Ocean ecosystems take two million years to recover after mass extinction – new research
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Ocean ecosystems take two million years to recover after mass extinction – new research

Around 66m years ago, a giant asteroid struck the Earth, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs, ammonites, and many other species. The asteroid was equally devastating at a microscopic level, driving ocean plankton to near-extinction. This crippled the base of the marine food chain and shut down important ocean functions, such as the absorption and…

Unbelievable Moment Black Hole Shreds A Star Caught By Astronomers
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Unbelievable Moment Black Hole Shreds A Star Caught By Astronomers

By : Lucy Connolly On : 27 Sep 2019 15:45NASAAstronomers have released awe-inspiring footage recreating the moment a black hole tears apart a star millions of light-years away.NASA’S Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which has been tasked with searching space for new planets witnessed more than it bargained for.The incredible phenomenon, called a tidal disruption…

Facial recognition tech could help unlock secrets of dark matter in the universe
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Facial recognition tech could help unlock secrets of dark matter in the universe

Could the same technology that is used to unlock people’s smartphones also help unlock the secrets of the universe? It may sound unlikely, but that’s exactly what researchers from Switzerland’s science and technology-focused university ETH Zurich are working to achieve. Using a variation of the type of artificial intelligence neural network behind today’s facial recognition…

Galaxy’s Tranquil Halo Illuminated by Enigmatic Radio Burst [Video]
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Galaxy’s Tranquil Halo Illuminated by Enigmatic Radio Burst [Video]

This artist’s impression represents the path of the fast radio burst FRB 181112 traveling from a distant host galaxy to reach the Earth. FRB 181112 was pinpointed by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope. Follow-up observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) revealed that the radio pulses have passed through the halo…

NASA astronaut on space station posts amazing photo of colleague blasting off in rocket to join her
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NASA astronaut on space station posts amazing photo of colleague blasting off in rocket to join her

‘When your best friend achieves her lifelong dream to go to space’: NASA astronaut on space station posts amazing photo of colleague blasting off in rocket to join herNASA astronaut shared image of  Soyuz MS 15 craft launching into spaceThe image highlights a tail of smoke coming from the craft as it leaves EarthShip is carrying…