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The sky is not the limit | The bombing of the moon, the magnetic field on Mars, and more

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 06:44
It's been a busy week, as the DART mission has been launched from NASA And another unexpected point in James Webb's release schedule. The US agency also made some important announcements, such as inviting companies to propose ideas for a nuclear ...

Spectacular Coral Event This Year Spawns Hope –And Billions of Babies For Great Barrier Reef (LOOK)

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 06:06
Taking place after the November full moon, researchers witnessed a banner year that inspired hope for the revitalization of the world's coral reefs. At the iconic reef off the coast of Cairns, Queensland, different corals ...

Covid: Health Secretary Sajid Javid to detail new measures

Health News BBC - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 05:54
The PM has already announced a tightening-up on mask-wearing and PCR tests for all arrivals in the UK.

Explained: How James Webb Space Telescope will search for the first formed galaxies

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 04:15
The Webb telescope is said to be the scientific successor to the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes. Webb has a larger primary mirror -- about 2.5 times larger in diameter than Hubble's mirror.

Mars 'Curiosity' rover captures rare and stunning panorama

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 03:58
Mars screenshot from Celestia 3D astronomy program. (photo credit: VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS). The Mars 'Curiosity rover was dispatched onto the fourth planet from the sun – and closest to ...

An ancient mammoth tusk buried deep in Pacific Ocean & 'newcomer' dwarf galaxies in Milky Way

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 03:36
While exploring an underwater mountain located 300 kilometres off the shore of California and 3,070 metres deep, a team of scientists discovered an ancient mammoth tusk. The tusk was first spotted during an expedition in 2019, but the team was only ...

Neutrinos detected in particle collider for first time at CERN

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 03:34
Researchers at the ForwArd Search ExpeRiment (FASER) at CERN have detected neutrino candidates in the first such detection in a particle accelerator, publishing a paper on the breakthrough in the peer-reviewed journal Physical Review D on Wednesday.

Comet Leonard is coming to town

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 02:59
"It's worth watching because it's a Christmas comet and it passes by three planets in the western sky right now kind of like the Three Wise Men," said Tyler Foster, Brandon University professor of physics and astronomy. "It's kind of called the Christmas ...

New Covid variant: Is the government going far enough on Omicron?

Health News BBC - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 02:24
The new variant's genetic profile has raised concerns, but there's a shortage of real-world data.

NASA Insight probe: Peek beneath the surface of Mars with ambient noise

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 02:01
Since NASA's unmanned InSight probe landed on Mars in November 2018, the probe has been using a seismometer – the Mars Seismic Service – to assess the planet's earthquake activities in order to draw conclusions about the planet's internal structure.

Landsat 9 Delivers First Images of Earth Weeks After September Launch from Vandenberg SFB

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 00:59
"Landsat 9's first images capture critical observations about our changing planet and will advance this joint mission of NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey that provides critical data about Earth's landscapes and coastlines seen from space,” NASA ...

Back This Artbook About Game Landscapes By A Garden Designer

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 00:24
The forthcoming artbook by award-winning garden designer Rob Dwiar, Genius Loci: A Grand Tour of Video Game Landscapes and Gardens, will be fully funded with only a few more backers. Genius Loci was accepted for publication in April, 2021.

7 Mysteries About the Universe That Have Baffled Scientists

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 00:00
According to the European Space Agency (ESA), "although thought to be invisible, neither emitting nor absorbing light, dark matter can be detected through its gravitational influence on the movements and appearance of other objects in the Universe, such as ...

NASA confirms existence of 301 new planets outside our solar system

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 23:30
ExoMiner combs through data previously gathered by NASA's Kepler and K2 missions to decipher what is and isn't a planet. The missions gather data on thousands of stars and each one has the potential to host multiple exoplanets.

What's sweeter than honey to these bees? Rotting meat.

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 23:10
Bees are essentially vegetarian wasps. Around a hundred million years ago, we know, the common ancestor of all modern bees was a hunter. But over the last 80 million years, bees have become vegetarians. Most get everything they need from flowers: They ...

Nasa's Curiosity rover sends a 'picture postcard' from Mars

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 21:30
Nasa's Curiosity rover captured such remarkable images from Mars, it left members of the mission team "stunned". This year marks 10 years since the rover made its way onto the Red Planet, and what a way to celebrate its decade-long anniversary then by ...

How the Earth and moon formed, explained

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 19:51
The Earth formed over 4.6 billion years ago out of a mixture of dust and gas around the young sun. It grew larger thanks to countless collisions between dust particles, asteroids, and other growing planets, including one last giant impact that threw ...

Covid: Travel and mask rules tightened over Omicron variant

Health News BBC - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 19:34
New measures to slow the spread of Omicron in England before Christmas are unveiled by Boris Johnson.

For the First Time Ever, Physicists Detect Signs of Neutrinos at Large Hadron Collider

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 19:12
Scientific first at CERN facility a preview of upcoming 3-year research campaign. The international Forward Search Experiment team, led by physicists at the University of California, Irvine, has achieved the first- ...

Our climate promises are vapourware

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 18:04
This country made grand gestures and pledges at the UN climate summit, but scratch the surface and there is not a lot to back them up, writes Rod Oram. Opinion: New Zealand had a busy time at the UN's COP26 climate negotiations in Glasgow.


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