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Alien life BREAKTHROUGH: Alien hunters make PETABYTE of radio and optical data public | Science | News

Looking for alien life shows no signs of letting up as it continues to be pursued today by national space agencies, academics and charities. However, no one has convincingly proven the existence of any biological beyond the bounds of our planet. Breakthrough Listen is a £ 80million ($ 100million) alien-hunting project launched by dignitaries including scientific colossus Professor Stephen Hawking. …

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13 billion years ago, astronomers observed how two galaxies merged

ALMA (ESO / NAOJ / NRAO), NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope, Hashimoto et al Astronomy is particularly good for one thing: it feels like an insignificant, meaningless speck floating through the infinite emptiness of space . Take, for example, this recent evolution: Astronomers have recently observed the fusion of two galaxies, but due to the distance between us and …

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Sally Ride became the 1st American woman in space 36 years ago today

At just 32 years old, Ride was the first American woman, and the youngest American, to leave the atmosphere when she boarded the Space Shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983. During the six-day mission, she worked as a mission specialist using the shuttle's robotic arm to deploy communications satellites. Her career as an astronaut began as she was completing her …

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Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains

Image copyright Thinkstock A 50-year-old mystery surrounding a pair of fossilized teeth has been rooted in Canada's Arctic. A team The scientists have identified the teeth, which were found in the Yukon in the 1970s. Their findings were published on Tuesday in scientific journal Open Quaternary. The two teeth were found during a paleontological expedition in Yukon's Old Crow Basin …

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NASA publishes a new image of an impact crater on the Martian surface. It's different than everyone else

NASA has discovered a new impact crater on the surface of Mars, and scientists have published a picture of it showing some blue and purple. The impact revealed, according to HiRISE, the darker material under the planet's characteristic reddish dust camera site on which the image was published. Veronica Bray, HiRISE team member and scientist at the University of Arizona, …

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Cuttlefish arms are not that different from yours

The cuttlefish and their relatives, cuttlefish and cuttlefish, often meet human observers as floating aliens wrapped in suckled limbs – boneless, writhing limbs that seem to have nothing in common with our own arms and legs. However, a recent study reveals that the superficial differences hide some profound similarities: human limbs and squid develop under the same genes. The new …

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One of the oldest cities in the world had surprisingly modern problems

Recent excavation work at the Turkish site Çatalhöyük. Photo: Scott Haddow Recent archaeological evidence suggests that the inhabitants of Çatalhöyük, an ancient city founded more than 9,000 years ago in present-day Turkey, faced many urban problems, including overcrowding and interpersonal issues Violence and hygiene problems. At the peak about 8,500 years ago, an estimated 3,500 to 8,000 people lived in …

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Astronomers look back 13 billion years and see how two galaxies collide

Artistic representation of the merging galaxies. Figure: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. Scientists may have discovered the farthest (and thus most recent) example The research team in Japan observed a distant light source called B14-65666 with the Atacama Large Millimeter / Submillimeter array of telescopes in Chile. Higher-resolution data from the light emitted by oxygen and carbon ions suggests that …

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