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Rock affords clue to Earth’s early days as a waterworld – The Times

In Genesis, the Earth’s creation is reported thus: “And God said: ‘Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear.’ And it was so . . . Evening came and morning came, the third day.”New research has suggested that the Bible may have been correct in…

Huge’Distance snowman’ is Just Two merging Celebrities – BBC News

Image copyright University of Warwick/Mark A. Garlick Image caption Artwork: The object may be two so-called 'white dwarves' merging into a smaller denser star Researchers have discovered a huge snowman-shaped star with an atmospheric composition never seen before.It is more massive than our Sun but only two-thirds the Earth's diameter.The object is thought to have…

NASA Stocks GIF of a Brand New black hole 30,000 light-years out seen by Pupils studying at an asteroid – Daily Mail

NASA shares GIF of a new flaring black hole 30,000 light-years away that was discovered by students studying an asteroidStudents using  NASA's OSIRIS-REx to study an asteroid found a new black holeIt sits 30,000 light-years away and was spotted by its X-ray emissionsThe team found it just a week after Japan's MAXI telescope discovered itBy Stacy…

3 billion-year-old Earth had water everywhere, but not 1 continent, Research Indicates – Livescience.com

Home News Water, water, everywhere. (Image: © Shutterstock) What did Earth look like 3.2 billion years ago? New evidence suggests the planet was covered by a vast ocean and had no continents at all.Continents appeared later, as plate tectonics thrust enormous, rocky land masses upward to breach the sea surfaces, scientists recently reported.They found clues…

Asteroid warning: NASA monitors a 4KM killer stone on strategy – Could ending human civilisation – Express.co. Uk

The colossal asteroid is being tracked by NASA’s automated systems at the Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) in California, US. The asteroid has been officially dubbed 52768 (1998 OR2) and is estimated to measure up to 2.5 miles (4.1km) across.An object this big could potentially spell the end of the human race if…

Astra, DARPA set for launch problem try – NASASpaceflight.com

Astra and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are readying for the first launch in a dual-mission “launch challenge”. Astra, the launch contractor, is currently conducting final preparations ahead of the launch of their Rocket 3.0 vehicle, nicknamed “1 of 3”. Both missions will launch from the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) in…

Huge’Distance snowman’ is Just Two merging Celebrities – BBC News

Image copyright University of Warwick/Mark A. Garlick Image caption Artwork: The object may be two so-called 'white dwarves' merging into a smaller denser star Researchers have discovered a huge snowman-shaped star with an atmospheric composition never seen before.It is more massive than our Sun but only two-thirds the Earth's diameter.The object is thought to have…

Earth Might Happen to Be a’water world’ 3bn Years Back, scientists Locate – The Guardian

Scientists have found evidence that Earth was covered by a global ocean that turned the planet into a “water world” more than 3bn years ago. Telltale chemical signatures were spotted in an ancient chunk of ocean crust which point to a planet once devoid of continents, the largest landmasses on Earth. If the findings are…

First extraterrestrial PROTEIN found inside a meteorite discovered 30 years in the past in Algeria – Daily Mail

First extraterrestrial PROTEIN discovered inside a meteorite found 30 years ago in Algeria suggests the building blocks of life could already exist elsewhere in spaceThe meteorite — named Acfer 086 — was collected from Algeria back in 1990Experts found it contains a protein called hemolithin made of iron and lithiumThe ends of the protein are though to…

Astronomy Student at Canada Discovers 17 Exoplanets New into Science – ScienceAlert

VICTOR TANGERMANN, FUTURISM 2 MAR 2020 By combing through data collected by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope, University of British Columbia astronomy PhD candidate Michelle Kunimoto discovered evidence of an impressive 17 new exoplanets - including a roughly Earth-sized world found in the "habitable zone", the region around a star where liquid water could exist.…
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Angela Merkel rebuffs Trump’s G7 Summit invitation due to coronavirus – Business Insider

German Chancellor Angela Merkel turned down US President Donald Trump's invitation to attend the G7 Summit in Washington next month, Politico reported. While Trump pushes to reopen the US, Merkel has said it's too early to reopen and host large gatherings since the virus is still circulating. Trump was reportedly "furious" at Merkel's refusal. Visit Business Insider's homepage…

Coronavirus: Fergus Walsh on the volunteers in the race to find a vaccine – BBC News

The world eagerly awaits a coronavirus vaccine, and labs are racing to develop one. Some have now reached the stage of human trials and are looking for volunteers. So what's it like to be part of a vaccine trial? I remember very clearly my first medical trial. It was in Oxford where I was going…

Ruby Princess passengers warned after crew member tests positive to tuberculosis – The Guardian

Passengers on the ill-fated Ruby Princess cruise ship have been sent another warning from the New South Wales health department, warning that they could have been exposed to tuberculosis. The Ruby Princess voyage that arrived in Sydney on 19 March is responsible for about 10% of all coronavirus infections in Australia, and the bungled management…