Saturn moon Titan shaped by same forces as Earth
on November 20, 2019 at 8:36 am
Paris (AFP) - The largest of Saturn's many moons has lakes, mountains and dunes, with its surface scarred and crafted by many of the same forces which have shaped Earth, scientists said Monday. A team led by Rosaly Lopes at the California Institute of ...
Mercury has been in retrograde all month and it shows
by Greta DuBois on November 20, 2019 at 8:08 am
Sometimes you have a bad day. And sometimes you have a bad day 30 days in a row. If you have had a rough past couple of weeks, I have good news for you — you can blame it on the planets. More specifically, the reason things might be a little off lately is ...
NASA's TESS helps astronomers study red-giant stars, examine a too-close planet
by Staff Writers on November 20, 2019 at 7:17 am
Case in point: astronomers using the tools of asteroseismology - the observations and measurements of a star's oscillations, or starquakes, that appear as changes in brightness - have learned more about two stars bright enough to be visible in a dark sky to ...
A private German Satellite company wants to launch rockets as well
on November 20, 2019 at 7:09 am
A small family-owned company in German known as OHB SE has been able to build many satellites for its customers ranging from the army of German to scientific researchers since the 1980s. in two years, OHB hopes to send satellites in orbit with their ...
Lakes and Labyrinths: NASA Reveals First Geological Map of Saturn's Planet-sized Moon 'Titan'
on November 20, 2019 at 7:03 am
Astronomers from NASA have, now, finally revealed the first geological map of Titan. The largest moon of Saturn is the only planetary body in the solar system, apart from Earth, that has stable liquid lakes on its surface and dunes that are made up of organic ...
Plants panic and warn each other when they get wet, new study reveals
by Inigo Monzon on November 20, 2019 at 6:43 am
A new study revealed that plants exhibit panic-like behavior every time they get wet or when it rains. By Carlo Inigo Monzon. Updated November 20, 2019 14:36 +08. Plants Photo of rain drops on leaves. Pixabay. A team of scientists discovered the fascinating ...
A High-Tech System to Make Homes More Healthy
by Shivani Vora on November 20, 2019 at 6:33 am
Delos is what's known as a “wellness real estate” brand. Founded in New York in 2012, it aims to make homes healthier places to live by installing a system that monitors and controls a property's air and water quality and lighting. Delos introduced the ...
Space X's Starlink raises concerns over space debris: What is Kessler Syndrome?
on November 20, 2019 at 6:31 am
On Monday, Space X launched 60 new Internet satellites into space, as part of its Starlink project. The company aims to blanket the Earth in a constellation of approximately 42,000 satellites by 2027, to provide high speed, low latency broadband Internet to the ...
Astronomers find evidence of missing neutron star
by Amit Malewar on November 20, 2019 at 5:50 am
SN 1987A was a type II supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud. It was the first supernova that cutting edge space experts had the option to think about in incredible detail, and its observations have given a lot of understanding into core-collapse supernovae.
Extraterrestrial Sugar Found in Space Rocks for the Very First Time
on November 20, 2019 at 5:40 am
In a first, an international team has found sugars essential to life in meteorites — supporting the hypothesis that chemical reactions in asteroids can make some of life's ingredients. If correct, meteorite bombardment on ancient Earth may have assisted the ...
Aquatic Rover Aims To Explore Ice-Covered Oceans On Europa, Enceladus
on November 20, 2019 at 5:02 am
(NASA) – A little robotic explorer will be rolling into Antarctica this month to perform a gymnastic feat — driving upside down under sea ice. BRUIE, or the Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration, is being developed for underwater exploration in extraterrestrial ...
2019 Transit of Mercury Across the Sun in Stunning 4K [Video]
on November 20, 2019 at 4:38 am
Starting around approximately 1200 – 1808 UTC (7:00 am – 1:38 pm ET) November 11, 2019, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory watched as Mercury moved across the Sun. The Solar Dynamics Observatory views the Sun in a variety of wavelengths of light ...
'Possibility of life': scientists map Saturn's exotic moon Titan
by Will Dunham on November 20, 2019 at 4:21 am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn's moon Titan including vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane, illuminating an exotic world considered a strong candidate ...
So Listen: Why the world isn't reacting to climate change like it reacted to the ozone hole
by Mikayla Rochelle on November 20, 2019 at 4:11 am
In the 1970s and '80s, the world had an environmental crisis. Scientists discovered that an area of the ozone layer was thinning, threatening to transform into a hole. The ozone layer is a layer of the atmosphere that protects the earth from harmful UV rays, ...
Brainwave study reveals psychedelic DMT produces "waking-dream" state
by Rich Haridy on November 20, 2019 at 3:51 am
An intriguing new study, led by scientists from Imperial College London's recently launched Centre for Psychedelic Research, is shedding light on how one of the world's most powerful psychedelic substances alters brain activity, rapidly shifting a person's ...
Exactly When You Can See 400 Shooting Stars In 15 Magical Minutes Thursday In Rare 'Meteor Outburst'
by Jamie Carter on November 20, 2019 at 3:00 am
A brief and potentially spectacular meteor storm may see 400 shooting stars light up the night sky on Thursday, November 21, 2020. According to experts, the obscure and usually minor Alpha Monocerotid meteor shower could produce a rare “meteor ...
Hibernation chambers might make space exploration a reality
on November 20, 2019 at 2:10 am
We've all seen it in sci-fi space movies: Deep-space travelers cruising to a new location and sleeping for weeks, months, or even years to pass the time. In fiction, hibernation pods are a convenient plot device, but would they work here in reality?
3 Asteroids To Have Near-Collisions With Earth, NASA Warns
by Inigo Monzon on November 20, 2019 at 2:00 am
NASA warned that Earth is about to experience near-collisions with three approaching asteroids. According to NASA, two of these asteroids follow Earth-crossing orbits. The first asteroid that will approach the planet tomorrow has been identified by NASA's ...
'Possibility of life': scientists map Saturn's exotic moon Titan
on November 20, 2019 at 12:42 am
Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn's moon Titan including vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane , illuminating an exotic world considered a strong candidate in the search for life ...
'Unicorn meteor storm' to be triggered by mysterious comet Thursday night
by Brian Lada on November 20, 2019 at 12:12 am
This is not your typical meteor shower. On Thursday night, stargazers may get to see several meteors per minute during a rare event known as a meteor storm. There is a chance that the upcoming alpha Monocerotid meteor shower could turn into an all-out ...