Daily News update on – Science


July 16, 2021

NEWS

Space.com

NASA celebrates New Horizons’ historic Pluto flyby in 2015 with awesome new videos

Features as small as 230 feet (70 meters) can be seen on the surface of Pluto.

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

Cosmic fireworks in nearby galaxies shine light on star formation

An explosion of galactic fireworks is enabling astronomers to peer into the secrets of starbirth. A team of international scientists spread across four continents has assembled an enormous collection of data examining galaxies in multiple wavelengths, with …

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

NASA revives ailing Hubble Space Telescope with switch to backup computer

Included in this switch to backup hardware, the team brought the backup PCU online as well as the backup Command Unit/Science Data Formatter (CU/SDF), which is on the other side of the Science Instrument and Command & Data Handling (SI C&DH) unit, …

Facebook Twitter

CNN

Generation Apollo: Coming of age inside America’s space race

(CNN) They are the names written in history books: Armstrong, Aldrin, Lovell, Chaffee, Bean, Cernan, Anders, Griffin, Carr. Their stories of NASA’s Apollo program in the 1960s and ’70s are the stuff of legend and lore. The telling has mostly come from the …

Facebook Twitter

Phys.Org

Curiosity, technology drive quest for fundamental secrets of the universe

The high altitude and extremely dry conditions of the South Pole keep water vapor from absorbing select light wavelengths. Credit: Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne-driven technology is part of a broad initiative …

Facebook Twitter

The New York Times

How the Moon ‘Wobble’ Affects Rising Tides

While that may sound alarming, the wobble is nothing new. It is a regular oscillation that humans have known about for centuries, and it is one of many factors that can either exacerbate rising sea levels or counteract them, alongside other variables like weather …

Facebook Twitter

Phys.Org

The paradox of a free-electron laser without the laser

Coherent light sources are powerful tools that enable research in many areas of medicine, biology, material sciences, chemistry and physics. This new way of producing coherent radiation could revolutionise light sources, as it would …

Facebook Twitter

NPR

Hobbled Hubble Telescope Springs Back To Life On Its Backup System

NASA says it has successfully switched over to its backup computer — and while the process of bringing the system back online is a slow one, the agency has started to bring science instruments out of “safe mode.”.

Facebook Twitter

Phys.Org

Producing memory from speckle patterns

With this new study, though, it is now possible that the speckle pattern formed on the back can be tilted in any desired direction, regardless of the tilt angle and direction of laser light on the opaque surface.

Facebook Twitter

Florida Today

Commander of first crewed SpaceX launch Doug Hurley retires

“Doug Hurley is a national hero,” said Reid Weisman, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. “He is a pioneer in human spaceflight who inspires the next generation. Doug made significant impacts everywhere he served at …

Facebook Twitter