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SpaceX Aces Another Rocket Landing After Launching Korean Satellite – Space.com

Another day, another rocket launch and landing for SpaceX. A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket topped with the Koreasat-5A communications satellite lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida today (Oct. 30) at 3:34 p.m. EDT (1934 GMT). About 8.5 minutes after launch, the rocket’s first stage came down for […]

Possible Interstellar Object That Buzzed Earth Earlier This Month Excites Stargazers – The Weather Channel

<img class=”styles-A54tP4F3__noscript__12c_l” src=”https://dsx.weather.com/util/image/w/a2017_u1_v2a_0.jpg?v=at&w=485&h=273&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0″ srcset=”https://dsx.weather.com/util/image/w/a2017_u1_v2a_0.jpg?v=at&w=485&h=273&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0 400w, https://dsx.weather.com/util/image/w/a2017_u1_v2a_0.jpg?v=ap&w=980&h=551&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0 800w” > The discovery of an object that buzzed Earth last week and may be of interstellar origin has caused a flurry of excitement among astronomers. According to Sky and Telescope, thousands of comets and asteroids have been observed by researchers for centuries, all of them originating […]

150-million-year-old ‘sea monster’ unearthed in India – Fox News

ARTIST IMPRESSION OF PREGNANT ICHTHYOSAURUS. (CREDIT: COPYRIGHT OF JOSCHUA KNÜPPE) An almost complete fossil of the giant ‘lizard fish’ Ichthyosaur has been unearthed in India. It’s the first time the 150-million-year-old fishlike reptile has been found on the sub continent.  (Prasad et al., 2017; Guntupalli Prasad) At 5.5m long, this Jurassic-era sea […]

Bible May Record Oldest Known Solar Eclipse – Live Science

The Old Testament Book of Joshua may contain the oldest known reference to a solar eclipse recorded by humanity. And it occurred 810 years ago today (Oct. 30). If so, this poetic reference firms up the dates of the reign of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses the Great (also called Ramesses II), according […]

Corals eat plastic because we’ve made it tasty, study suggests – New Haven Register

Caption Close Ocean plastic is an indiscriminate hazard. It harms fish and kills seabirds, which wash up with bellies full of trash. Turtles swallow it because, the thinking goes, they mistake the floating waste for jellyfish. Less well known are the ways plastic damages the ocean’s smaller inhabitants, plankton and corals, which sometimes are found […]

How do human genes act in space? – EarthSky

<!– googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘post_link_unit’); }); –> NASA’s Twins Study preliminary results have revealed that space travel causes an increase in methylation, the process of turning genes on and off, and additional knowledge in how that process works. NASA’s Twins Study investigates subtle effects and changes that might occur in spaceflight as compared to Earth. This […]

A space rock from another star is spotted in our solar system — a cosmic first – Washington Post

Meteors from the Perseid meteor swarm burn up in the atmosphere as our galaxy, the Milky Way, is seen in the night sky over the German island of Fehmarn in August 2015. Astronomers believe a newly discovered asteroid came from another solar system in our galaxy. (Daniel Reinhardt/European Pressphoto Agency) For the first time, a space […]

Korean communications craft installed on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket – Spaceflight Now

“Monday morning will be chilly on the spaceport with temperatures dipping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit and lighter northerly winds,” forecasters from the Air Force’s 45th Weather Squadron wrote in an outlook released Sunday. “There is a very slight risk for the stronger winds to linger into Monday’s launch window.” Conditions are launch time should be […]

Nobel Prize Winning Technique Discovers Reason Behind Battery Fires – Forbes

A technique known as cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) won the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry and has been used by scientists at Stanford University to capture the first atomic-level images of growths in batteries, which have been one of the largest limitations to developing better batteries. These crystal growths appear finger-like in nature and contribute to […]

Biblical Record of Eclipse 3200 Years Ago May Rewrite Pharaonic Era in Ancient Egypt – Haaretz

“Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites… Haaretz unlimited. Only $1 for the first month Biblical Record of Eclipse 3200 Years Ago May Rewrite Pharaonic Era in Ancient Egypt – Haaretz