Day: October 2, 2019

New Theory on Mysterious Oumuamua Space Object Revealed

Astronomers are hypothesizing that Oumuamua, the first interstellar object to enter the solar system, could have come from a still-forming system and that giant planets’ gravitational effects could have spread pieces of debris throughout the galaxy, Live Science is reporting. The astronomers discovered the peculiar object in the solar system in 2017. The object was named…

Mob mentality rules jackdaw flocks

Jackdaws are more likely to join a mob to drive off predators if lots of their fellow birds are up for the fight, new research shows. Credit: Alan McCarthy Jackdaws are more likely to join a mob to drive off predators if lots of their fellow birds are up for the fight, new research shows.…

Scientists estimate Earth’s total carbon store

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carbon is all around us – in the trees and in the rocks There are 1.85 billion, billion tonnes of carbon on Earth, with more than 99% of it resident beneath our feet. Scientists from the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) project have spent 10 years assessing the “reservoirs and…

China land on dark side of the moon

The Chang’e-4 lunar probe landed on the far side of the moon on 3 January this year, the first time a human spacecraft has made a soft-landing there Chinese lunar probe Chang’e-4 and lunar rover Yutu-2 woke up at 8:10am and 8:42am on 25th August respectively after being switched to dormant mode, entering their ninth…