Thursday, July 27, 2017

Phobos in orbit around Mars seen by Hubble

Phobos in orbit around Mars seen by Hubblevideo
While observing Mars, the Hubble Space Telescope captured images of the moon Phobos, allowing astronomers to create a time-lapse video. 13 separate exposures, over the course of 22 minutes, show the moon's orbital path. Phobos completes an orbit in just 7 hours and 39 minutes. ...

Eastern EU, central Asia the only regions in the world new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths rising

Eastern EU, central Asia the only regions in the world new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths rising
Globally AIDS-related deaths have almost halved during the past ten years and new HIV infections declined, though not fast enough, from 2010 to 2016, said UNAIDS on Thursday. But the same thing is not happening in eastern Europe and central Asia, who remain the only regions in...

Scientists uncover origins of the Sun’s swirling spicules

At any given moment, as many as 10 million wild jets of solar material burst from the sun’s surface. They erupt as fast as 60 miles per second, and can reach lengths of 6,000 miles before collapsing. These are spicules, and despite their grass-like...

Vaccines

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The first ever vaccine was created when Edward Jenner, an English physician and scientist, successfully injected small amounts of a cowpox virus into a young boy to protect him from the related (and deadly) smallpox virus. But how does this seemingly counterintuitive process work? Kelwalin...

World’s first child hand transplant a ‘success’

The first child in the world to undergo a double hand transplant is now able to write, feed and dress himself, doctors said Tuesday, declaring the ground-breaking operation a success after 18 months. The report in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health provides the first...

Listen the sounds of space, NASA analyzing whistling sounds coming from space

NASA scientists are trying to decipher rather eerie whistling sounds its probes have recorded in space. Don’t get too worried though, it’s not aliens. The team says it recorded the sounds with the help of the Van Allen Probes mission, which allows us “listen to...

Alien signals detected coming from a red dwarf star – Ross 128

ALIENS Messages Coming from the Stars are ‘Probably’ from Aliens - Scientists Say - Photo
Astronomers have detected mysterious radio signals coming from the direction of a small, dim star located about 11 light-years from Earth. The signals came from a red dwarf star - Ross 128 (GJ 447) - which is around 2,800 times dimmer than the Sun and...

Why life on Mars may be impossible

Mars is a lousy place to try to live—what with the paralyzing cold, the blistering radiation and the thin carbon dioxide atmosphere. That hasn't stopped us from looking for life on Mars or from hoping to live there ourselves one day. The Red Planet...

Why you should eat more Avocado

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Here is some very good news for guacamole lovers everywhere: A new review of scientific literature suggests that eating avocado may help prevent metabolic syndrome. Dubbed "the new silent killer," metabolic syndrome is the term used to describe a combination of three or more...

As never seen before – A close-up of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

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During its 10 July flyby, NASA's Juno spacecraft took images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Measuring 16,350 kilometers (10,159 miles) in width, Jupiter's Great Red Spot is 1.3 times as wide as Earth. The storm has possibly existed for more than 350 years, but recently...

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