Planetary scientists working with the seismograph SEIS of the Martian automatic station InSight have published new results of the analysis…
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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.
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.
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.
An interdisciplinary team of scientists analyzed data from the Curiosity rover and identified the location of an unknown source of methane emissions, particles of which were previously recorded in the atmosphere of the Red Planet and intrigued the researchers.
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.
American geneticists analyzed 279 genomes of modern and 3 archaic people and found that the human genome is only 1.5-7 percent unique in relation to other hominins.
NASA specialists have successfully transferred the Hubble Telescope to backup units responsible for the operation of scientific instruments. The source of the telescope’s failure was the electric power regulator in the power supply.
An international team of researchers led by physicists from the University of Cambridge found the first evidence of the presence of an anomalous phase of matter on our planet, the existence of which was predicted back in the 1960s.
Scientists in New Zealand and the United States have managed to restore a torn 2300-year-old scroll of the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. The contents of the linen fabric included spells and hymns accompanying a person named Petosiris to the afterlife.
Earlier this year, astronomers announced the discovery of a massive object from the Oort Cloud that appeared to be the largest to date. Fast-forward a few weeks and we already know that the object is a gargantuan-sized comet – C/2014 UN271. the largest comet ever discovered.
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.
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.
On International Asteroid Day, which is celebrated annually on June 30, the UN draws attention to the need to protect…
In a recent publication, the architecture agency SOM revealed their concept for a Moon Village, developed in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Planetary scientists have proposed a possible explanation for the nature of Venusian phosphine without involving the activity of microorganisms. The emergence of this potential biomarker is assumed to be responsible for plume volcanism, which is still active on Venus.
Researchers have found new evidence for rogue planets that fly freely in space, rather than revolving around parent stars such…
Scientists have found an artifact made of the bone of a giant deer, decorated with chevrons. The discovery is no less than 51 thousand years old.