Science news 17 Feb, 2021
A comet killed the dinosaurs, not an asteroid, says study - EastMojoEastMojo
Also, similar impacts can be expected every 250 million to 750 million years
European Space Agency is recruiting astronauts, strongly encouraging women to apply - The Straits TimesGoogle News
NASA’s Perseverance rover ready for a difficult landing on Mars’ Jezero crater - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express
NASA's Mars Mission 2021 Perseverance rover launch mission: NASA's Perseverance rover will be the US Space Agency's fifth rover to touch down on the Red planet.
Miniature Moon Rover From Hungary to Join Search for Water on Lunar Surface - Gadgets 360NDTV News
A miniature rover being developed to explore the Moon's surface is on track to join the search for water there, its Hungarian inventors believe – using a device that weighs less than a bag of sugar.
NASA and SpaceX get together to launch $331.8 million Lunar Gateway on Falcon Heavy - The Indian WireTheindianwire.com
The Lunar Gateway is soon to become a Gateway to cosmic realities of the Universe. As a key launch within the Artemis program wherein NASA has declared to send "the first woman and the next man” to the Moon, the lunar gateway is set to become an orbiting habi…
UAE- Sheikh Mohammed tweets in Chinese as China probe reaches Mars - MENAFN.COMMENAFN.COM
The UAE Vice-President has tweeted in Chinese and Arabic to congratulate China after its spacecraft entered its orbit around Mars.</p> <p>Tianwen-1 reached its destination on February 10 - a day after the UAE's Hope Probe went into orbit .</p> <p>DON'T MISS: …
Planet Nine at edge of solar system ‘could be an illusion’, new research suggests - Yahoo India NewsYahoo Entertainment
New research has dealt a blow to the idea that a huge planet which has never been seen by human eyes could be lurking unseen at the edge of our solar system.
Scientists capture the highest resolution images of a single MOLECULE of DNA - Daily MailDaily Mail
Researchers from Sheffield, Leeds and York universities combined advanced atomic microscopy with supercomputer simulations to create videos of the molecules.
SpaceX successfully launched more Starlink internet satellites, but lost a rocket booster in the process. - Business Insider IndiaBusiness Insider India
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket failed to safely land its booster on Monday. The rocket launched satellites for Elon Musk's Starlink internet service. Despite a successful
Hydrogen peroxide, universal oxidizer agent, high efficiency production by simple process - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
Hydrogen peroxide is used as a disinfectant, after dilution in water, to treat wounds. It is widely used in industry as an environmentally friendly
Scientists discover rare backward star, rotating in the opposite direction - Republic TVRepublic World
In a recent development, two stars that rotate backwards have been discovered in a planetary system that is 897 light years away from us.
How icebergs really melt—and what this could mean for climate change - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Icebergs are melting faster than current models describe, according to a new study by mathematicians at the University of Sydney. The researchers have proposed a new model to more accurately represent the melt speed of icebergs into oceans.
UAE's Hope probe sends the first picture taken from Mars: See here - EastMojoEastMojo
The first photo was taken from about 25,000 km above the surface of red planet by the Hope probe.
NASA Will Pay You To Innovate Food System Ideas For Astronauts - Mashable IndiaMashable
It has recently come to light that NASA is offering a $5,00,000 cash prize (Rs 3.6 crore) to people who can come up with innovative food production technologies for space and here on Earth.
Researches Invent Surgery to Give Amputees a Better Control of Their Prosthetic Limbs - News18News18
Researchers have invented a new type of amputation surgery that can help amputees to take better control of their residual muscles and sense where their "phantom limb" is in space.
Nuclear Rockets to Mars? - CounterPunch.org - CounterPunchCounterPunch
A report advocating rocket propulsion by nuclear power for U.S. missions to Mars, written by a committee packed with individuals deeply involved in nuclear power, was issued last week by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The 104-p…
Astronomers detect residue of Earth-like planets orbiting four dwarf stars in deep space - Republic TVRepublic World
According to Express, astronomers have discovered residue of planets with Earth-like crusts orbiting the atmospheres of four dwarf stars in deep space.
Russia’s Progress MS-16 Unmanned Cargo Ship Launched With Supplies to International Space Station - Gadgets 360NDTV News
An unmanned Russian cargo ship launched successfully Monday with a load of supplies for the International Space Station.
New Theory Suggests Dinosaur-Killing Impact Came From Edge Of Solar System - North Country Public RadioNorth Country Public Radio
Harvard researchers say a comet from deep space — not an asteroid from the belt past Mars — was responsible for the mass extinction. Others are skeptical.
Biotech fit for the Red Planet - EurekAlertEurekAlert
Astrobiologists from the University of Bremen show for the first time that a N2/CO2-rich low-pressure atmosphere, water, and nutrients from Mars-like dust are sufficient for Cyanobacterium-Based Life-Support Systems, making it easier for future astronauts to …
Neanderthals and Homo sapiens used identical Nubian technology – sciencedaily - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
Long held in a private collection, the newly analyzed tooth of a Neanderthal child of about 9 years marks the southernmost known range of the hominin.
Melting dusty ice may have carved Martian gullies - Phys.orgPhys.Org
By analyzing the occurrences of exposed dusty ice on Mars using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, ASU planetary scientists Aditya Khuller and Philip Christensen have found the lowest latitude detection of dusty water ice on Mars.
Nature: Wasps watch over neighbouring nests in 'surprising act of selflessness' - Daily MailDaily Mail
Researchers from the UK studied some 20,000 baby Neotropical paper wasps and their carers from 91 different colonies in Panama, including near the canal.
India and Australia were evolutionary neighbours, a link found in Bhimbetka shows - The HinduThe Hindu
The age of fossil rock is determined using isotopes.
China's Space Probe Performs Orbital Adjustment Around Mars - NDTVNDTV News
China's Tianwen-1 probe on Monday performed an orbital manoeuvre around Mars, days after it successfully entered the orbit around the red planet capping a nearly seven-month voyage from Earth.
Why do we breathe so loudly when we sleep? - Livescience.comLive Science
What explains loud "sleep breathing"?
AS IT HAPPENED: UAE Hope probe enters Mars' orbit - Arab NewsArab News
DUBAI: The UAE’s Hope probe has entered the orbit of Mars after a six-month-long voyage into outer space. There were cheers at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center when mission control received information that the manouver had been success. Abu Dhabi Crown P…