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Study describes discovery of close binary trans-Neptunian object – Phys.org

A new study authored by Southwest Research Institute scientists Rodrigo Leiva and Marc Buie reveals the binary nature of a trans-Neptunian object (TNO). Leiva and Buie utilized data obtained by the Research and Education Collaborative Occultation Network (REC…

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A new study authored by Southwest Research Institute scientists Rodrigo Leiva and Marc Buie reveals the binary nature of a trans-Neptunian object (TNO). Leiva and Buie utilized data obtained by the Research and Education Collaborative Occultation Network (RECON), a citizen science research net-work dedicated to observing the outer solar system. The study was published this month in The Astrophysical Journal.
Trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) are small icy bodies that orbit the Sun beyond Neptune. …

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Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) Market 2020 Geographical Segmentation, Opportunities by Types, Application, Players – Nucrypt, Universal Quantum Devices, SK Telecom, MagiQ Technologies, Raytheon, IBM, ABB, QuintessenceLabs, ID Quantique, Oki Electric, ZTE, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), Toshiba – The Think Curiouser

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The latest research report titled Global Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) Market 2020 offers a thorough executive synopsis of the industry over the globe. The Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) report also provides the market basic introduction and description of the market. The report lamps on the macro and micro-economic facet affecting the growth of the Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) market. Also, it gives the information on the key drivers, constraints and Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) opportunity…

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Poop Is Full of Secrets: DNA in Fringe-Lipped Bat Poop Reveals Unexpected Eating Habits – SciTechDaily

Poop is full of secrets. For scientists, digging into feces provides insights into animal diets and is particularly useful for understanding nocturnal or rare species….

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Hypothesized approach of a sleeping white-necked jacobin, Florisuga mellivora, by the fringe-lipped bat, Trachops cirrhosus. Credit: Illustration by Amy Koehler
Poop is full of secrets. For scientists, digging into feces provides insights into animal diets and is particularly useful for understanding nocturnal or rare species. When animals eat, prey DNA travels all the way through animal digestive tracts and comes out again. Poop contains very precise information about the prey species consumed….

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SpaceX Starship Passes Static Fire Test With Three Raptor Engines, Finally Gets Nose Cone! – Universe Today

The Starship is coming together, literally and figuratively! With its three Raptor engines test fired, and nosecones and fins attached, the vessel is ready for…

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It’s beginning to look like SpaceX will attempt to make the 15 km (9.3 mi) hop test before Christmas! After two successful 150 m (~500 ft) hops with the SN5 and SN6 prototypes, engineers at SpaceX’s Boca Chica launch facility in South Texas rolled out the SN8 – the first Starship prototype to have three Raptor engines. But before the SN8 can conduct a high-altitude test flight, the engineers needed to run a static fire test.
This test is crucial to ensuring that the Starship‘s interior plumbing…

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