Our solar system and its cosmic inhabitants continue to surprise on a daily basis.
Scientists have recently revealed that certain parts of Dwarf Planet Ceres harbored near-surface water deposits for millions of years in the recent past.
This is according to a re-examination of the observations of the Occator Crater made by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which studied the dwarf planet from orbit from March 2015 to October 2018, when the probe ran out of fuel.… Seguir leyendo
At school, we are thought that Earth is divided into three layers, which are the cortex, the mantle and the nucleus, which in turn is divided into an internal and external nucleus.
A basic and accurate scheme, but that nevertheless leaves out other subtler layers that scientists are now beginning to identify in the deep interior of our planet.
A team of geologists has detected a previously unknown layer in the middle of the Earth’s… Seguir leyendo
A new groundbreaking study has again forced us to rethink everything we thought possible about the Red Planet.
A new study has recently shown that the red planet we know as Mars volcanically active.
This is actually huge news.
We’ve never seen direct proof of volcanism on Mars. In fact, no eruptions or magma has been seen so far on Mars.
The evidence of volcanic activity on Mars comes from WATER.
Yeah, Mars had water… Seguir leyendo
Mars continues to reveal its secret as NASA publishes new, never-before-seen images of the Martian surface.
New images snapped by HiRISE (High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) onboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, reveal new stunning details of the Martian surface.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
According to scientists, the new images show the extreme erosive capacity of the wind on the surface of the Red Planet in never-before-seen detail.
In the image above, we can observe a… Seguir leyendo
Mars is one of the planets in our solar system that humans know most about, and for good reason. The “Red Planet” has been lauded by scientists because of its similarity to Earth. The similarity convinces many that humans may be able to fashion a second home out of it. Especially considering near-apocalyptic
warnings about the devastation of climate change, the idea of a possible escape plan seems tantalizing. And nothing has taught us more… Seguir leyendo
Another history-changing discovery has been made by scientists.
© A. El Albani / IC2MP / CNRS-Université de Poitiers
Researchers have uncovered evidence of ‘moving organisms’ on Earth dating back staggering 2.1 billion years.
The sensational discovery was made in 2.1-billion-year-old black shale
from a quarry in Gabon.
(Curiously, Gabon is also home to a 2-Billion-Year-Old Natural Nuclear Reactor
, the only one on Earth discovered to date).
As explained by researchers
, the traces embedded… Seguir leyendo
When an antique dealer in the UK purchased an intricately designed bed frame, he inadvertently made the find of a lifetime. Purchasing the ornately designed bed festooned with lions, serpents, and a representation of Adam and Eve, for £2200 ($2500), antique dealer Ian Coulson expected
to find a “profusely carved Victorian four-poster bed with armorial shields,” just as the online catalog described.
“At that stage, I thought it was a supreme example of the Arts… Seguir leyendo
In Brief: Researchers identified networks in the brain that are active when humans are conscious. They also successfully identified brain signatures through which they can indicate consciousness, without relying on self-report or the need to as patients to engage in any tasks.
A new scientific study has successfully uncovered networks in the human brain that are functioning when the mind is aware and conscious.
Throughout our long existence on Earth, humans have evolved from primitive… Seguir leyendo
It turns out that bees don’t just fly from one flower to the other, randomly producing honey.
They are able to think and solve simple math problems apt for a four-year-old child.
Image Credit: Katja
Last year, a group of scientists from Australia reported that bees have the ‘necessary knowledge’ to understand the meaning of the concept of “zero”.
Now, a new study by the same group of researchers further shows how intelligent… Seguir leyendo
We all know the history of the asteroid that slammed into the Earth
some 65 million years ago, and that the resulting blast killed off most of the dinosaurs and many other species. But did you know that this asteroid might cure cancer
The initial impact was an extinction level event. We know this because scientists previously found evidence of this asteroid across the Earth in the form of rings in the soil and… Seguir leyendo
Experts say we are now in the warmest half-decade in more than 120, years, and we should be worried.
Image: This color-coded map shows global surface temperature anomalies. Higher than normal temperatures are shown in red and lower than normal temperatures are shown in blue. Image Credit: NASA.
2018 has been the fourth warmest year since 1880, according to independent studies confirmed by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) and the National Oceanic and… Seguir leyendo
NASA, in a joint operation with the ESA (European Space Agency), are planning something you might normally consider seeing only in movies like Armageddon. They’re about to test a brand new planetary defense system
in a first step called the Double Asteroid Redirect Test (DART
Essentially what this test will determine is if we can indeed redirect an asteroid that’s hurtling through space towards Earth. Not just any old asteroid, but one that’s… Seguir leyendo
Another sensational discovery has been made by paleontologists from Argentina who have come across the fossilized remains of a new species of Dinosaurs.
A researcher from CONICET posing with the replica of the new Dinosaur. Image Credit: CONICET.
Fossils of a new species of sauropod, characterized by long spines bent forward in its neck, have been identified in Argentine Patagonia by paleontologists.
Called the Bajadasaurus Pronuspinax, its name that comes from the region it was… Seguir leyendo
A newly discovered field of mounds and hills aren’t where anyone thought they should be. Called drumlins
, they form when glaciers move over the land at a very fast pace. They create the telltale hills and divots that gave away what these were – it only took 300 million years to figure it out even though the drumlins were in plain sight the entire time.
Millions of people, including researchers, knew they were there… Seguir leyendo
The new footage is courtesy of the Chinese satellite Longjiang-2, which entered lunar orbit in June 2018, and is slowly starting to send information back to Earth, as part of the mission that recently brought China to the far side of the moon for the first time in history.
The Longjiang-2 was launched into space along with China’s Queqiao satellite, a communications probe that’s been playing a crucial role for the country’s recent Chang’e-4 lunar… Seguir leyendo
The fact that we still have not explored our planet entirely blows my mind.
Image Credit: Nick Brooks / Joanne Clarke.
According to reports, researchers have discovered hundreds of stone structures believed to date back thousands of years in Western Sahara, an area scarcely explored by experts.
And it’s not that experts don’t find the area interesting, it’s that Western Sahara is controlled by two different states: Morocco holds about 75 percent of the Western… Seguir leyendo
The newest image that the Hubble Space Telescope put together of the Triangulum galaxy is truly stunning.
Displaying the galaxy’s 25 million viewable stars, the HD photograph is only the latest to show us just how beautiful our universe really is.
While NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, located in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the Hubble Space Telescope, the projects are a joint operation conducted by NASA and ESA, the European Space Agency.
Image by Hubblesite
/Public… Seguir leyendo
At a time when the future of life on Earth looks in doubt, Elon Musk and his revolutionary companies are a beacon of hope. Four years ago, Musk released Tesla’s electric vehicle technology, realizing that it could potentially save the world from climate change. Now as some parts of America are colder than Antarctica, he is reminding
the world that we must move to sustainable energy for a sustainable future.
For Musk, it’s just a… Seguir leyendo
What was once the largest freestanding boulder in the world, Giant Rock, California was a mecca for UFO enthusiasts in the 50s. A large slab of the rock fell off in February 2000, as foretold by Native American Hopi shaman prophecy.
Giant Rock was a spiritual site for thousands of years, used in Native American ceremonies. In the 20s, the Hopi shamans believed the site would foretell the future of the 21st century, but it’s… Seguir leyendo
The Exclusion Zone at Chernobyl covers an area of approximately 2,600 km2 (1,000 sq mi) immediately surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant where radioactive contamination from nuclear fallout is highest and public access and inhabitation are restricted.
Despite that, life has found a way.
A new study has found that Wildlife is proliferating in abundance in the area that has been off limits since the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident.
As explained by James Beasley, associate… Seguir leyendo
In Brief: The Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Dr.Khaled El-Enany announced the first discovery of the year 2019 from Tuna El-Gebel, an archaeological site in Menia, where a joint archaeological mission has discovered a collection of Ptolemaic burial chambers
engraved in rock and filled with a large number of mummies of different sizes and genders.
Egyptian Archaeologists have discovered a new burial site believed to date back from the Ptolemaic era
of ancient Egypt, (323 BC… Seguir leyendo
Exploring the surface of the moon should perhaps be one of the most important goals if mankind really wants to reach the stars and go where no humans have ever been.
If we really want to colonize the solar system, you start off with Earth and its moon.
Creating sustainable colonies on the lunar surface will be one of the greatest accomplishments in human history.
It will be a launchpad for our civilization that will… Seguir leyendo
The remnants of a lost ancient city have been discovered by archaeologists in the outskirts of the city of Johannesburg in South Africa.
What was once considered nothing more than scattered stone huts, have turned out to be the last surviving evidence of an ancient metropolis — lost in time.
The region, covered in dense vegetation doesn’t allow for the eye to see much. And it has been reported that after several decades of studies,… Seguir leyendo
Several new parchments
found in the Bristol Central Library originating from the medieval ages indicate that the story of King Arthur may not be what we think it is. According to all accounts, King Arthur from Camelot is said to have led British forces into battle with the Saxons, which invaded during the sixth century, including his “Knights of the Round Table.”
According to History, while there are several accounts of what happened, no one… Seguir leyendo
“The more we discover about prehistoric Antarctica, the stranger it is…”
Barely the size of an iguana, the fossilized remains of a reptile recently discovered in Antarctica suggests that some 250 million years ago
, the icy frozen continent was covered with forests and rivers, and the temperature rarely dropped below zero.
The region is thought to have been home to diverse forms of life, including early relatives of the dinosaurs.
Meet the Antarctic King… Seguir leyendo