Japanese scientists have discovered a mechanism that allows people to get rid of the so-called senescent cells and thus halts the aging process, with the possibility of administering a drug that can trigger this mechanism in 5-10 years, professor Makoto Nakanishi of the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo, said.
Japanese Scientists Say Use of Anti-Aging Drug May Begin in 5-10 Years
The Comet That Killed the Dinosaurs: New Theory on Origin of the Chicxulub Impactor
by Harvard University | SciTechDaily
It was tens of miles wide and forever changed history when it crashed into Earth about 66 million years ago.
The Chicxulub impactor, as it’s known, left behind a crater off the coast of Mexico that spans 93 miles and goes 12 miles deep. Its devastating impact brought the reign of the dinosaurs to an abrupt and calamitous end by triggering their sudden mass extinction, along with the end of almost three-quarters of the plant and animal species then living on Earth.
A team of astronomers has confirmed the discovery of a planetoid that is almost four times farther from the Sun than Pluto, making it the most distant object ever observed in our solar system. The planetoid, which has been nicknamed “Farfarout,” was first detected in 2018, and the team has now collected enough observations to pin down its orbit. The newly discovered object has a very elongated orbit that takes it out to 175 au at its most distant point to around 27 au when it is close to the Sun. (1 au is the distance between the Earth and Sun.) Farfarout’s journey around the Sun takes about a thousand years, crossing the massive planet Neptune’s orbit every time.
Astronomers Confirm Orbit of Most Distant Object Ever Observed in Our Solar System
A man in Scotland hopes to raise enough money to send a proponent of the Flat Earth theory into space so that they can see that the planet is actually round. He has launched a crowdfunding campaign aimed at generating around $340,000 to secure a seat on a Virgin Galactic flight into space when such trips begin later this year. Once enough people have seen the rounded shape of the Earth from orbital altitude during rocket powered tourism flights, perhaps the Flat Earth theory will become a thing of the past.
Man Seeking Funds to Send Flat Earther on Trip to Space
This article serves as an introduction to the topic of planets outside of our Solar System, one of the most important areas of research in astronomy today.
What Are Extrasolar Planets?
by Matt Williams | Universe Today
For countless generations, human beings have looked out at the night sky and wondered if they were alone in the Universe. With the discovery of other planets in our Solar System, the true extent of the Milky Way galaxy, and other galaxies beyond our own, this question has only deepened and become more profound.
And whereas astronomers and scientists have long suspected that other star systems in our galaxy and the Universe had orbiting planets of their own, it has only been within the last few decades that any have been observed. Over time, the methods for detecting these “extrasolar planets” have improved, and the list of those whose existence has been confirmed has grown accordingly (over 4000 and counting!)
Jeff Rense (Rense.com) and guest Geert Kersten talk about an all natural non-toxic cancer treatment that works with the body’s immune system. It is currently winding its way through the government approval process.
The stone circle monument built between 3000 and 1520 BC continues to capture the attention of archaeologists, who are attempting to unravel its mysteries. Researchers still debate the meaning of Stonehenge, with some insisting it was a religious site, while others claim it was an ancient “computer” used to predict lunar and solar eclipses. Despite the fact that the monument is so old and has been studied by scientists for a long time, Stonehenge’s story is by no means finished according to historian Dan Snow.
More Extraordinary Secrets About Stonehenge Will Be Unveiled in Future, Says Historian
A Very Interesting Radio Signal Was Just Detected Coming from Proxima Centauri
by Matthew Cimone | Universe Today
There’s a powerful scene in the movie “Contact” (one of my favs) where lead character Ellie Arroway is sitting among an array of telescopes and hears the first alien signal – an ominous pulse – received by humanity. She races back to the control center where the array is pointed off target and then back to verify the signal. Contact is made. Shortly after, a message is found in the signal and we’ve confirmed the existence of alien life!
Ellie Arroway was inspired by a real-life pillar of the SETI community, Dr. Jill Tarter. I had the privilege of interviewing Jill Tarter last year and asked about that scene. She laughed saying “There’s not a lot of sitting around with headphones on. It’s not really that simple.” When it comes to analyzing signals from the stars for alien life, distinguishing a potential alien message from the noise of our own planet is quite complicated.
In November of 1977, a news broadcast airing in multiple parts of England was “hacked” and interrupted with a message from a supposed extraterrestrial. How this was done or by who still remains a mystery, but it did indeed happen. TV engineers tried to get to the bottom of the interruption and stop it but were unsuccessful. Nobody has ever claimed responsibility for the event and the news episode of that day remains a curious unsolved mystery that may never be explained.
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The RAVN-X Is a New Autonomous Aircraft Designed to Launch Small Satellites
by Matt Williams | Universe Today
In the past twenty years, one of the biggest developments to take place in the realm of space exploration has been the growth of the commercial space industry (aka. NewSpace). As a result of growing demand and declining costs, more companies are coming to the fore to offer launch services that are making space more accessible and cost-effective.
One such company is the space delivery services company Aevum, an Alabama-based startup specializing in Autonomous Launch Vehicles (AuLVs). On Dec. 3rd, 2020, Aevum unveiled their prototype vehicle, the RAVN-X. Once operational, this autonomous suborbital spaceplane will be able to send satellites and other small payloads to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in just three hours.