Kepler telescope data sheds brilliant new light on dying star – Digital Trends

The Kepler Telescope may be no long operational, but it is still providing invaluable information to astronomers. Using data gathered by Kepler, researchers have been examining a dying star called SN 2018oh to learn about how, at the end of their lives, stars explode in a huge burst of light. The SN 2018oh supernova died […]

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Man Postpones Retirement to Save Reefs After He Accidentally Discovers How to Make Coral Grow 40 Times Faster – Good News Network

One man’s happy accident has brought new hope to the recovery of coral reefs around the world. Dr. David Vaughan stumbled upon the groundbreaking discovery as he was working with corals at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida. He had been trying to remove a coral from the bottom of a tank when it broke […]

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InSight mission to Mars has touched down inside a cozy sandbox – Digital Trends

NASA had a great success this week, landing its InSight craft on the surface of Mars. Now NASA has shared more details about the landing, in particular that the lander has touched down inside a crater, which means it sits at a slight angle. The InSight lander made it safely through the atmosphere of Mars and […]

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Astronomers Trace History of Universe’s Star Formation | Astronomy – Sci-News.com

Astronomers believe that our Universe began forming the first stars when it was a few hundred million years old. Since then, the Universe has become a star-making tour de force. There are now about two trillion galaxies and a trillion-trillion stars. Using new methods of starlight measurement, astronomers analyzed data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space […]

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Nasa chief criticses Elon Musk’s weed-smoking podcast appearance – The Telegraph

Elon Musk has been warned by Nasa’s most senior figure not to repeat his weed-smoking, whisky-drinking antics on a recent podcast if he wants to continue working with the space agency.  Jim Bridenstein, the Nasa administrator, suggested that Mr Musk, an entrepreneur who is financing commercial space exploration, had acted inappropriately given his role with […]

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Scientists reveal substantial water loss in global landlocked regions – EurekAlert

IMAGE: This illustration shows terrestrial water storage changes in global endorheic basins from GRACE satellite observations, April 2002 to March 2016. In the top image, terrestrial water storage trends — in… view more  Credit: Kansas State University MANHATTAN, KANSAS — Along with a warming climate and intensified human activities, recent water storage in global landlocked basins […]

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The International Space Station’s new robot is a freaky floating space Alexa – TechCrunch

Meet Cimon. The 3D-printed floating robot head was developed by Airbus for the German Space Agency. He’s been a crew member of the International Space Station since June, though as Gizmodo notes, this is the first time we’re seeing him in action. Really the floating, Watson-powered robot face is like an extremely expensive Amazon Echo […]

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Here’s What Photosynthesis Sounds Like Underwater – Live Science

As bubbles of oxygen made from photosynthesis depart underwater plants, they emit a “ping” sound. Credit: Shutterstock If you listen closely, you can hear little plants harnessing the sun’s energy. All you have to do is dive underwater and listen for the faint but distinctive “ping!” that red algae make while carrying out photosynthesis, […]

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