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Closest Known Asteroid to Fly By Earth

4 weeks ago from Science Blog

On August 16, the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), a robotic survey camera located at Palomar Observatory near San Diego, spotted an asteroid that had, just hours earlier, traveled only 1,830 miles (2,950...

Seeing objects through clouds and fog

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Using a new algorithm, researchers have reconstructed the movements of individual particles of light to see through clouds, fog and other obstructions.

Sand-sized meteoroids are peppering asteroid Bennu

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

A new study posits that the major particle ejections off the near-Earth asteroid Bennu may be the consequence of impacts by small, sand-sized particles called meteoroids onto its surface as...

How small particles could reshape Bennu and other asteroids

4 weeks ago from Physorg

In January 2019, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft was orbiting asteroid Bennu when the spacecraft's cameras caught something unexpected: Thousands of tiny bits of material, some just the size of marbles, began...

Physicists explain mysterious dark matter deficiency in galaxy pair

4 weeks ago from Physorg

A new theory about the nature of dark matter helps explain why a pair of galaxies about 65 million light-years from Earth contains very little of the mysterious matter, according...

Where rocks come alive: NASA's OSIRIS-REx observes an asteroid in action

4 weeks ago from Physorg

It's 5 o'clock somewhere—and while here on Earth, "happy hour" is commonly associated with winding down and the optional cold beverage, that's when things get going on Bennu, the destination...

ESA’s polar station marks three decades satellite tracking

4 weeks ago from European Space Agency

North of Sweden and the Arctic Circle, ESA’s Kiruna ground station is celebrating 30 years looking skyward, connecting us to many of our beloved and most pioneering space explorers.

Massive halo finally explains stream of gas swirling around the Milky Way

4 weeks ago from Physorg

The Milky Way is not alone in its neighborhood. It has captured smaller galaxies in its orbit, and the two largest are known as the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds,...

Study indicates sand-sized meteoroids are peppering asteroid Bennu

4 weeks ago from Physorg

A new study published this month in JGR Planets posits that the major particle ejections off the near-Earth asteroid Bennu may be the consequence of impacts by small, sand-sized particles...

Watch: Joel McHale on a 'Community' movie: 'There's a good chance'

4 weeks ago from UPI

Joel McHale appeared on "The Tonight Show" and discussed the possibility of a "Community"film being made in the future.

Data from Yutu-2 suggests top layer of lunar regolith is material thrown from nearby crater

4 weeks ago from Physorg

A team of researchers has found evidence suggesting that the regolith material on which the Chinese rover Yutu-2 is situated consists mainly of material that was thrown there when an...

Australian telescope finds no signs of alien technology in 10 million star systems

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

A radio telescope in outback Western Australia has completed the deepest and broadest search at low frequencies for alien technologies, scanning a patch of sky known to include at least...

Researchers investigate properties of the open cluster Kronberger 60

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Using data from ESA's Gaia satellite, astronomers from the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics in Cairo, Egypt, have explored the open star cluster Kronberger 60. Results of the...

Watch: Daisy Ridley says Rey was originally related to Obi-Wan on 'Kimmel'

4 weeks ago from UPI

Daisy Ridley appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and discussed her time on "Star Wars" including the original plans for her character Rey.

Image: Backbone of a spacecraft

4 weeks ago from Physorg

This structure is the frame and base for the European Service Module, part of NASA's Orion spacecraft that will return humans to the moon.

Mackenzie Crook returning for more 'Worzel Gummidge'

4 weeks ago from UPI

"Pirates of the Caribbean" and "The Office" alum Mackenzie Crook has signed on to star in and direct "Saucy Nancy," his third "Worzel Gummidge" tale for the BBC.

China claims 'important breakthrough' in space mission shrouded in mystery

Very little is known about the Chinese vehicle that has been compared to the US's X-37 space plane.

California's creek fire creates its own pyrocumulonimbus cloud

4 weeks ago from Physorg

On Friday September 4, 2020 at about 6:44 PM PDT the Creek Fire began in the Big Creek drainage area between Shaver Lake, Big Creek and Huntington Lake, Calif. NASA's...

NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP captures fires and aerosols across America

4 weeks ago from Physorg

On Sep. 07, 2020, NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite provided two different views of how fires are affecting the U.S. A true-color image of the United States shows a blanket of...

On This Day, Sept. 9: Moscow apartment bombing kills more than 100

4 weeks ago from UPI

On Sept. 9, 1999, more than 100 people died in the bombing of a Moscow apartment building.

Cardinals sign star WR DeAndre Hopkins to record-setting extension

4 weeks ago from UPI

The Arizona Cardinals signed superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to a record-setting contract extension.

NASA satellites catch Typhoon Haishen before and after landfall

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Formerly a typhoon, Tropical Storm Haishen made landfall in South Korea on Monday, Sept. 2 and continued moving north toward China. NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared view of Haishen...

Meteorites show transport of material in early solar system

4 weeks ago from Physorg

New studies of a rare type of meteorite show that material from close to the Sun reached the outer solar system even as the planet Jupiter cleared a gap in...

NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP Captures Fires and Aerosols Across America

4 weeks ago from Science @ NASA

Portal origin URL: NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP Captures Fires and Aerosols Across AmericaPortal origin nid: 464260Published: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 12:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On Sep. 07, 2020, NOAA/NASA's Suomi...

Look: Netflix shares photos from Adam Sandler's 'Hubie Halloween'

4 weeks ago from UPI

"Hubie Halloween," a new film starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Maya Rudolph and Ray Liotta, will premiere Oct. 7.

Lupita Nyong'o pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman: 'His power lives on'

4 weeks ago from UPI

Lupita Nyong'o paid tribute to her late "Black Panther" co-star Chadwick Boseman on Instagram Tuesday.

Super telescope's giant camera spies broccoli

The camera detector for the Vera Rubin Observatory takes its first test images in the laboratory.

Watch: 'Nomadland': Frances McDormand walks alone in new teaser

4 weeks ago from UPI

Frances McDormand stars in the new teaser trailer for "Nomadland," the next film from writer and director Chloe Zhao.