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A midsummer red sprite seen from space

NASA astronaut Matthew Dominick photographed red sprites in Earth's upper atmosphere from the International Space Station on June 3, 2024. The bright red flashes are a less understood phenomena associated with powerful lightning events and appear hig.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJul 10th, 2024

Fly Me to the Moon review: charming, bubbly fun

Scarlett Johansson brings her full star power to the sparkly, crowd-pleasing new screwball space movie, Fly Me to the Moon......»»

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NATO allies pledge $1 billion to promote sharing of space-based intel

Agreement marks the largest investment in space-based capabilities in NATO’s history. Enlarge / Heads of state pose for a group photo at an event Tuesday celebrating the 75th anniversary of NATO. (credit: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Im.....»»

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How astronomers work out the size of the solar system

The size of the solar system is defined by the volume of space over which the sun's influence exceeds those of other nearby stars in the Milky Way galaxy. This influence derives from two fundamental forces of nature: gravity and magnetism......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

SpaceX space junk crashed onto Saskatchewan farmland, highlighting a potential impending disaster

In late April, farmers in Saskatchewan stumbled upon spacecraft fragments while preparing their fields for seeding. It sounds like the beginning of a science fiction movie, but this really happened, sending a powerful warning: it is only a matter of.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Vivid portrait of interacting galaxies marks Webb"s second anniversary

A duo of interacting galaxies commemorates the second science anniversary of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, which takes constant observations, including images and highly detailed data known as spectra. Its operations have led to a "parade" of di.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

What flavor is that neutrino? Adding flavor helps to track neutrino movement in astrophysical systems

Neutrinos have a quantum mechanical property called "flavor." This flavor can transform as neutrinos move through space. A major challenge is to keep track of both the physical movement of the neutrinos and their change of flavor in astrophysical sys.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Selection processes play dominant role in shaping coexisting assemblages of trees and soil fungi: Study

Community assembly is shaped by four main processes: selection—fitness differences between organisms; dispersal—organisms' movement across space; drift—unpredictable variation in abundance; and diversification—new genetic variants. However, w.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Webb captures a Penguin and an Egg for its two-year anniversary

Today, July 12, marks two years since the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope were unveiled, and scientists have release a new image to celebrate......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

3D printing tested for emergency spacecraft and medical supplies in space

Recently a team from the University of California, Berkeley, sent a new 3D printer to space on a Virgin Galactic mission......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Hubble finds evidence for rare black hole in Omega Centauri

An international team of astronomers has used more than 500 images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope spanning two decades to detect seven fast-moving stars in the innermost region of Omega Centauri, the largest and brightest globular cluster i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

5 sci-fi movies on Netflix you need to watch in July 2024

Here are five sci-fi movies you need to watch on Netflix in July, including a DC superhero adventure and an underrated space horror movie. .....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

SpaceX’s unmatched streak of perfection with the Falcon 9 rocket is over

An investigation into the engine failure could delay SpaceX's upcoming crew launches. Enlarge / Numerous pieces of ice fell off the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket during its climb into orbit from Vandenberg Space Force Base,.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Rocket Report: Chinese firm suffers another failure; Ariane 6 soars in debut

"This powers Europe back into space.” Enlarge / The Ariane 6 rocket takes flight for the first time on July 9, 2024. (credit: ESA - S. Corvaja) Welcome to Edition 7.02 of the Rocket Report! The highlight of this week w.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Scientists built real-life “stillsuit” to recycle astronaut urine on space walks

Prototype would replace multi-layered adult diapers currently worn on space walks. Enlarge / The Fremen on Arrakis wear full-body "stillsuits" that recycle absorbed sweat and urine into potable water. (credit: Warner Bros.).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Real-life "stillsuit": Dune-inspired upgrade for spacesuits allow astronauts to recycle urine into water

Astronauts on spacewalks famously have to relieve themselves inside their spacesuits. Not only is this uncomfortable for the wearer and unhygienic, it is also wasteful, as—unlike wastewater on board the International Space Station (ISS)—the water.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Folding e-bikes are amazing, if you can deal with these caveats

Folding e-bikes are portable space savers, but they come with some downsides, too. Here are the most important pros and cons of choosing a folding e-bike......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Q&A: Researcher discusses how gravitational waves hint at dark matter and Big Bang mysteries

Gravitational waves, ripples in space-time predicted by Einstein almost a century ago, were detected for the first time in 2015. A new study led by Yanou Cui, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Riverside,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Take a summer cosmic road trip through images from NASA"s Chandra, Webb

It's time to take a cosmic road trip using light as the highway and visit four stunning destinations across space. The vehicles for this space get-away are NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and James Webb Space Telescope......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

NASA researchers battle biofilm in space

A small group of scientists on the biofilm mitigation team at NASA's Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama, study solutions to combat fast-growing colonies of bacteria or fungi, known as biofilm, for future space missions......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

NASA update on Starliner thruster issues: This is fine

“What we want to know is that the thrusters can perform," Starliner's pilot says. Enlarge / Boeing's Starliner spacecraft on final approach to the International Space Station last month. (credit: NASA) Before clearing.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024