Russian Module Unexpectedly Fires Thrusters After Docking to ISS

Serious drama unfolded in low Earth orbit today when the newly arrived Nauka module, for reasons unknown, began to fire its thrusters after docking to the ISS.

3 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Humans Lived Alongside Fierce Dog-Like Creatures in Prehistoric Europe, Fossil Find Suggests

The remains are scarce—a distinct jawbone fragment (with several teeth still attached) and a lower first molar—but it was enough evidence for Saverio Bartolini-Lucenti, a paleontologist at the University of Florence in Italy, and his colleagues to assign it as belonging to the species Canis (Xenocyon) lycaonoides.

3 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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New Lightweight Rocket Fuel Tank Ditches Metal for Carbon Fiber and Plastic

With the support of the European Space Agency, German aerospace company MT Aerospace has developed a unique design for a small-scale rocket fuel tank made of a carbon-fiber reinforced plastic.

1 day, 2 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Physicists See Light Echoing From Behind a Black Hole for the First Time

Astrophysicists have detected light coming from the far side of a black hole, using telescopes to see physics predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity but not yet directly observed.

1 day, 13 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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UK to Drop Covid-19 Quarantine Rules for Vaccinated Tourists From U.S. and EU

and European Union to quarantine for 10 days on arrival, according to several newspapers in England.

1 day, 18 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Newly Launched ‘Galileo Project’ Will Hunt for Alien Technologies in Our Midst

A new project seeks to uncover evidence of aliens, not by gazing upon distant star systems but by finding traces of their technologies inside our solar system—and even on Earth.

2 days, 6 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Oxford Scientists Are Testing a Vaccine for the Plague

The scientists who developed one of the first widely available vaccines against covid-19 are now setting their sights on a long-time microscopic foe: the plague.

2 days, 13 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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CDC Will Reportedly Ask Some Vaccinated People to Mask Back Up

In mid-May, the CDC surprised many people, including public health experts, by releasing new, much-relaxed guidelines for fully vaccinated people (fully vaccinated being defined as two weeks after your last scheduled dose).

2 days, 20 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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People Who Had Allergic Reaction to First Covid-19 Shot May Tolerate the Second Just Fine, Study Suggests

medical institutions, found that people who reported a reaction following their first dose were all able to safely take the second shot, with one in five experiencing only mild, manageable allergic symptoms after dose two.

3 days, 7 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Bezos Says He’ll Spend $2 Billion on a Lunar Lander in Exchange for a NASA Contract

Jeff Bezos—the world’s richest “astronaut” and sour grape—has written an open letter to NASA administrator Bill Nelson, saying Blue Origin will cover billions in NASA costs in exchange for a contract to build a lunar lander that will deliver astronauts to the Moon in 2024.

3 days, 7 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Philip Morris Calls for UK Cigarette Ban (So Smokers Will Buy Its E-Cigarettes Instead)

The CEO of one of the world’s biggest tobacco brands, Philip Morris International (PMI), now says that it will stop selling cigarettes in the UK within a decade and regulators should ban them entirely—though there’s a big, smelly caveat.

3 days, 8 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Water Vapor Potentially Detected in the Atmosphere of Ganymede, Biggest Moon in the Solar System

In 1998, the Hubble’s Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) instrument took two ultraviolet images of Ganymede, which revealed bands in the moon’s atmosphere similar to Earth’s aurorae, which would mean the moon had a permanent magnetic field.

3 days, 15 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Woman Hospitalized With 'Covid-19' Was Actually Suffering a Vaping Injury

According to the report, the woman first visited doctors after experiencing a week of ongoing cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, and recurrent fever, as well as abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, and headaches.

3 days, 18 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Russian Pirs Module Successfully Detaches From ISS to Make Room for Incoming Nauka

on Monday, July 26, an uncrewed Progress MS-16 transport cargo vehicle, along with the Pirs docking station, undocked from the ISS, according to a NASA statement.

4 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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With Successful 10th Flight, Ingenuity Has Now Flown More Than a Mile on Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully completed its 10th flight on Mars on Saturday, bringing its total distance flown on the Red Planet to more than one mile (roughly 1.60 kilometers) and capturing important images to help out its friend, the Perseverance rover.

4 days, 15 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Russian Module Headed for the ISS Is Still Having Problems

Russia’s newly launched International Space Station module Nauka is still in the fight as of Friday afternoon, as early reports indicate that the module’s backup engines have fired successfully.

6 days, 10 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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NASA Captures Spooky Photo of the Moon's Shadow on Earth During an Eclipse

Today NASA shared an image of that shadow, taken by the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) aboard NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory nearly a million miles from Earth.

6 days, 19 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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What to Know About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine and the Delta Variant

But other recent research has been more encouraging, and some scientists aren’t so sure that added measures such as a booster shot are warranted for these people, at least not based on the evidence collected so far.

1 week ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Russia Averts Possible Disaster as New Space Station Module Finally Reaches Proper Orbit

Russia’s new space station module, dubbed Nauka, is currently en route to the ISS, but the spacecraft initially failed to complete its first orbit-raising burn, leading to concerns that it might not complete the trip.

1 week ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
Science Space


A Dozen 'Marsquakes' Clue Scientists In to the Red Planet's Interior

The first direct seismic observations of Mars by NASA’s InSight Lander have been reported, giving scientists a tantalizing look at the composition of the rocky world currently 236 million miles from us.

1 week ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
Science Space