ESA’s Ariel Mission Passed Critical Review Prepared to Unravel the Mysteries of Distant Worlds

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Ariel, ESA’s new mission to explore the chemical makeup of distant exoplanets, successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR), paving the way for the 2029 launch. The payload will include a telescope, infrared spectrometer and guidance module aimed at studying the atmospheres and chemical environments of nearly 1,000 exoplanets. Credit: ESA Ariel, ESA’s mission to … Read more

Mega storms on Saturn are larger than Earth and last for hundreds of years.

Mega storms on Saturn are larger than Earth and last for hundreds of years.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, the solar system’s largest storm at 10,000 miles in diameter, has long been an iconic feature of the gas giant. However, recent research shows that Saturn, a planet often perceived as dimmer than its living counterpart, is not devoid of its own atmospheric wonders and megastorms. A new study jointly led … Read more

Stepmother Holds Her Breath When Rescued Cat Finally Opens Her Eyes

Stepmother Holds Her Breath When Rescued Cat Finally Opens Her Eyes

A few months ago, St. When volunteers from the Francis Society Animal Rescue encountered a sad, stray cat named Mystic, they had no idea he was hiding a secret. All it took to unlock it was love. Instagram/turtlecatfoster Mystic came to a local animal shelter as a stray animal on the verge of a tragic … Read more

Archaeologists Say 2,800-Year-Old Arrowhead Is Made of Meteorite Iron | Science News

Morigen arrowhead.  Image credit: Thomas Schüpbach.

Detection of the cosmogenic isotope aluminum-26; nickel, cobalt, germanium and gallium concentrations; and the presence of two minerals called kamacite and taenite clearly indicate the meteorite nature of the ancient arrowhead from the Bronze Age settlement in Mörigen, Switzerland. Morigen arrowhead. Image credit: Thomas Schüpbach. A researcher at the Natural History Museum of Bern and … Read more

Strange 300,000-year-old jawbone found in China may be descended from extinct humans

Computer generated hualongdong Middle Pleistocene human skull

Anthropologists in China have found a fragment of a lower jaw that may belong to an unknown human lineage. The bone, which is about 300,000 years old, belonged to a young teenager and contains a unique mosaic of ancient and modern features, according to a new study. However, since fossil features are open to interpretation, … Read more

Molecular characterization of chicken and turkey parvovirus variants and novel strains emerging in Guangxi, China – Scientific Reports

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PCR confirmation of Guangxi ChPV and TuPV strains Non-structural (NS) and VP genes of positive samples were PCR amplified using primers targeting the conserved 561-bp NS1 region and 249-bp VP1/VP2 region, respectively. Epidemiological research results are shown in Table 1. Table 1 shows that the total positive rate is 69.72%, the positive rate of RSS-like … Read more

4 Billion Years – World’s Oldest Known Rocks Provide Clues to Early Tectonics

4 Billion Year Old Granite Rock from the Northwest Territories, Canada

The oldest rock in the world: 4 billion years old granite rock from the Northwest Territories, Canada. Credits: Prof. Li Xianhua’s group Currently, Earth stands alone as the only identified planet sustaining life, largely thanks to the dynamics of plate tectonics. This process plays a crucial role in recycling vital biogeochemical elements and keeping the … Read more

NASA chief warns moon south pole could be ‘another South China Sea’

NASA chief warns moon south pole could be 'another South China Sea'

NASA administrator Bill Nelson has used the Spratly Islands dispute to support claims of a new space race, suggesting that China could invade the moon’s south pole if its astronauts get there first. “You see the actions of the Chinese government around the world. “They’re going to claim some international islands in the South China … Read more

Physicists Open a New Path to an Exotic Form of Superconductivity

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Physicists have identified a mechanism behind oscillating superconductivity, called dual-density waves, through structures known as Van Hove singularities. This discovery provides a deeper understanding of the unconventional superconducting states found in certain materials, including high-temperature superconductors. Researchers have published a new theoretical framework. Physicists have pinpointed a mechanism responsible for creating oscillating superconductivity called dual-density … Read more

Russia launches a lunar lander in a race to find water on the Moon

Russia launches a lunar lander in a race to find water on the Moon

MOSCOW, August 11 (Reuters) – Russia on Friday launched its first spacecraft to land on the moon in 47 years, aiming to become the first country to make a soft landing on the moon’s south pole, an area believed to have pockets of coveted water ice. . The first since 1976, the Russian lunar mission … Read more