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NASA, FEMA, international partners plan asteroid impact exercise  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 minutes
NASA and other U.S. agencies and space science institutions, along with international partners, will participate in a 'tabletop exercise' that will play out a realistic -- but fictional -- scenario for an... more
You Can See the Moon Occult Saturn Thursday! Here's How.  SPACE.COM · 2 hours
On Thursday (April 25) the moon will make a close approach to Saturn in the predawn sky. For lucky skywatchers in part of the globe, the moon will... more
Eclogitic diamonds formed from oceanic crust  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Eclogitic diamonds formed in Earth's mantle originate from oceanic crust, rather than marine sediments as commonly thought, according to a new study. more
The Emergency Launch Abort Systems of SpaceX and Boeing Explained  SPACE.COM · 4 hours
If anything goes wrong when a crew of astronauts launches into space, their spacecraft always has a built-in abort system to help them return to Earth safely. But... more
Microbes may act as gatekeepers of Earth's Deep Carbon  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Two years ago a team of scientists visited Costa Rica's subduction zone, where the ocean floor sinks beneath the continent and volcanoes tower above the surface. They wanted to find... more
Landslides on Mars Spotted from Space in Amazing NASA Photo  SPACE.COM · 5 hours
On Mars, just as on Earth, gravity can send material tumbling down steep slopes — and the results can be stunningly pretty, as shown in this photograph NASA... more
NASA and FEMA are contingency planning for a potential asteroid armageddon  TechCrunch · 5 hours
When it comes to planning for a potential asteroid strike on planet Earth, The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency don’t... more
Graphene nanomaterial to replace mercury in LEDs  nanowerk · 5 hours
Researchers succeeded in creating light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, from a graphene nanomaterial that emits ultraviolet light. more
NASA, FEMA and International Partners are planning an asteroid impact exercise  TechCrunch · 6 hours
When it comes to planning for a potential asteroid strike on planet Earth, The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency don’t... more
Eclogitic diamonds formed from oceanic crust, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Eclogitic diamonds formed in Earth's mantle originate from oceanic crust, rather than marine sediments as commonly thought, according to a new study from University of Alberta geologists. more
Quantifying landslide frequency and sediment residence time in the Nepal Himalaya  Science Magazine · 7 hours
Quantifying how Earth surface processes interact with climate, tectonics, and biota has proven challenging, in part due to the stochastic nature of erosion and sedimentation. Landsliding... more
How would you survive on Mars?  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats Institute is working to ensure that the first long-term settlement on other planetary bodies are safe from hazards such as a meteoroid colliding with the moon or violent sandstorms on Mars. more
Microbes may act as gatekeepers of Earth's Deep Carbon  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Two years ago a team of scientists visited Costa Rica's subduction zone, where the ocean floor sinks beneath the continent and volcanoes tower above the surface. They wanted to find... more
What's new on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu in May 2019  Windows Central · 9 hours
A mustachioed Clooney, the determined women of 2018, the hilariously important Fleabag, and so much more coming up on your favorite streaming services. May... more
Asteroid Bennu Goes Technicolor in 3-D NASA View  LIVE SCIENCE · 10 hours
A space rock called Bennu is getting its close-up: NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to explore the asteroid has entered a new phase of detailed survey work. more
How would you survive on Mars? (w/video)  nanowerk · 10 hours
The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats Institute is working to ensure that the first long-term settlement on other planetary bodies are safe from hazards such as a meteoroid colliding with the moon or violent sandstorms on... more
Aurora creates 'speed bumps' for satellites orbiting Earth  Sky News · 11 hours
Scientists have discovered how the aurora creates "speed bumps" which can slow down satellites orbiting the Earth. more
Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life to form on these planets. Fundamentally important for the habitability of a... more
NASA's InSight detects first likely 'quake' on Mars  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
NASA's Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely 'marsquake'. This is the first recorded trembling that appears to have come from inside the planet, as... more
Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life to form on these planets fundamentally important in modern science. Fundamentally important... more
Why Pluto is losing its atmosphere: winter is coming  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The ominous warning – "winter is coming", popularised by fantasy series Game of Thrones – applies equally well to Pluto. more
NASA’s InSight Lander Detects Its First Marsquake  SCI-NEWS.COM · 13 hours
The SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure) instrument on NASA’s InSight lander detected the faint seismic signal on April 6, 2019, the... more
Image: New comet viewer  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
From a distance of five million kilometres to within 20 metres, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft captured images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from all angles. more
Graffiti exhibition to showcase role of climate from space  ESA · 16 hours
Street art and climate science will combine at ESA’s Living Planet Symposium to highlight the major role that... more
New sensor detects rare metals used in smartphones  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A more efficient and cost-effective way to detect lanthanides, the rare earth metals used in smartphones and other technologies, could be possible with a new protein-based sensor that changes its fluorescence when... more
New sensor detects rare metals used in smartphones  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A more efficient and cost-effective way to detect lanthanides, the rare earth metals used in smartphones and other technologies, could be possible with a new protein-based sensor that changes its fluorescence when... more
Atomic beams shoot straighter via cascading silicon peashooters  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Atomic beams conjure fantasies of gigantic Space Force canons. But there are real tiny atomic beams that shoot out of newly engineered collimators, a kind of tiny silicon peashooter, that could land... more
Marsquake! NASA's InSight Lander Feels Its 1st Red Planet Tremor  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Scientists just felt the Red Planet move under their feet — robotically from millions of miles away, on the stark surface of Mars. more
Largest collection of coral reef maps ever made  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists offer a new way to accurately map coral reefs using a combination of Earth-orbiting satellites and field observations. This first-ever global coral reef atlas contains maps of over 65,000 square kilometers... more
Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice... more
'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth's neighbour. more
Auroral 'speed bumps' are more complicated, scientists find  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers find that 'speed bumps' in space, which can slow down satellites orbiting closer to Earth, are more complex than originally thought. more
Asteroid Bennu Goes Technicolor in 3-D NASA View  SPACE.COM · 1 day
A space rock called Bennu is getting its close-up: NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to explore the asteroid has entered a new phase of detailed survey work. more
Scientists find auroral 'speed bumps' are more complicated  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire Space Science Center find that "speed bumps" in space, which can slow down satellites orbiting closer to Earth, are more complex than originally thought. more
Ryugu Proves Perilous Target in Asteroid-Mining Thriller 'Delta-V'  SPACE.COM · 1 day
In "Delta-V" (Dutton, 2019) by Daniel Suarez, out today (April 23), an unpredictable billionaire recruits an adventurous cave diver to join the first-ever effort to mine an asteroid. more
Scientists create largest collection of coral reef maps ever made  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A study from scientists at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science offers a new... more
Relativity to launch LEO satellite for mu Space  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Relativity announced April 23 it has secured a contract to launch a low Earth orbit satellite for Thai startup mu... more
Scientists find an underground bacterium that could live on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tomsk State University microbiologists were the first in the world to isolate Desulforudis audaxviator from deep underground waters. Translated from Latin, its name means "a brave traveler". Scientists... more
Turbulent Blobs in Earth's Core May Explain Sudden Jerks in the Magnetic Field  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Here’s one explanation for why Earth’s magnetic field undergoes weird geomagnetic jerks every decade or so. more
College Students Hatch Nuclear-Powered Magnetic Plan to Protect Marsonauts from Cosmic Rays  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A team of undergraduate students at Drake University in Iowa is developing a magnetic shield to defend interplanetary astronauts from the intense cosmic radiation... more
Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice... more
China Launches New BeiDou Satellite  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
China sent a new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 10:41 p.m.... more
New comet viewer  ESA · 2 days
Space Science Image of the Week: One of 70 000 images to explore in a new tool launched by Rosetta’s comet imaging team more
Earth Day 2019: How NASA Data Helps US Deal with Disasters and Climate Change  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A new NASA website shows just how the agency's Earth observation data helps communities across the United States deal with... more
The Lyrid meteor shower and its bright fireballs could show off Monday - CNET  CNET · 2 days
These shooting stars are still peaking, but you may need to plan around a very bright, nearly full moon that's... more
New York mayor targets classic skyscrapers with Green New Deal  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Mayor Bill de Blasio marked Earth Day by outlining measures to make New York greener Monday, including dramatically cutting the carbon footprint of the city's signature building, the... more
Now You Can Watch Japan's Hayabusa2 Shoot a Bomb at an Asteroid  SPACE.COM · 2 days
On April 4, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft tossed a bomb at a space rock and watched the impactor soar toward the asteroid, called Ryugu. more
Earth Day 2019: These Amazing NASA Images Show Earth from Above  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA is celebrating Earth Day today (April 22) by sharing some really incredible photos of Earth from satellites, aircraft and deep-space missions. more
Snapchat Lens visualizes effects of climate change on Earth Day  9to5Mac · 2 days
As companies everywhere celebrate Earth Day, Snapchat today has launched a new Snapchat Lens that shows... more
Celebrate Earth Day with the four best smart thermostats for any budget  9to5Mac · 2 days
If we’re being honest, we’d all likely agree that a large majority of the smart home gadgets that we add to our homes are... more
On Titan, the Polar Vortex Can Last a Shiver-Inducing 22 (Earth) Years  SPACE.COM · 2 days
And you thought unpredictable spring temperatures were annoying: On Saturn's moon Titan, chilly polar vortex periods can last to the summer solstice. more
Earth Day 2019: Here's 10 Amazing NASA Photos of Earth from Space  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA is celebrating Earth Day today (April 22) by sharing some really incredible photos of Earth from satellites, aircraft and deep-space missions. more
Turbulent Blobs in Earth’s Core May Explain Sudden Jerks in the Magnetic Field  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Here’s one explanation for why Earth’s magnetic field undergoes weird geomagnetic jerks every decade or so. more
Back to Earth: Washington set to allow 'human composting'  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Washington state could become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as natural organic reduction - also called human composting more
AutoComplete: Tesla's Autonomy Investor Day is here video - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
Plus, Infiniti will build its EVs in China and Porsche launches a carbon-offset program on Earth Day. more
Climate change has worsened global economic inequality  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new Stanford University study shows global warming has increased economic inequality since the 1960s. Temperature changes caused by growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere have enriched cool countries like Norway and... more
Apple promotes mangrove conservation efforts on Earth Day - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The company's support comes in response to illegal farming, fishing and logging activities that threaten the forest's viability. more
Earth Day is no longer relevant  CBC · 2 days
The planet now finds itself in grave danger. We're way beyond holding a day once a year to raise awareness on the issue. more
Geomagnetic jerks finally reproduced and explained  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The Earth's magnetic field experiences unpredictable, rapid, and intense anomalies that are known as geomagnetic jerks. The mechanisms behind this phenomenon had remained a mystery until the recent research. Scientists have now created a computer model... more
Apple Celebrates Earth Day 2019  MacRumors · 2 days
Today is Earth Day, an annual event celebrated around the world that brings attention to various environmental causes. Apple is taking part in the event in... more
Geomagnetic jerks finally reproduced and explained  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Earth's magnetic field experiences unpredictable, rapid, and intense anomalies that are known as geomagnetic jerks. The mechanisms behind this phenomenon had remained a mystery until the recent discovery of a CNRS researcher. Working with a... more
Rewriting the textbook on fossil fuels: New technologies help unravel nature's methane recipes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Experts say scientific understanding of deep hydrocarbons has been transformed, with new insights gained into the sources of energy that could have... more
How to Watch the Dazzling Lyrid Meteor Shower (Unless the Moon Gets in the Way)  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Springtime stargazers are in for a treat; the Lyrid meteor shower will peak in a dazzling show tonight... more
Mercury has a massive solid inner core  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
The distribution of Mercury’s mass and small stutters in the planet’s spin suggest it has a giant solid inner core. more
Celebrate Earth Day 2019 with This Animated Google Doodle  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Earth is one of thousands of planets known to date — but it's the only world we know of that hosts life, and that's worth celebrating. more
Astronomers Detect Giant Stellar Flare on Ultracool Dwarf Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A team of astronomers from the United Kingdom and Germany has spotted a superflare coming from an L-dwarf... more
Earth vs. asteroids: humans strike back  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Incoming asteroids have been scarring our home planet for billions of years. This month humankind left our own mark on an asteroid for the first time: Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft dropped a copper projectile at very high... more
How Old Are Saturn's Rings? The Debate Rages On.  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Pinning down the ring system's age has profound implications for the entire Saturnian system. more
Remarkable Nat Geo footage shows ant's death by spore, and it's brutal - CNET  CNET · 3 days
This clip from the Earth Day episode of TV show Hostile Planet is like something out of a horror movie. more
Quantum-material-based proton-irradiation-immune electronics for space travel  nanowerk · 3 days
Proton radiation damage is an important failure mechanism for electronic devices in near-Earth orbits and deep space. The future of space exploration depends crucially on the development of new electronic technologies that are immune to space... more
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