Repeated rapid radio bursts from mysterious space. This is even more unusual

We are determined to determine if the “truth is there”. If we just had all the pieces, they could fit together and form the bridge for a better understanding.

The team will collect evidence and analyze data from unexplained events in the sky from a scientific perspective to determine if they are natural or require another explanation. The nine-month study will begin in the fall and the results will be shared with the public.

“I have spent most of my career as a cosmologist,” said astrophysicist David Spiergel, who will lead the team. I can tell you that we don’t know what makes up 95% of the universe.”

To help you out, here are some other unusual things we learned this week.

around the universe

Mysterious radio bursts have always baffled astronomers because they don’t understand what causes the bright millisecond flashes in space.

Now, a wave of pulsed radio waves has been detected in a galaxy about 3 billion light-years away — even stranger than the others.

The celestial body continuously released weaker radio waves between repeated bursts. There is only another fast radio burst known to do so, leading astronomers to question whether there is more than one type of such unexplained phenomenon.

Trail Blazers

It is a living thing.

For the first time ever, scientists have learned how to grow human-like skin with a robotic finger.

According to the researchers, this hack is another step towards making robots look like living things.

The same cells that serve as the building blocks of human skin were used in the tests. Not even human skin was able to repel water.

Researchers are interested in adding a vascular system that can help the skin maintain itself, nails grow, and even sweat. Having human hands may one day allow robots to help us with a dizzying array of tasks.

wonderful creatures

Fernanda now lives at the Fausto Lirina Giant Turtle Breeding Center on Santa Cruz Island in Ecuador's Galapagos National Park.

Meet Fernando. She’s so important in the Galapagos, and we don’t blame you if you sing a version of ABBA’s “Fernando” in her honor.

The only surviving baby turtle was found on Fernandina Island in the Galapagos archipelago in 2019. Its discovery shocked scientists because they believed the Fernandina tortoise had become extinct, especially given the island’s highly active volcano.

A new genetic study has revealed that Fernanda is indeed a native species to her island, particularly when compared to DNA from a male turtle sample taken from the island in 1906.

And Fernanda may not be the last of her kind. Recent evidence suggests there are more like her on the island – but all future expeditions, and the turtles themselves, face enormous volcanic challenges.

other worlds

Creativity helicopter fighting a misty winter shadow on Mars.

The arrival of periodic dust storms caused the NASA team to brilliantly lose contact for two days in May. The little helicopter now faces very cold nights without a heater and has less solar power due to the lack of sunlight. But the helicopter team has a plan that could help creativity survive and continue to fly high on Mars.
Reports suggest that the Perseverance Wagon has adopted a pet rock in the meantime (and we’re not kidding).
Meanwhile, NASA’s DAVINCI spacecraft will encounter adverse conditions as it orbits and then attempts to land on the infernal surface of Venus in 2031, descending under immense pressure and extreme temperatures to capture never-before-seen images of the planet.

Dino mite!

This illustration depicts the fearsome Isle of Wight Spinosauride as it came to life.
The ancient bones recently discovered on the Isle of Wight belonged to one of the best predators in Europe. Spinosaurus, a two-legged dinosaur with a crocodile face, was larger than a double-decker bus.

The bones of an animal that lived 125 million years ago probably belonged to a newly discovered species instead. But scientists need more information to make a decision.

Thanks to a number of fossils excavated from the island, the Isle of Wight is known as The dinosaur capital of Britain. And if you can’t wait for more dinosaurs, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ It was out this week.


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