July 2021

Researchers Find “Borg DNA” Capable of Assimilating Genes–10 Things You Need to Know Scientists discovered a new gene type and called it the Borg DNA. Credit: Pixabay

Researchers Find “Borg DNA” Capable of Assimilating Genes–10 Things You Need to Know

In the process of genetic analysis of the microbial community of the swamp, American scientists discovered a new type of huge genetic element, probably capable of assimilating the genes of archaea. For this reason, they were named after the Borg civilization from the science fiction series Star Trek – Borg DNA.

Astronomers Snap Image of Cosmic Jet Escaping Black Hole–10 Things You Should Know The Event Horizon Telescope captured images of the black hole jets at the center of the Centaurus A galaxy. Credit: X-RAY: CXC/NASA AND SAO; OPTICAL: ROLF OLSEN; INFRARED: JPL-CALTECH/NASA

Astronomers Snap Image of Cosmic Jet Escaping Black Hole–10 Things You Should Know

The Event Horizon Telescope has obtained the most detailed image of relativistic jets erupting from the core of the Centaurus A radio galaxy. It turned out that the structure of the jets closely resembles the jet in the active galaxy M87 on a scale of up to five hundred gravitational radii of a black hole. 

Will GPS Work On The Moon? 10 Things You Need To Know PNT beacons can be deployed in orbit to penetrate the lunar surface and enable consistent wireless connectivity for the lunar navigation system. Credit: Masten

Will GPS Work On The Moon? 10 Things You Need To Know

The American company Masten Space Systems will develop a lunar navigation system based on surface radio beacons. The device in lunar orbit will drop beacons to the surface that will be adapted for a hard landing and will be able to provide positioning for other satellites and spacecraft in lunar orbit, without the use of terrestrial navigation systems.

MIT 1970 Prediction of Civilization Collapse on Schedule for 21st Century—10 Things You Should Know When will our civilization collapse? Credit: Pixabay

MIT 1970 Prediction of Civilization Collapse on Schedule for 21st Century—10 Things You Should Know

Almost half a century ago, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology built a model according to which the unrestrained pursuit of economic growth and inattention to environmental and social problems will lead to the fact that 2020 will be a turning point, and two decades later, there would be a global civilization collapse.

Jupiter’s Striking X-Ray Aurora Mystery Cracked By Experts—10 Things You Should Know Overlaid images of Jupiter's pole from NASA's Juno satellite and X-ray telescope. Sources: NASA / Chandra / Juno Wolk / Dunn

Jupiter’s Striking X-Ray Aurora Mystery Cracked By Experts—10 Things You Should Know

A team of researchers from University College London and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has tracked down the source of the bright X-rays that flash on Jupiter every few minutes. Thus, they unraveled the mystery of this phenomenon, the reasons for which remained unknown for the last 40 years. We finally understand Jupiter’s auroras.