Dinosaur mass extinction event disrupted world’s oceans for millions of years, study claims
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Dinosaur mass extinction event disrupted world’s oceans for millions of years, study claims

The mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs led to the world’s oceans being disrupted for millions of years, according to new research. Scientists who examined fossil records spanning 13 million years found that global species of plankton at the base of the ocean ecosystem were disrupted for 2 million years after a massive asteroid strike…

Astronomers Discover the Oldest Galaxy Protocluster & It Features a Mythological Queen
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Astronomers Discover the Oldest Galaxy Protocluster & It Features a Mythological Queen

The blue shading shows the calculated extent of the protocluster, and the bluer color indicates higher density of galaxies in the protocluster. The red objects in zoom-in figures are the 12 galaxies found in it. This figure shows a square field-of-view 24 arcminutes along each side (corresponding to 198 million light-years along each side at…

Earth’s earliest life from 3.5BILLION years ago found in ancient Australian desert – and the same creatures ma
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Earth’s earliest life from 3.5BILLION years ago found in ancient Australian desert – and the same creatures ma

By Charlotte Edwards, The Sun September 26, 2019 | 2:58pm Red rocks in Karajini National Park. Getty Images Photomicrograph of pyritized stromatolites from the 3.5 billion-year-old Dresser Formation. UNSW The surface of Stromatolite stone. Getty Images Rocks in the Pilbara, the home of the ancient stromatolites. UNSW Fossils of the earliest known life on Earth…

Jumping the gap may make electronics faster
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Jumping the gap may make electronics faster

A section of a circuit board showing microcircuits. Credit: antoinebercovici A quasi-particle that travels along the interface of a metal and dielectric material may be the solution to problems caused by shrinking electronic components, according to an international team of engineers. “Microelectronic chips are ubiquitous today,” said Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Evan Pugh University Professor and Charles…

This Stunning Soyuz MS-15 Launch Photo by an ISS Astronaut Has a Special Meaning
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This Stunning Soyuz MS-15 Launch Photo by an ISS Astronaut Has a Special Meaning

These days we’re used to jaw-dropping photos getting snapped from the International Space Station, but the latest one NASA astronaut Christina Koch recently posted to Twitter comes with a special message, too. The image shows the Soyuz MS-15 spaceflight taking three people to the ISS: Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir as part…

Planet 9, our solar system’s mysterious missing world, could be an ancient black hole orbiting the sun, a new paper suggests
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Planet 9, our solar system’s mysterious missing world, could be an ancient black hole orbiting the sun, a new paper suggests

In 2016, researchers suggested that the bizarre orbits of six objects in the solar system’s Kuiper Belt could be influenced by the gravity of a mysterious, distant planet that scientists had never seen. A new study suggests that this mysterious Planet Nine, which seems to lurk at the edge of our solar system, could be a…