Atoms in your body may come from distant galaxies

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Supercomputer simulations suggest much of the matter in the Milky Way may have come from other galaxies by a process of ‘intergalactic transfer’ It seems natural to assume that the matter from which the Milky Way is made was formed within the galaxy itself, but a series of new supercomputer simulations

One small step begins journey to stars

Proxima Centauri

THE smallest ever spacecraft have been successfully put into orbit in what may be the first step towards visiting our nearest star — Proxima Centauri. THE smallest ever spacecraft have been put into orbit in what may be the first step towards the stars. Breakthrough Starshot is a plan to send man-made probes

Cassini continues on its final Saturn jaunt

Cassini Saturn Orbit

After 13 years of exciting discoveries, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is making its final orbits of Saturn. On September 15 it will commence its mission-ending plunge into the thick atmosphere of the gas giant, but recent observations are proving that Cassini still has some surprises in store.Dubbed the "Grand Finale", this

Sony’s a7S II shoots 4K Videos from outer space

Sony’s

Sony’s lineup of full-frame mirrorless cameras are impressive, and have become a staple for videographers and photographers worldwide. But now, the a7S II has gone beyond just our world, capturing amazing 4K footage from outside the International Space Station. The a7S II was mounted on the ISS on the KIBO Japanese

Scientists Are One Step Closer to Finding Dark Matter

Cold Or Fuzzy? Dark matter is the unseen, mostly unknown material that comprises the bulk of our Universe. However, exactly what dark matter is has long been debated, in large part because it has yet to be directly detected. New research from an international team of cosmologists narrows down the possibilities

Mysterious ‘orphan’ planets found roaming through space

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The rocky worlds are believed to move through galaxies and could host life in deep hydrothermal vents, according to new research Earth sized planets that could harbour life roam the darkness of space - between the stars, according to new research.The wandering worlds - known as 'free floating' or 'orphan' planets

The Moon’s Interior Could Contain Lots of Water

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Ancient volcanic deposits on the moon reveal new evidence about the lunar interior, suggesting it contains substantial amounts of water.Using satellite data, scientists from Brown University studied lunar pyroclastic deposits, layers of rock that likely formed from large volcanic eruptions. The magma associated with these explosive events is carried to the

Eight Other Worlds In Our Solar System Might Have Life Beyond Earth

Kepler

In all the known Universe, to the best that we've examined it, only our home planet, Earth, contains confirmed signs of life. But the raw ingredients required for life appear everywhere, from the interiors of asteroids to interstellar gas clouds to protoplanetary nebulae to the exploded remnants of supernovae. The

When Will The First Human Leave The Solar System?

Proxima Centauri

One thousand years. That is the minimum length of time it would take us to get to the nearest star - Proxima Centauri - using current methods.But since we discovered that this star houses a potentially habitable planet, scientists have been more enthusiastic about the idea of interstellar travel than

Game Of Thrones Could Actually Exist

Game Of Thrones

'Game Of Thrones' Home World Could Actually Exist, Says Science Winter is coming. Here on Earth, we can accurately predict when it will arrive, how long it will last, and even — to a large extent — how severe it will be. But that isn't the case for the continents of Westeros and

Exoplanet Discovered Revolving Around its Star Five Times a Day

EPIC new planet

The planet is named EPIC 228813918 b, and it has the second-shortest orbital period of any planet ever discovered. A new Earth-sized exoplanet has been discovered with a peculiar and ultra-short orbit around its host star, completing a revolution every four hours and 20 minutes. There’s a joke in there somewhere, but

Is Dark Matter Real?

Many science-savvy people take it for granted that the universe is made not only of Carl Sagan's oft-quoted "billions and billions" of galaxies, but also a vast amount of an invisible substance called dark matter. This odd matter is thought to be a new kind of subatomic particle that doesn't

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