Science news 06 Mar, 2021
Rocket Lab reveals reusable, medium-lift Neutron rocket - NASASpaceFlight.com - NASASpaceflight.comNASASpaceflight.com
To date, Rocket Lab has successfully introduced the first dedicated small satellite launch vehicle, Electron,…
President Biden Calls JPL to Congratulate the Perseverance Mars Rover Team - NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryGoogle News
Scientists Discover 'Space Hurricane' High Above The Earth - HuffPostHuffPost
The mass of plasma roiled above the magnetic North Pole for about eight hours, raining electrons instead of water.
A large asteroid known as Apophis zipped silently past the Earth - SlashGearSlashGear
On Friday, a large asteroid roughly the size of the Eiffel Tower zipped past the Earth. The asteroid posed no hazard to the Earth on this flyby as it was more than 40 times as far away from Earth a…
NASA sent thousands of worms to space to solve a major problem - InverseInverse
Scientists sent thousands of worms to the ISS to test their muscle strength. The experiment is part of a study on how space travel affects astronauts' muscles.
Volcanoes Might Light Up the Night Sky of This Super-Earth Exoplanet - SciTechDailySciTechDaily
Until now, researchers have found no evidence of global tectonic activity on planets outside our solar system. Under the leadership of the University of Bern and the National Center of Competence in Research NCCR PlanetS, scientists have now found that the ma…
Fastest Spacecraft Ever Passes by Venus, Sends Back Amazing Postcard - autoevolutionautoevolution
In August 2018, a special mission to study the Sun took off from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It is called Parker Solar Probe, and it is also the fastest human-made object, capable of reaching a speed of 430,000 miles per hour …
Hubble telescope solves mystery of star's dimming - Fox NewsFox News
New findings from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have helped astronomers to solve the mystery of why Orion's bright red supergiant Betelgeuse dramatically faded for a period of weeks last year.
Spacewalking astronauts tackle stubborn struts to prime space station for new solar arrays - Space.comSpace.com
A second spacewalk was the charm for stubborn struts on the space station.
Mars arrivals and Etna eruption — February's best science images - Nature.comNature.com
The month’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature's photo team.
Humans Evolved to Be the Water-Saving Ape - Duke TodayDuke.edu
DURHAM, N.C. -- When you think about what separates humans from chimpanzees and other apes, you might think of our big brains, or the fact that we get around on two legs rather than four. But we have another distinguishing feature: water efficiency. That’s th…
Hot Super-Earth Discovered 26 Light-Years Away | Astronomy - Sci-News.comSci-News.com
Astronomers from the CARMENES (Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M dwarfs with Exoearths with Near-infrared and optical Échelle Spectrographs) consortium have detected a short-period rocky planet orbiting the red dwarf Gliese 486.
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....
Tantalizing signs of phase-change 'turbulence' in RHIC collisions - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Physicists studying collisions of gold ions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility for nuclear physics research at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory, are embarking on a journey through the…
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.
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.
Boeing's 2nd Starliner space taxi test flight for NASA delayed again - Space.comSpace.com
It's a busy spring at the space station.
Traces of psychedelics make you feel good, but so does placebo, finds unusual 'self-blinding' study - Science MagazineScience Magazine
Method of studying “microdosing” could offer new routes for drug research
'Fungal ghosts' protect skin, fabric from toxins, radiation - Phys.orgPhys.Org
The idea of creating selectively porous materials has captured the attention of chemists for decades. Now, new research from Northwestern University shows that fungi may have been doing exactly this for millions of years.
'Crazy Enough to Be True?': Scientist Suggests Our Universe Can be One Giant Neural Network - Sputnik InternationalSputnik International
Neural networks inspired by our biological world are now widely used by businesses and analysts. But could it be that our universe is in fact one giant neural network?
Study shows that the GW190521 event could be explained by primordial black holes - Phys.orgPhys.Org
In September 2020, the LIGO/Virgo collaboration, a large team of scientists working at different universities worldwide, announced that they had detected most massive gravitational wave binary signal observed to date, which they called GW190521. In a paper pu…
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…
The red hypergiant VY CMa is bigger than Betelgeuse and belching out vast clouds of dust - SYFY WIRESYFY WIRE
When it comes to star sizes, there are dwarfs, there are giants, and there are supergiants. And then there are hypergiants. These are very massive stars that live fast, die young, and go out with an enormous bang: Supernovae. And now we know that before they …
Somewhere Here Lies an Ancient Space Relic - NewserNewser
It just dropped from space, and the search is on
Black holes could be dark stars with 'Planck hearts' - Livescience.comLive Science
They may not be black or holes.
Watch live tonight: Join Slooh's live webcast of asteroid Apophis flyby - Space.comSpace.com
The webcast begins at 8 p.m. EST (0100 GMT Saturday).