Becky Ferreira

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Scientists Found Creatures So Inactive They Expanded Our Idea of Life Itself

“It looks like the majority of these organisms are living at energy regimes that are below what we thought was even capable of maintenance—just staying alive.”
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
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Scientists Created the Brightest Fluorescent Material Ever Known

SMILES crystals, made from star-shaped lattices, are a solution to a 150-year old problem in materials science.
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
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Scientists Found a New Kind of Star in Our Galaxy That Can't Be Explained

Scientists have discovered a handful of stars that are inexplicably rich in phosphorus, a key ingredient for life as we know it, in our galaxy.
Becky Ferreira
4 days ago
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What the End of the Universe Will Really Be Like, According to a Theoretical Cosmologist

“Just months before the end, after we’ve lost the outer planets to the great and growing blackness, the Earth drifts away from the Sun, and the Moon from the Earth. We too enter the darkness, alone.”
Becky Ferreira
5 days ago
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SpaceX’s Starship Prototype Successfully Flies in Test

The Starship prototype succeeded in 'hopping' 500 feet, a milestone for the experimental spacecraft.
Becky Ferreira
5 days ago
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Scientists Found an Ancient Graveyard of Anomalous Stars in Our Galaxy's Halo

The Milky Way tore apart a collection of extremely old stars two billion years ago, and scientists have found the grizzly remains.
Becky Ferreira
7.30.20
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What Is the Weird Black Cube on the Sun in This New NASA Image?

Tabloids and UFO enthusiasts have had a field day speculating about the strange photo, but the answer lies in the difficulty of sending data from space.
Becky Ferreira
7.28.20
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SpaceX's Internet Satellites Keep Photobombing the NEOWISE Comet

Astrophotographers seeking to capture a comet that won't be here for another 6,800 years keep getting "Starlinked."
Becky Ferreira
7.27.20
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Scientists Set to Explore a Deep 'Blue Hole' at the Bottom of the Ocean

Next month, scientists will enter “Green Banana,” a 425-foot-deep sinkhole in the Floridian seafloor that may contain hidden secrets, including novel microbial life.
Becky Ferreira
7.22.20
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This Is the First Image of Planets Orbiting a Sun-Like Star in Deep Space

An international team of astronomers snapped this photo of a young star and its two gigantic planets from a distance of 300 light years.
Becky Ferreira
7.22.20
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Venus Is Erupting with Active Volcanoes, Scientists Find

A new international study identifies 37 volcanic hotspots, or coronae, which scientists say are currently erupting with lava flows.
Becky Ferreira
7.20.20
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These Are the Closest Pictures of the Sun Ever Taken

"We’ve never been closer to the Sun with a camera," a European Space Agency scientist said.
Becky Ferreira
7.17.20
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