#SpaceMission #CargoSpacecraft A few hours ago Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft blasted off atop an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), part of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) on Wallops Island. https://english.tachyonbeam.com/2019/04/18/the-northrop-grumman-cygnus-spacecraft-blasted-off-for-its-ng-11-mission-for-nasa
#paleontology #fossils #Silurian An article published in the journal "Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences" reports the discovery of a species related to the animals of the class Holothuroidea, the ones commonly known as sea cucumbers, which was named Sollasina cthulhu for a certain resemblance to the creature invented by the writer H.P. Lovecraft. https://english.netmassimo.com/2019/04/17/a-tiny-cthulhu-dating-from-the-silurian-period-was-discovered
#astronomy #exoplanets An article published in "The Astrophysical Journal Letters" reports the discovery of two exoplanets in the orange star HD 21749's system, one of which is the first Earth-sized identified thanks to NASA's TESS space telescope and the other a Mini-Neptune. https://english.tachyonbeam.com/2019/04/16/the-first-earth-sized-exoplanet-identified-thanks-to-the-tess-space-telescope
The Charlie Chaplin Archive Opens, Putting Online 30,000 Photos & Documents from the Life of the Iconic Film Star http://www.openculture.com/?p=1063403
#ScienceFiction #scifi My review of novel “Araminta Station” by Jack Vance
#astronomy #NASA #Mars #MarsRoverCuriosity NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity drilled a clay area, called a clay-bearing unit by the mission scientists, of Mount Sharp on Mars that was nicknamed Aberlady to take samples for analysis. https://english.tachyonbeam.com/2019/04/14/the-mars-rover-curiosity-analyzed-clay-minerals-in-aberlady-on-mars
#paleontology #hominins An article published in the journal "Nature" reports the recognition of a new species of primitive humans that was named Homo luzonensis. https://english.netmassimo.com/2019/04/13/a-new-species-of-early-humans-named-homo-luzonensis-has-been-identified
#StarTrekDiscovery #StarTrek #ScienceFiction #scifi My impressions about “Such Sweet Sorrow”, the 13th episode of the 2nd season of the TV show “Star Trek: Discovery” https://english.netmassimo.com/2019/04/12/star-trek-discovery-such-sweet-sorrow
#SpaceMission #SpaceX #FalconHeavy It was afternoon in Florida when SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral on its first commercial mission.
#SpaceIL #Beresheet #IsraelToTheMoon A little while ago the Israeli lander Beresheet attempted a Moon landing but something didn’t work perfectly in its propulsion system and probably crashed on the Moon’s surface. https://english.tachyonbeam.com/2019/04/11/the-landing-on-the-moon-of-the-israeli-lander-beresheet-didnt-succeed/
#astronomy #Mars #ExoMars Two articles published in the journal "Nature" report the main results of the first year of work of ESA and Roscosmos' Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), part of the ExoMars program.
#astronomy #EHTBlackHole #BlackHoleDay #RealBlackHole The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project with representatives of ALMA and APEX radio telescope researchers held a press conference, one of many held in the world to present the first EHT results. https://english.tachyonbeam.com/2019/04/10/the-first-photos-of-the-area-surrounding-a-supermassive-black-hole/
#Torchwood #ScienceFiction #scifi My review of the Torchwood novel “The House That Jack Built” by Guy Adams. https://english.netmassimo.com/2019/04/10/the-house-that-jack-built-by-guy-adams
#astronomy An article published in the journal "Science" reports the discovery of what's probably a fragment of a planet that orbits a white dwarf. https://english.tachyonbeam.com/2019/04/09/the-possible-fragment-of-a-planet-discovered-orbiting-a-white-dwarf
#ScienceFiction #scifi My review of "Fossil Hunter” by Robert J. Sawyer https://english.netmassimo.com/2019/04/08/fossil-hunter-by-robert-j-sawyer/
#astronomy An article published in the journal "Nature Communications" offers a solution to the problem of the origin of photons that make up a long duration gamma-ray burst. https://mix.com/!YYUNZNbC:a-solution-to-the-mystery-of-the-origin-of-long-gamma-ray-bursts
#paleontology #evolution #cetaceans #whales An article published in the journal “Current Biology” reports the discovery of the fossils of a quadruped whale in sea sediments near the coast of Peru, dated about 42.6 million years ago.
#StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #scifi #ScienceFiction My review of "Through the Valley of Shadows", the 12th episode of the 2nd season of the TV show "Star Trek: Discovery" https://english.netmassimo.com/2019/04/05/star-trek-discovery-through-the-valley-of-shadows
#SpaceMission #astronomy #JAXA #Hayabusa2 #Ryugu A few hours ago the Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2 generated a crater on asteroid Ryugu, an operation that aims to remove materials from its surface to be able to take samples of subsoil materials that weren't altered by exposure to space weather. https://english.tachyonbeam.com/2019/04/05/the-hayabusa-2-space-probe-generated-a-crater-on-asteroid-ryugu
#SpaceMission #Roscosmos #CargoSpacecraft #ISS Poche ore fa la navicella spaziale Progress MS-11 è decollata su un razzo vettore Soyuz 2.1a dal cosmodromo kazako di Baikonur. Dopo circa nove minuti si è separata con successo dall’ultimo stadio del razzo e si è immessa sulla sua rotta ultra-veloce nella missione di rifornimento alla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale indicata anche come Progress 72 o 72P. https://tachyonbeam.com/2019/04/04/la-navicella-spaziale-russa-progress-ms-11-ha-raggiunto-la-stazione-spaziale-internazionale/
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