Science

Nature, Published online: 11 December 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03817-5Astronomers detail the jarring journey of the MASCOT lander to the surface of an asteroid. [...]
Tue, Dec 10, 2019
Source: Nature
Nature, Published online: 11 December 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03764-1Scientific discoveries can be big business, but the road is long. [...]
Tue, Dec 10, 2019
Source: Nature
Improved instruments will lower noise at the quantum level. The development opens the door to discovering more distant gravitational waves. [...]
Tue, Dec 10, 2019
Source: Discover Magazine
To prove their massive rocket could survive well beyond its intended limits, NASA blew a hole in its fuel tank. [...]
Tue, Dec 10, 2019
Source: Discover Magazine
These large moons' complex combination of properties could be best explained if they grew slowly from pebbles. [...]
Tue, Dec 10, 2019
Source: Discover Magazine
The find is the first evidence for feather-munching parasites among dinosaurs. [...]
Tue, Dec 10, 2019
Source: Discover Magazine
100-million-year-old insects that fed on feathers are the oldest licelike fossils known [...]
Tue, Dec 10, 2019
Source: Science / AAAS
But mystery lingers about what they were for [...]
Tue, Dec 10, 2019
Source: Science / AAAS
Blue Origin plans to launch the 12th flight of the New Shepard suborbital booster Tuesday from West Texas with a package of research payloads — the first New Shepard launch since May. Liftoff of the single-stage booster is planned as early as 10:30 a.m. CST (11:30 a.m. EST; 1630 GMT) Tuesday [...]
Tue, Dec 10, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
We've known for some time now that at the heart of every big galaxy lies a supermassive black hole. These monsters earn their moniker: They range from millions to many billions of times the mass of the Sun. These beasts form along with their host galaxy, growing huge pretty rapidly [...]
Tue, Dec 10, 2019
Source: Bad Astronomy
Artist's concept of a Starlink satellite with its solar array wing unfurled. Credit: SpaceXSpaceX's next launch of satellites for the company's Starlink broadband network — planned in the final days of 2019 — will carry one spacecraft with an experimental coating designed to make it less reflective in orbit, a [...]
Mon, Dec 09, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
Meade Telescopes files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection after loosing an antitrust lawsuit brought by Orion Telescopes & Binoculars. The post Meade Instruments Files for Bankruptcy Protection appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Mon, Dec 09, 2019
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News
Astronomers have struggled to understand the origin of the parallel fractures on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, known as “tiger stripes,” from which water-ice spews into space. Now, a single explanation ties all the pieces together. The post How a Moon Got Its Stripes appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Mon, Dec 09, 2019
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News
An automated Progress cargo freighter is set to dock with the International Space Station at 5:38 a.m. EST (1038 GMT) Monday to deliver 2.7 tons of supplies, fuel, water and oxygen to the orbiting research complex. The Progress MS-13 spacecraft will conclude a three-day pursuit of the space station with an [...]
Mon, Dec 09, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
An aft-facing camera on the Falcon 9 rocket's second stage captured this view of the Dragon spacecraft with its solar panels extended shortly after arriving in orbit Thursday. The upper stage continued its mission and performed a long-duration coast experiment after releasing the Dragon cargo ship. Credit: SpaceXAn extended mission [...]
Sun, Dec 08, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
SpaceX's Dragon supply ship in the grasp of the International Space Station's robotic arm Sunday. Credit: NASA TV/Spaceflight NowA commercial Dragon supply ship loaded with genetically-enhanced mice, a beer brewing experiment, a CubeSat developed by Mexican students and other scientific research payloads arrived at the International Space Station Sunday. The SpaceX-owned [...]
Sun, Dec 08, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
From hummocky to dune- and lake-covered, Titan is revealed in its latest global map -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Dec 07, 2019
Source: Scientific American Space
On 26 September, 2018, the comet 46P/Wirtanen underwent an outburst, brightening by a factor of 60% over the course of just a few hours… and TESS saw the whole thing. TESS — the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — is a space-based observatory that observes huge chunks of the sky for weeks [...]
Fri, Dec 06, 2019
Source: Bad Astronomy
In the first public release of data from NASA's flagship heliophysics mission, scientists on the Parker Solar Probe team reveal surprises and mysteries from our host star. The post First Science Returns from NASA's Parker Solar Probe appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Thu, Dec 05, 2019
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News
To save quantum mechanics, information must break free from black holes. New observations may help tell us how -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Dec 05, 2019
Source: Scientific American Space

Sick of the news getting you down? So are we! No Hate News keeps you up to date, but with all the bad stuff filtered out automatically. No hate, violence, or politics here.