Space Photos of the Week: Cassini's Sojourn Around Saturn
Launched in 1997, NASA's Cassini mission was designed to orbit Saturn, studying the planet's rings, icy moons, and general composition. Oh, and its largest moon, Titan, turned out to be dotted with lakes of methane and covered in a thick orange haze—yet might nevertheless be habitable. Before it died, it sent back nearly half a million photos of many earthlings' favorite member of the solar system.
COVID-19 Warning: Humid Air Can Extend Lifetime of Virus-Laden Aerosol Droplets
Scientists report a detailed model of aerosol transport through air, considering several environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity and ambient flow. The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread through natural respiratory activities, such as breathing, talking, and coughing, but little is known about how the virus is transported through the air.
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Arctic sea ice melting faster than forecast
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK -- The Arctic sea ice is melting faster than climate models had predicted, researchers at the University of Copenhagen warned on Tuesday. Their findings, published in the journal Nature at the end of July, showed the unusually high temperatures currently being seen in the Arctic Ocean have only been observed during the previous ice age.
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Army, Texas A&M develop 'Terminator'-style material that can 'heal itself'
U.S. Army and Texas A&M researchers have developed a material that they say can “heal autonomously. ” The research, which is still in the discovery phase, is published in the peer-reviewed journal Advanced Functional Materials. Army researchers, for example, are eyeing drones that can change shape in midflight.
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Latest SpaceX Starlink satellite launch sets another flight record
SpaceX sent another batch of Starlink broadband satellites on their way to orbit from Florida on Tuesday, along with a few Earth-observing metal birds, and made history once again in the process. That means its flight this week was its sixth, a new mark for a single orbital rocket. "
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