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Friday, May 13, 2022

Astronomers capture 1st image of Milky Way’s huge black hole

May 13, 2022 7:02:45 am

Astronomers believe nearly all galaxies, including our own, have these giant black holes at their centre, where light and matter cannot escape, making it extremely hard to get images of them.

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Spinal fluid from young mice sharpened memories of older rodents

May 12, 2022 3:56:07 pm

The finding was the latest indication that making brains resistant to the unrelenting changes of older age might depend less on interfering with specific disease processes and more on trying to restore the brain’s environment to something closer to its youthful state.

UK planning space solar power plant

The UK wants to build a massive solar power plant in space

May 12, 2022 3:13:51 pm

The UK Space Energy Initiative was launched last year to explore options to develop a space-based solar plant.

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Blue Origin NS-21 mission to include first Mexican-origin woman to space

May 10, 2022 1:56:58 pm

Here are the full details of all six crew members who will be part of Blue Origin's NS-21 mission.

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Massive black hole might have spontaneously ‘flipped’ its magnetic field

May 10, 2022 6:30:40 pm

Magnetic reversals are likely to be common events in the cosmos, with geological records showing the Earth's field unpredictably reversing a few times every million years.

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How researchers created 3D models of largest Native American cave art collection

May 9, 2022 12:26:59 pm

Here is how researchers used over 16,000 photographs from two cameras to create models of a cave art in a cavern in Alabama, whose location is a tightly-guarded secret.

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Digging Deep: Climate change could mean increased pathogen transmission

May 10, 2022 11:39:58 am

The number of pathogens jumping from one mammal species to another related species will only increase in the years to come, suggests a new report.

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Astronomers identify new ‘black widow’ system with a cannibalistic pulsar

May 5, 2022 3:50:30 pm

A black widow binary is a unique system that consists of a pulsar that is circling and slowly consuming a smaller companion star.

SpaceX Crew 3 dragon capsule is pictured here, undocking from ISS

Four-astronaut team departs International Space Station on flight back to Earth

May 5, 2022 2:20:02 pm

If all goes smoothly, the Crew Dragon craft, dubbed Endurance, will parachute into the sea off the coast of Florida at 12:43 a.m. EDT on Friday (10.13 PM IST).

Black hole binaries pulling matter from orbiting star emitting x ray echoes

Astronomers discovered eight new ‘echoing’ black holes in the milky way

May 5, 2022 4:07:25 pm

As a black hole pulls in gas and dust from an orbiting star, it can give off bursts of X-ray light that bounce and echo off the gas spiralling into it and briefly illuminating the black hole’s surroundings.

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NASA scientists study 50-year-old lunar samples ahead of Artemis missions

May 5, 2022 9:24:28 am

Samples were sent to researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Ames Research Center, the Naval Research Laboratory and the University of Arizona.

Flood basalt volcanic eruptions could warm the planet

Some volcanoes could warm climate and destroy ozone layer: NASA

May 3, 2022 7:11:29 pm

Flood basalt eruptions can warm the planet over the long term and cause the circulation of the stratosphere to change a way that discourages ozone formation.

NASA MMS explain fast magnetic explosion solar flare

NASA scientists crack 60-year solar flare mystery

May 3, 2022 5:42:48 pm

Fully understanding this phenomenon can give new insights into nuclear fusion and will also help provide better predictions for solar particle storms that can affect technology here on Earth.

Rocket Lab catches, drops rocket booster with helicopter in key reusability test

May 3, 2022 1:00:30 pm

Rocket Lab on Monday captured a falling rocket stage out of the air with a helicopter before dropping it in the ocean.

Olivine rich ignimbrite rocks on the surface of Mars

Special kinds of rocks on Mars hints at violent volcanic eruptions: Study

May 2, 2022 8:02:23 pm

Researchers have determined that the olivine-rich bedrock in the Gusev crater and in and around the Jezero crater on Mars may be a special type of rock called “ignimbrite”, which forms due to violent volcanic eruptions.

Study looked at observations from 25 hot jupiters to learn more about exoplanets

Hubble and Spitzer data of 25 Hot Jupiters helps explain exoplanet atmospheres

May 1, 2022 10:08:26 am

Until recently, the field of exoplanet science has long focused on just the detection and characterisation of exoplanets. This new study offers interesting insights into the atmospheres of exoplanets.

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Digging Deep: Neighbourhood air quality has spill over effects beyond what was previously thought

April 30, 2022 2:58:26 pm

Previous studies attest to the fact that air quality, along with other health indicators, further feed into – and even explain – socioeconomic inequalities that already exist.

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Started out as a fish. How did it end up like this?

April 30, 2022 11:13:48 am

The group of fish that moved onto land gave rise to almost half of all vertebrates today, including all amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and us.

Researchers say it's never been seen before: A "mysterious, worm-like" aurora that stretches halfway round Mars.

Mars probe discovers ‘shocking’ new aurora

April 28, 2022 6:12:10 pm

The Emirates Mars Mission says it's a first: They have spotted a worm-like aurora that stretches halfway round Mars. It looks like our northern lights.

Drexel researchers find lithium sulphur batter breakthrough.

Engineers at Drexel University develop new Lithium-Sulphur tech that can revolutionise batteries

May 5, 2022 9:32:31 am

One benefit of Li-S batteries is that they have a higher theoretical energy density and can hold twice the charge of a regular Li-ion battery.

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NASA sees ‘otherworldly’ wreckage on Mars with Ingenuity helicopter

April 28, 2022 9:31:03 am

The object resembles a flying saucer that crashed on Mars.

Latest astronaut crew of 4 welcomed aboard International Space Station

April 28, 2022 8:48:11 am

The fully automated docking took place at about 7:37 p.m. EDT (2337 GMT) while the Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Freedom, and the space station were flying about 260 miles (420 km) above the central Pacific Ocean, according to NASA.

SpaceX Crew-4 mission launches successfully; astronauts settle in for ride to ISS

April 27, 2022 3:20:39 pm

The Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Freedom, successfully separated from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket and is now flying on its own.

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SpaceX set to launch space station’s next astronaut crew for NASA

April 27, 2022 9:27:29 am

If all goes according to plan, the three U.S. astronauts and their European Space Agency (ESA) crewmate from Italy will reach the space station about 17 hours later.

Two black holes merge and launch away at 5 million kilometres per hour

Astronomers observe gravitational waves giving high-speed kick to black hole

April 27, 2022 11:48:19 am

The newly-formed black hole was launched at that high speed by gravitational waves, which are ripples in space-time caused by massive objects moving with high accelerations.