Moon rocks retrieved by Soviet space mission sold for $855G – Fox News

Moon rocks retrieved by Soviet space mission sold for $855G – Fox News

Three tiny Moon rocks brought back from space by the unmanned Soviet Luna-16 mission were sold for $855,000 at auction on Thursday. The rocks, which had a pre-sale estimate of $700,000 to $1 million, are the only known lunar samples available for private ownership, according to auction house Sotheby’s. In 1993 the rocks were sold […]

DNA That Should Only Pass Down From Mothers Can Come From Fathers, Too – Gizmodo

DNA That Should Only Pass Down From Mothers Can Come From Fathers, Too – Gizmodo

Fibroblasts, or connective tissue cells. Nuclei in blue, mitochondria in green. Image: NICHD (Flickr) You probably learned two things about mitochondria in high school biology. First, they’re the powerhouses of the cell. Second, you can only inherit them from your mother. But a new study seems to cloud that second point. A team of researchers […]

Hubble’s First Picture After Returning to Service. The Telescope is Fully Operational Again with Three Working Gyros – Universe Today

Hubble’s First Picture After Returning to Service. The Telescope is Fully Operational Again with Three Working Gyros – Universe Today

The Hubble Space Telescope is a hero in the astronomy world. And when it suffered a malfunctioning gyro on October 5th, it took a heroic effort on the part of the Hubble team to get it working again. Now we have Hubble’s first picture after its return to service. Hubble’s first picture after its troubles […]

NASA’s InSight beams back breathtakingly clear photo of Mars – Fox News

NASA’s InSight beams back breathtakingly clear photo of Mars – Fox News

NASA’s spacecraft, InSight, landed on Mars Monday.  (NASA) NASA’s spacecraft that landed on Mars Monday has beamed back its first clear photo of the desolate Red Planet. “There’s a quiet beauty here. Looking forward to exploring my new home,” NASA tweeted late Monday, hours after its new InSight lander touched down. The image came after the […]

Scientists Want to Fight Climate Change by Dimming the Sun

Scientists Want to Fight Climate Change by Dimming the Sun

Sum of the Particles The long-term outlook on climate change is bleak. Last month, a United Nations report found that the international community’s current efforts are unlikely to stave off catastrophic global fallout. That gloomy consensus is driving some researchers to investigate moonshot solutions, including an idea so extreme that it has divided scientific community: geoengineering our own […]

Anxiety abounds at NASA as Mars landing day arrives

Anxiety abounds at NASA as Mars landing day arrives

This image made available by NASA shows the planet Mars. This composite photo was created from over 100 images of Mars taken by Viking Orbiters in the 1970s. In our solar system family, Mars is Earth’s next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow on Monday, Nov. […]

Neuroscientist Discovers Previously Hidden Region In Human Brain

Neuroscientist Discovers Previously Hidden Region In Human Brain

An Australian neuroscientist has discovered a new region of brain that has never been seen in well-studied laboratory animals. The region now going under the name of Endorestiform Nucleus was first noted around 30 years ago, but it was only recently that its existence was confirmed by researchers. The discovery was made possible by latest […]

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