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Research shows bacteria actually die out • Earth.com

Will bacteria die out? The world is filled with very diverse populations of microbes, and it is widely accepted that because of the sheer number of bacterial populations bacteria rarely die out or die off. However, a new study shows that this is not the case and that bacteria, like many other species, have died out. However, it has been …

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Ancient roundworms allegedly from the Russian permafrost | Smart news

The permafrost of the Russian Siberian heartland has produced a number of impressive finds in recent years. Last September, a resident of a river in the Republic of Yakutia discovered the approximately 50,000-year-old remains of an extinct lion cubs that were almost perfectly preserved from the permanently frozen ground. In 2015, Russian scientists came across the similarly well-preserved remains of …

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Family Fun at the Perseiden-Party of the Community Observatory

The community observatory hosts a free Perseids party with meteor shower from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. on Saturday, the 11th of August. The family-friendly event features Solar Suck Solar Observations, Powerhouse Science Museum activities, Aerojet Rocketdyne displays, interactive experiments with California State University, Sacramento Physics Club members, CSUS Hyperloop displays, and a children's center with crafts and crafts [19659002] …

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Parker Solar Probe and the birth of the solar wind

The solar wind blows past the Earth in this illustration. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center / Scientific Visualization Studio / Greg Shirah This summer, humanity begins its first mission to touch the sun: a spaceship is launched into the outer atmosphere of the sun. Given the temperatures of several million degrees Fahrenheit, the NASA Parker Solar Probe – named …

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A pair of colliding stars spills radioactive molecules into space

Artistic representation of the collision of two stars, as formed by CK Vul. The insert shows the internal structure of a red giant before the merger. A thin layer of 26-aluminum (brown) surrounds a helium core. An extended convective envelope (not to scale) that forms the outermost layer of the star can mix material from the interior of the star …

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NASA studies the sounds of the sun, and that's how they sound

STATEN ISLAND, NY – A new video from NASA publishes the sounds of the Sun's movement – including all of its sound waves, loops and eruptions. For over 20 years, data from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Sun and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) of NASA captured the "dynamic movement" of the solar atmosphere. The sounds allow scientists to study …

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Which planet appears to be the largest of the Earth?

<div _ngcontent-c16 = "" innerhtml = " It happens only once every 11 years, but occasionally all five planets are visible with the naked eye all at once, and Mercury is always the hardest to spot due to its proximity to Sun, but sometimes Mars or even Venus may seem smaller. Martin Dolan From the perspective of humankind, the sun …

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NASA's TESS Space Telescope begins its search for undiscovered planets

The new TESS planetary fighter space telescope TESS (Transit Exoplanet Survey Satellite) has begun its search for undiscovered worlds, the government agency announced. The spacecraft will search the sky and observe more than 200,000 nearby stars for new exoplanets – planets that lie beyond our solar system. Some of them could be in the habitable zone of their host star, …

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Scottish company reveals plans for asteroid mining mission

image copyright AMC Caption Asteroid Prospecting Satellite One will scan near-Earth asteroids to determine if they are "viable candidates" for mining A Scottish space company has announced plans for Britain's first asteroid mine mission The Asteroid Mining Corporation (AMC) is seeking 2.3 million pounds to build a satellite that can identify platinum group metal deposits on near-Earth asteroids [19659007] She …

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