Daily News update on – Science


October 20, 2021

NEWS

Space.com

Scientists think newborn planetary systems generally experience titanic growing pains as infant planets-in-the-making, known as protoplanets, slam together and fuse to form progressively larger planets. “Our …

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

Days after NASA’s new mission to a mysterious group of asteroids launched, spacecraft personnel continue battling an issue with one of the vehicle’s two massive solar arrays. The Lucy spacecraft is designed to fly by eight different asteroids, …

Facebook Twitter

CNN

The study examined wooden artifacts from a previously undated Viking settlement in Newfoundland, which provide the earliest known record of humans crossing the Atlantic to reach the Americas. The site, known as L’Anse aux Meadows, is located on …

Facebook Twitter

Spaceflight Now

In the meantime, NASA will continue relying on SpaceX and its operational Crew Dragon capsules to send astronauts to and from the station with the next flight scheduled for launch on Halloween. The next Crew Dragon flight after that is planned for mid …

Facebook Twitter

The New York Times

By studying tree rings and using a dash of astrophysics, researchers have pinned down a precise year that settlers from Europe were on land that would come to be known as Newfoundland. Read in app. A reconstruction of a Viking-age church at Norstead, …

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

Riding to the orbiting complex on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will be NASA astronauts Raja Chari (mission commander), Tom Marshburn (pilot), and Kayla Barron (mission specialist), as well as European Space Agency astronaut and mission specialist …

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

The constellation Orion the Hunter takes center stage in this Orionid meteor shower shot by astrophotographer Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan. He captured these Orionid meteors streaking through the sky over New York’s Catskill Mountains on Oct. 21, 2017. ( …

Facebook Twitter

Phys.Org

The discovery in 2018 of superconductivity in two single-atom-thick layers of graphene stacked at a precise angle of 1.1 degrees (called ‘magic’-angle twisted bilayer graphene) came as a big surprise to the scientific community. Since the discovery …

Facebook Twitter

The New York Times

Many astronomers were disappointed when NASA’s up-and-coming space telescope, the successor to the vaunted Hubble Space Telescope, was named for James Webb, a former NASA administrator who led the agency through the glory years of the Apollo missions.

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

An uncrewed Russian cargo ship will begin swapping parking spots at the International Space Station tonight (Oct. 20) in a move that will take just over a day to reach its new berth. The Progress 78 spacecraft is scheduled to undock from Russia’s Poisk …

Facebook Twitter