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New giant deep-sea isopod discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

New giant deep-sea isopod discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

Journal of Natural History” width=”800″ height=”530″/> Image of Bathynomus yucatanensis. Credit: Dr. Ming-Chih Huang, Journal of Natural History Researchers have identified a new species of Bathonymus, the famous genera of deep-sea isopods whose viral internet fame has made them the most famous aquatic crustaceans since Sebastian of “The Little Mermaid.” There are around 20 species …

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Woolly mammoths are making a comeback.  Should we eat them?

Woolly mammoths are making a comeback. Should we eat them?

HASnd what hairy beast, its hour come at last, slouches towards a laboratory to be born? Some 3,900 years ago, on mainland Siberia, the last known woolly mammoth breathed its last. Since then, humans have known mammoths only through their remnants: scattered bones and a small number of frozen carcasses, complete with the tatty remnants …

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JWST's “Shrodinger's Galaxy Candidate” Has Astronomers Very Puzzled

JWST’s “Shrodinger’s Galaxy Candidate” Has Astronomers Very Puzzled

JWST’s first deep field may have broken the record for most distant galaxy known for a third time – possibly. Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI One of the chief functions of the JWST is to find the earliest galaxies, expanding our exploration of the universe in both space and time. In the few …

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Woolly mammoths are making a comeback.  Should we eat them?

Woolly mammoths are making a comeback. Should we eat them?

HASnd what hairy beast, its hour come at last, slouches towards a laboratory to be born? Some 3,900 years ago, on mainland Siberia, the last known woolly mammoth breathed its last. Since then, humans have known mammoths only through their remnants: scattered bones and a small number of frozen carcasses, complete with the tatty remnants …

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two bright spiral galaxies with mingling stars

‘Cosmic butterfly’ wings shimmer in image of colliding galaxies

Astronomers at the Gemini North telescope in Hawai’i have released a stunning image that shows two spiral galaxies in the process of colliding and merging. The clashing galaxies NGC 4568 and NGC 4567 — also known as the Butterfly galaxies due to the dual-lobed shape their interaction causes — are located 60 million light-years away …

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First-ever detection of gas in a circumplanetary disk

First-ever detection of gas in a circumplanetary disk

Scientists studying the young star AS 209 have detected gas in a circumplanetary disk for the first time, which suggests the star system may be harboring a very young Jupiter-mass planet. Science images from the research show (right) blob-like emissions of light coming from otherwise empty gaps in the highly-structured, seven-ring disk (left). Credit: ALMA …

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Giant Magellan Telescope

$1B Giant Magellan Telescope to Have 4x the Resolution of James Webb

The Giant Magellan Telescope, the most powerful telescope ever engineered, has secured a new $205M funding infusion that will be used to accelerate its construction. When finished, it will be four times more powerful than the James Webb Space Telescope. According to the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO), the investment is one of the largest …

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