British professor-egyptologists Joanne Fletcher has put forward a brand new hypothesis about the origin of the famous golden mask of Tutankhamun. She included the theory in her new book “Valley of the Kings: The Golden Age of Egypt”. Despite a number of well-founded arguments, Egyptian scientists were quick to refute the bold assumption.
Elizabeth Turner, a Canadian geologist at the University of Laurentia, released a study describing the earliest fossil record on Earth, dating back 890 million years. The discovery could make a real sensation, as it shifts the history of the emergence of animals on Earth by about 350 million years.
In the United States, a team made up of scientists from several universities conducted the first detailed analysis of shark intestines. The resulting 3D images amazed the researchers – they show that the shark’s intestines function exactly like the one-way valve invented by Nikola Tesla.
Astronomers have recorded the shortest gamma-ray burst ever produced by the collapse of a massive star. The discovery may question the generally accepted classification of gamma-ray bursts based on their duration.
The Hubble Space Telescope has confirmed the presence of water vapor in the rarefied atmosphere of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. It is believed to originate from water ice, which sublimates under the influence of solar radiation and particle fluxes.
Avi Loeb is the most dedicated supporter of the theory that the interstellar object Oumuamua was alien technology. The professor is now launching a new initiative called the Galileo Project that will search for similar objects in space.
Can you tell where our planet is in the universe? Of course, planet Earth is in the Solar System, which in turn is in the Orion Arm, the small galactic arm of the Milky Way. Well, our own galaxy then? Did you know that it is part of the Laniakeа Supercluster along with tens of thousands of other galaxies?
Juno’s onboard science instrument Juno Waves “listened” to radio emissions coming from the side of Jupiter’s magnetic field and gave scientists the opportunity to determine the boundaries of the regions with radiation.
For the first time, astronomers have reliably registered the presence of a dusty Moon-forming disc around a protoplanet in an exoplanetary system. This was done thanks to the ALMA radio telescope, which observed the system of the young star PDS 70.
While our attention was preoccupied with Ingenuity’s historical flights in the rough Martian atmosphere, the rover found its way to the planned research location about a kilometer south of the landing site. It is almost time to begin its search for signs of ancient life on Mars.
Scientists analyzed old ice samples from the Tibetan plateau and found in them the genomic sequences of more than 30 ancient viruses, most of which were not previously known to science. The viruses from the Guliya ice cap have been given an approximate point of origin – around 15,000 years ago.
Paleogeneticists analyzed sediment samples from the Georgian cave of Satsurbia and found ancient DNA fragments of a wolf, a bison, as well as a person who lived about 25 thousand years ago. The woman whose DNA was studied belonged to a completely unknown human population.
An international group of scientists who are directly studying the relic radiation, in the course of their next study, suggested that the universe can exist in two forms, previously little known to science.
In addition to the four large Galilean moons, Jupiter has many smaller moons, up to a kilometer in size. Today, 79 of them are known, but there is no doubt that the giant planet has other small satellites that we have not yet noticed. One such was recently discovered by amateur astronomer Kai Ly, bringing the total to exactly eighty.
The Russian-European probe “ExoMars-TGO” did not detect even minimal traces of methane and two other hydrocarbons emitted by representatives of terrestrial life in the atmosphere of Mars.