surface of the planet Mars, researchers on Earth have designed a novel nanoscale metal carbide that could serve as a “superlubricant” to decrease wear and tear on upcoming extraterrestrial ro…
How can some planets be hotter than stars? We've started to unravel the mystery - Science XScience X
Until the early 2000s, the only known planets were located in our own neighborhood, the Solar System. They broadly form two categories: the small rocky planets in the inner Solar System and the cold gaseous planets located in the outer part. With the discover…
Tiniest gravitational field ever created may solve a mystery Einstein couldn't - InverseInverse
Researchers are closer than ever to a grand unifying theory.
The study explains the so-called Doorway Effect - Tech ExploristTech Explorist
The so-called 'doorway effect' – forgetfulness caused by moving between rooms – is not as pronounced as previously thought and only occurs when the brain is working hard, new research shows.
Heavy Mammal Ancestor Was Swift Hunter, Finds Study - The Wire ScienceThewire.in
The balancing organ of Anteosaurus was much larger than its closest relatives, and made it capable of moving faster than its prey.
NASA to provide seat on US spacecraft in 2023 in return for astronaut’s Soyuz flight - TASSTASS
Earlier, Russian state space corporation Roscosmos announced that Russian cosmonaut Sergey Korsakov had been pulled out of the main crew of the manned Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft and would be replaced by NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei
Space Debris Threatens Our Continued Use of Near-Earth Space for the Benefit of Humankind - BrinkwireBrinkwire.com
“This is the moment that we need to be sounding the alarm” said Melissa - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Mental health experts are warning of the effects recent violence in Knoxville could have on students, such as the kids at Austin
Russia, China ink memorandum on cooperation in creating lunar research station - TASSTASS
As follows from the statement, the countries’ cooperation in this sphere stipulates the study of the lunar surface and the implementation of joint projects in the orbit of the Earth’s natural satellite
NASA names Mars rover touchdown site after Octavia Butler - National HeraldNational Herald
NASA has named the landing site of its Perseverance Mars rover after the science fiction author Octavia Butler
NASA: Mars Perseverance rover goes on its first ride across planet’s terrain - TASSTASS
The Perseverance rover touched down the Red Planet’s surface in the area of Jezero Crater on February 18
Chinese spacecraft 'Tianwen-1' sends new photos from Mars orbit - TASSTASS
There are craters, mountain ranges and dunes are visible on them
How the UAE's Mars mission can be the Arab world's springboard to the future - Arab NewsArab News
SHARJAH: The successful entry of the UAE’s Hope probe into orbit around Mars is a historic event on the scientific, educational, and strategic levels. Indeed, for the first time ever, an Arab nation has gone beyond applied space science and technology (satell…
Arab world basks in the glory of UAE Mars mission triumph - Arab NewsArab News
DUBAI: For months, the Hope probe’s journey to Mars had been tracked eagerly by the Arab news media. In the UAE, hoardings depicting the unmanned spacecraft (known in Arabic as Al-Amal) have been positioned along highways as part of the country’s 50th anniver…
Google-owned DeepMind AI solves 50-year-old 'protein folding problem' - ETCIO.comThe Times of India
Researchers at Google-owned Artificial Intelligence company DeepMind have solved a 50-year-old grand challenge in biology known as the "protein folding problem," revealing what shapes proteins fold into.
SpaceX’s first commercial crew flight to take off on Sunday - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
This trip will be SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft’s first voyage after NASA certified it for regular flights to the ISS as part of its Commercial Crew Program, following a successful initial test flight on May 31 with two astronauts
Astronauts head to launch site for SpaceX's 2nd crew flight - Arab NewsArab News
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: Four astronauts headed to Kennedy Space Center on Sunday for SpaceX’s second crew launch, coming up next weekend. For NASA, it marks the long-awaited start of regular crew rotations at the International Space Station, with private com…
Meet Sarah Al-Amiri, woman scientist in charge of leading UAE’s mission to Mars - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Amiri expressed her nervousness and said that team has invested more than six years into the mission that primarily aims to find out more about the Red Planet.
Isro’s MOM captures image of the Mars’ biggest moon Phobos - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
According to ISRO, “the violent phase that Phobos has encountered is seen in the large section gouged out from a past collision (Stickney crater) and bouncing ejecta.”
5 Fast Facts About the Spring Equinox - Mental FlossMental Floss
The spring equinox occurs on March 19, 2020, at 11:49 p.m. Eastern Time—the earliest it has ever arrived in 124 years. Here's what you should know about it, including if you can balance an egg during the event.
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.
In a first, astronauts 3D-print meat in space - ETRetail.comThe Times of India
But there are still limits to the types of food that can withstand microgravity. Anything that can produce crumbs, for instance, is considered dangerous, since food particles can clog a spacecraft’s electrical systems or air filters.
Cassini spacecraft's amazing photos of Saturn, rings & moons - Arab NewsArab News
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: Until Cassini’s arrival at Saturn in 2004, humanity had never viewed Saturn up close and personal.In all, Cassini has provided more than 453,000 pictures of the Saturn, its rings and moons. The final snapshots will be coming down hour…
Space telescope offers rare glimpse of Earth-sized rocky exoplanet - Arab NewsArab News
Direct observations from a NASA space telescope have for the first time revealed the atmospheric void of a rocky, Earth-sized world beyond our own solar system orbiting the most common type of star in the galaxy, according to a study released on Monday. The r…
‘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.
Were US moon landings real? We’ll verify, says Russia space agency chief - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency was responding to a question about whether or not NASA actually landed on the moon nearly 50 years ago.
NASA to review SpaceX, Boeing projects after Elon Musk seen smoking weed - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said it would conduct a “cultural assessment study” of the companies, “including the adherence to a drug-free environment,” prior to crew test flights scheduled to take place in the coming months.
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
NASA names gamma constellations after The Hulk and Godzilla - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
The constellations, constructed with sources visible through its gamma-ray telescope, were devised to celebrate the completion of 10 years of operations of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.
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.
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”.
Elon Musk releases blooper reel of failed SpaceX rocket landings and huge explosions - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Titled ‘how NOT to land an orbital rocket booster’, the video is described as showing “the sordid history of how the SpaceX Falcon 9, the first fully reusable, orbit-class booster rocket”.
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.