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Did the Seeds of Life Ride to Earth Inside an Asteroid?
2nd February 2023 | wired.com | Ancient, Earth, Space, Tech

Biological amino acids could have celestial or terrestrial roots. An experiment simulated their formation in deep space—but the mystery isn’t solved yet.

Image from: ESO (Wikki Commons)

No, the Big Bang theory is not ‘broken.’ Here’s how we know.
1st February 2023 | Ancient, Space, Tech

Now, there’s more research to back up the Big Bang. Recently, researchers took a more careful look at the data and determined that the distant galaxies discovered by the James Webb Space Telescope are, indeed, perfectly compatible with our modern understanding of cosmology.

Newly discovered green comet comes close to Earth Published
1st February 2023 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans, Space

A newly discovered comet will make its closest approach to our planet on Wednesday.Astronomers say the object’s journey toward us took around 50,000 years.

 

The Mysterious Asymmetry of Jupiter’s Asteroids May Finally Be Explained
31st January 2023 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Space

Jupiter isn’t alone along its orbital path around the Sun. Two giant swarms of asteroids have been snared in the gravitational interaction between the gas giant and our star, leading and trailing Jupiter as it treads its cosmic measure.

The James Webb Telescope detected the coldest ice in the known universe – and it contains the building blocks of life
25th January 2023 | livescience.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Space

The James Webb Space Telescope’s latest observations of icy molecules will help scientists understand how habitable planets form.

This Asteroid Has Survived For 4 Billion Years. That Could Be a Huge Problem
25th January 2023 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Space

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences discovered that rubble pile asteroids are an extremely resistant type of asteroid and hard to destroy by collision.

Milky Way found to be more unique than previously thought
24th January 2023 ras.ac.uk | Ancient, Humans, Space

A new study shows that the Milky Way is too big for its “cosmological wall”, something yet to be seen in other galaxies. The new research is published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

The Latest Milky Way Survey Shows Off an Incredible 3.32 Billion Celestial Objects
23rd January 2023 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Space, Tech

We have the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) to thank for this beautiful shot of space, part of the Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), some 2,200 meters (7,218 feet) above sea level in Chile.

Mars meteorite that crashed to Earth contains ‘huge diversity’ of organic compounds
20th January 2023 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans, Space

A new study into the Tissint meteorite, which crash-landed in Morocco in 2011, revealed a wide array of organic compounds hidden in the rare space rock.

James Webb telescope traces arcs of dusty star formation
12th January 2023 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Space, Tech

It’s another stupendous image from the new superspace telescope James Webb.The picture shows NGC 346, a region about 200,000 light years from Earth where a lot of stars are being created.

 

Our Mental Picture of Space Seems to Expand Like The Universe
10th January 2023 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Space

Inside your brain there is a map of every bedroom you’ve slept in. Every kitchen you’ve cooked in. Every city you’ve worked in, every country you’ve holidayed in. There’s even a threadbare map of every Universe you’ve dreamt in

Hubble Finds Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: Mysterious “Ghost” Stars Wandering Around for Billions of Years
8th January 2023 scitechdaily.com | Ancient, Space, Tech, Weird

In giant clusters of hundreds or thousands of galaxies, innumerable stars wander among the galaxies like lost souls, emitting a ghostly haze of light. These stars are not gravitationally tied to any one galaxy in a cluster.

Mars crater is ‘chock-full’ of opal gemstones, hinting at widespread water and possible microbial life
6th January 2023 | livescience.com | Ancient, Space

Mysterious “halos” of rock surrounding cracks in a Martian crater may be made of water-rich opal gemstones, a new study suggests.

Mysterious gamma-ray emitting bubbles around the center of the Milky Way explained
4th January 2023 phys.org | Ancient, Space, Weird

A scientist from Tokyo Metropolitan University has shown that large gamma-ray-emitting bubbles around the center of the Milky Way were produced by fast, outward-blowing winds and an associated “reverse shock.”

Astronomers Have Discovered The ‘Poor Old Heart’ of The Milky Way
23rd December 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Space

A smattering of stars scattered throughout the center of the Milky Way is the remnants of the ancient galactic core, when our galaxy was still new.

Two Nearby Earth-Like Worlds Found in The Sweet Spot For Life to Survive
19th December 2022 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Space

In the search for life on other planets, a couple of promising leads have just opened up: Astronomers have identified two worlds with Earth-like masses, sitting in the habitable zone around a red dwarf star called GJ 1002.

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