Scientists May Have Discovered the Mechanism Behind Mysterious COVID-19 Symptoms

Scientists have found a biological mechanism that has never been described before, which may help explain the disturbed blood coagulation that has often been observed in n patients with serious and long-term COVID-19. In patients with serious and long-term COVID-19, disrupted blood coagulation has often been observed. Now, researchers at Linköping University (LiU), Sweden, have […]

Webb telescope nearly set to explore the solar system

Simulated spectroscopy results from the plumes of Europa. This is an example of the data the Webb telescope could return that could identify the composition of subsurface ocean of this moon. Credit: NASA-GSFC/SVS, Hubble Space Telescope, Stefanie Milam, Geronimo Villanueva As NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope moves through the final phases of commissioning its science instruments, we […]

Atlas 5 launches Starliner on second uncrewed test flight

Updated 10 p.m. Eastern with comments from postlaunch briefing. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station on a critical, long-delayed uncrewed test flight of the commercial crew vehicle. An Atlas 5 N22 rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space […]

Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2: Live updates

Refresh 2022-05-20T00:40:41.989Z NASA, Boeing Starliner launch briefing at 9 pm ET An Atlas V rocket carrying Boeing’s Starliner OFT-2 space capsule launches from Space Launch Complex 40 of the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on May 19, 2022. (Image credit: United Launch Alliance) NASA and Boeing will hold a press conference at 9 p.m. EDT […]

Countdown begins for test flight of Starliner crew capsule – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The mission will launch Boeing’s human-rated Starliner spacecraft on its second unpiloted Orbital Flight Test. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live NASA Broadcast The […]

We May See a Tau Herculid Meteor Outburst on May 31st

Be sure to watch the skies on the last morning of May, for a possible Tau Herculid meteor outburst. If predictions hold true, we may be in for a rare meteor outburst from an obscure meteor shower on May 31st… or we may see nothing at all. Welcome to the wonderful world of meteor shower […]

Seeing Inside a Cosmic Superaccelerator – Sky & Telescope

This artist’s representation shows a pulsar wind nebula around another pulsar, named Geminga. Pulsar wind nebulae may be the cosmic sites of particle accelerators. Nahks TrEhnl Take a coin out of your pocket and flip it. That coin-flip carries a peta-electron-volt (PeV) of energy. Now imagine a particle a million billion times smaller than your […]

Solar Orbiter’s first close encounter

On 26 March and enduring temperatures of some 500 degrees Celsius from within the orbit of planet Mercury, Solar Orbiter returned spectacular imagery of the Sun during its first close encounter with our home star. Detailed new movies show activity in the solar atmosphere and reveal a variety of features, including something scientists are nicknaming […]

Oceans Are Losing Their Memory

Using future projections from the latest generation of Earth System Models, a recent study published in Science Advances found that most of the world’s ocean is steadily losing its year-to-year memory under global warming. In contrast to the rapid weather changes in the atmosphere, the slowly fluctuating ocean exhibits high persistence or “memory,” meaning the […]

Engineers investigating NASA’s Voyager 1 telemetry data

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft, shown in this illustration, has been exploring our solar system since 1977, along with its twin, Voyager 2. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech While the Voyager 1 spacecraft continues to return science data and otherwise operate as normal, the mission team is searching for the source of a system data issue. The engineering team […]