Russian engineers have a "really, really good idea" about what went wrong during a Soyuz launch to the International Space Station Oct. 11, forcing the ship’s two-man crew to carry out an emergency abort, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Tuesday. Soyuz MS-10 commander Alexey Ovchinin and NASA flight engineer Nick Hague were forced to abort their launch to the station when one of the normally reliable Soyuz FG booster’s four strap-on first-stage rockets apparently crashed into the base of the...
CLOSE Dead fish continue to wash ashore on closed Indian River County beaches, such as Golden Sands Park, seen Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, due to red tide. Xavier Mascareñas and Jeremiah Wilson, Treasure Coast NewspapersBuy PhotoFish killed by red tide litter Pepper Park Beach in St. Lucie County on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, and the beach remained closed Tuesday, Oct. 23. Get latest from FWCMore: Satellite images show red tide hugging Space CoastSea water samples McFarland collected Monday contained:2 million...
Biologists have long known that birds, which descend from one branch of extinct dinosaurs, have an unusual, sophisticated respiratory system that enables powered flight. But paleontologists have long debated whether those superlungs arose only in birds or earlier in dinosaurs. Many dinosaurs, including therapods like Velociraptor and Spinosaurus, a large carnivorous dinosaur, had similar lung architecture to birds, the team reports today in . These dinosaurs sported a costovertebral joint and the birdlike bony "ceiling" of vertebrae and ribs that...
A stunning photograph of Utah’s Badlands—with the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies in the background—captured the top prize of this year’s Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The top prize winner, American photographer Brad Goldpaint, received £10,000 ($13,000) for his stunning photo, "Transport the Soul." Transport the Soul: Brad Goldpaint (USA)This gorgeous photo by Brad Goldpaint won top prize for the People and Space category and the overall best photo submitted to the competition. Taken in Moab, Utah,...
Astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire, together with an international team of scientists, have looked at radio maps of powerful jet sources and found signs that would usually be present when looking at black holes that are closely orbiting each other. Astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire studied the direction that these jets are emitted in, and variances in these directions; they compared the direction of the jets with the one of the radio lobes (that store all the particles...
Finding liquid water on Mars in 2015 bolstered hopes that signs of life lurk somewhere on the red planet. "It’s a really great set of observations that kind of open up a new set of possible opportunities for life on Mars, in particular ones that were not possible on the early Earth," says Lewis Ward, a geobiologist at Harvard University and a co-author of the new study. Unfortunately, "no one before had really thought about how much oxygen could be...
The launch of NASA's much-delayed mission to study the interaction of terrestrial and space weather has again been postponed, the agency announced today (Oct. 23). "NASA and Northrop Grumman have delayed the launch of the agency’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, to conduct further pre-launch testing on the rocket," NASA officials said in a statement. ICON's rocket, a Pegasus XL booster built by Northrop Grumman Innovations System (formerly Orbital ATK), is unusual — rather than launch from the ground, the...
DENVER – The 2018 Flat Earth International Conference is coming to Denver this November. According to the organization, the Flat Earth International Conference is an educational endeavor composed of individuals and organizations uniting around the common purpose of the true scientific inquiry of the created earth. The 2018 FEIC will be the 2nd annual conference hosted by Kryptoz Media and will feature presenters from various backgrounds and belief systems who have each mad an impact on the larger flat earth...
"One can very easily visualize the developing circular strain toward the table edges, and that's very much analogous to what happens when a flat sheet of graphene folds around these printed polymer pillars." When this folding pattern kicks in, Strano says, "something pretty amazing happens: The graphene will completely fracture, but the fracture will be guided around the periphery of the pillar." The end of the process left the steam with a neat and tidy piece of graphene that looked...
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