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.

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.