Bizarre leafless ‘vampire’ tree kept alive by its neighbours

The stump of a kauri, a New Zealand conifer, is kept alive by feeding from the roots of trees that transmit water and nutrients to it. The story of a wood wide web or a tree company linked by a...
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Will Land on Asteroid Bennu Next Month

After a long waiting, NASA's robotic probe OSIRIS-REx will land on asteroid Bennu's boulder-strewn ground on October 20. The probe will touch down only for a few seconds to collect dust and rock samples. Scientists really hope the mission will...
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A Giant Black Hole is Now Sparkling: Astronomers Explain Why

A few years ago, astronomers took observations between 2009 ad 2012 of a black hole at a center of a galaxy dubbed M87, 55 million light-years away, using prototype telescope arrays. Unfortunately, the team didn't collect enough data for an...
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The Galaxy Formation Reexamined: New Study Emerges

An international team of astronomers has mapped the fuel for galaxy development in the famous Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The results are truly astonishing. The recent study indicates how galaxies have evolved. It also explains why the period between 10...
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What Could the Mars’ Underground Hide: Life Signs are Needed

New science missions and results are putting the quest for life signs closer than ever to home.  A team of researchers at the Center for Astrophysics I Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA) and the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) might know...
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The Future Climate Will Be Influenced by the Antarctic Ice Loss: How Bad it Will Be?

The recent climate modeling research that examined the influence of accelerated ice melt from the Antarctic Ice Sheet (AIS) on future climate shows significant global climate effects. A team of climate scientists explains how future climate conditions could vary under...
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MoonRanger is the Lunar Rover That Will Search For Water on Moon

MoonRanger is quite the "figure." The small robotic rover, developed by the Carnegie Mellon Unversity, and its spinoff Astrobotic, has finished its preliminary design review in preparation for a mission to search for any signs of water at the Moon's...
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The ISS Successfully Avoided Space Debris: Find Out How

The astronauts on the ISS had to make a so-called "avoidance maneuver" yesterday (September 22) to ensure they would not be knocked by space debris. The news was released by NASA, urging better management of objects in our planet's orbit....
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The Arctic Greening is Influenced by Warming Temperatures, New Research Explains

Arctic summers warm, and Earth's northern landscapes are shifting. New research discovered the region has become greener, as soil temperatures and warmer air lead to enhanced plant growth.  The research, conducted by Logan Berner from the Northern Arizona University in...
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Ultra Hot Neptune Intrigues Astronomers: Why is So Special?

The first Ultra Hot Neptune planet orbiting a nearby star has been discovered. The planet orbits its star closely, and a year there is only 19 hours. The stellar radiation heats the planet to more than 1700 degrees Celsius.  The...
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NASA’s Budget For the Next Trip to Moon: Possible or Impossible?

NASA recently announced that it needs $28 billion to return astronauts to the Moon in 2024. Only $16 billion would be spent on the lunar landing module. Congress, which faces new elections on November 3, will have to approve the...