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New images of Jupiter reveal some of the planet’s mysterious features

New images of Jupiter reveal some of the planet’s mysterious features

Images captured by two different telescopes are showing our solar system’s largest planet in a new light. The Gemini North telescope in Hawaii and the Hubble Space Telescope have captured Jupiter in visible, infrared and ultraviolet light, revealing striking atmospheric features of the gas giant in detail. These include superstorms, massive cyclones and, of course,…MORE

Voyager spacecraft detects ‘persistent hum’ beyond our solar system

Voyager spacecraft detects ‘persistent hum’ beyond our solar system

One of the Earth’s longest-flying spacecraft has detected a “persistent hum” beyond our solar system, according to a new study. NASA’s Voyager 1 launched on September 5 1977, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a Titan-Centaur rocket, just weeks after its sister craft, Voyager 2. Although they were initially designed to last five years, more than…MORE

Gnawed bones of 9 Neanderthals found in Italian cave in ‘extraordinary’ discovery

The discovery of the ancient remains of nine Neanderthals, a pack of hyenas and several elephants in the Guattari Cave near the Italian resort town of San Felice Circeo has astounded archaeologists, who have long suspected that a considerable population lived in the area. “It is an extraordinary discovery,” Dario Franceschini, Italy’s cultural minister, said…MORE

NASA spacecraft carrying history-making asteroid sample now heading toward Earth

NASA spacecraft carrying history-making asteroid sample now heading toward Earth

After spending two-and-a-half years together, a NASA spacecraft bid farewell to its asteroid companion Monday and began the long journey back to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission, and it carries a generous amount of material collected from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. It’s the culmination of years of hard work…MORE

Lunar telescope could reveal the Dark Ages of the universe

Lunar telescope could reveal the Dark Ages of the universe

Scientists want to build a radio telescope on the far side of the moon to help pull back the curtain on the mysteries surrounding the beginning of the universe. While not an official full-fledged NASA mission, the concept of the Lunar Crater Radio Telescope, or LCRT, has been in development for years. The project recently…MORE

Mars helicopter successfully flies to a new destination

Mars helicopter successfully flies to a new destination

It’s the little chopper that could. After four historic flights, the Ingenuity Mars helicopter successfully flew to a new destination. The 4-pound chopper conducted a one-way flight to its new airfield on Friday. As with previous flights, Ingenuity took off from Wright Brothers Field, but it’s not coming back. This time, Ingenuity ascended 16 feet…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

The Village People make an unplanned appearance, a gator gets put back where it belongs and a TV star’s PSA goes global. These are the must-watch videos of the week. ‘In the Navy’ CNN anchors Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell cracked up while listening to the Village People interrupt a congressional hearing. At the same…MORE

Covid deaths may be double what we thought

Covid deaths may be double what we thought

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 3 million lives, an almost unfathomable human toll. Now, new figures suggest that the true global Covid-19 death toll has been grossly undercounted. Coronavirus has killed 6.9 million people, more than double the 3.2 million deaths that have been officially reported worldwide, according to analysis from the Institute…MORE

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