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No UFO, no meteor seen in Delaware Valley skies but a Florida rocket launch

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 2 sec ago
PHILADELPHIA - Did you see something bizarre in the sky Saturday evening? No, it wasn't a UFO, a meteor or even a comet. It was a rocket flying over our skies Saturday night around sunset and it was quite the sight, if you saw it.

People across Hampton Roads report a 'light in the sky,' which turns out to be a SpaceX launch

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 16 min ago
Many people contacted 13NewsNow to report this thinking it might be a meteor, but it's a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 52 Starlink satellites. Author: 13News Now Staff. Published: ...

Mysterious ripples in milky way due to a dwarf galaxy: Study

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 57 min ago
In a new study published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the research team presents their findings about the stars in the outer regions of the galactic disk. By measuring how strong the ripples are in different parts of the disc, ...

SpaceX launched another Starlink mission Saturday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 59 min ago
SpaceX lofted another batch of its Starlink internet-beaming satellites to orbit Saturday evening after an on-time liftoff from Florida. The Space Coast's 42nd launch of the year saw the 230-foot Falcon 9 ...

SpaceX prepares for Starlink launch ahead of Tropical Storm Ian

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 20:31
The company's Falcon 9 rocket is sitting at Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, ready to send 52 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit. The instantaneous launch window opens at 7 ...

Live coverage: SpaceX counting down to another Starlink launch at Cape Canaveral

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 18:25
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The Starlink 4-35 mission will launch SpaceX's next batch of 54 Starlink broadband satellites.

NASA spacecraft will reveal first look at an asteroid, then slam into it

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 17:43
The spacecraft won't obliterate Dimorphos, the moon orbiting the asteroid Didymos, but it's large enough to leave an impact crater. If all goes well, DART will slightly change the motion of a celestial body in space in a stunning first.

Termites love global warming, the pace of their wood munching gets significantly faster in hotter weather

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 17:40
Our results also point to an expanding role for termites in the coming decades, as climate change increases their potential habitat across the planet. And this, in turn, could see more carbon stored in deadwood released into the atmosphere.

NASA waves off Tuesday launch for Artemis moon rocket

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 17:10
Faced with stormy weather ahead of soon-to-be Hurricane Ian, NASA managers Saturday ruled out a third attempt to launch the Artemis 1 moon rocket Tuesday but held open the option of making a run at blastoff on October 2, the current backup date.

Photos: Delta 4-Heavy rocket on the launch pad in California

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 16:45
These views show United Launch Alliance's 233-foot-tall (71-meter) Delta 4-Heavy rocket standing on Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on the eve of liftoff with a classified spy satellite for the National ...

Jupiter will be the biggest and brightest it's been in 59 years Monday

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 16:26
On Monday, the gas giant will reach opposition, meaning it will appear opposite the sun to Earthlings. Jupiter will rise in the east while the sun sets in the west. The two events will make Jupiter appear brighter and larger in the sky, with the best views ...

Giant 'BEASTie' planets may have been stolen from their parent stars

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 15:37
Two astronomers in the UK have shown that some giant planets orbiting far from their host stars have likely been captured from the planetary systems of other stars. Using computer simulations, Richard Parker and Emma Daffern-Powell at the University of ...

NASA stands down from Tuesday launch for Artemis I, might roll back

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 15:29
With the approaching threat of what is forecast to be Hurricane Ian, NASA finally threw in the towel for a launch attempt Tuesday of its Artemis I mission to the moon from Kennedy Space Center. But it held off a decision to roll the massive 5.75 ...

What clues do the newly formed craters on Mars reveal?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 15:04
An international team of researchers with NASA's InSight mission recently located four new craters created by impacts on the surface of Mars. Using data from a seismometer and visuals acquired from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the researchers ...

NASA is taking its first shot at deflecting an asteroid

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 11:08
DART was launched in Nov. 2021 onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and has spent the intervening time heading for a unique pair of asteroid that are relatively close to Earth in astronomical terms. The larger one, ...

Scientists detect something intriguing brewing in Enceladus' seas

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 10:02
Now, new research suggests this Saturnian moon's water contains bounties of a critical building block for life (as we know it, anyway). It's phosphorus, an important ingredient in genetic and cellular material. It's the second most abundant mineral in our ...

Launches: Harmony is ESA's 10th Earth Explorer mission

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 09:51
On September 22, 2022, the European Space Agency announced Harmony as its 10th Earth Explorer mission. Harmony is part of the FutureEO program. This program is a series of missions using the latest sensing technology to make precise measurements of the ...

'Baby' island appears in Pacific Ocean after underwater volcano erupts

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 08:08
(CNN) The Central Tonga Islands welcomed the birth of a new baby -- a baby island, that is. The new baby island emerged in the southwest Pacific Ocean, where underwater volcanoes are plentiful. One of these submerged volcanoes awoke on September 10, ...

Live coverage: Final Delta launch from California scheduled for Saturday

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 07:29
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a Delta 4-Heavy rocket with the classified NROL-91 payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.

Can the NHS learn from Germany’s health system?

Health News BBC - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 03:30
Despite public support for the NHS, satisfaction levels have fallen, raising thoughts of reform.

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