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If you love exploring space and the cosmos, there’s no shortage of curiosity right now.
Scientists have determined mysterious diamonds possibly from a dwarf planet What once existed in our solar system until it collided with a large asteroid 4.5 billion years ago.
Rare space diamonds aren’t the only things that have found fascinating researchers. AND “Breathtaking” image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope Revealing the secrets of star birth in the Orion Nebula. Expect to see unprecedented Webb footage in the coming weeks.
By the way, Artemis I mission has a new launch date It was scheduled for September 27, with a 70-minute window opening at 11:37 am ET.
And on Mars, inspiring discoveries continue as the Perseverance rover explores an area of interest.
The perseverance rover has made the most exciting discovery on the red planet to date.
Perseverance eventually collected samples from the site of an ancient river delta filled with layers of rock that served as the geological record of Mars’ past. Some of the rocks contain the highest concentration of organic matter ever found by the rover, according to NASA scientists.
Among the organics are sulfates-associated minerals that may preserve evidence of once potentially habitable zones on Mars and microbial life that may have existed there.
New photos show promising rocks in the middle of the delta alien landscape. These important examples may answer the ultimate cosmic question: Are we alone in the universe?
Modern humans and Neanderthals lived together until our ancient relatives went extinct about 40,000 years ago. Now, researchers think they may have pinpointed something. Gave Homo sapiens a cognitive advantage over Stone Age hominins.
Scientists have discovered a genetic mutation that may have allowed neurons to form faster in the modern human brain.
“We’ve identified a gene that contributes to making us human,” said study author Wieland Huttner, a professor and emeritus director at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany.
However, some experts feel that more research is needed to determine the true effect of the gene.
What’s good for the goose is also good for the deer – and these golden geese have provided some pretty significant benefits.
Three teams of scientists have won the 2022 Golden Goose Awards, awards organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for pioneering breakthroughs.
One of them includes Foldscope, A microscope made of paper that costs $1.75. Bioengineer Manu Prakash of Stanford University came up with the idea more than a decade ago on a research trip through the jungles of Thailand.
The scientific tool has traveled the world, and researchers have even used it to identify a new species of cyanobacteria.
Mark your calendars: A NASA spacecraft will deliberately crash into a small asteroid on September 26.
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft, or DART, was launched in November and is on its way to rendezvous with Dimorphos, a small moon orbiting an asteroid called Didymos.
The mission will nudge the asteroid, which poses no threat to Earth, to change its speed and path in a first-of-its-kind kinetic impact test. If DART is successful, the mission could point to future ways to protect Earth from space debris.
The spacecraft recently took its first look at Didymos from about 20 million miles (32.2 million kilometers) away. On the day of the encounter, We will see Dimorphos for the first time Before DART collides with the space rock.
The Xerces blue butterfly, Floreana giant tortoise, and Tasmanian tiger are just a few of the species the world has lost due to human-made threats.
Environmental and travel photographer Marc Schlossman spent 15 years documenting extinct and endangered animal specimens in the Chicago Field Museum collection for his new book Extinction: Our Fragile Relationship With Life on Earth.
Schlossman provides a glimmer of hope at a time when biodiversity loss is accelerating. He said 23 of the 82 species photographed for the book are now extinct.
Thanks to conservation efforts, the rest have been brought back from the brink of extinction or – As in the New Zealand kākāpo example – It can be healed with “robust” conservation efforts.
Take a closer look:
– One of Saturn’s moons grazed the gas giant 160 million years ago – and this chaotic encounter could explain the origin of the planet’s signature rings.
– food DNA from 6,000-year-old pottery found on the Isle of Lewis, the ancient Scots enjoyed a breakfast familiar to us.
– Spectators observed an unusually slow-moving fireball in the night sky over Scotland. The mysterious object could be a space rock or space debris.
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