June 28, 2019

48: Mars Methane

48: Mars Methane

Curiosity detects unusually high methane levels on Mars

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*Curiosity detects unusually high methane levels on Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has detected the highest methane levels ever measured on the red planet.

*Rover to explore Martian moons Phobos and Deimos

Japan has announced plans to send a sample return mission to explore the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos.

*Astronomers spot snoopy

Astronomers believe they may have found Snoopy – the Apollo 10 lunar module. The spacecraft was jettisoned after completing critical practice maneuvers fifty years ago.

*Understanding how galaxies die

Researchers have reported the discovery of so-called cold quasars -- galaxies featuring an abundance of cold gas that still can produce new stars despite having an active supermassive black hole – or quasar -- at its centre. Astronomers say the discovery writes a new chapter in how galaxies die.

*Quantum gravity has no symmetry

A new study suggests that symmetry is not possible when gravity is combined with quantum mechanics.

*Radarsat constellation reaches orbit

Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation has been successfully launched into orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.


*The Science Report

Study shows smoking dope while pregnant increases your risk of having a preterm birth.

Himalayan glaciers are melting much faster than before.

The alarming extent of the current drought in Australia.

Wind farms found to produce audible and potentially annoying low-frequency noise.

New study shows bees may be capable of connecting symbols to numbers..

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