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InSight lander will try robotic elbow grease to help stalled heat probe

InSight lander will try robotic elbow grease to help stalled heat probe

17 hours ago   |   Astronomy Now

A camera on the InSight lander shows the “mole” instrument trying to hammer its way below the surface of Mars with help from the spacecraft's robot arm “pinning” it from one...
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Asteroid danger: Is the UK prepared for an incoming asteroid? 'No' says asteroid hunter

Asteroid danger: Is the UK prepared for an incoming asteroid? 'No' says asteroid hunter

23 hours ago   |   Daily Express

ASTEROIDS pose a genuine threat to the planet's safety and the UK is not prepared to deal with any incoming threats, Britain's leading asteroid hunter has told Express.co.uk.
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Radio telescopes team up to unveil hundreds of protostars in Orion

Radio telescopes team up to unveil hundreds of protostars in Orion

1 day ago   |   Astronomy Now

The ALMA and VLA radio telescope teamed up to observe more than 300 infant suns and their protoplanetary disks in the vast Orion Molecular Cloud. In this sample, ALMA reveals...
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Asteroid panic: NASA spot huge 'planet killer' space rock as group begin plans to halt it

Asteroid panic: NASA spot huge 'planet killer' space rock as group begin plans to halt it

2 days ago   |   Daily Express

NASA researchers have discovered a "planet-killer" asteroid.
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Heather Couper, 1949-2020

Heather Couper, 1949-2020

2 days ago   |   Astronomy Now

Heather Couper, one of the UK's most prolific astronomy broadcasters and writers, who inspired many to take up stargazing, has died at the age of 70. Couper came to prominence...
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NASA shock: Agency snubbed over Mars landing - 'Elon Musk and SpaceX will do it first'

NASA shock: Agency snubbed over Mars landing - 'Elon Musk and SpaceX will do it first'

2 days ago   |   Daily Express

NASA dreams of landing humans on the Red Planet Mars in the 2030s but the dreams could be snubbed by South African rocket mogul Elon Musk, a renowned scientist has claimed.
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Journey to the Savage Planet is wacky - but not in a good way

2 days ago   |   New Scientist

There's nothing like crash-landing on an alien planet. Journey to the Savage Planet doesn't always get it right, but it has echoes of classic Metroid Prime, says Jacob Aron
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Supernova remnant dazzles in Large Magellanic Cloud

Supernova remnant dazzles in Large Magellanic Cloud

2 days ago   |   Astronomy Now

Thousands of years ago, a flash of light reached Earth, a beacon heralding the death throes of a massive star. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a companion galaxy to the...
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Tell-tale signatures of aurorae new tool in hunt for exoplanets

Tell-tale signatures of aurorae new tool in hunt for exoplanets

2 days ago   |   Astronomy Now

An artist's visualization of a red dwarf star's magnetic field interacting with an exoplanet's atmosphere to produce a detectable aurora. Image: ASTRON The Dutch-led Low...
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NASA captures stunning image of equator of Jupiter - and it's ENORMOUS

NASA captures stunning image of equator of Jupiter - and it's ENORMOUS

2 days ago   |   Daily Express

NASA has revealed a powerful image of Jupiter's equator showing the sheer enormity of the planet which dominates the solar system.
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Daredevil 'Mad' Mike Hughes dies after self made rocket crashes into ground

Daredevil 'Mad' Mike Hughes dies after self made rocket crashes into ground

The 64-year-old amateur rocket-maker was filming for a Science Channel programme and his parachute appeared to have drifted away when the rocket was launched into the air Read more ...

China prepares ambitious launch as it bids to complete space station in 2022

China prepares ambitious launch as it bids to complete space station in 2022

THE CHINA NATIONAL SPACE ADMINISTRATION is planning an April launch for their new space station according to state media. Read more ...

Asteroid alert: MIT researchers create doomsday device to simulate asteroid...

Asteroid alert: MIT researchers create doomsday device to simulate asteroid scenarios

ASTEROIDS will inevitably end drifting into a collision course with Earth. A team of scientists at MIT have now created a computer to help plan for the next catastrophic... Read more ...

InSight lander will try robotic elbow grease to help stalled heat probe

InSight lander will try robotic elbow grease to help stalled heat probe

A camera on the InSight lander shows the “mole” instrument trying to hammer its way below the surface of Mars with help from the spacecraft's robot arm “pinning” it from one... Read more ...

DARPA 'Glide Breaker': Hypersonic interceptor developed to blast missiles...

DARPA 'Glide Breaker': Hypersonic interceptor developed to blast missiles out of the sky

DARPA is working with Aerojet Rocketdyne to develop a "hypersonic defense interceptor" dubbed Glide Breaker, it has been announced. Read more ...

Asteroid shock: Space rock impacts 'can HELP the environment'

Asteroid shock: Space rock impacts 'can HELP the environment'

ASTEROID impacts are commonly associated with apocalyptic events. But a landmark new study suggests space rock strikes can actually enrich the environment. Read more ...

Asteroid danger: Is the UK prepared for an incoming asteroid? 'No' says...

Asteroid danger: Is the UK prepared for an incoming asteroid? 'No' says asteroid hunter

ASTEROIDS pose a genuine threat to the planet's safety and the UK is not prepared to deal with any incoming threats, Britain's leading asteroid hunter has told Express.co.uk. Read more ...

Isaac Newton shock: 'Real cause' of Noah's flood calculated by scientist 400...

Isaac Newton shock: 'Real cause' of Noah's flood calculated by scientist 400 years ago

SIR ISAAC NEWTON not only believed that Noah's great flood was real, but he also had a theory on exactly how it happened, unearthed reports show. Read more ...

February 2020 issue of IJFST published online

February 2020 issue of IJFST published online

The February 2020 issue of the International Journal of Food Science & Technology has been published online and is freely available to IFST members . Research from this issue... Read more ...

City of Chandler and Clarivate Analytics Announce New Center of Excellence

City of Chandler and Clarivate Analytics Announce New Center of Excellence

Stephanie Romero City of Chandler, Public Information Officer 480-782-2231 work | 602-412-7228 cell CHANDLER, Ariz. February 21, 2020 - The City of Chandler today announced... Read more ...