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- Lucy Mission Set to Launch to Study Trojan Asteroidson 15/10/2021 at 12:19
With the Lucy spacecraft aboard, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is seen as it is rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility.
- Lucy: Inspiration and Asteroidson 13/10/2021 at 12:44
NASA’s Lucy mission will explore a record-breaking number of asteroids.
- Like Monsters in the Skyon 12/10/2021 at 13:21
A violent and chaotic-looking mass of gas and dust is seen in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a nearby supernova remnant.
- Hubble Detects a Dangerous Danceon 08/10/2021 at 10:54
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features two interacting galaxies that are so intertwined, they have a collective name – Arp 91.
- Smile! You’re on the International Space Stationon 07/10/2021 at 20:11
The seven-member Expedition 65 crew gathered for a portrait inside the International Space Station.
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- NASA, ULA Launch Lucy Mission to ‘Fossils’ of Planet Formationon 16/10/2021 at 10:23
NASA’s Lucy mission, the agency’s first to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, launched at 5:34 a.m. EDT Saturday on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
- NASA, Boeing to Provide Update on Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test-2on 15/10/2021 at 21:07
NASA and Boeing will hold a joint teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 19, to update media on the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.
- NASA Awards Audit Services Contractson 15/10/2021 at 19:57
NASA has awarded contracts to Booth Management Consulting LLC of Columbia, Maryland; Castro & Company LLC of Alexandria, Virginia; Deva & Associates PC of Rockville, Maryland; Hamilton Enterprises LLC of Greenbelt, Maryland; Reed & Associates, CPAs Inc. of Manassas, Virginia; Regis & Associates PC of Washington; and Tichenor & Associates LLP of Lou
- NASA Invites Media to Briefing on New Water Data Platformon 14/10/2021 at 15:37
NASA will hold a virtual media briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 21, to share a powerful, new, web-based platform to help those who rely on water resources across the drought-stricken western U.S.
- NASA Science Mission Directorate to Hold Town Hall Meetingon 13/10/2021 at 20:47
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate will hold a community town hall meeting at 3 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 18.
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- On This Day in Space! Oct. 17, 2016: Antares Rocket Returns to Flighton 17/10/2021 at 11:48
On Oct. 17, 2016, Orbital ATK returned to flight, successfully launching a cargo shipment to the International Space Station (ISS) after its previous cargo mission failed to launch. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space series.
- PBS NOVA science series ‘Universe Revealed’ will explore the cosmos from birth to eventual demiseon 17/10/2021 at 11:41
In a new PBS series from NOVA, viewers will go on a journey through the universe, exploring everything from the Big Bang to the effects of supermassive black holes.
- Inspiration4 astronaut Sian Proctor reflects on historic SpaceX spaceflight experienceon 17/10/2021 at 11:25
Sian Proctor, the pilot for SpaceX’s historic Inspiration4 mission, is on cloud 9 after returning from her epic three-day-long spaceflight.
- Artists launch colorful ‘jellyfish’ balloon to the stratosphere in inaugural test flighton 17/10/2021 at 11:25
A group of artists has launched a colorful, jellyfish-looking craft into Earth’s stratosphere as part of a unique test flight.
- International Space Station: Live updateson 17/10/2021 at 05:21
Find out what’s going on at the International Space Station.
- That’s a wrap! Soyuz lands with film crew after space station movie shooton 17/10/2021 at 05:17
The first film crew to fly into space has returned to Earth after 12 days shooting scenes for a movie on the International Space Station. Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko landed with Oleg Novitskiy.
- International Observe the Moon Night 2021: Don’t miss these live moon webcasts tonight.on 16/10/2021 at 23:24
The moon stars in live webcasts tonight NASA and lunar enthusiasts celebrate International Observe the Moon 2021.
- Live this week: Watch the 2021 International Mars Society Convention onlineon 16/10/2021 at 16:00
The 24th Annual International Mars Society Convention begins Thursday (Oct. 17), and you can watch the whole thing online for free.
- Russian film crew returns to Earth from space station today. Here’s how to watch online.on 16/10/2021 at 12:40
A Russian cosmonaut, actress and producer-director will all return to our planet Sunday (Oct. 17).
- Vast lava rivers from La Palma volcano eruption show no signs of stopping in new satellite photoson 16/10/2021 at 12:39
High-resolution satellite images reveal lava rivers spilling from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma as the devastating eruption shows no signs of stopping.
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- Russian crew return to Earth after filming first movie in spaceon 17/10/2021 at 09:16
A Russian actress and a film director returned to Earth Sunday after spending 12 days on the International Space Station (ISS) shooting scenes for the first movie in orbit.
- Martian Image: the ridges of ‘South Séítah’on 16/10/2021 at 10:27
NASA’s Perseverance rover captures a geologic feature with details that offer clues to the area’s mysterious past.
- China’s ‘space dream’: A Long March to the Moon and beyondon 16/10/2021 at 10:22
The arrival of three astronauts at China’s new space station on Saturday marks a landmark step in its space ambitions, its longest crewed mission to date.
- Moderate earthquake rocks Bali, killing at least 3on 16/10/2021 at 10:20
A moderately strong earthquake and an aftershock hit Indonesia’s resort island of Bali early Saturday, killing at least three people and destroying dozens of homes.
- NASA’s asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamondson 16/10/2021 at 10:19
A NASA spacecraft named Lucy rocketed into the sky with diamonds Saturday morning on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids.
- Lausanne tackles toxic soil after shock discoveryon 16/10/2021 at 10:18
Lausanne, the capital of Olympic sport overlooking Lake Geneva, is reeling after discovering that much of its soil is polluted with toxic compounds belched out by an old incinerator.
- New crew docks at China’s first permanent space stationon 16/10/2021 at 10:17
Chinese astronauts began Saturday their six-month mission on China’s first permanent space station, after successfully docking aboard their spacecraft.
- Nothing funny about bad year for Maine’s clownish puffinson 15/10/2021 at 21:08
Maine’s beloved puffins suffered one of their worst years for reproduction in decades this summer due to a lack of the small fish they eat.
- California OKs new protections for leatherback sea turtleson 15/10/2021 at 21:07
California has added the Pacific leatherback sea turtle to its endangered species list, guaranteeing more protections for a rapidly dwindling population.
- China launches 3 astronauts on 6-month space station missionon 15/10/2021 at 21:07
China on Saturday sent three astronauts to its space station for a record-setting six-month stay as the country moves toward completing the new orbiting outpost
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- Study Shows Why Mixing Your Sunscreens Might Not Be a Good Thing to Doby Carly Cassella on 17/10/2021 at 05:00
Stick to one product.
- Is China’s New Telescope The Key to Finding Self-Replicating Swarms of Alien Robots?by ANDY TOMASWICK, Universe Today on 17/10/2021 at 02:00
The truth might be out there.
- This $400 Cane Uses Autonomous Vehicle Tech to Help Guide The Visually Impairedby David Nield on 17/10/2021 at 00:01
Walk this way.
- Horse Riding More Dangerous Than Skiis And Motorcycles, Injury Data Revealby Mike McRae on 16/10/2021 at 22:00
- Lucy Spacecraft Launches on Ambitious Mission to Study The Origins of The Solar Systemby AFP on 16/10/2021 at 20:00
- Early Warning Signs of Dementia Could Be Lurking in Our Bloodby David Nield on 16/10/2021 at 17:00
Catching it early.
- Jet Fuel Made From This Crop Could Cut Emissions by Up to 68%, New Analysis Provesby Michelle Starr on 16/10/2021 at 05:00
This could totally work.
- Breastfeeding Can Be Tough, But This Simple Idea Can Help New Moms Stick With Itby David Comerford, The Conversation on 16/10/2021 at 02:00
Every little bit helps.
- A Mysterious ‘Ghost Particle’ Probably Didn’t Come From a Black Hole’s Meal After Allby Michelle Starr on 16/10/2021 at 00:01
- Injecting Algae Into Suffocated Tadpoles Brings Their Brain Cells Back to Lifeby Carly Cassella on 15/10/2021 at 22:00
Like internal CPR.
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- Meteorite Crashes into Woman’s Bed in Canadaby Mindy Weisberger, LiveScience on 15/10/2021 at 18:15
The woman awoke to find the space rock laying next to her head — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- How to Build an Offshore Wind Farmby Benjamin Storrow, E&E News on 15/10/2021 at 17:30
These huge construction projects can feature turbines taller than some skyscrapers — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Beethoven’s Unfinished 10th Symphony Brought to Life by Artificial Intelligenceby Teresa Carey on 15/10/2021 at 15:00
Nearly 200 years after his death, the German composer’s musical scratch was pieced together by machine—with a lot of human help. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- People Who Jump to Conclusions Show Other Kinds of Thinking Errorsby Carmen Sanchez, David Dunning on 15/10/2021 at 14:00
Belief in conspiracy theories and overconfidence are two tendencies linked to hasty thinking — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Was Our Universe Created in a Laboratory?by Avi Loeb on 15/10/2021 at 12:00
Developing quantum-gravity technologies may elevate us to a “class A” civilization, capable of creating a baby universe — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Who Needs a COVID Booster Shot? Experts Answer Common Questionsby Tanya Lewis on 15/10/2021 at 11:00
Now that the FDA has authorized the shots for a broad range of Americans, many people want to know if they need a booster dose. Here’s what we have learned so far — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Nanotechnology Offers New Ways to Fight an Endless Pandemicby Mark Peplow, Nature Biotechnology on 15/10/2021 at 10:45
A wave of funding focuses on antiviral nanomaterials as COVID countermeasures — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- World Leaders Meet to Address Biodiversity Crisis, But U.S. Stays on Sidelinesby Sara Schonhardt, E&E News on 14/10/2021 at 18:00
Negotiations are underway to update the Convention on Biological Diversity to better protect and restore nature — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- The Kavli Prize Presents: Understanding The Universe [Sponsored]by Scientific American Custom Media on 14/10/2021 at 17:00
Ewine van Dishoeck received The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics in 2018 for elucidating the life cycle of interstellar clouds and the formation of stars and planets. What other mysteries of space are… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Large Trial Finds Oxytocin Nasal Spray Is Ineffective for Autismby Angie Voyles Askham, Spectrum on 14/10/2021 at 16:00
The hormone is unlikely to increase sociability in most autistic children, according to a new study — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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- How Animals Map 3D Spaces Surprises Brain Researchersby Jordana Cepelewicz on 14/10/2021 at 15:32
When animals move through 3D spaces, the neat system of grid cell activity they use for navigating on flat surfaces gets more disorderly. That has implications for some ideas about memory and other processes. The post How Animals Map 3D Spaces Surprises Brain Researchers first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- How Wavelets Allow Researchers to Transform, and Understand, Databy Alexander Hellemans on 13/10/2021 at 16:55
Built upon the ubiquitous Fourier transform, the mathematical tools known as wavelets allow unprecedented analysis and understanding of continuous signals. The post How Wavelets Allow Researchers to Transform, and Understand, Data first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- The Astronomer Who’s About to See the Skies of Other Earthsby Thomas Lewton on 12/10/2021 at 15:11
After the ultra-powerful James Webb Space Telescope launches later this year, Laura Kreidberg will lead two efforts to check the weather on rocky planets orbiting other stars. The post The Astronomer Who’s About to See the Skies of Other Earths first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- A New Link to an Old Model Could Crack the Mystery of Deep Learningby Anil Ananthaswamy on 11/10/2021 at 15:33
To help them explain the shocking success of deep neural networks, researchers are turning to older but better-understood models of machine learning. The post A New Link to an Old Model Could Crack the Mystery of Deep Learning first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- Mathematicians Prove Melting Ice Stays Smoothby Mordechai Rorvig on 06/10/2021 at 14:24
After decades of effort, mathematicians now have a complete understanding of the complicated equations that model the motion of free boundaries, like the one between ice and water. The post Mathematicians Prove Melting Ice Stays Smooth first appeared on Quanta Magazine
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- 5 cool things to know about NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroidsby Lisa Grossman on 15/10/2021 at 11:00
NASA’s Lucy is the first spacecraft to head to the two giant clumps of space rocks that tag along in Jupiter’s orbit.
- Barnacles are famed for not budging. But one species roams its sea turtle hostsby Jake Buehler on 14/10/2021 at 13:00
Once settled and glued to the substrate, adult barnacles stay put. But turtle barnacles upend this trend, sliding slowly across their reptilian rides.
- Earth is reflecting less light. It’s not clear if that’s a trendby Sid Perkins on 14/10/2021 at 10:00
A decrease in Earth’s reflectance shows our planet is absorbing more solar radiation, but it’s not clear if the trend will last.
- A Jupiter-like planet orbiting a white dwarf hints at our solar system’s futureby Ken Croswell on 13/10/2021 at 15:00
A new planet is the first ever discovered that is orbiting a white dwarf and resembles Jupiter in both its mass and its distance from its star.
- Huge numbers of fish-eating jaguars prowl Brazil’s wetlandsby Jake Buehler on 13/10/2021 at 11:00
Jaguars in the northern Pantanal ecosystem primarily feed on fish and caiman, living at densities previously unknown for the species.
- Nostalgia may have bona fide benefits in hard times, like the pandemicby Sujata Gupta on 12/10/2021 at 15:57
Once described as a disease, nostalgia’s reputation is much improved. Researchers hope to develop mental health therapies that trigger these memories.
- The fastest-spinning white dwarf ever seen rotates once every 25 secondsby Ken Croswell on 12/10/2021 at 10:00
A white dwarf star that spins every 25 seconds owes its record-breaking rotation rate to a companion star dumping gas onto it.
- Methods of getting results from real-world experiments win 2021 economics Nobelby Bruce Bower on 11/10/2021 at 16:45
David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens share the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for developing a science of naturally occurring social studies.
- The earliest evidence of tobacco use dates to over 12,000 years agoby Bruce Bower on 11/10/2021 at 15:00
Burned seeds at an archaeological site in Utah hint at tobacco’s popularity long before it was domesticated.
- Dog DNA reveals ancient trade network connecting the Arctic to the outside worldby Freda Kreier on 08/10/2021 at 13:00
People in Siberia were exchanging canines and probably other goods as early as 7,000 years ago with cultures as far off as Europe and the Near East.
- How catching birds bare-handed may hint at Neandertals’ hunting tacticsby Trishla Ostwal on 08/10/2021 at 11:00
By pretending to be Neandertals, researchers show that the ancient hominids likely had the skills to easily hunt crowlike birds called choughs.
- China’s lunar rock samples show lava flowed on the moon 2 billion years agoby Freda Kreier on 07/10/2021 at 18:45
The first lunar rocks returned to Earth in more than 40 years show that the moon was volcanically active later than scientists thought.
- How our SN 10 scientists have responded to tumultuous timesby Science News Staff on 07/10/2021 at 13:00
COVID-19, social justice movements and the realities of climate change have given our Scientists to Watch new perspective.
- Giant ground sloths may have been meat-eating scavengersby Carolyn Gramling on 07/10/2021 at 09:00
Contrary to previous assumptions, at least one ancient giant ground sloth was a meat eater.
- An easier, greener way to build molecules wins the chemistry Nobel Prizeby Jonathan Lambert on 06/10/2021 at 15:57
Chemists Benjamin List and David MacMillan have sparked a whole new field that’s aided drug discovery and made chemistry more environmentally friendly.
- When James Webb launches, it will have a bigger to-do list than 1980s researchers suspectedby Lisa Grossman on 06/10/2021 at 14:52
The James Webb Space Telescope has been in development for so long that space science has changed in the meantime.
- Space rocks may have bounced off baby Earth, but slammed into Venusby Lisa Grossman on 06/10/2021 at 10:00
New simulations suggest a way to help explain dramatic differences between the sibling worlds.
- Work on complex systems, including Earth’s climate, wins the physics Nobel Prizeby Emily Conover on 05/10/2021 at 15:05
Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann pioneered work on computer simulations of Earth’s climate. Giorgio Parisi found hidden patterns in disordered complex materials.
- Radiometric dating puts pieces of the past in context. Here’s howby Sid Perkins on 05/10/2021 at 13:30
Carbon dating and other techniques answer essential questions about human history, our planet and the solar system.
- A custom brain implant lifted a woman’s severe depressionby Laura Sanders on 04/10/2021 at 15:00
An experimental device interrupts brain activity linked to a woman’s low mood. The technology, she said, has changed her lens on life.