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Small Fluorescent Protein Helps to Create More Detailed Biomedical Images

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 13:08
Biomedical and genetic engineers at Duke University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have designed a small fluorescent protein that emits and absorbs light that penetrates deep into biological tissue. Tailored to wavelengths in the ...

Gamma-rays may have helped meteorites seed Earth with the building blocks of life

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 13:06
During the violent early epoch of the solar system, high-energy gamma-rays may have triggered chemical reactions that created the amino acids within these meteorites, which then bombarded Earth, kick-starting the origins of life, scientists propose in a ...

NASA confirms NEO Surveyor for 2028 launch

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 12:55
WASHINGTON — NASA has approved for development a space telescope to search for near Earth objects as some members of Congress lobby the agency to move up the mission. NASA announced Dec. 6 that it had confirmed the Near Earth Object (NEO) Surveyor ...

Marsquakes, recent volcanism suggest Mars still has a mantle plume

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 12:30
But perhaps its most striking finding has been that almost all of Mars' seismic activity appears to originate from a single location, a site called Elysium Planitia. That area is also the site of the most ...

Surprising loss of sea ice after record-breaking Arctic storm is a mystery to scientists

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 12:00
Early in 2022, the Arctic experienced its strongest cyclone on record, with wind speeds reaching 62 mph (100 km/h). Although storms aren't rare in the Arctic, this one led to an extensive loss of sea ice that surprised Arctic researchers.

Happy anniversary, Apollo 17! Final moonwalking mission launched 50 years ago today

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 11:00
It has now been 50 years since astronauts last launched to the moon. NASA's Apollo 17 mission lifted off on Dec. 7, 1972, sending Gene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans toward Earth's nearest neighbor. The trio arrived in orbit around the moon ...

UN biodiversity convention aims to slow humanity's "war with nature." Here's what's at stake.

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 10:00
Delegates from around the world are gathering in Montreal this week to address what United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has described as "humanity's senseless and suicidal war with nature." The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), ...

100 million-year-old plesiosaur skeleton discovery 'could hold the key' to prehistoric research

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 08:51
This is the first time the skull, neck and body of a plesiosaur have been found in one piece in Australia. Queensland Museum. CNN ...

Hubble snaps a tiny, ancient-looking galaxy hiding behind a star

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 07:37
Behind the star TYC 7215-199-1 lay a cosmic secret. The bright light was hiding a small, yet exciting galaxy. The dwarf galaxy – which researchers have nicknamed 'Peekaboo' – has now come into view and the Hubble space telescope has snapped a pretty ...

This May Be The Oldest Fragment of Modern Humans in Europe, Or Something Even Rarer

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 06:07
An ancient jawbone previously thought to have belonged to a Neanderthal may force a rethink on the history of modern humans in Europe. A new analysis of the broken mandible reveals that it has nothing in common with other Neanderthal remains.

The Ankylosaur's Club-Tail Wasn't Only Swinging at T. Rex

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 02:08
An illustration of two quadriped dinosaurs with spines on their backs and sledgehammer-like tails. An artist's rendering of Zuul crurivastator, whose name means “Zuul, destroyer of shins,” in battle ...

Jawbone may represent earliest presence of humans in Europe

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 01:03
video: New research conducted by Professor of Anthropology Rofl Quam and graduate student Brian Keeling at Binghamton University sheds new light on the origins of a long-studied mandible fossil. The fossil was discovered in Banyoles, Spain in 1887 and ...

Ankylosaur's tails may have been the original Cretaceous fight clubs

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 00:02
New research indicates that the tail clubs on huge armored dinosaurs known as ankylosaurs may have evolved to whack each other rather than deter hungry predators. This is a complete shift from what was previously believed.

Listen to the Artemis 1 Orion capsule phone home from deep space

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 22:53
On Dec. 3, while Orion was departing its distant retrograde orbit around the moon, the spacecraft was broadcasting its data signal back to ground stations on Earth with the help of NASA's Deep Space Network. One ...

Tiny, hidden galaxy provides a peek into the past

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 22:04
Peeking out from behind the glare of a bright foreground star, astronomers have uncovered the most extraordinary example yet of a nearby galaxy with characteristics that are more like galaxies in the distant, early universe.

How the James Webb Space Telescope captures stunning images of space

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 21:48
Webb is a successor to the still-active Hubble Space Telescope, which launched in 1990. The two are designed to observe different swaths of the electromagnetic spectrum, meaning they each deliver valuable information about celestial phenomena in unique ...

What time will the moon eclipse Mars on Dec. 7?

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 21:31
This week offers an excellent opportunity to view Mars in the night sky as it puts on quite a show for observers on Earth. This week, the Red Planet is at opposition, meaning it forms a straight line with Earth and the sun, with Earth in the middle.

NASA Test New Robotic Arm System Functional in Minus 280 Degrees Fahrenheit

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 21:26
With future Artemis missions in mind, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California is testing new technology that could be beneficial for the cold temperatures on the moon and Mars. According to Monday's announcement, the Cold ...

SpaceX Florida launches and booster landings delayed

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 19:50
Up first is OneWeb Launch 15, a mission slated to take 40 of the company's internet-beaming satellites from Kennedy Space Center to low-Earth orbit. Liftoff of Falcon 9 from pad 39A is scheduled for 5:27 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 8, which marks a 48-hour ...

Alberta researchers identify new minerals from meteorite found in Somalia

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 19:42
A University of Alberta analysis has identified two new minerals in a 4.5-billion-year-old space rock found in Somalia. A third new mineral was identified by an American researcher and officially approved on Monday. The 15-tonne meteorite was found by ...