Two Stalagmites Found in Chinese Cave Are a 'Holy Grail' for Accurate Radiocarbon Dating – Gizmodo

Two Stalagmites Found in Chinese Cave Are a 'Holy Grail' for Accurate Radiocarbon Dating – Gizmodo

The stalagmites from Hulu Cave, with sampling etch marks. Image: Hai Cheng et al., 2018/Science Since its inception in the 1950s, radiocarbon dating has proven indispensable to archaeologists and climate scientists, who rely on the technique to accurately date organic compounds. But a good thing just got better, owing to the discovery of two stalagmites […]

Geminid meteor shower and bright comet team up for super sky show – CNET

Geminid meteor shower and bright comet team up for super sky show – CNET

Over 100 meteors are recorded in this composite image taken during the peak of the Geminid meteor shower in 2014.  NASA/MSFC/Danielle Moser December is a month when dedicated skywatchers have to sacrifice comfort to take in some beauty. As winter cold hits much of the Northern Hemisphere, the reliable Geminid meteor shower peaks in the […]

How Apollo 8 Astronauts took the famous 'Earthrise' photograph – BBC News

How Apollo 8 Astronauts took the famous 'Earthrise' photograph – BBC News

In December 1968 Apollo 8 went into orbit around the Moon. However, the astronauts on board were more impressed by the sight of the Earth rising in the distance than by their close-up view of the lunar surface. Colonel Frank Borman, Commander of Apollo 8, remembers the flight. Witness: The stories of our times told […]

How we'll get to Mars via moon: A look at the road ahead for international space community – Times of India

How we'll get to Mars via moon: A look at the road ahead for international space community – Times of India

Reaching the next frontier in space travel will require international cooperation Some of the earliest successes in space exploration were the results of Cold War competition but most missions since then have been cooperative projects across nations. To put a human on Mars, and potentially colonise it in the future, international cooperation will be necessary. […]

First sounds of wind on Mars captured by NASA’s Insight Lander – Teslarati

First sounds of wind on Mars captured by NASA’s Insight Lander – Teslarati

This fresh in from the Elysium Planitia of Mars: the sound of wind from an alien world. On its 10th day as a new resident of the red planet, NASA’s InSight lander’s pressure sensor transmitted air vibration data from its trembling solar panels, representing a steady breeze about 99 million miles away. The combination of photos sent back from the craft with […]

NASA Records Sound Of Mars' 'Really Unworldly' Wind For The First Time – HuffPost

NASA Records Sound Of Mars' 'Really Unworldly' Wind For The First Time – HuffPost

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the “really unworldly” Martian wind. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory released audio clips of the alien wind Friday. The low-frequency rumblings were collected by the InSight lander during its first week of operations at Mars. The wind is estimated to be […]

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