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 2021-04-17 23:33 

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SpaceX Wins $2.9 Billion Contract For Next Lunar Lander...

The company beat out two others in its bid to develop a lunar lander that will bring Americans back to the moon in the coming years....

 2021-04-17 20:00 

Space.com

NASA may attempt 1st Mars helicopter flight on Monday...

NASA will attempt the first flight of its Mars helicopter Ingenuity as early as Monday (April 19) after the tiny drone passed a critical test this weekend....

 2021-04-17 17:48 

Universe Today

You Thought Black Hole Event Horizons Looked Strange. Check out Binary Black Hole Event Horizons...

Binary black holes lens light so strongly it's difficult to simulate how they would appear. A new simulation shows us how strange and complex it can get. The post You Thought Black Hole Event Horizons Looked Strange. Check out Binary Black Hole Event ...

 2021-04-17 14:47 

Space.com

SpaceX test-fires rocket ahead of Crew-2 astronaut launch for NASA...

SpaceX has fired up the rocket that will ferry its next crew of astronauts to the International Space Station next week....

 2021-04-17 14:23 

Space.com

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity aces troublesome spin test...

NASA's experimental Mars helicopter nailed a crucial spin test after the first try ended abruptly, delaying the chopper's groundbreaking flight attempt....

 2021-04-17 14:00 

Scientific American

For Americans' Health, a Dollar of Carbon Emissions Prevented Is Worth a Ton of Cure...

Increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are taking an enormous toll on the human body—and it's getting worse...

 2021-04-17 13:46 

Nature

COVID vaccines and blood clots: five key questions...

As safety concerns delay the use of two COVID-19 vaccines, Nature looks at the questions that scientists want answered....

 2021-04-17 13:46 

Nature

NIH reverses Trump-era restrictions on fetal-tissue research...

The US National Institutes of Health will remove limits on government scientists and cancel a controversial grant-reviewing ethics panel....

 2021-04-17 13:17 

LiveScience.com

Russia is going back to the moon this year...

Russia is revisiting its Soviet space heritage for a new series of missions that will take the nation back to the moon with five spacecraft to launch beginning this year....

 2021-04-17 12:34 

Space.com

SpaceX's Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station in photos...

SpaceX's Crew-2 mission will launch to the International Space Station on April 22. See photos of the crewmembers and their preparations for launch....

 2021-04-17 12:29 

Space.com

As NASA troubleshoots its Mars helicopter, Perseverance rover keeps busy...

The Ingenuity helicopter's first flight on Mars has been delayed, but NASA's Red Planet teams are staying busy with the larger Perseverance mission....

 2021-04-17 12:29 

Space.com

NASA's New Horizons Pluto spacecraft is still exploring, 50 AU from the sun...

New Horizons is about to reach some very rarefied space, but don't expect the NASA probe to rest on its considerable laurels....

 2021-04-17 12:28 

Space.com

SpaceX agrees to steer Starlink internet satellites clear of space station, NASA spacecraft...

SpaceX recently inked a deal with NASA to move any of the company's Starlink internet satellites out of the way if they stray too close to the International Space Station or other agency spacecraft....

 2021-04-17 12:00 

The Daily Galaxy

The Monster Black Hole at the Beginning of the Universe "Unseen Spinning Source of Creation"...

When the iconic black hole the size of our Solar System located at the center of the galaxy M87 was imaged in 2019, astronomers described it as witnessing the "gates of Hell and the end of spacetime." Fast forward to today, astronomers using three...

 2021-04-17 11:00 

LiveScience.com

Why were the ancient Egyptians obsessed with cats?...

Feline qualities were apparently next to godliness....

 2021-04-17 11:00 

LiveScience.com

US drug overdose deaths surged during COVID-19 lockdowns...

U.S. overdose deaths surged during the first half of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to preliminary data from the CDC....

 2021-04-17 09:44 

Phys.org

Two Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronaut return from ISS...

Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut touched down Saturday on the steppe of Kazakhstan following a half-year mission on the International Space Station, footage broadcast by the Russian space agency showed....

 2021-04-17 04:00 

EurekAlert

New amphibious centipede species discovered in Okinawa and Taiwan...

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University and Hosei University have discovered a new species of large, tropical centipede of genus Scolopendra in Okinawa and Taiwan. It is only the third amphibious centipede identified in the world, and is the larges...

 2021-04-17 04:00 

EurekAlert

Heart patients advised to move more to avoid heart attacks and strokes...

Elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes increase the risk of heart disease. But a large study today reveals that in people with these conditions, increasing activity levels is associated with a reduced likelihood of heart events and mortali...

 2021-04-17 00:49 

Universe Today

Astronauts Will Soon be Getting a Space Fridge, Keeping Everything Cold in Zero-G...

One of the least known of NASA's funding mechanisms is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. This program, required by the Baye-Doyle Act of 1980, earmarks a piece of every US Federal agency's budget (including NASA) for the devel...

 2021-04-16 23:49 

ScienceDaily.com

Simulations reveal how dominant SARS-CoV-2 strain binds to host, succumbs to antibodies...

The dominant G-form spike protein 'puts its head up' more frequently to latch on to receptors, but that makes it more vulnerable to neutralization....

 2021-04-16 23:49 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists may detect signs of extraterrestrial life in the next 5 to 10 years...

Research shows that a new telescope could detect a potential signature of life on other planets in as little as 60 hours....

 2021-04-16 23:49 

ScienceDaily.com

Unconventional takes on pandemics and nuclear defense could protect humanity from catastrophic failure...

From engineered pandemics to city-toppling cyber attacks to nuclear annihilation, life on Earth could radically change, and soon....

 2021-04-16 23:25 

Universe Today

Biden Administration is Looking for a 6.3% Increase in NASA's Budget for 2022...

Space research, like much else in capitalist societies, is driven by funding. The biggest source of that funding for that space research is usually the US government. Which is why, when US presidents release their budget proposals, the space community tak...

 2021-04-16 23:14 

RedOrbit

NASA Selects SpaceX to Land Astronauts on Moon...

NASA has accepted SpaceX's proposal to develop the spacecraft that will land astronauts on the Moon. The lunar lander will be capable of carrying two astronauts to the Moon. NASA's Project Artemis includes the goals of landing the first woman and ...

 2021-04-16 22:56 

Universe Today

Citizen Scientists Discover a new Feature in Star Formation: "Yellowballs"...

AI is often touted as being particularly good at finding patterns amongst reams of data. But humans also are extremely good at pattern recognition, especially when it comes to visual images. Citizen science efforts around the globe leverage this fact, and...

 2021-04-16 22:42 

Space.com

Humans are both the weakest and the strongest link in the chain of space missions — Commander's report: lunar day 14...

A stressful lunar analog mission of confinement in the HI-SEAS habitat made the Selene III crew full of mixed emotions. Commander Musilova shares how the crew's struggling at the end of their mission....

 2021-04-16 22:35 

SpaceNews

NASA selects SpaceX to develop crewed lunar lander...

NASA has selected SpaceX as the sole company to win a contract to develop and demonstrate a crewed lunar lander, while keeping the door open for others to compete for future missions. SpaceNews...

 2021-04-16 22:31 

New Scientist

NASA has selected SpaceX to build a lander to take humans to the moon...

SpaceX has been awarded a $2.9 billion contract to build the lunar lander that will take astronauts to the surface of the moon as part of NASA's Artemis programme...

 2021-04-16 22:25 

NBC News

NASA says SpaceX wins $2.9 billion contract for moon lander with 2024 goal...

NASA said on Friday it has awarded billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to build a spacecraft to bring astronauts to the moon....

 2021-04-16 22:25 

SpaceNews

Larger late-stage deals dominating space investment landscape...

Private investors deployed another $1.9 billion in SpaceX, OneWeb and other space infrastructure companies in the first three months of 2021, according to data from New York-based Space Capital. SpaceNews...

 2021-04-16 22:13 

Space.com

SpaceX wins contract to build lunar lander for NASA astronauts...

It's official: SpaceX will be building the spacecraft that will land NASA astronauts on the moon....

 2021-04-16 22:08 

LiveScience.com

How to watch the Lyrid meteor shower...

The Lyrid meteor shows will light up the skies from April 16 to April 30. Here's how to watch....

 2021-04-16 21:25 

Phys.org

NASA chooses SpaceX to take humans back to Moon...

NASA has selected SpaceX to land the first astronauts on the surface of the Moon since 1972, the agency said Friday, in a huge victory for Elon Musk's company....

 2021-04-16 21:17 

Space.com

In photos: The Expedition 64 mission to the International Space Station...

See photos of the astronauts and cosmonauts of International Space Station Expedition 64....

 2021-04-16 21:11 

TreeHugger

Artist's Hybrid Sculptures Merge Reclaimed Industrial By-Products With Plant Life...

These distinctive artworks ask us to reconsider the distinction between industry and regeneration, resilience and fragility....

 2021-04-16 21:09 

Phys.org

'Godzilla' shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal name...

The 300-million-year-old shark's teeth were the first sign that it might be a distinct species....

 2021-04-16 21:08 

Phys.org

SpaceX's next crew arrives in Florida for Earth Day launch...

SpaceX's most international crew of astronauts yet arrived at their launch site Friday....

 2021-04-16 21:01 

Phys.org

Tarantula's ubiquity traced back to the cretaceous...

Tarantulas are among the most notorious spiders, due in part to their size, vibrant colors and prevalence throughout the world. But one thing most people don't know is that tarantulas are homebodies. Females and their young rarely leave their burrows ...

 2021-04-16 21:01 

Astrobiology Magazine

Beware 'oxygen false positives' in search for signs of life on other planets...

Oxygen in the atmosphere may not be an entirely reliable 'biosignature,' but there are ways to distinguish false positives from signs of life...

 2021-04-16 20:58 

Space.com

Crew-2 astronauts arrive in Florida ahead of SpaceX launch next week...

A crew of four astronauts arrived at Kennedy Space Center in Florida Friday (April 16) in advance of SpaceX's second operational astronaut launch for NASA under its commercial crew program....

 2021-04-16 20:58 

Phys.org

Simulations reveal how dominant SARS-CoV-2 strain binds to host, succumbs to antibodies...

Large-scale supercomputer simulations at the atomic level show that the dominant G form variant of the COVID-19-causing virus is more infectious partly because of its greater ability to readily bind to its target host receptor in the body, compared to oth...

 2021-04-16 20:42 

TreeHugger

Learn the Secrets Behind Superzero's Popular Shampoo Bars...

Superzero's co-founder Conny Wittke explains why its zero-waste, plastic-free shampoo bars stand out in the sustainable beauty industry....

 2021-04-16 19:50 

ScienceDaily.com

Tarantula's ubiquity traced back to the cretaceous...

Tarantulas are among the most notorious spiders, due in part to their size, vibrant colors and prevalence throughout the world. But one thing most people don't know is that tarantulas are homebodies. Females and their young rarely leave their burrows ...

 2021-04-16 19:50 

ScienceDaily.com

On the pulse of pulsars and polar light...

Faced with the tragic loss of the Arecibo observatory in Puerto Rico and the often prohibitive cost of satellite missions, astronomers are searching for savvy alternatives to continue answering fundamental questions in physics....

 2021-04-16 19:46 

SpaceNews

Analysts: China's space programs are a security concern to the U.S. but not all are nefarious...

Analysts said a U.S. intelligence report painted China's space program with a broad brush and failed to draw distinctions between civilian and military pursuits. SpaceNews...

 2021-04-16 19:43 

SpaceNews

White House nominates Melroy to be NASA deputy administrator...

The White House announced April 16 it will nominate former astronaut Pam Melroy to be NASA's deputy administrator. SpaceNews...

 2021-04-16 19:15 

Space.com

President Biden nominates former astronaut Pamela Melroy for NASA deputy administrator...

President Joe Biden will nominate former NASA astronaut and Air Force colonel Pamela Melroy to serve as NASA's deputy administrator, according to a White House announcement released Friday (April 16)....

 2021-04-16 19:04 

TreeHugger

What's Not To Love About Tiny Robots on Our Sidewalks?...

Geoffrey is small, cute, and driven by humans. What could possibly go wrong?...

 2021-04-16 19:00 

Scientific American

Coronavirus News Roundup, April 10--April 16...

Pandemic highlights for the week...

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