Sunday, February 18, 2018

FEB 18, 2018 - 10:45 AM ET - 10 SPACE & SCIENCE & 12 PHOTOS

*"Scientists discover painting hidden behind Picasso masterpiece. Researchers 

use state-of-the-art imaging techniques to find renowned artist painted La 

Misereuse accroupie over someone else's painting."

Tom Barnes.

"Researchers carrying out tests on La Misereuse accroupie PA."

"The hidden painting by a mystery artist found behind Picasso's work (PA)."

*"Here's How a Transgender Woman Breast-Fed for 6 Weeks

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer. | February 15, 

2018, 06:42 pm ET.

"A transgender woman was able to produce enough milk to breast-feed her 

partner's newborn baby for six weeks, according to a new report of the 


Credit: shutterstock.

*"'Stargate Origins' Brings Classic Sci-Fi Back Tonight."

By Sarah Lewin, Associate Editor | February 15, 2018 

12:10 pm ET.

""Stargate Origins," a prequel series to MGM's "Stargate" science fiction 

franchise, is now streaming on the online platform Stargate Command."

Credit: MGM.

This event happened last night, but I thought you'd like to see it anyway. 

*"The Solar Storm Hitting Earth Today Might Look Awesome." "One day late and a 

dollar short."

By Brandon Specktor, Senior Writer. February 15, 

2018, 03:41 pm ET.

"Tonight (Feb. 15), skywatchers may be rewarded by a dazzling atmospheric 

show ­ — thanks to a halo of radiation that blasted from the sun on Monday 

(Feb. 12)."

Credit: Mario Ziebart/ Shutterstock.

This event happened several days ago, but I thought you'd like to see it anyway.

"A day late and a dollar short."

*"Watch Live Now! Astronauts Taking Spacewalk Outside Space Station

By Staff | February 15, 2018, 07:00 am ET.

"NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency 

astronaut Norishige Kanai are taking a 6.5-hour spacewalk outside the 

International Space Station today. Watch it live here, courtesy of NASA TV. 

The spacewalk is expected to begin at 7:10 a.m. EST (1210 GMT)." 

This event happened several days ago, but I thought you'd like to see it anyway.

"A day late and a dollar short."

*"Bits of Famous, Lost (and Fake) 'Flying Saucer' Turn Up in British Science 

Museum." By Rafi Letzter, Staff Writer. February 16, 

2018, 08:07 am ET.

*"What's Worse for Your Brain — Alcohol or Marijuana? Alcohol may take a 

greater toll on the brain than marijuana does, especially for teens, a new 

study finds. Specifically, researchers found that chronic alcohol use is linked 

to decreases in the brain's gray matter — which consists of brain cell bodies 

and synapses — in both teens and adults. In adults, alcohol use was also 

linked to declines in the integrity of the brain's white matter, which is made 

primarily of the long nerve fibers that zip messages through the nervous 

system. Cannabis use, on the other hand, was not associated with either 

gray- or white-matter declines.

"The difference between the alcohol and the cannabis is pretty dramatic," 

said lead study author Kent Hutchison, a professor of psychology and 

neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder."

By Stephanie Pappas,, Contributor. February 16, 2018, 

10:57 am.

Credit: Shutterstock.

*"New Mock Mars Mission in Hawaii Begins With Most International Crew Yet.

By Doris Elin Salazar. Contributor. . February 17, 2018 05:06 am 


"At approximately 5 p.m. Hawaii local time on Feb. 15, the four crew members of 

the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) entered a dome 

habitat on Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii. They are the subjects of an 

eight-month research study of human behavior and performance in conditions 

that future crewed missions to Mars could experience.

Credit: University of Hawaii."

*"On This Day In Space! Feb. 18, 1930: Pluto Discovered by Clyde Tombaugh."

By Hanneke Weitering, Staff Writer. February 18, 2018 07:45 


"Welcome to "On This Day ... in Space!" where we peer back in our archives to 

find historic moments in spaceflight and astronomy. So enjoy a blast from the 

past with's Hanneke Weitering to look back at what happened on this 

day in space!

"Blue Comet Meets Blue Stars."

Credit & Copyright: Tom Masterson (Transient Astronomer).

"What's that heading for the Pleiades star cluster? It appears to be Comet C/2016 

R2 (PanSTARRS), but here, appearances are deceiving. On the right and far in 

the background, the famous Pleiades star cluster is dominated by blue light from 

massive young stars. On the left and visiting the inner Solar System is Comet 

PanSTARRS, a tumbling block of ice from the outer Solar System that currently 

sports a long ion tail dominated by blue light from an unusually high abundance of 

ionized carbon monoxide. Comet PanSTARRS is actually moving toward the top 

of the image, and its ion tail points away from the Sun but is affected by a complex 

solar wind of particles streaming out from the Sun. Visible through a small 

telescope, the comet is fading as it recedes from the Earth, even though it 

reaches its closest point to the Sun in early May."

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