Mars and Jupiter moons meet

Science & Exploration 10/13/2022 2155 views 28 likes ESA’s Mars Express has captured the rare moment of Mars’ small moon Deimos passing in front of Jupiter and its four largest moons – the focus of ESA’s upcoming Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launching next year. Celestial alignments like these enable a more precise determination of the … Read more

Heaviest element yet detected in an exoplanet atmosphere

This artist’s impression shows an ultra-hot exoplanet, a planet beyond our Solar System, as it is about to transit in front of its host star. When the light from the star passes through the planet’s atmosphere, it is filtered by the chemical elements and molecules in the gaseous layer. With sensitive instruments, the signatures of … Read more

Astronomers spot black hole spewing out material three YEARS after shredding a star

A black hole has been spotted ejecting material three years after consuming a star, in what astronomers are comparing to a cosmic burp. Ordinarily, this sort of phenomenon would be witnessed during the event, and the Harvard University researchers are still unsure why the delay has occurred. They monitored the black hole for several months … Read more

Neanderthals and modern humans may have copied each other’s tools | Neanderthals

Modern humans lived alongside Neanderthals for more than 1,000 years in Europe, according to research that suggests the two species may have imitated each other’s jewelery and stone tools. Previously, it was known that humans and their ancient relatives existed at the same time on the European continent for more than 6,000 years and that … Read more

Black hole burps up shredded star

Artist’s illustration of tidal disruption where a supermassive black hole spaghettifies and gobbles down a star. Some of the material is not consumed by the black hole and is flung back out into space. Credit: DESY, Science Communication Lab In October 2018, a small star was ripped to shreds when it wandered too close to … Read more

Unexpected element found in atmosphere of hot exoplanets

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Astronomers have spotted an unexpected chemical element high within the atmosphere of two sizzling exoplanets where liquid iron and gems rain down from the skies. The two exoplanets, which orbit separate stars beyond … Read more

‘Wobbling black hole’ most extreme example ever detected

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Cardiff University have identified a peculiar twisting motion in the orbits of two colliding black holes, an exotic phenomenon predicted by Einstein’s theory of gravity. Their study, which is published in Nature and led by Professor Mark Hannam, Dr. Charlie Hoy and Dr. Jonathan Thompson, reports that this is … Read more

Scientists Discover a Previously Unknown Plant Mechanism – And Its Impact Could Be Enormous

By Central European Institute of Technology – Masaryk University October 12, 2022 The discovery might pave the way for the development of more sustainable crops that can withstand tougher environmental conditions. Scientists find that meiotic exit in Arabidopsis is driven by P-body-mediated inhibition of translation A previously unidentified mechanism for reprogramming gene expression during the … Read more

Early Martians may have wiped themselves out in ‘life-ending Mars event’, shock study reveals

THE first lifeforms on Mars may have been the architects of their own downfall. According to research, ancient Mars may have had an environment capable of harboring an underground world teeming with microscopic organisms. 1 Ancient microbes may have lived under Martian soilCredit: AP But if they existed, these simple microbes would have altered the … Read more