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A kung-fu kick led researchers to the world’s oldest complete fish fossils.  Here’s what they found

A kung-fu kick led researchers to the world’s oldest complete fish fossils. Here’s what they found

Credit: Heming Zhang, Author provided Some of the world’s most significant fossil discoveries have come from China. These include amazing feathered dinosaurs, the earliest modern mammals, and some of the oldest-known animals on Earth. Today, four new papers published in Nature carry on this tradition by revealing the world’s oldest well-preserved jawed fishes, dating between …

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Spiral Galaxy Captured In “Unprecedented Detail” By James Webb Telescope

Spiral Galaxy Captured In “Unprecedented Detail” By James Webb Telescope

The spectacular image features the spiral arms of the IC 5332 galaxy. New Delhi: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has captured an image of a spiral galaxy with unprecedented details. The galaxy, which is located more than 29 million light-years away, is slightly bigger than Milky Way. The spectacular image, which was taken by the …

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NASA Releases Most Detailed Photos Of Jupiter Moon Europa In Decades

NASA keeps dropping more photos of incredible, jaw-dropping outer space in views we’ve never seen before. The newest images don’t come from the James Webb Space Telescope, though, which has been giving us wow-worthy images lately. These new photos come from NASA’s Juno probe — and they show the first photos of Jupiter’s Europa in …

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Discovery of ‘fingerprint’ confirms alarming predictions of Greenland ice sheet melt

Until recently, fingerprint science was restrained by a lack of satellite observations — records documented only the southern tip of Greenland, making it difficult to examine the oceans around it. The Greenland ice sheet, which covers almost 80% of the island country, contains enormous quantities of frozen water. The rapid melting of the Greenland ice …

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Potential ‘diamond factory’ may have existed at the core-mantle boundary for billions of years

The Carbon and water cycles in the Earth’s interior are linked to key planetary processes, such as mantle melting, degassing, chemical differentiation, and advection. However, the role of water in the carbon exchange between the cover and core is not well known. At the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, Byeongkwan Ko, a recent …

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A Single High-Resolution Image of Dimorphos Stacked From DART’s Final Images

Here’s a sharper view of Dimorphos, the small asteroid moonlet that the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) spacecraft intentionally crashed into. Eydeet on Imgur created a higher resolution image of Dimorphos by stacking the last few images received from the spacecraft before impact. First impressions? It’s an egg-shaped rubble pile. What we know: Dimorphos is …

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Astronomers identified the most distant globular clusters ever discovered

The Canadian NIRISS Unbiased Cluster Survey (CANUCS) team discovered the most distant globular clusters ever found using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). These dense groups of millions of stars may be relics that contain the first and oldest stars in the universe. This discovery in Webb’s First Deep Field already provides a detailed look …

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NASA, SpaceX to look at Hubble boost to extend life

Officials at NASA have signed a Space Act Agreement with SpaceX to investigate the benefits and risks of having a private mission provide service to NASA’s nearly 33-year-old Hubble Space Telescope, boosting it to a higher orbit to extend its life, the space agency Thursday announced. “Hubble is amazingly successful. … It’s doing great science …

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