New Discoveries

Dinosaur Found in 99-Million-Year Old Amber: Bird-Like Skull Is the Smallest Ever Discovered

One can see the outline of a pristinely preserved small skull with a prominent eye socket, a dome-shaped crown of the head, a long snout and small teeth in a small piece of polished yellow amber. In a 99-million-year old amber from Myanmar the skull of Oculudentavis Khaungraae, one of the smallest newly described dinosaurs, […]

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Clean Water Ice Just Below Mars’ Surface: It Promises to Be Pure and Mineable

Future visitors to Mars: short-term or long-term settlers – it all depends on the planet’s subsurface ice reserves. Will future settlers on Mars be able to mine that ice for drinking, growing crops, or converting it into hydrogen for fuel? It is still hard to study the surface of the planet. Dirt, rocks, and other […]

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New Mini-Moon: an Asteroid of 12 Feet in Diameter Orbiting Earth

An asteroid the size of a washing machine is temporarily captured by Earth’s gravity and one day it will fly out of the orbit.  This asteroid is confirmed to be a mini-moon and has a surface brightness of C-type asteroids. It is orbiting our planet three years now, and is called 2020 CD3. Catalina Sky […]

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Habitable or Not: a Large Rocky Planet 110 Light-Years Away

The planet twice the size of the Earth is covered with lakes and vast seas and may have signs of life.  Researchers discovered that large amounts of water vapor encircle the planet. That suggests that the pressure and temperature on this planet is similar to those found on Earth. Astronomers called it K2-18b and plan […]

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BREATHABLE OXYGEN in a Galaxy Outside of the Milky Way, 581 Million Light Years Away

A team of astronomers at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory discovered molecular oxygen in a galaxy outside the Milky Way.  The team under the supervision of Junzhi Wang analyzed light waves that had reached Earth from Markarian 231, a galaxy about 581 million light years away. The presence of molecular oxygen was identified. Our own atmosphere made […]

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