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Are Japanese Hopping Robots Safe on Asteroid Ryugu?

The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 captured this image of the asteroid Ryugu (and its own shadow) on the night of September 20, 2018, when the probe was about 440 feet (135 meters) above the surface of the space rock. Hayabusa2 was descending at the time, preparing to deploy the two miniscule rover hopping MINERVA-II1 to the surface of Ryugu. Credit: JAXA …

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Octopuses trip on ecstasy the same way we do

Gül Dölen and Eric Edsinger are probably the only people in the world who have seen an octopus make a bad trip into ecstasy. "The first couple of animals we tried, we gave way, too much," says Dölen, neuroscientist at John Hopkins University, "because I thought," well, if it works, it will probably need monstrous doses. to see anything. " …

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See a freaky gulper eel open wide in rare video

The deep sea is a hidden wonderland of strange and unusual creatures. The crew of the Nautilus Exploration Vessel drew attention this week on an rarely seen eel, a type of high seas fish. Even better, they caught it like a bizarre air bag in water. Nautilus videos are not only exceptional for the graphics, but also for the enthusiastic …

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Japan lowers rovers onto ‘dumpling’ asteroid, hopeful of historic touchdown

This graphic image provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows two drum-shaped and solar-powered Minerva-II-1 rovers on an asteroid. The Japanese unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 has released two small Minerva-II-1 rovers on the asteroid Ryugu on Friday 21 September 2018, in a research effort that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system. JAXA said the rover …

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‘Holy Grail’ fossil mystery cracked – 558 million-year-old fat reveals earliest known animal

Dickinsonia fossil stored organically by the White Sea region in Russia. (Australian National University) It may not have been Indiana Jones to find her, but the "Holy Grail" (fossil) was discovered. A previously unclassified creature that lived over 500 million years ago, considered the "Holy Grail of Paleontology", "has finally been identified, thanks to the fossil fat. The creature, known …

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Bulbs to plant this autumn

If you want spring and color belts at the beginning of the summer, but you'd prefer something more unusual from the daffodils and standard tulips that are abundant in the garden centers, take a look at some of the more exotic bulbs to plant in the fall. Bulb specialists and dealers have contributed to this line-up of beautiful alternative light …

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More than 60,000 bees found in roof of Cambridge hospital

More than 60,000 bees were found on the roof of a hospital. The staff at Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridge called experts after noticing a large number of bees flying in and out of the Beechcroft building, which houses staff but is not open to patients. They said that honey "oozed" from the gaps between the bricks and the plasters when …

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A Japanese spacecraft just threw two small rovers at an asteroid

This morning, a Japanese space probe deposited two tiny rovers on an asteroid about 200 million miles from Earth. The vehicle is Hayabusa2, and the rovers were the first of a series of robots that the vehicle will project on the surface of the asteroid in the coming months. Managed by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Hayabusa2 is tasked …

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Ancient Mystery Creature That Defied Classification Is an Animal

An enigmatic creature experienced half a billion years ago is "as strange as life on another planet" and has defied classification for almost a century. But researchers can finally identify the mysterious organism as an animal – the oldest known animal on Earth – thanks to traces of ancient fats. This precious organic evidence has emerged from exceptionally well preserved …

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