Science news 20 Feb, 2021
Ingenuity helicopter, strapped to NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover, sends first status report - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express
If things go as planned, Ingenuity, a 1.8 kilogram rotorcraft, will become the first helicopter to fly on another planet.
ISS launch honors 'Hidden Figures' mathematician (Video) - Social News XYZSocialNews.XYZ
A space station supply ship named after the Black NASA mathematician featured in the movie Hidden Figures rocketed into orbit Saturday, the 59th anniversary of John Glenn's historic launch. (Feb. 20) Subscribe for more Breaking... - Social News XYZ
Scientists Decode How Mars May Have Lost Its Atmosphere - NDTVNDTV News
Solar winds may have led to Mars losing its atmosphere, according to a computer simulation study which confirms the long held belief that planets need a protective magnetic field to block such harmful radiations in order to sustain life.
Neanderthals died out after Earth's magnetic poles flipped, causing a climate crisis 42,000 years ago, a study - Business Insider IndiaBusiness Insider India
Earth's magnetic poles flipped 42,000 years ago, which may have triggered a global climate crisis, a new study found. The resulting changes in temperatures
First black hole ever detected is more massive than we thought - Tech ExploristTech Explorist
The research shows the system known as Cygnus X-1 contains the most massive stellar-mass black hole ever detected without the use of gravitational waves.
MARS: Indian-American scientist, Swati Mohan, played a pivotal role in landing NASA's Rover - WIONGoogle News
Time-lapse reveals the hidden dance of roots - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Duke researchers have been studying something that happens too slowly for our eyes to see. A team in biologist Philip Benfey's lab wanted to see how plant roots burrow into the soil. So they set up a camera on rice seeds sprouting in clear gel, taking a new p…
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…