The announcement of the discovery about of new evidence supporting the inflationary model of the universe caused an unprecedented excitement in the scientific world. The Rest Of The Story…
“This happened at an altitude of approximately 70 kilometers”, said Argentine space expert Jorge Coghlan who added that as the “space rock penetrates the atmosphere; in a radius of forty kilometers it could be clearly heard”. However in this case the radius area was estimated in 300 kilometers.
The Fire Brigade of the town of El Trebol in central Santa Fe province had been warned by NASA that sometime in the morning a phenomenon of this kind was possible, “and most probably that is what happened”. The Rest Of The Story…
New Saturn aurora video by NASA – February 2014. Photo: NASA
Nasa has captured one of the most active aurora ever seen on Saturn. Researchers say the incredible video, based on photographs from Hubble and Cassini, gives the ‘best look yet’ at the phenomenon on other planets. They say the video will give a major step forward in understanding the atmospheres of giant planets. The Rest Of The Story…
Scientists at JPL say that new analysis of pictures taken on Mars contains the “strongest indication” that there is water flowing on the red planet, right now.
Were life’s origins aided by the impacts of asteroids and comets?
The silent missiles that flit between the planets have been blamed for some of the largest exterminations that life on Earth has had to endure: However you like your mass extinctions, high on the list of potential triggers is usually a close encounter with a meteorite.
Recently, however, a remarkable discovery has cast these aerial assaults into a surprising new light — because, as well as destroying life, it now seems that ancient collisions might also have helped create it.
A mysterious rock has appeared in front of a robotic rover on Mars – and Nasa has no idea how it got there.
The rock popped into existence in front of the six-wheeled rover Opportunity a few days ago, entirely out of the blue.
The “jelly doughnut-sized” rock, nicknamed “Pinnacle Island”, is now resting in front of the rover, and scientists are trying to decide what to do.
“Mars keeps throwing new stuff at us!” said Mars Exploration Rover lead scientist Steve Squyres.
Above: the rock (right) and the view taken by the rover just days before (left)
He told Discovery News:
“It was a total surprise, we were like ‘wait a second, that wasn’t there before, it can’t be right. Oh my god! It wasn’t there before!’ We were absolutely startled.”
The universe may grow like a giant brain, according to a new computer simulation.
A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe“ has stirred up the Internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza who was voted the 3rd most important scientist alive by the NY Times, has no doubts that this is possible.
Astronomers have found a quiescent black hole orbiting a massive, fast-rotating star, suggesting that these strange binary systems may be common throughout the Milky Way galaxy.
|Artist’s concept of a spacecraft studying the huge metal asteroid Psyche from orbit.
Credit: JPL/Corby Waste
One of the strangest objects in the solar system may get its first closeup in the coming years.
A team of scientists is mapping out a mission to the huge metallicasteroid Psyche, which is thought to be the exposed iron core of a battered and stripped protoplanet. The proposed mission would reveal insights about planet formation processes and the early days of the solar system, its designers say, and would also afford the first-ever good look at an odd class of celestial objects.