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STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, soaring 260 miles above a wave of public interest, floated outside the International Space Station Friday for history's first all-female spacewalk. Floating in the Quest airlock, Koch, making her fourth spacewalk, and Meir, making her first, switched [...]
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
Agency's rules for preventing microbial spread are outdated [...]
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
Source: Science / AAAS
Food allergies, including those to seafood, are becoming more common. (Credit: Alexander Raths/Shutterstock) All your life, you've delighted in the subtle, sweet taste of fresh shrimp. Until one day, when you bite into it and find yourself beset by itching hives and a swollen throat. An unexpected food allergy seems to be [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Discover Magazine
These two new spacesuits will help the space agency put astronauts back on the surface of the Moon, enhance their mobility, and keep them safe along the way. (Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky) NASA revealed two new spacesuits this week that may be worn by astronauts on future missions to the Moon. The [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Discover Magazine
Humpback whale populations have recovered since whaling was banned, some from near extinction. (Credit: Tomas Kotouc/Shutterstock) In the late 1950s, only 440 humpback whales — or 1.6 percent of their onetime numbers — were swimming around the western South Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to whaling restrictions, these school bus-sized aquatic mammals have [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Discover Magazine
Gas "waterfalls" down onto a forming planet in this artist's illustration. (Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF, S. Dagnello) Stars and their planetary systems are born from clouds of gas and dust that collapse into swirling disks. Astronomers can't directly see planets forming in these disks because they're hidden in all the debris. But in [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Discover Magazine
Nearly half a billion years ago, trilobites may have been capable of some kinds of collective behavior associated with modern animals. (Credit: Vannier et al 2019, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-51012-3) Chains of trilobite fossils unearthed in Morocco suggest that these early arthropods were capable of a collective behavior seen in many of today's [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Discover Magazine
The ancient arthropods give new meaning to the phrase “pick-up line” [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Science / AAAS
The composite structure for Sierra Nevada's first space-rated Dream Chaser spacecraft. Credit: Sierra Nevada Corp.The composite structure of Sierra Nevada Corp.'s first space-rated Dream Chaser space plane has arrived at the company's Colorado factory for integration with computers, a heat shield and mechanical systems before launch to the International Space [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
Meet the xEMU space suit—and a new suit for the Orion spacecraft, too -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Scientific American Space
Meet the xEMU spacesuit, and a new suit for the Orion spacecraft, too -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Scientific American Space
The secret lies in the way your brain makes sense of scents [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Science / AAAS
When the news was announced that a comet from another solar system — called 2I/Borisov — was passing through our own solar system, one of my first thoughts was, I wonder how long it'll be before Hubble takes a look at it? It turns out the answer is about six weeks. [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Bad Astronomy
The company's constellation could eventually consist of 42,000 spacecraft -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Scientific American Space
In this view from the Electron rocket's second stage, Rocket Lab's Curie kick stage with the Palisade satellite is seen backdropped by the Earth around 10 minutes after liftoff. Credit: Rocket LabA technology demonstration microsatellite for Astro Digital rode a Rocket Lab Electron launcher into orbit Wednesday (U.S. time) from [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
These photos show the loading of Egypt's TIBA 1 communications satellite (left) and the European Space Agency's CHEOPS scientific satellite (right) on an Antonov An-124 cargo plane at Toulouse-Blagnac airport in France for transport to Kourou, French Guiana. Credit: Airbus Defense and Space/P. Masclet/Master FilmsA European-built communications satellite, manufactured in [...]
Wed, Oct 16, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
This Hubble image, taken on Oct. 12, 2019, is the sharpest view to date of the comet. Hubble reveals a central concentration of dust around the nucleus (which is too small to be seen by Hubble). Credit: NASA, ESA and D. Jewitt (UCLA)The Hubble Space Telescope has returned an image [...]
Wed, Oct 16, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION Doug Loverro speaks at the 2014 International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight. Credit: ISPCSDouglas Loverro, a veteran manager with broad experience in national security space operations, has been selected by NASA to lead the agency's human space flight programs. He takes [...]
Wed, Oct 16, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
The solar system's newest interstellar visitor, Comet 2I/Borisov, bears a striking resemblance to the icy population of the outer solar system. The post Interstellar Comet Borisov “Indistinguishable” from Solar System Comets appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Wed, Oct 16, 2019
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News

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