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Harpoon successfully spears space junk in experiment to clean-up tonnes of debris orbiting the Earth

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 05:05
A spacecraft has successfully fired a harpoon into a target orbiting Earth in an operation that could help clean-up the tonnes of space junk threatening telecommunications satellites.

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Shrinking Mars Orbit to Prepare for Mars 2020 Rover

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 05:02
(NASA) - NASA's 4-year-old atmosphere-sniffing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is embarking on a new campaign today to tighten its orbit around Mars.

Space bases could preserve civilization in World War III: Elon Musk

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 02:47
Billionaire entrepreneur and the founder of rocket and spacecraft company SpaceX Elon Musk has said that bases on the moon and Mars could help preserve human civilization and hasten its regeneration on earth in the event of a third world war.

Russia May Send Mining-Capable Heavy Rover To Moon After 2030 - Source

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 01:57
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th February, 2019) Russia plans to deliver a reusable cargo spacecraft, a heavy lunar rover for mining and modules for a lunar base to the Moon in 2031-2035, a source in the Russian space industry told Sputnik on ...

How to see the biggest, brightest supermoon of 2019

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 00:45
(NBC News) -- Skywatchers will get a special treat Tuesday when the biggest, brightest supermoon of 2019 lights up the night sky. This will be the second in this year's trio of back-to-back supermoons.

A 79-Foot Asteroid Just Skimmed Past Earth On Its Closest-Ever Approach

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 00:26
Earlier today, Earth was buzzed by a 79-foot asteroid on what astronomers described as its closest-ever approach to our planet. The space rock was only discovered less than a month ago, at the end of January, but it has been regularly visiting Earth ...

Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says

Health News BBC - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 00:19
Parents of sick babies need more paternity and maternity leave, a neonatal charity says.

Twins in NASA research offer clues to rigors of space

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 23:41
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 with his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers say.

A Bright-Green Comet Buzzed Earth This Week On Its Closest Approach In 1300 Years

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 22:31
A green comet darted past our planet earlier this week in what was described as its closest approach in more than a millennium. The comet was only discovered a few months ago, at the end of 2018.

How NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Enriched Space Science In 15 Years

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 19:49
Designed to last just 90 days and travel 1,000 metres on Martian landscape, NASA's Opportunity rover outlived its mission lifetime by more than 14 years to become the longest lasting robot sent from Earth and the first wheeled vehicle off Earth to log ...

Great Whites may have killed off Megalodon mega shark in savage battle for the oceans, says new research

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 16:58
Megalodon, the giant predatory shark, which has starred in our nightmares thanks to the many documentaries and fantasy movies, may have gone extinct at least one million years more than previously thought, and the great white sharks may have had ...

Experts: Fireball Streaking Over Florida Was a Large Meteor

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 16:54
Experts say a fireball streaking across the night sky over central Florida this week was a large meteor. Feb. 16, 2019. Feb. 16, 2019, at 11:47 a.m.. More. U.S. News & World Report. Experts: Fireball Streaking Over Florida Was a Large Meteor. More.

Scientists Call for a Ban on AI-Controlled Killer Robots

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 15:36
Killer robots are coming for us all. But rather than a T-1000 spewing one-liners, autonomous weapon systems like drones could end up replacing human soldiers on the battlefield entirely, given enough time.

The February Full 'Snow Moon,' The Largest Supermoon Of 2019, Rises Next Week

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 13:28
Stargazers have a wonderful celestial show to look forward to next week. The February full moon is about to rise in just a few short days and will grace the sky with a dazzling appearance right at the beginning of the week.

Commune with the Cosmos, in Death Valley

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:07
WHETHER OR NOT... there are national parks in other reaches of the universe, or winter nights, or months called March, or even things called months, is up to fanciful conjecture, wilder daydreams, and sci-fi novels.

NASA's lunar orbiter captured Chinese Chang'e-4 probe for third time

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 05:16
(Web Desk) - The United States (U.S) space agency NASA on Friday asserted that its lunar orbiter has captured the landing site of China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe for the third time, and this time with higher resolution.

Rafts of ocean plastic rubbish carry harmful species around the world, experts find

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 03:07
After identifying almost 400 species on plastic retrieved from US waters, experts say the alien invaders may have diseases harmful to humans or threaten existing animals.

SpaceX files protest of NASA's Lucy launch contract awarded to ULA

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 02:27
SpaceX has filed a protest challenging a nearly $150 million NASA contract awarded to United Launch Alliance last month to send a robotic asteroid probe into space.

Artificial intelligence to boost understanding of Earth: Study

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 02:16
Artificial intelligence (AI) can substantially improve our understanding of the climate and the Earth system, according to a study.

Chandra Solves the Universe's “Missing Mass” Problem

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 01:56
New results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory may have helped solve the Universe's “missing mass” problem. Astronomers cannot account for about a third of the normal matter - that is, hydrogen, helium, and other elements - that were created in ...

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