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Astronomers discovered a planet where a full year is 16 hours long

November 26th, 2021

Astronomers have discovered a new planet outside our solar system which orbits its star in just 16 hours. The ongoing hunt for planets beyond our solar system has resulted in over 4,000 discoveries of far-off worlds. Some of these new-found planets orbit stars that are thousands of light-years from Earth. The worlds found include Neptune-like …

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You need to see these jaw-dropping lunar eclipse photos

November 25th, 2021

An astrophotographer has released a new photo of the recent partial lunar eclipse and it captures the event perfectly. The photo is a composite of thousands of photos captured during the four-hour event. Taken by Andrew McCarthy, the photos were captured using three cameras that McCarthy set up outside in Arizona the night of the …

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Mind-blowing physics experiment can turn matter invisible

November 24th, 2021

We finally have a demonstration of a quantum effect that was predicted years ago, which is capable of making invisible matter. Scientists at MIT have used lasers to squeeze lithium gas together after cooling it to very low temperatures. The result, though, is an invisible gas that can block the scattering of light. Scientists believe …

These shape-shifting robot fish swim through the body to attack cancer

November 23rd, 2021

Scientists have been looking for new ways to treat cancer for years now. Newly developed shape-shifting robots could provide a new avenue for treatment. The new robots are shaped like fish and can deliver drugs directly to the affected cells. This could help alleviate side effects from cancer-fighting treatments like chemotherapy. Once the technology is …

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Why evidence of life on Mars could be fake

November 18th, 2021

We’ve already seen geological evidence that suggests Mars could have been habitable billions of years ago. A new study in the Journal of the Geological Society could call that evidence into question, though. Some of the fossils found on Mars thus far could be made up of non-living processes, researchers say. The study notes that …

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A ninth planet in our Solar System may have just been discovered

November 17th, 2021

Data gathered in 1983 shows signs of what a British astronomer believes to be possible evidence of a ninth planet in our solar system. The news could provide some solace to people who are still upset over Pluto’s demotion to dwarf planet. Michael Rowan-Robinson, a leading astronomer and Emeritus professor of astrophysics at Imperial College …