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10 Incredible Images of the Surface of Mars

Photo: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Staring into the clear night sky, you see a bright light low in the west and realize that from at least 35 million to 250 million miles away depending on orbit, Mars awaits. Was it ever inhabited by life? What secrets does it hold that we hope it will give up? …

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5 Solar Eclipses Expected in 2026

Photo: sancho_panza The history of viewing gravity-related phenomena when solar eclipses occur is lengthy, and the narratives surrounding an eclipse’s “totality” are even more substantial. The moon moving between the earth and the sun represents the occurrence of a solar eclipse, with the moon covering the sun either fully or partially. This happens only during …

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Earth as Art: Incredible Images from Space

Photo: USGSEyjafjorour, Iceland All images courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) When asked “How does India look from space?” by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to travel in space, replied “Saare Jahan Se Achcha” – better than the whole world. Yes, our Earth looks amazingly beautiful when viewed from …

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How the Early Universe Was Like a Superhot Liquid

Photo: CERNReal lead-lead collision in ALICE inner detector The early universe was not only dense and hot, but now it has been found out that it also behaved like a hot liquid. This breakthrough discovery is based on the Large Hadron Collider ALICE’s experiment at CERN. Dr. David Evans from the University of Birmingham’s School …

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Was Evolution Kickstarted by Alien Life?

Photo: Eric Erbe There are scientists at NASA who are suggesting that the evolutionary progress of life on Earth was given a helping hand by extraterrestrial beings. They suggest that the progression of lifeforms from single cell organisms to sentient beings was due to the activation of genes inserted into the Earthly eukaryote by extraterrestrials. …