New images show intriguing perseverance discovery on Mars

If you love space and explore the universe, there’s no shortage of amazement right now, scientists have identified a mysterious diamond that likely originated from a dwarf planet that once existed in our solar system – until it collided with a large asteroid 4.5 billion years ago. The rare diamond in space isn’t the only discovery that fascinates researchers. A ‘breathtaking’ image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope reveals the secrets of star birth in the Orion Nebula. We expect to see more unprecedented Webb images in the coming weeks, meanwhile, the Artemis I mission has a new launch date scheduled for September 27, with a 70-minute window opening at 11:37 a.m. ET, and on Mars, there are inspiring discoveries . In full swing as the Perseverance rover investigates an interesting site. Video above: NASA reveals a new image of the Tarantula Nebula captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. From the site of an ancient river delta, filled with layers of rock that serve as a geological record of Mars’ past. According to NASA scientists, some of the rocks contain the highest concentration of organic matter the rover has found so far, and among the organic matter are minerals that bind to sulfate, which could preserve clues to potentially habitable sites on Mars and microbial life that might have survived. They may be out there, and new images show the promising rocks amidst the delta’s exotic landscapes. These important samples can answer the ultimate cosmic question: Are we alone in the universe? We are a family: modern humans and Neanderthals lived side by side until our ancient relatives became extinct about 40,000 years ago. Now, researchers think they may have identified something that gave Homo sapiens a cognitive advantage over Stone Age hominins. Scientists have discovered a genetic mutation that may have allowed neurons to form faster in the modern human brain. “We have identified a gene that contributes to this. Some experts believe that more research is needed to ascertain the true effect of the gene,” said study author Wieland Huttner, professor and director emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany. For cows – and these golden geese have provided some very important benefits Three teams of scientists have won the 2022 Golden Geese Awards, which are prizes organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for pioneering breakthroughs Includes Foldscope, a $1.75 microscope made of paper Created by the bioengineer Stanford University’s Manu Prakash the idea on a research trip in the Thai jungle more than a decade ago, the scientific device has traveled around the world, and researchers have even used it to identify a new species of cyanobacteria.Calendars: A NASA spacecraft will deliberately collide with a small asteroid on 26 September, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, spacecraft was launched in November and is on its way to a rendezvous with Demorphos, a small moon orbiting an asteroid called Ded Imus. The mission will prompt the asteroid, which poses no threat to Earth, to change its speed and trajectory in a first-of-its-kind kinetic impact test. If DART is successful, the mission could demonstrate future ways to protect Earth from space debris. The spacecraft recently got its first glimpse of Didymus from about 20 million miles away. On the day of the encounter, we’ll see Demorphos for the first time before DART hit the space rock. Consequences The Xerces blue butterfly, Floreana giant tortoise and the Tasmanian tiger are just some of the species the world has lost to humans – driven threats. Environment and travel photographer Mark Schlossman has spent 15 years documenting specimens of extinct and endangered animals in the collection of Chicago’s Field Museum for his new book, Extinction: Our Fragile Relationship to Life on Earth. Schlossmann provides a glimmer of hope every time when biodiversity loss accelerates. Of the 82 species depicted for the book, he said, 23 became extinct, and thanks to conservation efforts, the rest have been brought back from the brink of extinction or – as in the case of New Zealand kākāpo – could recover with “strong” conservation work.

If you love space and exploring the universe, there is no shortage of surprises now.

Scientists have identified a mysterious diamond that likely originated from a dwarf planet that once existed in our solar system – until it collided with a large asteroid 4.5 billion years ago.

The rare diamond in space isn’t the only discovery that fascinates researchers. A ‘breathtaking’ image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope reveals the secrets of star birth in the Orion Nebula. Expect to see more unprecedented Webb photos in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, the Artemis I mission has a new launch date scheduled for September 27, with a 70-minute window opening at 11:37 a.m. ET.

And on Mars, inspiring discoveries are afoot as the Perseverance rover investigates an interesting site.

Video above: NASA reveals a new image of the Tarantula Nebula captured by the James Webb Space Telescope.

other worlds

NASA

The Perseverance rover used its robotic arm to study a rock called Skinner Ridge on Mars.

The chariot of perseverance has made its most exciting discovery on the Red Planet to date.

Perseverance finally collected samples from an ancient river delta site, dotted with layers of rock that serve as a geological record of Mars’ past. Some of the rocks contain the highest concentration of organic matter the rover has found so far, according to NASA scientists.

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NASA

Perseverance finally collected samples from an ancient river delta site, dotted with layers of rock that serve as a geological record of Mars’ past.

Among the organic materials are minerals that bind to sulfate, which could preserve evidence of potentially habitable sites on Mars and microbial life that may have existed there.

New images show promising rocks amidst the exotic landscape of the delta. These important samples can answer the ultimate cosmological question: Are we alone in the universe?

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NASA

The Perseverance rover used its robotic arm to study a rock called Skinner Ridge on Mars.

we are Family

Modern humans and Neanderthals lived side by side until our ancient relatives became extinct about 40,000 years ago. Now, researchers think they may have identified something that gave Homo sapiens a cognitive edge over stone age hominins.

Scientists have discovered a genetic mutation that may have allowed neurons to form faster in the modern human brain.

“We have identified a gene that contributes to making us human,” said study author Wieland Huttner, professor and director emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany.

But some experts believe more research is needed to confirm the gene’s true effect.

pioneers

What’s good for geese is good for cows – and these golden geese have provided some very important benefits.

Three teams of scientists have won the 2022 Golden Goose Awards, awards organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for pioneering breakthroughs.

One includes the Foldscope, a paper microscope that costs $1.75 to make. Stanford University bioengineer Manu Prakash came up with the idea on a research expedition into the Thai jungle more than a decade ago.

The scientific device has traveled around the world, and researchers have even used it to identify a new species of cyanobacteria.

defying gravity

Mark your calendars: NASA’s spacecraft will intentionally collide with a small asteroid on September 26.

The spacecraft launched for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, in November on its way to an encounter with Dimorphos, a small moon orbiting an asteroid called Didymos.

The mission will prompt the asteroid, which poses no threat to Earth, to change its speed and trajectory in a first-of-its-kind kinetic impact test. If DART is successful, the mission could demonstrate future ways to protect Earth from space debris.

The spacecraft recently got its first glimpse of Didymus from about 20 million miles away. On the day of the encounter, we’ll see Dimorphos for the first time before DART hits the space rock.

Archaeology

The Xerces blue butterfly, Floreana giant tortoise, and the Tasmanian tiger are just some of the species the world has lost due to human-led threats.

Environment and travel photographer Mark Schlossman has spent 15 years documenting specimens of extinct and endangered animals in the collection of Chicago’s Field Museum for his new book, Extinction: Our Fragile Relationship to Life on Earth.

Schlossmann provides a glimmer of hope at a time of accelerating biodiversity loss. He said that of the 82 species depicted for the book, 23 became extinct.

Thanks to conservation efforts, the rest have been brought back from the brink of disappearance or – as in New Zealand’s kākāpo – can recover through “robust” conservation work.