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Qasar-Based Map of Universe Prepared by Space Scientists

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Based on the position of quasars, astronomers have prepared the first map of the universe large-scale structure of the universe. They have made use of the Sloan Foundation Telescope for two years and surveyed the universe under the project Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s Extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS), enabling them measure three-dimensional positions of more than 147,000 quasars. Quasars ...

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Rare Metal Hydrogen Disappears from Harvard Lab or Evaporates?

Microscopic images of the stages in the creation of atomic molecular hydrogen: Transparent molecular hydrogen (left) at about 200 GPa, which is converted into black molecular hydrogen, and finally reflective atomic metallic hydrogen at 495 GPa. Courtesy of Isaac Silvera

Harvard researchers claimed last month that they had managed to create metallic hydrogen that has the capability to superconduct electricity at room temperature without resistance in a process that used massive amounts of pressure and a diamond vice. Stored at minus 193 degree celsius, the sample mysteriously disappeared, leaving researchers wonder whether it just evaporated. But they are determined to ...

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NASA Mars 2020 Mission to Land Rover on Notheast Syrtis or Jezero crater or Columbia Hills

The three spots are -- Notheast Syrtis, Jezero crater and Columbia Hills -- and one of them will be the landing spot for the next rover which is expected to be a saucer-shaped flying landing object.(Image Credit: NASA)

NASA has finalized three spots for its much-awaited landing of another rover on Mars in July 2020 ahead of a planned manned mission two years later. The three spots are — Notheast Syrtis, Jezero crater and Columbia Hills — all on Mars surface. The Northeast syrtis was already known on Mars and the Jezero crater was beleived to be once ...

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Earth-Like Dwarf Planet Found by Hubble, German Researchers Upbeat

Artist's concept of Comet-Like Object Falling Toward White Dwarf (NASA)

NASA’s Hubble space telescope found a white dwarf star whose atmosphere has all the ingredients suitable for life and is rich in materials or building blocks for life such as carbon, nitrogen, as well as oxygen and hydrogen, besides the components of water. The white dwarf is roughly 170 light-years from Earth in the constellation Boötes, the Herdsman. It was ...

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Indian Origin Scientist Develops New Filter to Make Dirty Water Drinkable Using Sunlight

An Indian origin scientist and his team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have developed a material that can filter out dirt in water with "Veritable wonder material" graphene oxide sheets, using sunlight without any battery. The graphene oxide sheet is a good conductor of heat and electricity that can work wonders to treat dirty and contaminated water, ...

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Water Ultimate Source of 10 Million Good Bacteria Per Glass, Reveals Study (Video)

In another breakthrough study, Swedish researchers have come out with a new study that throws light on an unbelievable 10 million good bacteria found in a glass of filtered water. No wonder, healthcare specialists insist on drinking more than 3 litres of water daily, which means 120 million bacteria intake amounting to maximum resistance generation in the body making it ...

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Climate Change Impact? USGS Says Permafrost in Central Alaska Thawing Faster Than Believed

One-fourth of the permafrost underneath Alaska could thaw by the end of the century, according to U.S. Geological Survey scientists after using statistically modeled maps drawn from satellite data. The survey projected that the near-surface permafrost that currently underlies 38% of boreal and arctic Alaska would be reduced by 16% to 24% by 2100. Permafrost declines are more likely in ...

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