Scientists discover India’s oldest fossil of a Jurassic sea monster – Washington Post

The ichthyosaur skeleton is the first from the Jurassic era to be found in India. AFP/PLOS ONE Call it what you wish: fish lizard, sea monster, ichthyosaur. After tens of millions of years, and then 1,500 hours of digging, paleontologists in India have unearthed the strikingly intact skeleton of an ichthyosaur, a marine reptile more than five meters long that resembled […]

Possible Interstellar Object That Buzzed Earth Earlier This Month Excites Stargazers – The Weather Channel

<img class=”styles-A54tP4F3__noscript__12c_l” src=”https://dsx.weather.com/util/image/w/a2017_u1_v2a_0.jpg?v=at&w=485&h=273&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0″ srcset=”https://dsx.weather.com/util/image/w/a2017_u1_v2a_0.jpg?v=at&w=485&h=273&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0 400w, https://dsx.weather.com/util/image/w/a2017_u1_v2a_0.jpg?v=ap&w=980&h=551&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0 800w” > The discovery of an object that buzzed Earth last week and may be of interstellar origin has caused a flurry of excitement among astronomers. According to Sky and Telescope, thousands of comets and asteroids have been observed by researchers for centuries, all of them originating […]

Bible May Record Oldest Known Solar Eclipse – Live Science

The Old Testament Book of Joshua may contain the oldest known reference to a solar eclipse recorded by humanity. And it occurred 810 years ago today (Oct. 30). If so, this poetic reference firms up the dates of the reign of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses the Great (also called Ramesses II), according […]

Live coverage: Third Falcon 9 launch of the month set for Monday – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with the Koreasat 5A communications satellite. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter. Liftoff is set for 3:34 p.m. EDT (1934 GMT) Monday from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX’s live video […]

How do human genes act in space? – EarthSky

How do human genes act in space? – EarthSky

<!– googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘post_link_unit’); }); –> NASA’s Twins Study preliminary results have revealed that space travel causes an increase in methylation, the process of turning genes on and off, and additional knowledge in how that process works. NASA’s Twins Study investigates subtle effects and changes that might occur in spaceflight as compared to Earth. This […]