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The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week! Here’s what to expect. – Space.com

It’s an excellent year to view the Orionids, which peak before dawn on Wednesday (Oct. 21).

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Orionid meteors streak through the starry sky over Big Bend National Park in Texas, in this composite of four shots taken by astrophotographer Sergio Garcia Rill in October 2017. (Image credit: Sergio Garcia Rill)
On a night this past summer, soon after sunset, a number of people gathered at a little-league field, not far from my home, eagerly awaiting nightfall and the appearance of the stars. We had also gathered there because there wasn’t much in the way of light pollution and we were afford…

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NASA Chooses Nokia to Build First Mobile Network on the Moon – VOA Learning English

Nokia says the U.S. space agency NASA has chosen the Finnish company to build the first mobile communications network on the moon.

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Nokia says it has been chosen by the American space agency NASA to build the first mobile phone network on the moon.
The Finnish technology company recently announced that its Nokia Bell Labs division will build the lunar communications system. It said NASA will put the equipment on a lunar lander. The spacecraft is expected to reach the moons surface in late 2022.
Nokias announcement comes as the space agency continues preparations for sending astronauts to the moon by 2024. NASAs Artemis program…

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New Receiver Will Boost Interplanetary Communication – Universe Today

As we explore the solar system, we’ll need an interplanetary communication network that can keep up. A new receiver might be up for the job.

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If humans want to travel about the solar system, they’ll need to be able to communicate. As we look forward to crewed missions to the Moon and Mars, communication technology will pose a challenge we haven’t faced since the 1970s.
We communicate with robotic missions through radio signals. It requires a network of large radio antennas to do this. Spacecraft have relatively weak receivers, so you need to beam a strong radio signal to them. They also transmit relatively weak signals back. You need…

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125-Year Study of Chess Matches Suggests We Don’t Peak at The Game Until Our 30s – ScienceAlert

There comes a time in everyone’s life when the brain and the body reach their peak before age begins to take its toll.

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There comes a time in everyone’s life when the brain and the body reach their peak before age begins to take its toll.
While muscle mass, strength, and function start to deteriorate around age 30, new research on professional chess players suggests the brain actually ages in a slower and more gradual way.
Analysing 125 years of expert chess games and tracking individual performances over lifetimes, scientists plotted a hump-shaped curve, a tiny little speed bump that stays true across various different…

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