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NASA's Mars Perseverance rover discovers diversity and clues of microbial life in ancient lakebed rocks

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover discovers diversity and clues of microbial life in ancient lakebed rocks

NASA scientists say the Mars Perseverance rover has found biologically interesting rocks in an ancient lake bed that may indicate microbial life existed on the Red Planet. FOX Weather Space Specialist Emilee Speck explains what it all means. NASA scientists said Thursday that the Mars Perseverance rover had found biologically interesting rocks in an ancient …

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There are potentially hundreds of billions of exoplanets in the Milky Way and many of them are likely to have conditions suitable for life.

Astronomers may be wrong about Webb Space Telescope’s exoplanet measurements

Astronomers may be misinterpreting measurements of exoplanetary atmospheres from the James Webb Space Telescope, according to a new study. The James Webb Space Telescopethe most complex space observatory ever built, captures stunning images from the farthest reaches of universe. Must also measurements of chemical compositions stars, galaxies and intriguing nebulae he sees. To interpret this …

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This ancient reptile is not a lizard.  Don't call him a lizard

This ancient reptile is not a lizard. Don’t call him a lizard

150 million years ago, a prehistoric reptile unlike modern lizards snuck around what is now Wyoming. An ancient rhynchocephalus, the discovery of the insectivorous animal could shed light on the persistence of its living relative, the tuatara. Brian Baumgarten | Early fandoms The reptile is named Pray Gregory. It looks like a lizard, but like …

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This ancient reptile is not a lizard.  Don't call him a lizard

This ancient reptile is not a lizard. Don’t call him a lizard

150 million years ago, a prehistoric reptile unlike modern lizards snuck around what is now Wyoming. An ancient rhynchocephalus, the discovery of the insectivorous animal could shed light on the persistence of its living relative, the tuatara. The reptile is named Pray Gregory. It looks like a lizard, but like the New Zealand tuatara, it …

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The rollout began on Thursday (March 17) at 5:47 p.m. EDT.

NASA Announces Third Launch Attempt Date for Its “Mega Lunar Rocket”

NASA’s “mega moon rocket” is now due to make its third lift-off attempt on September 27, the US space agency has announced. The Artemis 1 rocket is made up of the six-person Orion capsule perched atop the 30-story Space Launch System (SLS) – dubbed the “mega moon rocket” – and was originally scheduled to make …

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NASA Announces Third Launch Attempt Date for Its "Mega Lunar Rocket"

NASA Announces Third Launch Attempt Date for Its “Mega Lunar Rocket”

The rollout began Thursday, March 17 at 5:47 p.m. EDT. NASA’s “mega moon rocket” is now due to make its third lift-off attempt on September 27, the US space agency has announced. The Artemis 1 rocket is made up of the six-person Orion capsule perched atop the 30-story Space Launch System (SLS) – dubbed the …

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Can we live longer?  A physicist makes a discovery about telomeres

Can we live longer? A physicist makes a discovery about telomeres

Figure 1: A cell, a chromosome and telomeres. Credit: Fien Leeflang/Leiden University With the help of physics and a tiny magnet, researchers have discovered a new telomeric DNA structure. Telomeres are sometimes considered the key to living longer. They protect genes from damage but shorten a bit each time a cell divides. If they get …

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Solar halo on Mars!  This view of the Martian sky spotted by the Perseverance rover was once considered impossible

Solar halo on Mars! This view of the Martian sky spotted by the Perseverance rover was once considered impossible

NASA’s Perseverance rover has spotted a phenomenon scientists had given up hope of seeing on Mars. On Earth, when conditions are ideal, ice crystals in the atmosphere can distort sunlight to create the appearance of a bright spot on either side of the Sun, or a halo that surrounds it. And scientists have long thought …

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Clams Tell Us Why Earth Tipped Into A Mini Ice Age Hundreds Of Years Ago

Clams Tell Us Why Earth Tipped Into A Mini Ice Age Hundreds Of Years Ago

Some scientists are becoming “whisperers” to better predict when our planet’s climate will swing into dangerous territory. A tight-lipped bivalve might seem like an odd creature that researchers turn to, but as we just learned, clams are exceptional natural historians. Similar to the rings of a tree, the growth bands on their shells contain crucial …

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The risk of a catastrophic volcanic eruption is surprisingly high – and the world is ‘woefully unprepared’

Experts believe a magnitude seven volcanic eruption would cause pandemic-like damage. Experts say the risk of a catastrophic eruption is “a roll of the dice”. Experts from the University of Birmingham and the University of Cambridge’s Center for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) say the world is ‘woefully underprepared’ for a catastrophic volcanic eruption …

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