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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Successfully Stows Sample of Asteroid Bennu

Advertisements     NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has successfully stowed the spacecraft’s Sample Return Capsule (SRC) and its abundant sample of asteroid Bennu. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the mission team sent commands to the spacecraft, instructing it to close the capsule – marking the end of one of the most challenging phases of…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Collects Significant Amount of Asteroid

Advertisements   Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission team received on Thursday, Oct. 22, images that confirm the spacecraft has collected more than enough material to meet one of its main mission requirements – acquiring at least 2 ounces (60 grams) of the asteroid’s surface material. The spacecraft captured images of the sample collector head as it…

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Betelgeuse, Supergiant star, smaller, closer than first thought (video)

Advertisements     It will probably be another 100,000 years until the giant red star Betelgeuse dies in a fiery explosion, according to a new study by an international team of researchers. This is based on a study from The Australian National University (ANU), led by Dr Meridith Joyce. The research not only gives Betelgeuse a new lease on life, but shows it is both smaller and closer to…

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Sour Patch Kids is Saving Halloween In Your City

Advertisements Due to COVID-19’s impact on traditional trick-or-treating, SOUR PATCH KIDS will deliver tricks and treats directly to the doorsteps of lucky families in 12 cities nationwide; the Kids will ride into one lucky city on a giant jack-o’-lantern mobile The SOUR PATCH KIDS® brand knows Halloween will look a little different for everyone this year. But the Kids know…

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SpaceX WATCH LIVE: STARLINK MISSION

Advertisements SpaceX is targeting Thursday, October 22 at 12:14 p.m. EDT, 16:14 UTC, for its fifteenth Starlink mission, which will launch 60 Starlink satellites to orbit. Falcon 9 will lift off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. There is a backup opportunity available on Friday, October 23 at 11:53 a.m. EDT, 15:53 UTC. Falcon…

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Earth’s Hottest September on Record

Advertisements     The September 2020 globally averaged temperature departure from average over land and ocean surfaces was the highest for that month in the 141-year NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880. In simpler terms, scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), are saying that unprecedented heat around the world vaulted the ninth month…

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Aunt Jemima, Not Just Pancakes!

Advertisements Aunt Jemima is a brand of pancake mix, syrup, and other breakfast foods. The Aunt Jemima pancake mix was advertised in 1889 as the first ready-mix. Aunt Jemima is based on the common enslaved “Mammy” archetype, a plump Black woman wearing a headscarf who is a devoted and submissive servant. Her skin is dark and dewy, with a pearly white smile. Although depictions…

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Warnings About Using a Type of Pain and Fever Medication in Second Half of Pregnancy

Advertisements The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced  in a Drug Safety Communication that it is requiring labeling changes for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These changes include new labeling to explain that if women take the medications around 20 weeks or later in their pregnancy, the drugs can cause rare but serious kidney problems in the unborn baby, which can…

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FDA Approves First Treatment for Ebola Virus

Advertisements The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Inmazeb (atoltivimab, maftivimab, and odesivimab-ebgn), a mixture of three monoclonal antibodies, as the first FDA-approved treatment for Zaire ebolavirus (Ebola virus) infection in adult and pediatric patients. “Today’s action demonstrates the FDA’s ongoing commitment to responding to public health threats—both domestically and abroad—on the basis of science and data,” said FDA Commissioner Stephen…

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NASA Announces Partners to Advance ‘Tipping Point’ Technologies for the Moon, Mars

Advertisements   NASA has selected 14 American companies, including several small businesses, as partners to develop a range of technologies that will help forge a path to sustainable Artemis operations on the Moon by the end of the decade. U.S. industry submitted the proposals to NASA’s fifth competitive Tipping Point solicitation, and the selections have an expected combined award value of…

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