NASA’s new planet-hunting telescope, TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), just found its first Earth-sized world. Though the Earth-sized planet, and its hot sub-Neptune companion, were first observed by TESS in January 2019, it’s taken until now to confirm their status with ground-based follow-up observations. The discovery is published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. When TESS was
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Meet what may be causing a Listeria outbreak. (Photo: Getty Images) Getty This is not just a bunch of baloney. It also isn’t simply cheesy. According to a new warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is now a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to deli-sliced meats and cheeses. As the CDC investigation notice from April
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How can a substance be a solid, liquid, and gas all at the same time? See the process scientists describe as “The Triple Point.” | For more Outrageous Acts of Science, visit http://science.discovery.com/tv-shows/outrageous-acts-of-science/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 Catch Outrageous Acts of Science Saturdays at 9/8c on Science! Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Watch full episodes: http://bit.ly/OutrageousActsFullEpisodes Check out SCI2
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COLORADO SPRINGS and FREMONT, Calif. – Rocket Lab is preparing to launch in late April three U.S. military satellites including the Army Harbinger mission as part of the Defense Department’s Rapid Agile Launch Initiative. Harbinger is designed to test whether an inexpensive commercial satellite equipped with a synthetic aperture radar can quickly deliver Earth imagery
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Scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind device that generates electricity from nothing other than the natural phenomenon of snowfall. Based upon the principles of the triboelectric effect, in which electrical charge is generated after two materials come into contact with one another, the researchers’ new technology exploits the fact that snow particles carry a positive electrical
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Yale study graphic on climate change, Feb.,2019 Yale University A Yale University study reported this year that “Six in ten Americans are now either “Alarmed” or “Concerned” about global warming,” and that “the proportion of “Alarmed” more than doubled” in five years. However, only 38% are discussing it, according to the study.  70% said environmental protection was
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Different day, same black hole. EHT Collaboration Everybody loves black holes. They’re kind of scary. They do weird things to the fabric of space-time. They will completely and totally obliterate you should you happen to fall into one. And they have a really awesome name that’s also
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WASHINGTON — Fleet operator Intelsat said its first high-throughput satellite, Intelsat-29e, is a “total loss” after attempts to save the malfunctioning satellite proved unsuccessful. Intelsat-29e suffered a fuel leak April 7 after just three years in geostationary orbit. Most geostationary communications satellites last 15 years if not longer.  After the fuel leak, a subsequent problem
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has entered into an agreement with Blue Origin to let the Jeff Bezos-owned private space company use a historic test stand for rocket engine test. As per the deal, Blue Origin will upgrade and refurbish Test Stand 4670, at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville, Alabama, to
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The old space order is tumbling and a new economic and physical environment will be created. (Photo: Pixabay) Pixabay In the event someone, somewhere, has missed it – let this column be the first to tell you that a revolution is upon the world, centered around the intersection of rapidly advancing space technologies, unprecedented entrepreneurial
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WASHINGTON — British and Israeli satellite antenna developer Satixfy says it is nearing the release of flat-panel products designed first for connecting internet of things devices, with variants for other markets following shortly. Rajanik Mark, Satixfy’s chief operating officer, said the company has created its own chipsets that it can build in-house to bring down
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To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Iridium moved closer to launching an emergency maritime communications service by signing a public services agreement with the International Mobile Satellite Organization. The agreement sets the regulatory framework for IMSO to oversee Iridium’s provision of Global Maritime Distress
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WASHINGTON — A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket successfully launched a Cygnus spacecraft April 17 carrying nearly three and a half tons of cargo bound for the International Space Station. The Antares lifted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at 4:46 p.m. Eastern after a countdown marred by only a brief issue with the rocket’s transporter/erector
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On behalf of the President, Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to accelerate the agency’s lunar exploration plans during a National Space Council meeting held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, March 26. Administrator Bridenstine said NASA accepts the challenge to land humans on the Moon in 2024.
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Using artificial intelligence to pinpoint tumour cells with reduced ability to repair their own DNA can help identify tens of thousands of patients who would benefit from treatment with drugs from AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline, researchers said. Analysing genetic tests with a machine-learning algorithm helps target cancers that are vulnerable to treatment with drugs called PARP
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Electrical consumption Pixnio Much attention has been paid to how the energy we use is generated, and rightly so. The energy industry is one of the world’s largest producers of carbon emissions.  However, by focusing our attention so heavily on transitioning towards renewable energy production (something I wholeheartedly support), we risk ignoring the million-tonne elephant
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NASA intends to waste billions on a ‘Lunar Orbit Tollbooth.’ Private spacecraft could put boots on the moon faster and cheaper. This op-ed originally appeared in the April 8, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. NASA has proposed to build a lunar orbiting space station, called the lunar Gateway, to use as a base for lunar
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It was unprecedented. In 2017, astronomers discovered the first known interstellar object in our Solar System: ‘Oumuamua, a mysterious cigar-shaped enigma, identified as our first visitor from outer, outer space. But just because ‘Oumuamua was the first detected interstellar object, doesn’t mean it was the first ever. Just five years ago, in fact, Earth’s atmosphere
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A meteor during the peak of the 2009 Leonid Meteor Shower. The photograph shows the meteor, afterglow, and wake as distinct components. Credit: Wikipedia Using a NASA catalog of documented meteor strikes on Earth’s atmosphere, two Harvard University researchers report the detection of the first interstellar meteor ever observed in our solar system. The one-meter
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