CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. SpaceX
successfully launched a full stack of Starlink internet satellites
into today (Oct. 18) and capped off the mission with a successful rocket landing at sea.
A two-stage Falcon 9
rocket blasted off from NASA’s historic Pad 39A here at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 8:25 a.m. EDT (1225 GMT) carrying 60 new Starlink satellites for SpaceX’s growing constellation in orbit.
Approximately 9 minutes later, the booster’s first stage returned to Earth, landing on one of…
Ogre-Faced Spiders: These Spiders Can Hear – Even Though They Have No Ears – SciTechDaily
Ogre-faced spiders, named for their massive eyes, hide during the day and hunt by night, dangling from Florida palm fronds and casting silk nets on insects on the…
This photo shows a frontal view of an ogre-faced spider, showing their large eyes. Credit: Jay Stafstrom
Ogre-faced spiders, named for their massive eyes, hide during the day and hunt by night, dangling from Florida palm fronds and casting silk nets on insects on the ground and in the air. In addition to their incredible night vision, these spiders also can hear their predators and prey, researchers report in the journal Current Biology on October 29, 2020. Having no ears, the spiders use hairs…
The Mystery of The Platypus Deepens With The Discovery of Its Biofluorescent Fur – ScienceAlert
Scientists are seeing the Australian platypus in a whole new light. Under an ultraviolet lamp, this bizarre-looking creature appears even more peculiar than normal,…
Scientists are seeing the Australian platypus in a whole new light. Under an ultraviolet lamp, this bizarre-looking creature appears even more peculiar than normal, glowing a soft, greenish-blue hue instead of the typical brown we’re used to seeing.
The recent discovery has not been found in any other monotreme species a primitive type of mammal and it has scientists wondering: Have we been overlooking an ancient world of fluorescent fur?
“Biofluorescence has now been observed in placental New World…
20 years in orbit: A video tour of the past two decades of life on the ISS – Digital Trends
The space station celebrates 20 years of continuous human habitation on November 2, 2020. Here’s what daily life is like on the orbiting outpost.
NASA and its global partners are preparing to celebrate 20 years of continuous human habitation in space following the first nights stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS) back in November 2000. Orbiting Earth at an altitude of around 250 miles, this marvel of human engineering has so far hosted some 240 people from 19 countries, with most astronaut visits lasting around six months. So how do crew members actually live and work on the orbiting outpost? To offer some insight, weve gathered…
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