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Scientists Plot New Mars Rover

Nov 19, 2018

Los Angeles — In three years, a new explorer will touch down on the Red Planet. Wheels churning, machinery whirring, the rover will amble across the rusty terrain, looking for rocks to send back to Earth — rocks that could prove there once was life on Mars. It is the first time in history scientists […]

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Scientists explain how wombats drop cubed poop

Nov 18, 2018

Cubical feces in the wombat’s intestine. Credit: P. Yang and D. Hu/Georgia Tech Wombats, the chubby and beloved, short-legged marsupials native to Australia, are central to a biological mystery in the animal kingdom: How do they produce cube-shaped poop? Patricia Yang, a postdoctoral fellow in mechanical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, set out […]

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First-ever Oregon dinosaur bone found by scientists

Nov 18, 2018

University of Oregon scientists said they have uncovered a rare Oregon dinosaur fossil. (University of Oregon) University of Oregon scientists have found the first confirmed dinosaur bone in Oregon, Fox 12 Oregon reports. The toe bone belonged to a plant-eating, bipedal dinosaur known as an ornithopod and is estimated to date back 103 million years to […]

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Strange interstellar object 'Oumuamua is tiny and very reflective

Nov 18, 2018

European Southern Observatory / M. Kornmesser After no small amount of mystery, we’re starting to understand more about ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to visit the Solar System. A newly published study indicates that the object can’t be that large, for one thing. As the Spitzer Space Telescope’s infrared detection couldn’t catch the cigar-shaped […]

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NASA Says Kepler Telescope Bids 'Goodnight' with Final Commands

Nov 18, 2018

NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system, and revealed that our galaxy contains more planets than stars. Credit: CNASAredit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech November 18, 2018 – On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 15, NASA’s Kepler space telescope received its final set of commands to disconnect communications with Earth. The “goodnight” commands […]

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Beam Us Up! Colliding Galaxy Clusters Look Like Starship Enterprise (Photo)

Nov 18, 2018

A newly released composite photo of the galaxy cluster Abell 1033, which lies about 1.6 billion light-years from Earth, bears a striking resemblance to the Starship Enterprise from “Star Trek.” Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Leiden Univ./F. de Gasperin et al; Optical: SDSS; Radio: LOFAR/ASTRON, NCRA/TIFR/GMRT Is that the USS Enterprise blurring as it makes the jump to […]

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