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Kiwi astrophysicist discovers 'Vampire star' in deep space

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 40 min ago
An astrophysicist from New Zealand has found a previously undiscovered star. Ryan Ridden-Harper, has been conducting a study as part of his PHD, at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, when he saw the "vampire ...

Watch live: Astronauts to finish Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer repairs in spacewalk

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 7 min ago
Jan. 25 (UPI) -- NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano have completed their spacewalk preparations ahead of Saturday morning's mission to finish repairs on the space station's Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, ...

Chang'e 4 robots send back epic images of moon's mysterious far side

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 20 min ago
The Yutu-2 rover snapped this image of its space chaffeur, the Chang'e 4 lander, on the far side of the moon. NASA's Doug Ellison processed the photo and shared it online. CNSA/Doug Ellison. A new batch of images from the far side of the moon landed on ...

NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Detects Vampire Star System Undergoing Super-Outburst

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 21 min ago
Kepler spacecraft, which belongs to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has recently detected a vampire star system in space and it's an unusual super-outburst. It is to be noted that NASA's Kepler spacecraft was designed to find ...

Prototypes for original Chinese language crew tablet and space location near at initiate acquire 22 situation

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 9 min ago
A prototype of China's original crew tablet will initiate as soon as April on an unpiloted test flight in Earth orbit. Credit rating: CCTV. The following flight of China's heavy-raise Long March 5 rocket will debut a brand original configuration designed to initiate ...

OSIRIS-REx Flew 620 Meters Above its Landing Web yelp online. Confirms that or no longer it's a Boulder-Strewn ...

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 12 min ago
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, asteroid Bennu (101955 Bennu), on December 3rd, 2018. Since then, the spacecraft has been examining the asteroid's ground, buying for a correct touchdown standing to amass a sample. The hassle is ...

Scientists come across 'Vampire' star gorging on victim

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 18 min ago
ANI | Updated: Jan 25, 2020 08:33 IST. Washington D.C. [USA], Jan 25 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered a 'vampire' star in the midst of a feeding frenzy, with the help of an automated program that is sifting through archived data from the decommissioned ...

NHS staff urged to help service tackle climate change

Health News BBC - 7 hours 26 min ago
Staff are encouraged to drive to work less and bring in reusable cups and bottles as part of NHS climate plans.

NASA and ESA heat things up with new Solar Orbiter probe

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 2 min ago
We all can use a little heat right now as we descend into the depths of winter, so we should take comfort in the fact that NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) will keep temperatures rising as its latest solar probe prepares to unlock the atomic mysteries ...

Who's out: A look back at week one of the 2020 Australian Open

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 9 min ago
Drugs routinely prescribed for diabetes, inflammation, alcoholism – and even for treating arthritis in dogs – can also kill cancer cells in the laboratory, according to a new study that even caught the researchers by surprise. The study – in which thousands of ...

New walking sharks discovered strolling off northern Australia

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 5 min ago
FOUR new species of tropical sharks that use their fins to walk are causing a stir in waters off northern Australia and New Guinea. While that might strike fear into the hearts of some people, University of Queensland researchers say the only creatures with ...

Bright meteor over southern Ontario traced back to the asteroid belt

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 32 min ago
At just before 9 p.m., on the night of Tuesday, January 21, 2020, southern Ontario had an unexpected visitor - a hunk of rock from space that blazed through the sky as a meteor fireball. The meteor, which flashed overhead just to the north of Goderich, ON, was ...

Sharks that can walk exist, and scientists discovered 4 new species of them near Australia

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 48 min ago
It might seem like something out of a bad horror movie, but it's true — scientists have discovered four new species of sharks that can walk, according to CNN. The discovery brings the total of known species of walking sharks up to nine, and all of them live in ...

February night sky: Twinkle time for scintillating Sirius

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 10 min ago
February is the best time to view the winter constellations in the evening sky, and among them brilliant Sirius, the brightest of the night-time stars. The giant blue-white star is located just over eight light years away, and when it is low in the sky the scintillation of ...

Giant Planets Could Form Around Tiny Stars in Just a Few Thousand Years

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 23:09
M-type (red dwarf) stars are cooler, low-mass, low-luminosity objects that make up the vast majority of stars in our Universe – accounting for 85% of stars in the Milky Way galaxy alone. In recent years, these stars have proven to be a treasure trove for ...

Did asteroid that hit Australia help thaw ancient 'snowball Earth'?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 23:03
WASHINGTON — Scientists have identified Earth's oldest-known impact crater, and in doing so may have solved a mystery about how our planet emerged from one of its most dire periods. Researchers have determined that the 45-mile-wide (70-km-wide) ...

NASA names Marla Pérez-Davis permanent director of Cleveland's Glenn Research Center

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 23:01
CLEVELAND — It's official. Dr. Marla Pérez-Davis is the new director of NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. She has been acting director of the facility since last October. On Friday, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine made the promotion official.

Multitrait analysis predicts glaucoma susceptibility, progression

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 22:55
An international collaborative study led by geneticists at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Berghofer Medical Research Institute (QIMR) in Brisbane, Australia, has used a multivariate approach to develop a polygenic risk score (PRS) for glaucoma ...

Analysis shows SpaceX in-flight abort 'flawless'

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 22:46
New information from SpaceX says Sunday's spectacular in-flight abort above Cape Canaveral was as successful as it looked. The fireball was the visual highlight, but it's the post-flight analysis of what happened Sunday that may be what's most important ...

1-on-1 with Pamela Melroy: Rochester native to be inducted in Astronaut Hall of Fame

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 22:44
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Bishop Kearney graduate Pam Melroy will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Melroy is one of the only two women to command the space shuttle. She was selected for the astronaut program in 1995 and ...

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