‘Ghost’ fossils reveal tiny organisms that survived ancient ocean warming events

Looking through a powerful microscope, researchers were stunned to see the impressions left by single-celled plankton, or fossilized nannoplankton, that lived millions of years ago — especially since they were analyzing something else. “The discovery of the ghost fossils was a complete surprise,” said study author Sam Slater, researcher at the Swedish Museum of Natural … Read more

Mystery issue experienced on NASA’s Voyager 1 probe from 1977

Voyager 1 continues to operate well, despite its advanced age and 14.5 billion-mile distance (23.3 billion kilometers) from Earth. And it can receive and execute commands sent from NASA, as well as gather and send back science data. But the readouts from the attitude articulation and control system, which control the spacecraft’s orientation in space, … Read more

Solar Orbiter spies a ‘hedgehog’ during close pass of the sun

The spacecraft, which flew by the sun on March 26, has returned a treasure trove of new images and insights after coming within one-third the distance from the sun to the Earth. Solar Orbiter’s heat shield reached about 932 degrees Fahrenheit (500 degrees Celsius), but functioned as expected and protected the spacecraft during its historic … Read more

Dust-covered solar panels mean NASA Mars lander’s mission is ending

Due to a decreasing power supply, the mission will cease scientific operations by the end of late summer, said Kathya Zamora Garcia, InSight deputy project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, during a news conference Tuesday. InSight’s solar panels have been increasingly covered in red Martian dust, despite creative efforts by the … Read more

Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States becomes clearer

The extradition of Julian Assange to the United States is fast approaching. On April 20, the British judge responsible for the case told him “to be bound to send (his) dossier to the Minister of the Interior so that she can decide (if there will be) extradited”. In view of the will displayed by London … Read more

Total lunar eclipse 2022: Dazzling ‘blood moon’ captured in pictures

During a full lunar eclipse, the moon passes through the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow — the umbra. When the moon is within the umbra it gets a reddish hue because blue and green light get more easily scattered by dust particles in the atmosphere and orange and red colors remain more visible, according … Read more

on the border between Illinois and Missouri, “pro-life” and “pro-choice” face each other

The Mississippi River cuts the agglomeration of Saint-Louis in two. To the west, on the Missouri side, is the city of Saint-Louis, capital of the blues, founded in 1764 by a French fur trader in memory of Louis IX, overlooked by a majestic arch which symbolizes the door to the west. American. On the other … Read more

Total lunar eclipse 2022: How to view the ‘blood moon’

The moon will glow a scarlet color during this year’s first total lunar eclipse on Sunday — a stark contrast to its ordinarily milky white sheen. A partial eclipse will begin at 10:27 pm ET Sunday, with the total lunar eclipse starting at 11:29 pm ET, according to EarthSky. The total eclipse will end at … Read more

China’s rover makes surprising water discovery at Mars landing site

Zhurong landed in a large plain in Mars’ northern hemisphere called Utopia Planitia on May 15, 2021 — where NASA’s Viking 2 lander touched down in 1976. The rover’s primary mission, which lasted for three months, was to search for signs of ancient life. It has investigated the minerals, environment and distribution of water and … Read more

Fragment of the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs may have been found in amber

It’s one of several astounding finds at a unique fossil site in the Hell Creek Formation in North Dakota that has preserved remnants of the cataclysmic moment that ended the dinosaur era — a turning point in the history of the planet. The fossils unearthed there include fish that sucked in debris blasted out during … Read more