Jan. 31, 2019

Some of Earth’s Oldest Rocks Found on the Moon

Some of Earth’s Oldest Rocks Found on the Moon

Some of the oldest rocks on Earth have been discovered among lunar rock samples brought back to Earth from the Moon.

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*Some of Earth’s oldest rocks found on the Moon

Some of the oldest rocks on Earth have been discovered among lunar rock samples brought back to Earth from the Moon.

*Scientists finally know the time on Saturn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has solved another long-standing mystery about the ringed world of Saturn – they’ve worked out how on a Saturnian day is!

*A new hypothesis which kills off Planet 9

A new study suggests the long sort after planet 9 doesn’t exist after all – and the strange orbits of some objects in the farthest reaches of the solar system – thought to be caused by a mysterious ninth planet -- could instead be explained by the combined gravitational force of smaller objects orbiting the Sun beyond Neptune.

*New Ultima Thule images stun astronomers

Astronomers are ecstatic over the data coming back from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft following its encounter with the distant Kuiper Belt world of 2014 MU69 Ultima Thule.

*Another successful test flight for Blue Origin’s New Shepard

Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft has successfully undertaken its tenth test flight from its West Texas launch complex.

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*Crew Dragon 2 preparing for test flight

SpaceX is planning the first test flight of its new Dragon 2 crew capsule – now known as crew dragon 2 – for late February.

*The Science Report

The doomsday clock stalled at two minutes to midnight.

Scientists have discovered a new type of blood vessel in bone.

Queensland bird is at risk of extinction because environmental legislation is failing to protect its habitat.

New study finds that forest soils need several decades to recover from bushfires and logging.

Scientists drill over two kilometres down into the West Antarctic Ice Sheet...

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