Science news 14 Mar, 2021
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…
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.
Greenland rocks have traces of ancient magma ocean, scientists discover - Fox NewsFox News
Scientists have found evidence in ancient rocks from southern Greenland that indicates much of the Earth was once entirely molten.
Researchers think a planet lost its original atmosphere, built a new one - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
Imaging the atmosphere finds a combination of chemicals that shouldn't be there.
The Queen Reacts to Photos of Mars Taken by NASA's Perseverance Rover - HarpersBAZAAR.comHarpersBAZAAR.com
Her Majesty joined a virtual science showcase for British Science Week.
Scientists unlock the 'Cosmos' on the Antikythera Mechanism, the world's first computer - Livescience.comLive Science
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.
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.
China lofts three military Yaogan satellites in Chang Zheng 4C launch - NASASpaceFlight.com - NASASpaceflight.comNASASpaceflight.com
China continues to upgrade its oceanic surveillance systems with the launch of three new satellites…
Scientists Have An Idea: Let's Store Sperm On The Moon - JalopnikJalopnik
We’ve been writing so much about Mars lately that we almost forgot about another familiar friendly face in the sky: the moon. Our constant companion, the subject of poetry, music and whole religions throughout human history. In 2021, Scientists looked up at …
International Space Station images trace bird migrations - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Those who see Earth from the International Space Station often say it provides a new appreciation of our planet. The Avian Migration Aerial Surface Space project, or AMASS, takes advantage of thousands of images captured by astronauts to give people an apprec…
How scientists found rare fireball meteorite pieces on a driveway — and what they could teach us - Space.comSpace.com
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 - Yahoo EntertainmentYahoo Entertainment
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The monarch, who invited Gargarin to Buckingham Palace shortly after his historic flight in 1961, was asked what the...
‘Potentially hazardous’ asteroid to fly by Earth on March 21, but no threat of collision, NASA says - KTLA Los AngelesKTLA Los Angeles
An asteroid predicted to be the largest to sweep by Earth this year will make its closest approach to the planet on the first full day of spring, according to NASA. But not to worry, because there is “no threat” that it will crash into Earth, the space agency…
Space Station Crew to Relocate Soyuz to Make Room for New Crewmates - NASANASA
Three residents of the International Space Station will take a spin around their orbital neighborhood in the Soyuz MS-17 on Friday, March 19, relocating the spacecraft to prepare for the arrival of the next set of crew members.
Astronomers detect a black hole on the move - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Scientists have long theorized that supermassive black holes can wander through space—but catching them in the act has proven difficult.
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…
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.
Controlled by light alone, new smart materials twist, bend and move - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering have created light-activated composite devices able to execute precise, visible movements and form complex three-dimensional shapes without the need for wires or other actuating materials or energy sources…