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SpaceX to Launch 60 'Starlink' Internet Satellites Thursday

23 min 43 sec ago
This week, SpaceX will again try to loft the first 60 members of its Starlink internet-satellite megaconstellation. If all goes according to plan, the 60 spacecraft will launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket Thursday night (May 23) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force ...

NASA's Moon Return Among Key Topics at 2019 International Space Development Conference

47 min 9 sec ago
The National Space Society's (NSS) International Space Development Conference (ISDC) will take place next month amid a large policy shift for NASA: sending humans to the moon, and soon. Many months ago, the NSS, without knowing about that policy ...

A massive impact gave the moon its Jekyll and Hyde faces

58 min 13 sec ago
The far side of the moon is different than the lunar face we see. NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University. The moon arguably only shows us its good side. The half of our satellite that always faces Earth shows off wide, smooth basins, whereas the far side of the ...

'Spidey senses' could help autonomous machines see better

1 hour 19 min ago
What if drones and self-driving cars had the tingling "spidey senses" of Spider-Man? They might actually detect and avoid objects better, says Andres Arrieta, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, because they would process ...

Project aims to transfer visual perceptions from the sighted to the blind

1 hour 21 min ago
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has funded an ambitious four-year project to develop headset technology that can directly link two human brains without the need for surgery. Led by neuroengineers at Rice University, the team is creating ...

Researchers develop new lens manufacturing technique

1 hour 21 min ago
Researchers from Washington State University and Ohio State University have developed a low-cost, easy way to make custom lenses that could help manufacturers avoid the expensive molds required for optical manufacturing. Led by Lei Li, assistant ...

“Jupiter's Great Blue Spot” –'Incredible! Impacts Its Entire Magnetic Field'

1 hour 22 min ago
“It is incredible that one narrow magnetic hot spot, the Great Blue Spot, could be responsible for almost all of Jupiter's variation, but the numbers bear it out,” said Harvard's Kimee Moore about the first definitive detection beyond our world by NASA's Juno ...

Iron selenide revealed as 'garden-variety iron-based superconductor'

1 hour 31 min ago
In the pantheon of unconventional superconductors, iron selenide is a rock star. But new experiments by U.S., Chinese and European physicists have found the material's magnetic persona to be unexpectedly mundane. Rice University physicist Pengcheng ...

This submarine's historic tour under Thwaites Glacier will help scientists predict sea level rise

1 hour 45 min ago
Oceanographer Anna Wåhlin paced across the bridge of the Nathaniel B. Palmer icebreaker like a nervous parent waiting for a teenager out past curfew. The fiery orange submarine, which she named Ran after the Norse goddess of the sea, hadn't yet ...

Ex-University of Alaska Anchorage professor sued

1 hour 50 min ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A lawsuit has been filed against a retired University of Alaska Anchorage anthropology professor who is banned from campus over sexual misconduct allegations by multiple women. Anchorage television station KTVA reports ...

L'SPACE program at ASU puts students on pathway to space workforce

2 hours 4 min ago
A program at Arizona State University is starting undergraduate students on a career path that could lead them to join NASA spaceflight mission teams. Funded at $5.04 million for three years by NASA, the program — dubbed L'SPACE (for Lucy Student ...

Design Approval Keeps New US Rocket On Track For 2021 Launch - United Launch Alliance

2 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 21st May, 2019) The Vulcan Centaur, a heavy lift US rocket intended to replace Atlas and Delta rockets, has completed a Critical Design Review (CDR) in preparation for an initial launch in 2021, the United Launch ...

Expert judgement provides better understanding of the effect of melting ice sheets

2 hours 15 min ago
Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic, and subsequent sea level rise (SLR) this will cause, is widely recognised as posing a significant threat to coastal communities and ecosystems. Strategies and measures to mitigate and plan for the potential ...

People of Higher Social Class Think They Are Better Than Others, Even When They're Not

3 hours 1 min ago
People of a higher social class think they are better than others, even when they're not. That's according to the authors of a new study. Researchers set out to answer whether men and women of a higher social standing are more confident than lower-class ...

SpaceX Starlink launch: Weather excellent for third Cape Canaveral launch attempt

3 hours 2 min ago
At least weather probably won't stand in the way of SpaceX's third attempt to launch 60 of its own Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral on Thursday, according to the latest Air Force forecast. The 45th Weather Squadron is expecting 90 percent "go" ...

You don't need a telescope or even a pair of binoculars to see the space station

3 hours 12 min ago
AS JUNE approaches hopefully it won't be long until we see the first display of noctilucent clouds, or NLC, of the 2019 season, writes STUART ATKINSON. In fact, by the time you read this it might already have happened; small displays have been known to ...

Scientists using 'SnotBot' to study oceans

3 hours 14 min ago
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (CBS) - A recent UN report shows 1 million species on our planet are now threatened with extinction, many of them alive in our oceans. Now, some climate scientists are trying to save the world's waters by tracking some of its biggest ...

Complete Mars 2020 spacecraft revealed for the first time

3 hours 40 min ago
NASA has revealed the spacecraft that the new Mars rover will use to travel to the red planet in 2020, as the US space agency continues to pave the way for an eventual manned mission. Mars 2020 will see a brand new rover set loose on the surface of the ...

Supersymmetric 'Sleptons' Might Exist. But They'd Have to Be Huge

3 hours 48 min ago
The world''s largest atom smasher might be losing its dark matter. But physicists are getting a clearer picture of what that lost dark matter might look like — if it even exists. ATLAS, the detector of very large particles at the Geneva-based Large Hadron Collider ...

NASA finds water, 'organic molecules' on mysterious Ultima Thule

4 hours 6 min ago
Since first encountering the mysterious Ultima Thule earlier this year, NASA has made several discoveries about the ancient space object. Now, researchers from the government space agency have made a startling discovery about "the farthest world ever ...

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