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Nobody knows what generates oxygen on Mars – BGR

The NASA Curiosity Rover returned some seriously surprising data to Earth earlier this year, with readings of elevated methane levels that were difficult to explain. Subsequent testing attempted to pinpoint the cause of the above-average readings, but scientists have not yet found a definitive answer. Now that the question of methane continues to stir, scientists have investigated the behavior of …

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Japan's spacecraft returns to Earth with a real piece of asteroid

Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe will leave its orbit around a distant asteroid on Wednesday after an unprecedented mission, heading for Earth. It will contain samples that could shed light on the origins of the solar system. The long journey home would begin at 10:05 am (0105 GMT), with the probe expected to deliver its precious samples by the end of …

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Ridgecrest earthquakes show how small disturbances can trigger large quakes

When an earthquake occurs, many Californians have to ask themselves: what mistake has been made – the Newport-Inglewood, the Hayward, the mighty San Andreas? But scientists are increasingly saying that it's not that easy. New research shows that the Ridgecrest earthquakes that started in July caused at least two dozen faults. This is the latest evidence of how small faults …

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The Earth was on the other side of the galaxy when dinosaurs ruled

For the past decade, Christiansen has studied the abundance and abundance of planets in the galaxy, studying data from exoplanet hunters such as Kepler, K2, and TESS. During a Star Observation At a party at the California Institute of Technology, Christiansen explained how young the stars were watching them. The Sky Watchers looked at the Pleiades, a bright, young cluster …

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Secrets of the biggest monkey that ever lived

Image Author Prof. Wei Wang Caption Little is known about the monkey, as only a few fossils are known, including this jawbone A fossil tooth, left by the largest living monkey, sheds new light on the evolution of monkeys. Gigantopithecus blacki is supposed to be almost three meters high and tilt the scales at 600 kg. ] Surprisingly, scientists have …

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How artificial lava explosions could save lives

This story was produced in collaboration with Atlas Obscura . Despite the millions of years spent on this planet, volcanoes and their workings are largely a mystery to science. Since it is virtually impossible to get into a volcano to study it, researchers at the University of Buffalo are investigating the mechanisms behind volcanic explosions by causing outbreaks of their …

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