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Greenlands ice is starting to melt faster than at any time in the past 12,000 years, research has shown, which will raise sea levels and could have a marked impact on ocean currents. New measurement…
BERLIN — Scientists say genes that some people have inherited from their Neanderthal ancestors may increase their likelihood of suffering severe forms of COVID-19. A study by European scientists published Wednesday by the journal Nature examined a cluster of genes that have been linked to a higher risk of hospitalization and respiratory failure in patients…
Flash in dark sky was probably random meteor, expert says A flash that lit up the skies over parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio in the wee hours of Wednesday was probably a random meteor, an expert said.Many social media users around the Pittsburgh area reported seeing a streaking fireball shortly after 4 a.m. It remained…
Today, ULA? — “These scrubs will no doubt frustrate other range users.” Eric Berger - Sep 30, 2020 1:56 pm UTC Delta IV Heavy nestled in its Mobile Service Tower before launch of the NROL-44 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. Trevor Mahlmann for Ars Close-up of Delta IV Heavy in the Mobile Service Tower.…
This beautiful ESA image of the Martian surface is titled Cappuccino swirls at Mars' south pole. ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/Bill Dunford Be sure to pack arm floaties and a really big drill when you visit Mars. A whole world of water-filled ponds may be hiding beneath the southern ice cap on the dry and dusty red planet.A…
This beautiful ESA image of the Martian surface is titled Cappuccino swirls at Mars' south pole. ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/Bill Dunford Be sure to pack some arm floaties and a really big drill when you fly to Mars. There may be a whole world of water-filled ponds hiding beneath the southern ice cap on the dry and…
NASA’s Cygnus launch to the International Space Station this week may be visible along much of the East Coast, depending on weather conditions.An unmanned Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft will launch Thursday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on one of the company’s Antares rockets. The launch, which was pushed back from Tuesday because of…
coronavirus will not stop this special treat in the sky: Two full moons coming in October 2020 — including a rare “blue moon” on Halloween.The first full moon, nicknamed the “harvest moon,” will be shining on Thursday, Oct. 1, and the other — known as a “blue moon” because it’s the second full moon during…
Sparc, which is being developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a spinoff company, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, is expected to begin next spring and take three or four years, the researchers and company officials said.Although many significant challenges remain, the company said construction would be followed by testing and, if successful, building…
Topline Elon Musk on Monday hinted at his plans to take SpaceX’s space internet venture, Starlink, public in several years when revenue growth is “smooth and predictable” as the firm, which eventually aims to provide broadband around the world, is servicing towns in Washington ravaged by wildfires along the U.S. West Coast.       Billionaire Elon Musk…