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Israel aims to join space superpowers club with $100mn privately-funded Moon probe – RT

Israel aims to join space superpowers club with $100mn privately-funded Moon probe – RT

Israel is looking to join the ranks of space superpowers by becoming the fourth country to land a probe on the Moon. In addition to science instruments, the ‘Genesis’ probe will carry a copy of the Bible on a small metal disc. Genesis, or “Beresheet” in Hebrew, is about the size of a washing machine […]

New study suggests your furniture might be making your family sick – BGR

New study suggests your furniture might be making your family sick – BGR

You’d probably never think that something as innocent as a sofa could pose a risk to you or your family but a new study out of Duke University raises that very possibility. The research focused on children in homes with furnishings that contain specific compounds, and the findings are a bit unsettling. The research, which […]

Guy gets tattoo to honor NASA’s Opportunity rover, but there’s one big problem – BGR

Guy gets tattoo to honor NASA’s Opportunity rover, but there’s one big problem – BGR

NASA’s Opportunity rover had a long, eventful stay on Mars, but unfortunately those days are now behind us. The rover has been officially declared dead after a dust storm last year caused its batteries to remain dry and cold, preventing it from waking back up. There’s been several heartfelt tributes to the robot over the […]

Ultraviolet light could provide a powerful new source of green fuel – Science Magazine

Ultraviolet light could provide a powerful new source of green fuel – Science Magazine

A forest of gallium nitride nanowires harnesses energy in light to convert methanol to ethanol. Sheng Chu/McGill University By Robert F. ServiceFeb. 19, 2019 , 1:00 PM Methanol—a colorless liquid that can be made from agricultural waste—has long been touted as a green alternative to fossil fuels. But it’s toxic and only has half the […]

SpaceIL Launches Bid to Become First Private Company to Reach Lunar Surface – Popular Mechanics

SpaceIL Launches Bid to Become First Private Company to Reach Lunar Surface – Popular Mechanics

Google’s lunar moonshot contest may be dead, but that’s not stopping one company from trying to complete the goal anyway. Google’s contest sought to award the first private company that could land a craft on the moon, and ended in 2018 without a winner. One of the participants, the Israeli aerospace company SpaceIL, announced on […]

NASA citizen scientist discovers first ancient dead star with peculiar rings – CNET

NASA citizen scientist discovers first ancient dead star with peculiar rings – CNET

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Scott Wiessinger A citizen scientist working with NASA has detected an old, cold dying star that may provide a window into the fate of our own solar system billions of years from now. Melina Thévenot, a citizen scientist from Germany, detected an anomaly while searching through data collected by the European Space […]

New galaxies found: Scientists have discovered 300,000 new galaxies with LOFAR telescope – CBS News

New galaxies found: Scientists have discovered 300,000 new galaxies with LOFAR telescope – CBS News

Over 300,000 more galaxies detected A new map of the night sky has been published and hundreds of thousands of previously undiscovered galaxies are on it. The 300,000 new galaxies were discovered as part of a study involving 200 scientists from 18 countries, using a Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope in the Netherlands. The telescope can […]

Health officials confirm Massachusetts' third pediatric flu death of season – WCVB Boston

Health officials confirm Massachusetts' third pediatric flu death of season – WCVB Boston

Massachusetts health officials confirmed the state’s third pediatric flu death of the season on Tuesday.The death of a second child from Middlesex County was reported Tuesday to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. WCVB has learned that the victim, a 4-year-old Lowell girl, died over the weekend.There have now been three flu-associated pediatric deaths this […]

Everything You Need to Know About Tuesday’s Super Snow Moon – Slate

Everything You Need to Know About Tuesday’s Super Snow Moon – Slate

Everything You Need to Know About Tuesday’s Super Snow Moon  Slate *Fresh* off the heels of last month’s super blood wolf moon, a super snow moon is set to appear in the sky on Tuesday evening. The snow moon is expected to be … View full coverage on Google News Source link

And now for the weather on Mars, courtesy of new NASA lander – The Associated Press

And now for the weather on Mars, courtesy of new NASA lander – The Associated Press

By MARCIA DUNNFebruary 19, 2019 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — And now for the weather on Mars: NASA’s newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet’s frigid winter. Starting Tuesday, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is posting the highs and lows online , along with wind speed and atmospheric pressure from the InSight lander. […]

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