Ankylosaurs used their sledgehammer tails to fight each other  CNN

Ankylosaurs used their sledgehammer tails to fight each other CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — Armored dinosaurs called ankylosaurs might have wielded sledgehammer-like tail clubs against one another in conflict, in addition to warding off predators like the Tyrannosaurus rex. A well-preserved fossil of an ankylosaur, a plant-eating …

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Scientists said having longer genes can lead someone to live longer (stock photo)

Scientists crack aging mystery: Gene length is the deciding factor

Scientists believe they’ve cracked the secret of aging. A major genetic analysis of people, rodents and fish found the length of their DNA was directly linked to their biological age. Shorter genes were associated with shorter lifespans, while longer genes were linked to better health and longevity. Scientists believe if they can hijack this mechanism, …

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Here's What Will Happen Once NASA's Orion Splashes Down on Sunday

Here’s What Will Happen Once NASA’s Orion Splashes Down on Sunday

The Artemis 1 recovery team during a practice exercise on December 2, 2022. Photo: NASA Should all go as planned, NASA’s Orion spacecraft will splashh down off the coast of Baja, California, on Sunday, December 11 at 12:40 pm ET. As the uncrewed capsule bobs up and down in the open ocean, a crack team …

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The region of the sky studied by the James Webb Space Telescope Advanced Deep Extragalactic Survey (JADES).

Confirmed! The James Webb Space Telescope has bagged the oldest known galaxies

Astronomers confirmed that four ancient galaxies detected by the James Webb Space Telescope in the early months of its operations are the oldest scientists have ever seen and nearly as old as the universe itself. The galaxies were among hundreds of promising stellar conglomerations found in images from the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) aboard the …

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James Webb Space Telescope Southern Ring Nebula

Messy Death Spiral: New Webb Space Telescope Images Reveal a Star’s Murder Scene

Southern Ring Nebula (NIRCam and MIRI images side by side). NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope offers dramatically different views of the Southern Ring Nebula. Each image combines near- and mid-infrared light from three filters. At left, Webb’s image of the Southern Ring Nebula highlights the very hot gas that surrounds the two central stars. At …

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James Webb Space Telescope Southern Ring Nebula

Messy Death Spiral: New Webb Space Telescope Images Reveal a Star’s Murder Scene

Southern Ring Nebula (NIRCam and MIRI images side by side). NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope offers dramatically different views of the Southern Ring Nebula. Each image combines near- and mid-infrared light from three filters. At left, Webb’s image of the Southern Ring Nebula highlights the very hot gas that surrounds the two central stars. At …

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A Ghostly Glow of Light Surrounds The Solar System, And Nobody Can Explain It

A Ghostly Glow of Light Surrounds The Solar System, And Nobody Can Explain It

A new analysis of Hubble data has clinched it: There is too much light in the space around the Solar System. Not much extra light, to be sure. Just a subtle, ghostly glow, a faint excess that can’t be accounted for in a census of all the light-emitting objects. All the stars and galaxies surrounding …

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