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Neanderthal cave discovery and more top space and science stories this week

Neanderthal cave discovery and more top space and science stories this week

The colorful handprints of ancient humans. A spacecraft beyond the solar system. They couldn’t be more different, but some of the first known cave art and the Voyager 1 spacecraft are among humanity’s most iconic creations. It can stop you in your tracks when you think about the fact that humans were making art thousands…

Volcanoes could still be active on Mars

Volcanoes could still be active on Mars

The barren landscape of Mars makes the planet seem like a quiet, frozen desert where nothing has happened for billions of years except for the occasional dust storm. New research, however, suggests that the red planet has a more recent history of activity — and it could still be volcanically active. Scientists still are trying…

China has successfully landed a rover on Mars, state media says

China has successfully landed a rover on Mars, state media says

China has successfully landed its rover on Mars, according to state media, becoming the second country in history to have a rover on the red planet. The rover, Zhurong, named after a god of fire in Chinese mythology, landed Saturday morning at the pre-selected area in Utopia Planitia on Mars, according to the state-run Xinhua…

Scientists bring to life nearly 100 baby sharks through artificial insemination

Scientists bring to life nearly 100 baby sharks through artificial insemination

Sharks are as fascinating as they are endangered, and scientists have been sounding the alarm on the rate at which shark populations are declining. Sixteen out of 31 oceanic shark species are now critically endangered or endangered, a study published in the journal Nature found earlier this year. The number of oceanic sharks and rays…

Perseverance rover is ready to unlock the history of Mars

Perseverance rover is ready to unlock the history of Mars

For the past month, the Perseverance rover has spent much of its time documenting the flights of the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. In between those events, the rover has also been taking in the local view and spied a multitude of intriguing rocks. Now, Perseverance is gearing up to conduct its primary mission: studying Jezero…

New images of Jupiter reveal some of the planet’s mysterious features

New images of Jupiter reveal some of the planet’s mysterious features

Images captured by two different telescopes are showing our solar system’s largest planet in a new light. The Gemini North telescope in Hawaii and the Hubble Space Telescope have captured Jupiter in visible, infrared and ultraviolet light, revealing striking atmospheric features of the gas giant in detail. These include superstorms, massive cyclones and, of course,…

Voyager spacecraft detects ‘persistent hum’ beyond our solar system

Voyager spacecraft detects ‘persistent hum’ beyond our solar system

One of the Earth’s longest-flying spacecraft has detected a “persistent hum” beyond our solar system, according to a new study. NASA’s Voyager 1 launched on September 5 1977, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a Titan-Centaur rocket, just weeks after its sister craft, Voyager 2. Although they were initially designed to last five years, more than…

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Aidan Returns For Reboot

Aidan Returns For Reboot

John Corbett reprises his role as “Aidan Shaw” in the new “Sex and the City” re-boot “Just Like That…”