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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists have found that the possibility to breathe “with a full chest filled with oxygen” became appeared about 2.5 billion years ago and was caused by the impacts of city-sized asteroids.
According to scientists, the existence of methane in Enceladus plumes they found may be a sign of the existence of life. They hypothesize that an unknown process of methane production may be taking place in the ocean of Enceladus hidden under the ice shell.
For the first time, an international team of archaeologists has applied a method developed to study space clusters to study ancient Islamic tombs in Sudan. The results showed that tombs in ancient times were built according to the same principles on which the structure of galaxies is based.
An international group of astrophysicists, led by specialists from the University of Barcelona, discovered a huge population of black holes, which seemed to “lurk” in the globular star cluster Palomar 5 in the Milky Way.
Cosmic Explosions 10 Times More Powerful Than a Supernova To Solve 13-Billion-Year-Old Space Mystery
Hypernova outbursts could be the main suppliers of r-process elements in the earliest stages of galaxy formation. Astronomers came to this conclusion after studying one of the stars in the halo of the Milky Way.
Archaeologist Gareth Owens was able to identify some of the symbols from the Phaistos Disc in other religious artifacts discovered in Crete and utterly believes that they describe a religious hymn to a Minoan goddess.
Imagine finding out that you are a descendant of one of the greatest historical figures like Leonardo da Vinci.
The Ingenuity helicopter on Mars completed its 9th flight on Sunday, July 4th. The helicopter flew over the uneven terrain for 625 meters in 167 seconds and did not deviate from the calculated destination of the route.