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A ghost-like nebula lights in Cassiopeia

Just in time for Halloween, the NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope has released a new and very detailed image of IC 63, which is 550 light years from Earth in the Cassiopeia Queen, sometimes called Ghost Nebula or Ghost of Cassiopeia. The Nebula, which is close to the bright star Gamma [γ] Cassiopeiae (the central point in constellation's "W" …

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Controversial spearpoints can rewrite the history of the first Americans

Archaeologists have discovered what is potentially the oldest weapon ever found in North America: eleven spearheads dating back about 15,500 years ago find a new study. If the discovery, located about 40 miles northwest of Austin, Texas, can be verified, it can strengthen the argument that people settled in America earlier than previously thought. But not all experts are convinced …

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Russian rocket launches satellite, only after failure

A Russian Soyuz rocket put a military satellite in circulation on Thursday, its first successful launch since a similar rocket failed earlier this month to deliver a crew to the International Space Station. The Russian military said a Soyuz-2-booster rocket lifted off from Plesetsk launching plant in northwestern Russia. A soyuz-FG rocket with NASA astronaut Nick Haag and Roscosmos Alexei …

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"Phantom" Archaeopteryx, one of the world's 1st birds, can probably fly

After years of private collections, a "phantom" fossil of one of the world's first-known birds has finally seen the light of the day. Now scientists have determined that it is a previously unknown species within the known genus Archeopteryx . Archeopteryx is a transition fossil in the development of dinosaur to bird. Nevertheless, it may come as a surprise to …

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Archaeologists uncover oldest weapons ever found in North America, and they might rewrite history – BGR

For many years the consensus among archeologists was that humans began settling in North America around 13,000 years ago. Deze tijdlijn was gebaseerd op artifacten gevonden die dateren terug tussen 12.700 en 13.000 jaar, inclusief wapens. Now, a new discovery in Texas could throw that theory right out the door. Researchers from Texas A & M, Baylor University, and the …

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First Hubble, Now Kepler-Why Are NASA's Telescopes Breaking Down?

NASA has not had much luck lately with its flagship, multimillion dollar space telescopes. In the past few months, the Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Kepler Spacecraft have all suffered technical issues that have led two to the suspension of science operations. Now, the space agency has announced that Kepler has gone back into sleep mode, in …

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African crocodile is actually two different species

Researchers have identified a new species of crocodile in Africa. The discovery gives researchers more information about the development of crocodiles and how they can protect the new species from being extinct. The new Central African slender crotch crocodile is a freshwater species and has a long and narrow nose as its name. From the beginning it was incorrectly classified …

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These tiny wasp-inspired drones can open a by 40 times their weight, and could one day be used in disaster zones

Researchers have built tiny microdrones capable of tugging open a by 40 times their weight. They took inspiration from predatory wasps, which can drag a big prey along the ground. One researcher said the technology could be adapted for Researchers have built microdrones, capable of tugging open a by 40 times their weight, by studying the biology of predatory wasps. …

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