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Astronomers Discover Noble Gas Compound in Crab Nebula, NASA says

Astronomers Discover Noble Gas Compound in Crab Nebula

Astronomers have discovered a molecule in space that contains a noble gas. Until now, scientists thought such compounds only existed on Earth. The find was made using an instrument aboard Europe’s Herschel Space Observatory. The molecule, argon hydride, was seen in the crab nebula, the remains of a star that exploded 1,000 years ago The noble gases, which include helium, ... Read More »

Iran sends second monkey into space (PHOTO)

Iran sends second monkey into space

Iran says it has successfully sent a monkey into space for the second time. President Hassan Rohani’s website announced on December 14 that the monkey was launched into orbit in an Iranian rocket, dubbed Pajohesh (Research), that used liquid fuel for the first time. It said the monkey, named Fargam (Auspicious), was returned to Earth safely. It did not say ... Read More »

Ozone Hole Won’t Heal Until 2070 NASA Experts says

Ozone Hole Won't Heal Until 2070 NASA Experts says

New research by NASA scientists reveals that while the hole in the ozone layer is stabilizing, it will take until 2070 to completely recover, the Los Angeles Times reports. Levels of chlorine in the atmosphere have fallen due to the Montreal Protocol treaty, which was passed two decades ago in an effort to ban chlorofluorocarbons and other compounds. But the ... Read More »

Meteor explodes over Arizona (VIDEO)

Meteor explodes over Arizona

A resounding boom over Tucson, Arizona, roused residents from their dinner tables Tuesday and had them pointing up to the sky. With the largest meteor shower of the year around the corner, the heavens seemed to be giving them a sneak preview. A whopper of a fireball roared over their heads and exploded, rattling their houses. According to CNN, the ... Read More »

Massive Fresh water Reserves Found Beneath the Oceans

Massive Fresh water Reserves Found Beneath the Oceans

Scientists have discovered huge reserves of freshwater beneath the oceans kilometres out to sea, providing new opportunities to stave off a looming global water crisis. A new study, published in the international scientific journal Nature, reveals that an estimated half a million cubic kilometres of low-salinity water are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world. Read More »

Shipwreck hunter finds Keystone State in Lake Huron (VIDEO)

Keystone State shipwreck

“When you virtually have thought that you would never find something you were looking for, and finally it comes up and you find it, you say ‘Wow.'” After 20 years David Trotter and his team of divers finally found it – the Keystone State shipwreck in the waters of Lake Huron near Alpena. The steamer was one of the finest ... Read More »

Giant Alien planet 11 times bigger than Jupiter found

Giant Alien planet 11 times bigger than Jupiter found

A team of astronomers that is led by a US graduate student has found a planet outside the solar system. The place where it is found is not the place where the planet should not be there. This raises questions regarding the planetary formation. On Thursday, as per a University of Arizona release, the huge planet is orbiting its star ... Read More »

Adorable Olinguito is first carnivore found in Western Hemisphere in 35 years

Adorable Olinguito is first carnivore found in Western Hemisphere in 35 years

For all of modern history, a small, carnivorous South American mammal in the raccoon family has evaded the scientific community. Untold thousands of these red, furry creatures scampered through the trees of the Andean cloud forests, but they did so at night, hidden by dense fog. Nearly two dozen preserved samples—mostly skulls or furs— were mislabeled in museum collections across ... Read More »