With a fortuitous lineup of a massive cluster of galaxies, astronomers have discovered a single star across most of the entire observable universe. This is the farthest detection of a single star ever. The star may be up to 500 times more massive than our Sun. Using a natural phenomenon known as “gravitational lensing,” astronomers were able to detect a single star at a distance where even detecting entire galaxies is challenging. This phenomenon was predicted by Einstein’s theory of relativity. It arises from the ability of mass to “curve” space itself.
Astronomers Spot the Most Distant Single Star Ever Seen Using a Cosmic Telescope Predicted by Einstein
An expedition team has located the wreckage of the explorer’s ship which sank in the Weddell Sea in 1915. Shackleton famously lost his ship but saved his crew. The “world’s most challenging shipwreck search” for one of the greatest legends of exploration history, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance, lost more than a century ago in the icy waters of Antarctica, has succeeded. The wreck was found 3,008 meters below the surface of what Shackleton described as “the worst portion of the worst sea in the world.”
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Archeologists Are Planning to Scan the Great Pyramid of Giza with Cosmic Rays with Such Detail, They Should See Every Hidden Chamber Inside
by Evan Gough | Universe Today
The Great Pyramid of Giza might be the most iconic structure humans ever built. Ancient civilizations constructed archaeological icons that are a testament to their greatness and persistence. But in some respects, the Great Pyramid stands alone. Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, only the Great Pyramid stands relatively intact.
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Earthlike exoplanets, including those with features like continents and liquid water on their surface, might be plentiful across the Milky Way galaxy. Previous planet formation models had indicated that Earth’s abundance of life-supporting water may have arrived due to extremely fortuitous comet strikes, but new models seem to indicate that rocky, earthlike planets may attract enough water during their development phase to make them as friendly to life as Earth.
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In 1958, a bulldozer operator in Northern California discovered 16-inch human-like footprints, and the legend of Bigfoot was born. Today, there are hundreds of reported sightings in America. See more in this full History episode.
NASA has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin Space of Littleton, Colorado, to build the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV), a small, lightweight rocket to launch rock, sediment, and atmospheric samples from the surface of the Red Planet. The award brings NASA a step closer to the first robotic round trip to bring samples safely to Earth through the Mars Sample Return Program.
NASA Selects Lockheed Martin To Build Rocket To Retrieve First Samples From Mars
The moon has been Earth’s close companion for billions of years, and while our view of its shape and size varies somewhat as it orbits our planet, it remains a constant presence in the sky. But could that change? In the 2022 movie “Moonfall”, a mysterious force ejects the moon from orbit and propels it on a collision course toward Earth, with a planet-smashing impact looming in just a few weeks. When confronted with this high-stakes and over-the-top disaster scenario, the film’s characters scramble to save the planet; in doing so, they learn that our natural satellite isn’t so natural after all.
Could the Moon Ever Be Pushed from Orbit, Like in ‘Moonfall’?
Anyone who grew up watching The Jetsons knows how cool flying cars are. They gave George and Jane the freedom to go wherever they wished, and it was everyone’s dream to own one in real life. While we aren’t living in the future The Jetsons imagined, we aren’t far off from making the possibility of owning a flying car a reality. Recent developments show that one day we’ll be living the life The Jetsons made us believe was possible.
Get A Glimpse Into the Future With These Flying Cars
Super-Earths may be the best place to search for extraterrestrial life due to their long-lived magnetic shields, according to a recent study. Scientists had previously thought that Earth-sized rocky exoplanets, meaning planets located outside of our own solar system that are of a similar size and composition of our own Earth, might make the best places to search for ET. However, this newest study seems to indicate that super-Earths, meaning rocky exoplanets ranging from 2 to 10 times larger than earth, may make even better environments to foster life.
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The Israeli spoon bender is no stranger to making ‘out there’ claims, as evidenced by this most recent example. The golden chest believed to have held the stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments were inscribed, the Ark remains one of the most sought-after and mystifying religious artifacts in history. Now Uri Geller believes that he has figured out where it is and he intends to go and find it.
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70 New Rogue Exoplanets Spotted by Astronomers
by Christopher Plain | The Debrief
70 rogue exoplanets, or planets not bound to a host star, have been discovered wandering through the Milky Way galaxy. Described as a “breakthrough discovery,” the newly identified rogue exoplanets could help researchers better understand how these space bodies develop and ultimately become divorced from their host solar systems.