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Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission will mine an asteroid this week

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 22:52
The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 is ready to touch down on asteroid Ryugu and should do so later this week. On Monday morning, Japanese officials confirmed that the spacecraft will attempt to land at 6 p.m.

Big Ben-sized asteroid will skim past Earth TOMORROW in close flyby traveling at 30420 miles per hour

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 22:30
A massive asteroid believed to larger than the size of Big Ben is set to fly past Earth tomorrow afternoon at a dizzying speed of 30,422 miles per hour.

The wrath of grapes: A tale of 12 dead microwaves and plasma-spewing grapes

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 21:05
DIY science enthusiasts know that, if you put a halved grape into a microwave with just a bit of skin connecting the halves, it'll produce sparks and a fiery plume of ionized gas known as a plasma.

Great white shark genome decoded

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 20:03
FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. - The great white shark is one of the most recognized marine creatures on Earth, generating widespread public fascination and media attention, including spawning one of the most successful movies in Hollywood history.

Dun Dun. Duun Duuun! The Great White Shark Genome Is Here

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 20:00
Is there any more daunting animal to study than the great white shark? Just you try attaching a radio transmitter or drawing a tube of blood from a two-ton, razor-toothed, meat-seeking missile.

How our plants have turned into thieves to survive

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 20:00
Scientists have discovered that grasses are able to short cut evolution by taking genes from their neighbours. The findings suggest wild grasses are naturally genetically modifying themselves to gain a competitive advantage.

SpaceX first Florida rocket launch of 2019: 'Launch drought' is hopefully over

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 19:13
Finally, the moment has come - rocket launches, what the Space Coast was built upon, will once again resume. The "launch drought" that has been depriving Brevard residents for the past two months is hopefully coming to an end.

Artificial intelligence — and a few jokes — will help keep future Mars crews sane

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 19:04
WASHINGTON, D.C. - When the first human explorers head for Mars, they're likely to have a non-human judging their performance and tweaking their interpersonal relationships when necessary.

Scott Kelly's immune system altered after living one year in space

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 17:57
Scott Kelly who is a NASA astronaut spent a year in space as scientists wanted to know how genes change over the period in space. This study is made possible because Scott Kelly is having an identical twin with the same set of genes.

NASA orbiter spots Chinese lander on the moon

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 17:37
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of the Chang'e 4 lander and the Yutu 2 rover Feb. 1 from an altitude of 51 miles (82 kilometers).

This Was The Last Photo Taken By NASA's Opportunity Rover On Mars

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 14:49
Last week we said a somber goodbye to NASA's Opportunity rover, which had been active on Mars for almost 15 years. So what better way to remember the mission than by looking at the last image it ever sent home?

The 'Supermoon' Syndrome Rises with February's Full Moon

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 14:04
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, you'll no doubt hear the mainstream media proclaiming that on that night Earthlings will witness a "supermoon.

Video: Big questions about small worlds

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 13:00
Scientists who study the solar system tend to ask big questions: How was our solar system formed? Where did the building blocks of life come from?

A twin view of space effects on immune stystem

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 06:05
WASHINGTON - Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.

W&M professor, former NASA scientist gives lecture on human mission to Mars

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 05:49
Dr. Joel S. Levine is planning a trip. The trip won't come for another 14 years and will take some 150 million miles, but as the professor and former NASA Mars exploration program scientist explained, plans for a human mission to Mars are underway, and ...

Ultra-light ceramic aerogel stands up to intense temperature swings

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 05:03
Ceramic aerogels have been protecting industrial equipment and space-bound scientific instruments for decades, thanks to their incredible lightness and ability to withstand intense heat.

Elon Musk's SpaceX Rocket To Mars Will 'Bleed' Fuel To Cool Off

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 04:18
Elon Musk just hinted at significant changes to the Starship launch system for his SpaceX rocket to Mars that could help “cheapen” flight costs and eventually change the way we see space travel.

New mission given the go-ahead to search for beginning of universe and possibly life

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 03:45
A new space probe designed to observe hundreds of millions of galaxies to gain a better grasp on how the universe evolved has just been given the greenlight.

NASA spacecraft due to land on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 02:00
NASA spacecraft due to land on Mars © REUTERS/NASA/File Photo | This mosaic of images from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover shows geological members of the Yellowknife Bay formation on Mars on December 24, 2012.

NASA to 3D print sensors, wireless circuit on a single silicon

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 01:58
3D printing has been a real game changer in the modern world. It has made it possible to fabricate all kinds of objects without being subject to the mercy of large production lines.

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