Archive for the ‘Astronomy’ Category

NASA mulls putting astronauts on deep space test flight

Miami (AFP) Feb 25, 2017

The US space agency said Friday it is considering putting astronauts on an upcoming test flight of the deep space capsule Orion as it aims to orbit the Moon.

Orion is being built with an eye to one day ferrying astronauts…

New technique could reveal the sneakiest black holes in the galaxy

While studying the molecular gas around a distant supernova remnant, researchers at Japan’s Keio University have discovered a new way to detected “quiet” black holes – those that don’t generate an accretion disk or which are not strong enough to emit visible radiation. According to Gizmodo and UPI reports, Keio graduate student Masaya Yamada and […]

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Asteroid 2017 AG13 passed between the Earth and Moon and we hardly noticed

Just two days after it was first spotted by University of Arizona-based Catalina Sky Survey, a relatively small asteroid flew past the Earth at just half the distance separating the planet and its moon shortly before 8am EST on Monday morning, according to CNET and Space.com. Known as 2017 AG13, the asteroid was only first […]

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Teaching Our Teeth to Heal Themselves

Instead of filling our cavity-ridden teeth with putties and cements, a new method that kicks stem cells into action could help teeth repair themselves.

Researchers from King’s College London implanted collagen sponges soaked with three inhibitor,s in…

We Got The Mesentery News All Wrong

Earlier this week, a story begging to go viral fell onto writers’ laps: We have a new organ called the mesentery, which is a broad, fan-shaped fold that lines the guts. Here at Discover we pounced on the story, and so did CNN, the Washington Post, L…

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