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Hubble catches interstellar comet as it flies past the sun

Hubble catches interstellar comet as it flies past the sun

The Hubble Space Telescope had a front row seat to capture the best and closest image to date of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov, a visitor that originated from outside of our solar system. On Sunday, the comet passed within 190 million miles of Earth on its closest approach before continuing on through our solar system. As…MORE

Meet MAMBO-9, one of the most distant galaxies to ever be observed

Meet MAMBO-9, one of the most distant galaxies to ever be observed

No, it’s not a follow-up song to Lou Bega’s one-hit wonder “Mambo No. 5.” The light from the galaxy known as MAMBO-9 traveled for 13 billion years to reach us, making it the most distant star-forming galaxy ever observed with a telescope. This monster galaxy is considered a giant stellar nursery and is full of…MORE

Here’s how to say the words you mispronounced in 2019

Here’s how to say the words you mispronounced in 2019

Every year, something different captures our attention — but we don’t always know how to say it right. (Remember when we taught you how to pronounce “Beto O’Rourke” last year? And how to sound out “Namibia” the year before that?) It’s OK! You’re not alone. There are words that most Americans avoid saying out loud…MORE

Water found an inch beneath the Martian surface could help future astronauts

Water found an inch beneath the Martian surface could help future astronauts

When the first astronauts land on Mars, they won’t be able to take everything they need with them. The logistics and weight of transporting so much material on one spacecraft, along with a crew, defies current technology. While scientists at NASA have discussed missions to deliver materials to the Red Planet ahead of a manned…MORE

Half-animal, half-human hybrids depicted on oldest discovered cave art

Half-animal, half-human hybrids depicted on oldest discovered cave art

Cave art depicting a hunting scene has been found in Indonesia dated to 44,000 years old, making it the oldest rock art created by humans. The painting itself is intriguing because it shows a group of figures that represent half-animal, half-human hybrids called therianthropes. The therianthropes are hunting warty pigs and dwarf buffaloes called anoas…MORE

Insects trapped in amber show that lice munched on feathered dinosaurs

Insects trapped in amber show that lice munched on feathered dinosaurs

Feathered dinosaurs were annoyed by tiny pests that are still familiar to many schoolchildren — and their horrified parents — today: lice. Scientists discovered previously unknown tiny insects similar to modern lice trapped in amber, along with a partially damaged dinosaur feather. The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications on Tuesday, provide the earliest…MORE

The real-life planets you may have first seen in a ‘Star Wars’ film

The real-life planets you may have first seen in a ‘Star Wars’ film

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was a breathtaking diversity of planets. From the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, rebel ships and Imperial cruisers, we’ve seen a colorful variety of them come into view. Harsh deserts baked by twin suns, craggy caverns, lush forests, water worlds, mineral-coated surfaces, inhospitable ice,…MORE