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Citizen scientist discovers ancient astrophysical object

Citizen scientist discovers ancient astrophysical object

A volunteer citizen scientist working with a NASA project has found the coldest, oldest-known white dwarf, and it’s surrounded by rings of dust and debris, according to a study published Tuesday in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Researchers believe it may be the first white dwarf known to have multiple rings. A white dwarf is what’s…MORE

What’s the weather on Mars? InSight can tell you every day

What’s the weather on Mars? InSight can tell you every day

If daily weather forecasts for your part of the world weren’t enough, now you can get the weather report from Mars, thanks to NASA’s InSight stationary lander. Beginning Tuesday, InSight will provide a daily weather report everyone can see. The report shares temperature, wind and air pressure recorded by the lander. It’s winter on Mars…MORE

New sky survey reveals hundreds of thousands of galaxies

New sky survey reveals hundreds of thousands of galaxies

The radio signals of almost 300,000 sources have finally reached Earth, and most of them are previously unknown galaxies from the distant universe. More than 200 astronomers in 18 countries created a radio sky survey using the Low Frequency Array telescope, known as LOFAR. The first phase of this major survey was published this week,…MORE

Early humans hunted monkeys and squirrels in the rainforest

Early humans hunted monkeys and squirrels in the rainforest

New evidence from Sri Lanka’s oldest archaeological site suggests that early humans used sophisticated techniques to hunt monkeys and squirrels, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. Remains from a young adult female, a child between 5 and 6 years old and at least two infants were found in Fa-Hien Lena…MORE

Super snow moon, 2019’s biggest supermoon, lights up the sky

Super snow moon, 2019’s biggest supermoon, lights up the sky

February’s full moon will brighten the skies as the biggest supermoon of the year. The supermoon occurs during this full moon because it will be closest in its orbit to Earth. Technically, the supermoon will reach its peak on Tuesday morning at 10:54 a.m. ET, but it won’t be visible then. Instead, keep an eye…MORE

A WWI letter was found in a box of old papers after almost 102 years

A WWI letter was found in a box of old papers after almost 102 years

A Canadian antique dealer stumbled on an unlikely treasure in a bunch of old papers she bought for a dollar — a letter written by a World War I soldier almost 102 years ago. Amanda Kehler, the co-owner of Prairie Pickers Cafe and antique shop in Steinbach, Manitoba, bought the papers while looking for new…MORE

Giant dinosaur footprints found and saved from floods in Queensland

Giant dinosaur footprints found and saved from floods in Queensland

A trail of dinosaur footprints has been discovered in Queensland, just in time for them to be relocated and saved from the floods that have been tearing through the Australian state. The well-preserved tracks date back around 95 million years and were made by three different types of dinosaur, according to the team of paleontologists…MORE

Is the mission over for the Mars Opportunity rover?

Is the mission over for the Mars Opportunity rover?

It may be time to finally say goodbye to the Opportunity rover. NASA will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. ET today to discuss the results of recovery efforts since a dust storm encircled Mars last year. Opportunity hasn’t communicated with engineers since June 10. Dust has blocked out the sunlight, and even the…MORE

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