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Asteroid Apophis the chosen target of a planetary defense exercise during its 6 March flyby
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Asteroid Apophis the chosen target of a planetary defense exercise during its 6 March flyby

Apophis has been calculated as being on a possible 'collision course' with Earth several times in the past.

Rare glimpse of Venus in a new light captured by WISPR camera on NASA's Parker probe
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Rare glimpse of Venus in a new light captured by WISPR camera on NASA's Parker probe

Experts are still looking into the cause and origin of the streaks in the ethereal photograph, taken from 12,380 kilometres away.

Human ancestor Ardi may have 'swung from trees' like chimps till 4.4 mn years ago
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Human ancestor Ardi may have 'swung from trees' like chimps till 4.4 mn years ago

A huge evolutionary leap was found between the hands of Ardi, and all later hominins, indicating a critical time for human evolution.

Earth’s magnetic field flipped 42,000 years ago, extinctions and upheaval followed: Study
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Earth’s magnetic field flipped 42,000 years ago, extinctions and upheaval followed: Study

Scientists were aware of a temporarily flip in the magnetic poles some 40,000 years ago, but not if & how it impacted life on Earth.

Scientists accidentally stumble across life buried 3,000 ft under ice in Antarctica
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Scientists accidentally stumble across life buried 3,000 ft under ice in Antarctica

Now that we know life can exist in such conditions, now we need to find out how it evolved, its food chain and other related queries.

Scientists manipulate magnets at the atomic level, a breakthrough in data processing tech
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Scientists manipulate magnets at the atomic level, a breakthrough in data processing tech

The researchers used ultrashort laser pulse excitation to stimulate specific atomic vibrations of the magnet's crystal lattice.

Astronomers confirm existence of planetoid furthest away in our solar system, names it Farfarout
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Astronomers confirm existence of planetoid furthest away in our solar system, names it Farfarout

Farfarout’s current distance from the Sun is 132 astronomical units (au), where 1 au is the distance between the Earth and Sun.

Mars' Gale Crater 3 billion years ago resembled Iceland in terrain, temperature: study
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Mars' Gale Crater 3 billion years ago resembled Iceland in terrain, temperature: study

Techniques of comparing Mars’ samples with present day Earth can help us find a lot more, the researchers said.

Astronomers observe magnetar J1818 that is exhibiting very unusual activity
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Astronomers observe magnetar J1818 that is exhibiting very unusual activity

J1818 was emitting unusual pulsar-like radio waves in May but by June, it had started flickering between magnetar and pulsar-like properties.

Supercomputer simulations could help solve mystery behind formation of moon
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Supercomputer simulations could help solve mystery behind formation of moon

Astronomers tried colliding a non-spinning version of Theia with Earth but that resulted in a satellite with around 80 percent of the mass of the Moon.

Flightless bird species were more diverse, common before human-driven extinctions
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Flightless bird species were more diverse, common before human-driven extinctions

Most islands on Earth had flightless birds on them before humans emerged as the dominant species.

Scientists make breakthrough in anti-aging treatment and reverse signs of ageing in human cells
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Scientists make breakthrough in anti-aging treatment and reverse signs of ageing in human cells

The adult human cells were treated in a pressure chamber with high-pressure oxygen and they reversed two major processes associated with ageing and its illnesses.

Neuron web in human brain is similar to the network of galaxies in the Universe
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Neuron web in human brain is similar to the network of galaxies in the Universe

They found that both systems are likely being shaped by “similar principles of network dynamics, despite the radically different scales and processes at play”.

Fast radio burst detected in the Milky Way is repeating, scientists confirm
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Fast radio burst detected in the Milky Way is repeating, scientists confirm

In April this year, a weaker burst was detected and astronomers tracked it to a unique kind of star called a magnetar some 30,000 light-years away from us.

Newly discovered Earth-like rogue planet might be smallest free floating world
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Newly discovered Earth-like rogue planet might be smallest free floating world

Of the many rogue planets found, they are mostly massive in size, often ranging from two to 40 times the mass of Jupiter.

NASA think that OSIRIS-REx spacecraft might find evidence of water on asteroid Bennu
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NASA think that OSIRIS-REx spacecraft might find evidence of water on asteroid Bennu

NASA researchers believe Bennu's parent body had an ancient river that flowed through cracks and has now left behind carbonate.

Favipiravir at high doses works to curb COVID-19 in hamsters, HCQ ineffective: Study
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Favipiravir at high doses works to curb COVID-19 in hamsters, HCQ ineffective: Study

Researchers warned that 'Favipiravir is not a panacea', since it wasn't specifically developed for coronaviruses.

Scientists find two dozen ‘superhabitable’ exoplanets located over 100 light-years away
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Scientists find two dozen ‘superhabitable’ exoplanets located over 100 light-years away

Looking among the 4,500 known exoplanets, 24 planets were shortlisted that ranged from anywhere between five billion years and eight billion years old.

Star cluster feeding the black hole in our Milky Way has gobbled up a dwarf galaxy: Study
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Star cluster feeding the black hole in our Milky Way has gobbled up a dwarf galaxy: Study

Some nuclear star clusters in our galaxy must have been formed from objects falling into black holes, the research suggests.

Human, animal footprints dating back 1,20,000 years found in Saudi Arabia's Nefud Desert
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Human, animal footprints dating back 1,20,000 years found in Saudi Arabia's Nefud Desert

The fossils were first recorded for Homo sapiens outside of Africa between roughly 210 and 180 thousand years in southern Greece and the Levant.