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Harnessing the Sun’s magnetic field will help humans fly through interstellar space in a few decades, new study claims

The scientific technique that could elevate humans through the stars has been revealed. We are already using solar power, but these advancements bring new meaning to the potential of the sun’s energy. 2 Photons from the sun’s rays are currently used in the ‘solar sails’ method of space travelCredit: Getty 2 Researchers are slowly crafting …

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Strange Magnetic Anomalies on The Moon Can Finally Be Explained: ScienceAlert

Small, frozen, and silent, the Moon has a surprising distribution of magnetic fingerprints across its dusty surface, not all of which are easy to explain away. A new study led by geoscientist Zhuang Guo of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Geochemistry could help us better understand unusually strong magnetic field readings that don’t …

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Biosignatures: Discovery Of Earth’s Oldest DNA Breaks Record By One Million Years

Taxonomic profiles of the plant assembly found in the metagenomes. Taxa in bold are genera only found as DNA and not as macrofossil or pollen. Asterisks indicate those that are found at other Pliocene Arctic sites. Extinct species as identified by either macrofossils or phylogenetic placements are marked with a dagger. Reads classified as Pyrus …

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Radioactive space rocks could have seeded life on Earth, new research suggests

A special type of radioactive meteorite could have seeded life on Earth, a new study found. Carbonaceous chondrites, a type of radioactive meteorite chock full of water and organic compounds, produce energetic gamma rays that can drive the chemical reactions to synthesize amino acids — the building blocks of life — researchers discovered. Meteorites are …

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New study suggests a way to speed up space travel exponentially

A new study may suggest a new way for us to approach space travel in the future. Humanity has long dreamed of exploring the final frontier, the space beyond our own, where planets like Mars, Jupiter, and even planets we’ve only seen with telescopes would somehow be within reach. But, two things have always held …

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Study unravels the role of DNA methylation in oceanic microbial communities

Microbiome (2022). DOI: 10.1186/s40168-022-01340-w” width=”800″ height=”530″/> Meta-epigenome analysis scheme of ocean surface samples. A schematic overview of meta-epigenomics. Meta-epigenomics using genome-centric metagenomics from the binning approach of short- and long-read assemblies, followed by identifying the epigenetic signals of genomes from long-read mapping. Credit: Microbiome (2022). DOI: 10.1186/s40168-022-01340-w DNA methylation is a biological process through which …

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NASA’s NEO Surveyor to Launch Later and Cost More Than Expected

An illustration of the Near Earth Object Surveyor, which is scheduled for launch in June 2028.Illustration: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s plan for an upcoming infrared asteroid-hunting telescope, called Near Earth Object (NEO) Surveyor, has officially changed. NEO Surveyor’s expected price tag has doubled from an estimated high of $600 million to a whopping $1.2 billion, while the …

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Peekaboo! Strange tiny galaxy provides a glimpse into the universe’s early history

Astronomers have discovered that a strange dwarf galaxy hidden for years in our cosmic neighborhood looks like it belongs in the early universe, despite having formed more recently. The tiny galaxy measuring just 1,200 light-years across earned the nickname ‘Peekaboo’ because it was hidden in the bright glare of a fast-moving foreground star and only …

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Construction Started on the Biggest Radio Observatory in Earth’s History – Could Uncover Early Signs of Life in the Universe

SKA sites in Australia and South Africa at Night. Credit: SKAO Construction of the world’s largest radio astronomy facility, the Square Kilometer Array Observatory (SKAO), began on December 4. The observatory is a global project 30 years in the making. With two huge telescopes, one (low-frequency) in Australia and the other (mid-frequency) in South Africa, …

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