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Tissint Meteorite Might Contain Evidence of Ancient Life on Mars, Say Researchers

Tissint Meteorite Might Contain Evidence of Ancient Life on Mars, Say Researchers

According to a recent study conducted by an international team of scientists, the Tissint meteorite, a martian rock which landed on Earth in July 2011, might contain proof of ancient life on Mars.

Findings of the study were published in the December 1, 2014, issue of the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences.

Philippe Gillet, Director of Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) Earth and Planetary Sciences Laboratory along with some researchers from China, Japan and Germany conducted a detailed analysis of organic carbon traces from a Martian meteorite.

Scientists observe Super-Earth 55 Cancri e

Scientists observe Super-Earth 55 Cancri e

A super-Earth passing in front of a star resembling the Sun has been observed by astronomers from a ground based Nordic Optical Telescope. A moderate-sized instrument at the international observatory on La Palma was used by scientists to evaluate the little fade in light due to the transit.

The star is only 40 light-years away and can be viewed by the naked eye. Scientists were already aware of existence of 55 Cancri e.

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Humans may have Evolved ability to Consume Alcohol 10 Million Years ago

Humans may have Evolved ability to Consume Alcohol 10 Million Years ago

A novel research unveiled that consumption of alcohol by human race started about 10 million years ago. As per study researchers, through breaking down alcohol, human ancestors made most out of rotting, fermented fruit that fell on the forest floor.

Social Media Sites not Authentic Source to Gather Information on Human Behavior

Social Media Sites not Authentic Source to Gather Information on Human Behavior

Scientists through a study revealed that using social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to gather information on human behavior is not at all appropriate.

It has been found that behavioral scientists use social media in order to quickly and cost-friendly gather bulks of data about what people are thinking and doing.

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in the US and McGill University in Canada have recently found that the massive datasets can even be misleading.

Registrations open for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge

Registrations open for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge

Registrations for the Cube Quest Challenge announced by NASA are open now. It is the agency's first in-space competition that presents the agency's largest-ever prize purse.

The participants apart from getting a chance to win 5 million dollars also have an opportunity to take part in technology development and space exploration also.

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Reaching a Distant Galaxy through Wormhole?

Reaching a Distant Galaxy through Wormhole?

There is possibility that Wormholes, depicted in the movie Interstellar, may exist in reality in spite of the fact that there is no possibility of travelling through them.

Double Arm Transplant Receiver Expresses Thanks to Boston Surgeons

Double Arm Transplant Receiver Expresses Thanks to Boston Surgeons

The Brigham & Women's Hospital surgeons have been thanked by a 40-year-old quadruple amputee on Tuesday. The surgeons carried out an unusual dual arm transplant on him last month. He explained the experience of getting the new limbs as strange.

NASA Releases New Version of Europa image

NASA Releases New Version of Europa image

A new version of the image of Europa, Jupiter's ice-covered moon has been created by scientists. Originally, the images, assembling which the new one has been created, were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, on its first orbit of the Jovian system, in 1995, and on the 14th orbit, three years later.

The new image has been created by using modern image processing techniques. It is obtained by a group of images taken through near-infrared, green and violet filters.

Further delay in First Flight of EMD Planes Might Hamper Target Dates, Says US Air Force

Further delay in First Flight of EMD Planes Might Hamper Target Dates, Says US Air Force

The Air Force's top military acquisition officials have reported that Boeing is being challenged by amalgamation of its KC-46A Pegasus tanker. They have been even warned that further slips might jeopardize the key target dates.

Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, military deputy for acquisition told reporters on Wednesday morning that Boeing has always struggled in case of integration and test piece. He also said that they earlier had some issues with the wiring, which has proven even more challenging for them to overcome it.

NASA Researchers complete First map of Asteroid Vesta

NASA Researchers complete First map of Asteroid Vesta

The images of asteroid Vesta captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft helped the scientists complete the first global geological and tectonic maps of the asteroid.

Vesta is the brightest asteroid in the sky, and it's sometimes visible from Earth through naked eye. The spacecraft orbited the asteroid between June 2011 and September 2012. NASA's Dawn mission is designed to study Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres, the two largest objects in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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