Massive collision with dwarf planet may explain asymmetric lunar surface: study – Xinhua | English.news.cn – Xinhua

WASHINGTON, May 21 (Xinhua) — An international team led by a Chinese researcher found that a dwarf planet collided with the moon in the early history of the solar system, causing stark differences between the Moon’s heavily-cratered farside and the low-lying open basins of its nearside facing the Earth. The study published this week in…

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Processing black hole images is like listening to a broken piano, says scientist Katie Bouman – Firstpost

Agence France-PresseMay 17, 2019 12:08:06 IST US computer scientist Katie Bouman, who became a global sensation over her role in generating the world’s first image of a black hole, has described the painstaking process as akin to listening to a piano with broken keys. Testifying before Congress on Thursday, the postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard…

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For The First Time Ever, 3 Out Of NASA’s 4 Divisions Are Now Headed By Women – ScoopWhoop

In a historical first, NASA’s dream team has a bunch of trailblazing women at the forefront of its scientific operations.  As of now, three out of its four science divisions are headed by women.  Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters said in an official statement released by NASA, We have an extraordinary…

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Tectonically active moon witnessing quakes, reflecting shrinking size – International Business Times, Singapore Edition

A new study suggests that the moon may still be shrinking today and actively producing moonquakes along these thrust faults. Earlier, data provided by NASA’s Apollo and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) missions indicated that moon shriveled like a raisin as its interior cooled, leaving behind thousands of cliffs or thrust faults on the moon’s surface.…

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Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos wrangle to build rockets for US Air Force – Quartz

The US Air Force has, traditionally, done a terrible job of buying new rockets. Now, as lawmakers consider a total reorganization of the US military’s space operations, the Pentagon’s latest attempt to purchase new launch vehicles has become a hotly contested rivalry featuring the military-industrial complex and rocket billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. Of…

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Twisting whirlpools of electrons – Phys.org

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In Jules Verne’s famous classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the iconic submarine Nautilus disappears into the Moskenstraumen, a massive whirlpool off the coast of Norway. In space, stars spiral around black holes; on Earth, swirling cyclones, tornadoes and dust devils rip across the land. All these phenomena have a vortex…

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Feast Your Eyes On This Gorgeous Hubble Photo of a Spiral Galaxy – Mashable India

The Hubble telescope has captured a dazzling new photograph of a spiral galaxy, NGC 2903. NGC 2903 is part of the constellation Leo, located roughly 30 million light-years from Earth. NASA used the powerful orbital telescope to explore it along with over 100 other disc galaxies in the region. Spiral galaxies comprise the majority of…

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Blue Origin’s Amazing NS-11 New Shepard Spacecraft Test Flight in Photos – Space.com

Blue Origin aced the 11th test flight of its New Shepard spacecraft, a reusable rocket-capsule combo, with a picture-perfect launch and double landing at the company’s West Texas test site on May 2, 2019.  The New Shepard rocket lifted off on the “NS-11” mission at 9:35 a.m. EDT (1335 GMT; 8:35 a.m. local time) to…

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Rocket Lab deploys experimental US military smallsats on first night launch – Spaceflight Now

Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket lifted off at 0600 GMT (2 a.m. EDT; 6 p.m. New Zealand time) Sunday. Credit: Rocket LabOn its first nighttime launch, Rocket Lab’s Electron booster climbed into orbit Sunday from New Zealand with a trio of small U.S. military payloads, demonstrating the privately-developed rocket’s ability to help meet the Air Force’s…

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