NASA’s iconic ‘worm’ logo will adorn the Falcon 9 Crew Dragon rocket
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NASA’s iconic ‘worm’ logo will adorn the Falcon 9 Crew Dragon rocket

When Space X’s Crew Dragon craft carries its first complement of astronauts to the International Space Station later this year, it will do so with NASA’s iconic “worm” logo emblazoned on the side of its Falcon 9 rocket. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine shared the news over Twitter, saying the symbol will mark the “return of human spaceflight…

Three human-like species lived side-by-side in ancient Africa
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Three human-like species lived side-by-side in ancient Africa

Image copyright Science Image caption The remains recovered from the cave complex include the earliest example of Homo erectus – a direct human ancestor Two million years ago, three different human-like species were living side-by-side in South Africa, a study shows.The findings underline a growing understanding that the present-day situation, where one human species dominates…

1,400-year-old mystery of strange ‘red sign’ in Japan’s sky solved
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1,400-year-old mystery of strange ‘red sign’ in Japan’s sky solved

Home News Skywatching What might the “red sign” have looked like? (Image: © Illustration: Space.com; Aurora: Nora Carol/Getty) A scarlet fan spread across the skies over Japan 1,400 years ago, and it’s been puzzling astronomers ever since.According to historical records, on Dec. 30, 620, a “red sign” shaped like “a pheasant tail” appeared in the…

‘Missing link’ black hole discovered by Hubble
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‘Missing link’ black hole discovered by Hubble

(CNN)Astronomers have long studied supermassive black holes and smaller black holes that form when massive stars implode, but they have searched for intermediate-mass black holes for years. Now, thanks to observations by the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have found their “missing link” to understand how black holes evolve. They were able to confirm the observation…

‘I thought it was a dream’: Creatures found deep beneath the sea give hope for life on Mars
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‘I thought it was a dream’: Creatures found deep beneath the sea give hope for life on Mars

Scientists have found “dense” communities of creatures living deep beneath the sea, in a discovery that gives hope that similar life could be found on Mars. Volcanic rock more than 100 metres underneath the sea floor was discovered to be “teeming” with creatures, according to the new report. The discovery suggests that other, similar environments –…