Daily News update on – Science


May 6, 2021

NEWS

Space.com

SpaceX’s SN15 stuck the landing. The private spaceflight company’s latest Starship prototype aced a high-altitude test flight today (May 5), checking every box from takeoff to touchdown for the first time. “We are down! The Starship has landed,” John …

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

For decades, cosmologists have wondered if the large-scale structure of the universe is a fractal — that is, if it looks the same no matter how large the scale. After completing massive surveys of galaxies, scientists finally have an answer: No, but kind of, in a way.

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

Boeing’s second CST-100 Starliner spacecraft undergoes preparations for the Orbital Flight Test-2. (Image credit: Boeing). Boeing’s Starliner astronaut taxi will …

Facebook Twitter

CNN

The good news is that debris plunging toward Earth — while unnerving — generally poses very little threat to personal safety. As Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Astrophysics Center at Harvard University, told CNN: “This is not the end of days.”.

Facebook Twitter

Phys.Org

How much water sloshes around in Earth’s lakes, rivers, and oceans? And how does that figure change over time? The upcoming Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission plans to find out. Targeting a late-2022 launch date, this SUV-size …

Facebook Twitter

Phys.Org

Like conductors of a spooky symphony, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have “entangled” two small mechanical drums and precisely measured their linked quantum properties. Entangled pairs like this might someday …

Facebook Twitter

CNET

NASA has never discovered life on the red planet, but one man says they’re hiding the truth — and he believes he has evidence to prove it. jacksonpowerhouse-7. Jackson Ryan. May 6, 2021. Jerry van Andel sat alone on the bow of the RV Lulu, a floating …

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

Have you ever wanted to go to Mars? Follow along with me, Space.com senior writer Chelsea Gohd, as I become an analog astronaut in a brand new documentary premiering on Space.com this Friday at noon EDT (1600 GMT). In the documentary, you will …

Facebook Twitter

Phys.Org

For millennia, humans in the high latitudes have been enthralled by auroras—the northern and southern lights. Yet even after all that time, it appears the ethereal, dancing ribbons of light above Earth still hold some secrets. In a new study, physicists led by the …

Facebook Twitter

CNN

(CNN) With unusually large eyes and hair-trigger hearing, the tiny desert-dwelling dinosaur hunted its prey at night, offering more definitive evidence that dinosaurs weren’t only active in the daytime. It’s one of the findings of two ground-breaking studies …

Facebook Twitter