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Russian cargo ship departs space station to make room for new docking module

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 14:21
The automated Progress 78 cargo ship, also known as Progress MS-17, undocked from Russia's Nauka science module on the station at 6:22 a.m. EST (1122 GMT) and is doomed to a fiery disposal in Earth's atmosphere.

NASA plans to put a nuclear reactor on the moon by 2031

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 14:05
NASA wants reactors that can produce 40 kilowatts — that's enough to sustain 30 households for 10 years. “Plentiful energy will be key to future space exploration,” Jim Reuter, associate administrator for ...

Australia's Barrier Reef erupts in color as corals spawn

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 13:33
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is spawning an explosion of color as the World Heritage-listed natural wonder recovers from life-threatening coral bleaching episodes. Scientists on Tuesday night recorded the corals fertilizing billions of offspring by ...

The hubble telescope checks in with the most distant planets

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 13:01
You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows on Jupiter. All you need is the keen eyesight of the Hubble Space Telescope for a close-up look at the candy-colored ribbons of clouds and storms on the face of the solar system's largest planet.

Sativex brain tumour trial backed by Tom Daley starts

Health News BBC - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 13:00
Brain tumour researchers hit their funding target after a £400,000 campaign backed by the Olympian.

Drug and alcohol treatment sees rise in deaths in England

Health News BBC - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 12:55
Changes to support and access during lockdowns are likely to be factors, a report says.

Thanksgiving in space means a cosmic 'turkey trot' for astronauts (video)

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 12:36
Expedition 66 spacefliers on the International Space Station plan a "turkey trot" and some special food in honor of U.S. Thanksgiving on Thursday (Nov. 25). Five astronauts of the seven-person crew gathered to film a YouTube video released Monday (Nov.

Record number of first-time observers get Hubble telescope time

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 12:28
Data from STScI newsletters show that since the change was introduced, more first-time principal investigators have been securing viewing time on Hubble. In 2018, a record-breaking 15% of successful proposals came from applicants who hadn't been awarded ...

'Avenge The …': Elon Musk's Hilarious Tweet On NASA & SpaceX DART Mission

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 12:23
New Delhi: In his humourous response to NASA's tweet on launching Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Thursday called for avenging a long-extinct group of reptiles. The tweet comes after NASA on Wednesday launched DART, ...

Curious Kids: how are galaxies formed?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 12:20
The great thing about the universe is that we can do exactly that. Because light takes time to travel to us, when we look at a distant galaxy we are seeing it as it was in the past.

Family of woman with Covid allowed to appeal against end-of-life ruling

Health News BBC - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 12:10
Specialists had said the woman was the "most complicated" Covid patient in the world.

Astronomers Find Hundreds of New Worlds, Including Unusually Close Saturn-Sized Gas Giants

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 10:38
Astronomers have discovered 366 new worlds outside the solar system, including a star orbited by two gas giants that are in extremely close proximity to each other. These extra-solar planets, or exoplanets, add to the catalog of more than 4,500 worlds ...

Flawed Climate Models? Arctic Ocean Started Getting Warmer Decades Earlier Than We Thought

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 10:37
An international group of researchers reconstructed the recent history of ocean warming at the gateway to the Arctic Ocean in a region called the Fram Strait, between Greenland and Svalbard. Using the chemical signatures found in marine ...

Nasa delays James Webb space telescope launch after 'sudden' incident

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 10:20
The space telescope is at Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be launched using an Ariane 5 rocket supplied by the European Space Agency (Esa). The project is an international partnership between Nasa, Esa and the Canadian Space ...

This Week's Sky at a Glance, November 25 – December 4

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 09:58
But in celestial mechanics, every seeming abnormality is balanced out by an equal abnormality somewhere else. The offset of the earliest sunset from the solstice date is balanced out by the opposite happening at sunrise: The Sun doesn't come up its latest ...

'Vulture bees' have quit pollen to feed their babies rotting meat — a mystery to scientists

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 09:28
"Vulture bees" have evolved to eat meat instead of relying on pollen like other bees. Scientists hung raw chicken in Costa Rica and watched vulture bees fill their leg pouches and stomachs with it. They found acid-producing microbes in the bees' guts.

This is how astronauts celebrate Thanksgiving in space

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 08:39
The space station will host seven crew members throughout the holiday season. The international crew includes Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov, NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn, Kayla Barron and Vande Hei, and European Space ...

OneWeb May Test Removal Service on Failed Broadband Satellite

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 08:38
British-registered satellite operator OneWeb, which is partly owned by the UK government and aims to build a new global network of low latency ultrafast broadband satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), is considering the possibility of testing a new ...

Nasa's alien-hunting James Webb Space Telescope has a new launch date

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 07:45
The mission had been scheduled to launch on 18 December. But Nasa said earlier this week that there had been a problem as the final work was undertaken on the launch and it would have to be delayed.

Man given devastating diagnosis after going to Boots for simple hearing test

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 07:05
A man has told how a hearing test at a Boots store led to the early discovery of lymphoma in his nasal cavity. John Newby, 72, a former online manager for BP, received the all-clear from Castle Hill Hospital in September, bringing an end to a 13-month ...

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