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Data from Juno and Cassini reveals some New Surprises

Data from Juno and Cassini reveals some New Surprises

The latest data from the Juno and Cassini missions has forced the scientists to think again about the current theories of planetary formation in our Solar System. The data from the Cassini and Juno missions is questioning the authenticity of the current theories about how planets form and behave around our Sun. David Stevenson, a…

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Researchers Identify the Beneficial Role of Sleep

Researchers Identify the Beneficial Role of Sleep

Scientists studied the zebrafish model to find that sleep repairs the damage (done to the DNA during the waking hours) by increasing Chromosome Dynamics.   You might have observed that sleep disturbances have a drastic impact on your brain performance. Similarly, the lack of sleep for longer duration is linked with several brain disorders and…

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Hubble and Gaia have Measured the Mass of the Milky Way

Hubble and Gaia have Measured the Mass of the Milky Way

The data from the Hubble Space Telescope of NASA and the Gaia Satellite of the European Space Agency led to the most accurate measurements of the mass of the Milky Way. According to previous research, which was conducted several decades back, the mass of our galaxy ranges somewhere between 500 billion and 3 trillion solar…

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Top 10 Cameras and Telescopes for Astronomy

Top 10 Cameras and Telescopes for Astronomy

Modern-day innovations in the technology of cameras and telescopes add even more worth to the field of astronomy. Astronomy involves a lot of low light shots. In such instances, the phrase ‘low light’ refers to the scene when the sun is down, and thousands of glittery stars cover the night sky. A tip that may…

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Bacteria can Eat and Breathe Electricity

Bacteria can Eat and Breathe Electricity

Researchers found some electricity-producing bacteria at the Yellowstone National Park. A researching team from Washington State University conducted a test at the famous alkaline hot springs of the Yellowstone National Park. At the time of testing, the temperature of the hot spring was actually quite HOT (around 90o C). The latest report suggested that some…

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Astrocomb will Significantly Improve the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Astrocomb will Significantly Improve the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

The search for Earth-like planets will get a massive boost with the addition of Astrocomb in the planet-hunting telescope. The researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a customized frequency comb that is much more precise than the preceding technology. Astrocomb uses a spectrograph at the Hobby-Eberly Telescope to make…

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Eyes of Dead Spiders are Still Shining after 110 Million Years

Eyes of Dead Spiders are Still Shining after 110 Million Years

Researchers found brand new fossils of spiders in the Jinju Formation whose eyes are still shining 110 million years after their death. It is incredibly difficult to explore ancient spiders because they are soft and don’t fossilize as easily as exoskeletons. That’s the reason why the scientists involved in this research were extremely fascinated upon…

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Scientists Found an Ancient White Dwarf, J0207, with Multiple Dust Rings

Scientists Found an Ancient White Dwarf, J0207, with Multiple Dust Rings

The Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project observed rings of debris and dust around an Earth-sized white dwarf star, called J0207. LSPM J0207+3331, which is usually known as the J0207, is the oldest and coldest white dwarf star known to humanity. Recently, research led by NASA showed multiple rings of dust around this white dwarf and…

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Human Carbon Dioxide Emissions could match with PETM in the next 140 Years

Human Carbon Dioxide Emissions could match with PETM in the next 140 Years

According to a recent study, the carbon levels on Earth may reach the levels observed during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) in fewer than 5 generations. PETM is a global warming event that took place around 56 million years ago and is the last major greenhouse event known to humanity. Researchers found that humans are…

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Scientists Found a Nearby River of Stars

Scientists Found a Nearby River of Stars

The Gaia Satellite of the European Space Agency helped the researchers to observe a billion-year-old river of stars. Many people might have read the novel, ‘River of Stars’ by Guy Gavriel Kay. However, what would be your reaction if we tell you that astronomers have discovered an actual river of stars by using the data…

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HPF will help Researchers to Find New Planets

HPF will help Researchers to Find New Planets

Astronomers are going to use a new spectrograph, called Habitable Zone Planet Finder (HPF), to study infrared signals from nearby stars that will allow them to detect planets with liquid water on them. The Penn-State led HPF is designed with precision in mind. It is capable of providing the most precise measurements of infrared signals…

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Scientists have found some New Insights about Dinosaur Extinction

Scientists have found some New Insights about Dinosaur Extinction

The asteroid/comet impact, which took place 66 million years ago, definitely reignited the Indian volcanoes but their role in dinosaur extinction is still not clear. A recent study, published in the journal ‘Science’, adds even more strength to the idea that the massive volcanic eruptions in India were reignited by the asteroid which smashed into…

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Hippocamp may have Broken from a Larger Moon

Hippocamp may have Broken from a Larger Moon

A team of planetary scientists finally discovered an explanation for Hippocamp (a mysterious Neptune moon), which was originally located in 2013. Commonly known as “the moon that shouldn’t be there”, Hippocamp is extraordinarily close to Proteus, a much larger Neptunian moon. Generally, the gravitational pull of a moon as big as Proteus is strong enough…

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The Climate of North American Cities is Changing Rapidly

The Climate of North American Cities is Changing Rapidly

Researchers can now determine the climate changes in 540 North American cities through a new web application. According to the latest research, the climate of various North American cities changes drastically in near future. Scientists mentioned that either it will shift hundreds of miles or a completely new climate for North American territories will be…

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The Journey of Opportunity Rover has come to an End. Here are some facts

The Journey of Opportunity Rover has come to an End. Here are some facts

The world finally (14 years after its launch) said goodbye to NASA’s Mars Opportunity Rover after it went completely silent. Many may argue that it was just another machine but the entire scientific community went gloomy upon hearing the news. The last message from the rover added to the feelings of gloominess as acknowledged by…

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AntBot, a Robot that Moves without GPS

AntBot, a Robot that Moves without GPS

Researchers from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) successfully developed the first-ever walking robot (called AntBot) that does not rely on the Global Positioning System (GPS). This newly-developed robot can explore the environment on its own without any GPS or maps. For this invention, the researchers of the CNRS were inspired by desert…

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Mnyamawamtuka Moyowamkia provides New Clues about the Ecosystems of Africa

Mnyamawamtuka Moyowamkia provides New Clues about the Ecosystems of Africa

An ancient herbivore, called Mnyamawamtuka Moyowamkia, provides some remarkable insights about the African ecosystem. A plant-eating dinosaur was discovered in Africa in 2004. According to a report published in the journal ‘PLOS ONE’, this ancient herbivore lived about 100 million years ago. The excavations of these historic bones continued through 2008. Fast forward to 2019…

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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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Earth’s Magnetic Shield Booms like a Drum

Earth’s Magnetic Shield Booms like a Drum

New research shows that the Earth’s magnetic shield booms loudly (when hit by impulses) but we cannot hear it because the frequencies are too low in pitch for human ears to pick up. Earth has a magnetic field around it which collides with the solar wind, a stream of charged particles bombarded at Earth by…

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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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NICER Mission Maps a New Black Hole called J1820

NICER Mission Maps a New Black Hole called J1820

The Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) of NASA allowed the researchers to study a new stellar-mass black hole called J1820. NICER found this massive black hole (10 times the mass of the Sun) by detecting the X-rays emitting from it as it consumed material from a companion star. The name given to this newly-discovered…

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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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