"Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances."

— Dr. Lee De Forest

Astronomy

Neanderthals from Europe may have ousted their Siberian relatives

DNA from 120,000-year-old bones sheds light on the ancestry of Neanderthals in Europe, revealing a remarkable 80,000 years of genetic continuity, interbreeding with a mystery hominin and migrations
Categories: Astronomy

Barefoot walkers have tough feet but sense the ground just as well

People who often go barefoot develop thicker skin on the soles of their feet for protection – but unlike cushioned shoes, thick skin can still sense vibrations
Categories: Astronomy

Tiny flying insect robot has four wings and weighs under a gram

This tiny insect-inspired robot weighs just 259 milligrams, has four wings that flap 170 times per second and is powered by six mini solar panels
Categories: Astronomy

How Low Can You Go? Journey to the Bottom of the Sky

How Low Can You Go? Journey to the Bottom of the Sky

The post How Low Can You Go? Journey to the Bottom of the Sky appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Categories: Astronomy

UFOs Remain Elusive Despite Decades of Study

Space.com - 7 hours 6 min ago
In July, the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) celebrates 50 years of investigating and promoting research about unidentified flying objects. Do we know any more now than we did in 1969?
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Pictures from Space! Our Image of the Day

Space.com - 7 hours 40 min ago
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket fires its engines for a spectacular nighttime liftoff from NASA's historic launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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Several IVF attempts can signal higher risk for any eventual pregnancy

Women who undergo repeated cycles of IVF are more likely to have problems with their placenta if they later become pregnant
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Bystander effect: Famous psychology result could be completely wrong

A famous result in psychology says that people fail to intervene when they see people in violent situations, but a review of CCTV footage finds that isn't true
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Mysterious 'Bathtub Rings' of Titan Replicated on Earth

Space.com - 11 hours 3 min ago
Something dark is spreading across the surface of Titan, and we may finally have some idea what it is.
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On Alien Worlds, Extraterrestrials Could Be Spewing a Toxic, Smelly Gas. That's How We Could Find Them.

Space.com - 11 hours 3 min ago
Phosphine, a horrible-smelling gas that's toxic to life on Earth, could signal the existence of alien life-forms elsewhere in the universe.
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AIs that diagnose diseases are starting to assist and replace doctors

Digital doctors are already in use, but there are big questions about how they work. Are we ready for the rise of AI healthcare?
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The magnetic north pole is moving and a liquid-metal ball explains why

The pole is racing towards Siberia - but why? It's a mystery with huge implications, and to solve it, we're building an explosive model of the planet's core
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I travelled to a future where AI cameras track your every move

Donna Lu investigates the murky world of security tech. She finds cameras packed with artificial intelligence, fingerprint scanners and a live owl
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Will robots take my job? No, but they will break it into tiny bits

Robots will take our jobs in name only. They are actually fragmenting them in a way that undermines our ability to find full-time work, warns Annalee Newitz
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Of Course Mars 2020 is Going to Get a New Name. NASA is Looking for Judges for an Upcoming Naming Contest

Universe Today - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:39pm

NASA and its partner organizations are launching the "Name that Rover" competition, which gives students from all over the US a chance to name the Mars 2020 rover.

The post Of Course Mars 2020 is Going to Get a New Name. NASA is Looking for Judges for an Upcoming Naming Contest appeared first on Universe Today.

Categories: Astronomy

Anticrepuscular Rays Converge Opposite the Sun

APOD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:00pm

Anticrepuscular Rays Converge Opposite the Sun


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Carina Nebula Panorama from Hubble

APOD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:00pm

How do violent stars affect their surroundings?


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Ares 3 Landing Site: The Martian Revisited

APOD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:00pm

Ares 3 Landing Site: The Martian Revisited


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Sunset Analemma

APOD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:00pm

Today, the


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

A View Toward M106

APOD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:00pm

Big, bright, beautiful


Categories: Astronomy, NASA