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A Trojan asteroid on Mars is chemically similar to Earth’s moon

Although Mars is much smaller than Earth, it has two moons. Deimos and Phobos were probably asteroids captured by Mars’ gravity. The red planet has also captured nine other small celestial bodies. These asteroids do not orbit Mars directly, but instead, orbit stable points of gravity on either side of the planet known as Lagrange points. These are called trojans, …

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Fossils in India support a new theory about the origins of hooves, including horses

An artist recreating Cambaytherium. Image: Elaine Kasmer Cambaytherium, first described in 2005, is the most primitive member of an extinct group that branched out just before perissodactyls evolution, providing scientists with unique clues about ancient origins. and group evolution. Modern orders Artiodactyla (even ungulates), Perissodactyla and Primate appeared abruptly in the early Eocene about 56 million years ago across the …

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Celebrating Thanksgiving This Year – New York Times

Fran Keller, 52, an entomologist in Davis, California, will also be examined. She’s going to hold the first Thanksgiving she can remember – she often goes to her oldest sister’s house, also in Davis, but this year the crowd feels too crowded to be comfortable with some family family is at high risk. In Mrs. Keller’s dinner there will be …

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The asteroid NASA landed empty and turned itself to death

The asteroid Bennu is getting more and more exotic. When NASA decided to send a probe to land on a space rock and bring back the specimens, it chose Bennu because the surface looked smooth – the perfect landing zone. But when the Osiris-Rex spacecraft made the 200 million mile journey to Bennu, the images it showed showed a landscape …

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How long do most species survive before going extinct?

The majestic blue whale has been in the sea around 4.5 million years, when Neanderthals Wink disappearing lasted hundreds of thousands of years. But do these organisms represent species as a whole? How long do species usually exist before they go extinct? Turns out the answer we found now might be very different from usual. Because the habitat is destroyed, …

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SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience” has been energized and ready for release

SpaceX is preparing for the historic Crew-1 trip to the ISS to bring astronauts to the orbital research station. The Crew Dragon capsule that will be used for this mission is designated “Resilience” and is currently scheduled to launch with astronauts aboard the ISS later this month. SpaceX delivered the spacecraft to its hangar at the Kennedy Space Center earlier …

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The best meteor showers to watch November 2020

Keep your eyes on the sky. Two good meteor showers – the Northern Taurids and Leonids – will peak in the next two weeks, sending shooting stars into streaks in the night sky. Here’s a look at these November meteor showers, the best times to see them and how well they are active. Taurid Northern Taurid meteor shower When: The …

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Horses and rhinos evolved from exotic hooves in India: Research

New Delhi: Horseshoes such as horses and rhinos evolved from a curious sheep-sized animal that looked like a cross between pigs and dogs and roamed in India nearly 55 million years ago, the researcher has stated. Experts from Johns Hopkins University while exploring mines in Gujarat discovered the remains of a strange creature called Cambaytherium. The Cambaytherium is an extinct …

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