Insulating Crust kept Cryomagma Liquid on Ceres

Insulating Crust kept Cryomagma Liquid on Ceres

Researchers from the University of Texas joined forces with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA to get some incredible insights about the volcanic activity of Ceres. According to the latest research published in the journal ‘Geophysical Research Letters’, white spots of salt were found on the surface of Ceres. Scientists showed that certain variations…

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Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) Identified a Thousand New Objects

Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) Identified a Thousand New Objects

ZTF, based at the Palomar Observatory, found a variety of amazing phenomena in the night sky, including 50 near-Earth asteroids and 1,100 new supernovae. Have you ever wondered about the secrets of the night sky? Do you want to know what lies in the empty space around stars? The Zwicky Transient Facility in San Diego…

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Ultra-rare Black Leopard was seen for the First Time in Africa in 100 Years

Ultra-rare Black Leopard was seen for the First Time in Africa in 100 Years

Will Burrard-Lucas captured some amazing images of a rare black leopard in the Liosaba Conservancy of Kenya. Black Leopards, also called panthers are not much different from ordinary leopards. They have a gene mutation that gives them their characteristic sleek black color. One of these black leopards, which is also known as the Black Panther…

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Negative Effects of Steroid Abuse on Human Health

Negative Effects of Steroid Abuse on Human Health

Steroid abuse leads to a number of fatal diseases ranging from depression to cancer and from abnormal hormonal activities to heart troubles.   Steroids are artificially developed, chemical compounds which are used to cure extreme medical deficiencies. Due to their numerous side effects, the use of these drugs is avoided as much as possible and…

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AGB Stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud are Shrouded in Iron Dust

AGB Stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud are Shrouded in Iron Dust

Through a combination of theoretical models and Infrared observations, Researchers found a specific group of Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars that shrouded in a high fraction of iron dust.   This latest research, published in the journal ‘The Astrophysical Journal Letters’, compared the Infrared observations of the Spitzer Space Telescope with the theoretical models of…

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Scientists Observe 5,000 Nearby Galaxies through MaNGA

Scientists Observe 5,000 Nearby Galaxies through MaNGA

The analysis of the first 3 years of the Mapping Nearby Galaxies (MaNGA) program gave some important insights about 5,000 nearby galaxies. The latest data release from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) explained the observations of MaNGA during the first three years of its operation. It uses a specific method called Resolved Spectroscopy, which…

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Bees can Do Basic Mathematics

Bees can Do Basic Mathematics

Scientists reveal that bees can add or subtract provided they are given proper training.   Do you find even basic mathematics hard? The humble bees around us would politely disagree. According to a study published in ‘Science Advances’, the scientists from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) reported that bees can add or subtract…

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CAPER-2 Flew Through Northern Lights to Catch Waves

CAPER-2 Flew Through Northern Lights to Catch Waves

The Cusp Alfven and Plasma Electrodynamics Rocket-2 (CAPER-2) flew through active Aurora Borealis to study the waves, which accelerate electrons into our atmosphere. The CAPER-2 mission was launched on 4th January 2019 from the Andoya Space Center in Andenes. A 4-stage Black Brant XII sounding rocket was used for this purpose, which climbed to an…

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Researchers Measured the Density of Rock Layers in Gale Crater

Researchers Measured the Density of Rock Layers in Gale Crater

The Curiosity Rover of NASA has discovered that the rock layers of Mars are more porous than previous estimates. A team of researchers analyzed the non-science engineering data from the Curiosity Rover and determined the density of rock layers across the Gale Crater. Travis Gabriel, a Graduate Student in the School of Earth and Space…

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Hunga Tonga is Teeming with Life although it didn’t even Exist 4 Years Ago

Hunga Tonga is Teeming with Life although it didn’t even Exist 4 Years Ago

An underwater volcano in the South Pacific Ocean spawned an island called Hunga Tonga. This rare volcanic pop-up emerged right in between the two confirmed islands of the Kingdom of Tonga. There has been no official announcement about its name but the locals like to call it Hunga Tonga, on the basis of its location.…

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Gemini Observatory Identified a Key Fingerprint of an Extremely Distant Quasar

Gemini Observatory Identified a Key Fingerprint of an Extremely Distant Quasar

The brightest quasar in the history of the universe was observed at a distance of 12.8 billion light-years. Scientists are now studying light that has been around since the beginning of time. An observation from Gemini Observatory found a distant quasar with the brightest radio emission ever detected. Astronomers were able to see the light…

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The Pale Blue Dot [Remake]

The Pale Blue Dot [Remake]

In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The first image from the clip is taken by the Voyager 1 Space Probe on February 14, 1990, at a distance of 6,054,587,000 Kilometers (3,762,146,000 miles). The rest of the clip is part…

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5 Historical Places you should Visit in 2019

5 Historical Places you should Visit in 2019

There is nothing more fun than visiting awe-inspiring historical places around the globe. Earth is full of breathtaking historical places, which can impress anyone and everyone with their magnificent history and scintillating beauty. Humanity has always developed some amazing stuff throughout its history. The architectural genius of previous generations have always been apprehended by humans…

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Artificial Intelligence can Now Recognize Words Directly from Brain Waves

Artificial Intelligence can Now Recognize Words Directly from Brain Waves

Scientists show that the conversion of brain waves into sound files can help us develop mind-reading devices. Mind reading using computer devices is here! Well, almost. And it’s not all that invasive and useless as initially thought. According to three recently published studies, the pattern of neurons firing can be used to output audio directly…

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Massive Black Holes are quite common in the Universe

Massive Black Holes are quite common in the Universe

An international team of researchers detected the light from around the first massive black holes in the universe to challenge the long-accepted theory about massive black hole formation. Despite being confident about their existence, scientists have been unable to discover the source of these ancient black holes (quasars). In order to find a solution for…

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The Magellanic Clouds are Now Forming New Stars at a Faster Pace

The Magellanic Clouds are Now Forming New Stars at a Faster Pace

Magellanic Clouds, the galactic neighbors of the Milky Way, have picked up the rate of their star formation. The Small and Large Magellanic Clouds are the closest companion galaxies of the Milky Way. Both of these galactic neighbors are named after Ferdinand Magellan, the man who led the first European expedition to circumnavigate the world.…

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Messier 94 is Lacking Galactic Neighbors

Messier 94 is Lacking Galactic Neighbors

According to a recent study conducted at the University of Michigan, Messier 94 has only 2 satellite galaxies. Astronomers have long known that the Milky Way has around 10 smaller, satellite galaxies around it. Each of these galaxies has at least a million stars and this number can increase up to a billion in case…

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Researchers Found Signs of Life in a Lake Deep Beneath Antarctica

Researchers Found Signs of Life in a Lake Deep Beneath Antarctica

According to a news report from Nature, an ice-covered lake in Antarctica is teeming with bacterial life. The southernmost continent of our planet, Antarctica, is generally considered an inhospitable wasteland of ice and snow but recent research shows that there is much more to it than the extreme environment. The researching team found colonies of…

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The World’s Oldest Wine-making Country Wants to Make Wine on Mars

The World’s Oldest Wine-making Country Wants to Make Wine on Mars

Scientists of Georgia are trying to grow grapes in Martian conditions to provide wine on the red planet. Life on Mars is always been painted as a harsh one with trouble all around. There’s radiation, unstable temperatures, and dust storms to name a few. Humans will need to leave behind a lot of luxuries of…

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Astronomers Found Evidence of a Curious Weather Phenomenon on Titan

Astronomers Found Evidence of a Curious Weather Phenomenon on Titan

Scientists have finally found the first evidence of seasonal storms on Titan. The Cassini Spacecraft of NASA reached the orbit of Saturn in 2004. At that time, it was summer on the Southern Hemisphere of Titan, the largest moon of the planet. Since then, researchers have been waiting eagerly to watch the signs of seasonal…

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Bees are on the Brink of Extinction

Bees are on the Brink of Extinction

Human actions are pushing many species of bees towards extinction. Closely related to wasps, bees are integral for reproduction of plants. Bees carry out an important task called ‘Pollination’. It is the process by which pollen is transferred from the male part of the plant to the female part. When a bee lands on a…

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Giant Streaks Discovered in the Clouds Covering Venus

Giant Streaks Discovered in the Clouds Covering Venus

Japanese scientists found massive streaks in the atmosphere of Venus by making use of Akatsuki and AFES-Venus. The second planet from the Sun and Earth’s ‘sister’ planet, Venus has been displaying rather odd behavior. Its surface is obscured by a thick layer of gases. While probes have been sent to the planet many-a-times, there’s so…

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A Scientist of NASA Proves that the Speed of Light is Extraordinarily Slow

A Scientist of NASA Proves that the Speed of Light is Extraordinarily Slow

Animations of a NASA scientist show that light is considerably slow when extended to a cosmic scale. According to popular opinion on the subject is that light is one of the fastest things in the universe. It’s so fast for us that we are unable to notice it as it passes through. The approximate speed…

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Deep Learning Finds a New Human Ancestor

Deep Learning Finds a New Human Ancestor

Researchers combined statistical methods with deep learning algorithms to find an unknown human ancestor. Investigators from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), the Institute of Genomics at the University of Tartu, and the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) found the footprint of a new human ancestor. The computational analysis of the DNA revealed that the…

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